Monthly Archives: October 2021

SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Deep In The Woods

Loving Halloween as I do, I couldn’t let this day pass without a spooky offering…and, courtesy of the fantastic Bad Seeds, I’ve got something rather deliciously doomful to the mark occasion! Not for the faint hearted, Deep In The Woods … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lorez Alexandria – Baltimore Oriole

“My grandmother on my mother’s side was a minister, my grandmother on my father’s side was a minister, and my mother’s sister is married to a Methodist minister so this influence is very strong. Everyone in my family sings…” Described … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 13th Floor Elevators – You Don’t Know

It’s been such a long time since I’ve listened to the 13th Floor Elevators, but I made up for that last night and couldn’t resist sharing this little golden nugget of bliss! Hailing from Austin, Texas, the members of 13th … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Golden Boys – Cumbia Y Beso

Founded in 1961 by brothers Guillermo and Pedro Jairo Garcés, Los Golden Boys were a Columbian Cumbia band that survived and enjoyed a lengthy music career that spanned over four decades! Their music, nestled in an upbeat tropical sound, was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Carlos Puebla, Santiago Martinez, Pedro Sosa – Sun Sun Damba E

In 1957, three musicians got together to make, La Bodeguita del Medio, a record that has been described as an “intriguing musical snapshot of pre-revolutionary Havana”. Recorded at the world-famous La Bodeguita del Medio restaurant in downtown Havana in March 1957, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mustafa Özkent – Burçak Tarlası 

Mustafa Özkent is a Turkish guitarist, composer and arranger, best known for his debut 1973 instrumental record (masterpiece), Gençlik İle Elele. which was recorded live in just one day with some of the best studio musicians in Turkey (under the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Baligh Hamdi – Ghada

Earlier this year, Seattle’s Submlime Frequencies label released an album entitled Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt.  I’ve just stumbled upon this little gem and this is sooooo gooooood!…and though I’m still only a couple of songs in, I know … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chet Atkins – Ochi Chornya (Dark Eyes)

Ochi Chornya, or perhaps better known as Dark Eyes, is a well-known and popular Russian romance song that captured my ears a while back when I luckily stumbled upon Chet Atkins rendition..but I’ll come back to this. I’ve just been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Brenston & His Delta Kings – I Want To See My Baby

Jackie Brensten And The Delta Cats are probably best known for recording the pioneering song, Rocket 88 which, according to some historians, has been named as the very first rock and roll song ever! Brenston was a singer and saxophonist … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alice Babs & Svend Asmussen – Blue Mountain Land 

In 1964 two Swedish artists got together to record an album called Scandinavian Songs With Alice And Svend.  Released via the Swedish record company, Swedisc, the record is made up of a curious blend of jazz, folk and pop (though … Continue reading

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