Monthly Archives: April 2022

(LAST) SONG OF THE DAY ( Until 7th May) Chuck Berry – Wee Wee Hours

The LP Blog is off for a week after today (returning on 7th May), but what better hands to leave you in than the mighty Charles Edward Anderson Berry, a.k.a Chuck Berry!!! According to the sources I’ve read, it only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Texao – La Pelea Del Gobernador

Hailing from Peru and named after a Peruvian flower (A Texao – commonly associated with the province of Arequipa, where the band originated), Los Texao were a garage rock band that specialised in all things psychedelic. Featuring band members, Feño … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clem Sacco – The African Cry

Clem Sacco, aka Clement Sacco was an Italian singer born in Cairo, Egypt in 1933. His musical repertoire spanned over an impressive fifty years, but today’s song is the only one I know! This little nugget came to me by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Staple Singers – Going Away

I’m always partial to a bit of gospel, but The Staple Singers add another dimension to this sound! Their superior, soulful and most glorious vocal layers heal the frayed edges of my mind, and to say they soothe my ears … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Leadbelly – When I Was A Cowboy

Though there may have been many covers over the years, When I Was A Cowboy is very much Lead Belly’s song. Not just because he wrote it of course, but because he is the only person who has ever given … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – Scorpio’s Waltz

“’Scorpio’s Waltz’ is a smoky breakbeat psych-funk gem. Evoking images of a 70s psychedelic-rock band jamming late into the hazy night. This slightly sinister instrumental is full blown funky rock with a classic hip-hop breaks’ vibe….” (Mr Bongo) Drawing from a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grainger Hunt – Noah

Feeling a little weary tonight, I didn’t know what I was looking for as far as music goes, but sometimes things just come to you, and sometimes its just what you need! Today’s track landed in my lap earlier and, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joe Pass – A Time For Us

Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua, a.k.a Joe Pass, was an American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He started playing music when he was 14 years old, but experienced a delay at the beginning of his musical career, which was halted by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Maytals – Night and Day

“The Maytals were unlike anything else … sensational, raw and dynamic.” (Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell) Many moons ago I heard this song, saved in one of my many playlists with the aim of revisiting it, but somehow never returned….until … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Tezeta

Tezeta is a song originally constructed by the wonderful Mulatu Astatke sometime in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. Translating as ‘nostalgia’ or ‘longing’, the song is composed as an instrumental piece by Mulatu, but today’s cover has a vocal element, … Continue reading

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