Monthly Archives: December 2021

SONG OF THE DAY Alash Ensemble – Bashtak (I’m a Joker) (Concerts from Blue Rock LIVE)

…and now for something completely different!! This song has put a smile on my face today and that is the best thing ever! This wonderfully curious sound found me completely by accident, but what a happy accident this has been!! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eugène Mona – Faut da ou lévé

Music stirs many an emotion within us, which is why it’s power is so immense and immeasurable, and most probably why so many of us connect with it on sooo many levels! Today’s song has overwhelmed me with enchantment and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Shaolin Afronauts – The Scarab

There’s a real nice combination of soothing verses tension whirling about in this immersive instrumental delight today, and though you may be forgiven for thinking this is the work of The Budos Band or The Sorcerers, this is, in fact, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Thomas Meloncon – Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long

Born in Houston, Texas in 1948, Thomas Meloncon (a.k.a Munto Mwaminifu) was a singer, poet, playwright and university professor.  He only released two 45’s in the early 1970’s, but these strong, bold and powerful protest songs were perfectly apt for … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY ⛄ Houghas Sorowonko ‎– A Groovy Christmas And New Year 🎄

When it comes to Christmas music, it can be a laborious mission hauling through the many festive offerings there out there! Finding that something special can be tricky, but today’s song says it all really, and what’s more, this is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood – Journey to the East 

I never like to rush my blog posts and make them too brief, but sometimes needs must…Tonight I’m on a tight schedule, but had to share this little delight as its been spinning round my orbit ever since I heard … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elias Rahbani and His Orchestra – I Want to Be

Elias Rahbani was an award winning Lebanese composer, arranger, songwriter, conductor and producer whose prolific musical career spanned over nearly 60 years. I’m including a link to another Song of the Day (one that I did back in June this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pete Drake – Forever

Born in Georgia, US in 1939 and son of a Pentecostal Preacher, Roddis Franklin Drake, a.k.a Pete Drake, was a Nashville-based American record producer and pedal steel guitar player. He’s one of those artists that you would presume everyone has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY J B Lenoir – The Whale Has Swallowed Me

Known for his politically driven music, J.B. Lenoir was a singer-songwriter and blues guitarist active in the Chicago blues scene throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. Born in Monticello, Mississippi, it was Lenoir’s guitarist father who first introduced him to the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Timber Timbre – Under Your Spell

Timber Timbre’s music has been described as  “beautifully restrained blues from an alternate universe”, and when trying to describe their swampy, ragged sound, I couldn’t have put it better myself! Fronted by Taylor Kirk, this four-piece have been spinning their … Continue reading

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