Monthly Archives: December 2022

SONG OF THE DAY Lightnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year

Samuel John “Lightnin” Hopkins retained an older style on many of his releases during the 1950’s and turned a whole generation onto his East Texan blues in the 1960’s! He could improvise new blues to order for records, and did … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Javelin – Cowpoke

When music is based on a concept and that concept is the American wild west, it’s going to get my vote any day! This is the story behind Canyon Candy! Over ten years ago, back in 2011, cousins Tom Van … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Hitchhikers Featuring The Mighty Pope – Mr. Fortune

Originally released on Canadian label, Heart Records, today’s mighty beast came into this world in 1971. Recorded by Frank Motley & The Hitchikers, this 45 was their only single and followed their sole LP which was issued the previous year … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Dedos – Olivido

What I really love about Los Dedos is their authenticity! Their music whisks you far away to surf-drenched realms with sunsets galore and dreams ten a penny, whilst in reality their location is far closer to home…for all us UK … Continue reading

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(🎄Christmas Countdown⛄) SONG OF THE DAY Kelly Finnigan – Santa’s Watching You

Just one day to go and possibly the last festive instalment from the LP Blog for a few days…time permitting!! So, for this rather merry Christmas Eve I bring you a VERY funky Christmas carol from Kelly Finnigan! Son of … Continue reading

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(🎄Christmas Countdown⛄) SONG OF THE DAY John Lee Hooker – Blues For Christmas

Hands up who wants some Blues For Christmas!!! This may not jingle, but it simmers with good tidings and sets the tone for an evening of unwinding…That’s all I want right now!! Christmas brings many stresses, so its good to … Continue reading

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(🎅Christmas Countdown🎄) SONG OF THE DAY Kevin Morby – Blue Christmas

Well, I can’t believe we have reached that time of year again!! Festive frolics await and to help you get into that Yuletime mood (just in case you need a little prodding..like me) I have a few little sonic merriments … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Guerrero – Sun Rays Like Stilts

Well, it’s the Winter Solstice and it wouldn’t be right to let this blessed day pass without recognition, so I’ve found a song about the sun…We started the day with rain, but those beams found their way in and it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Fantastics – Funky Puggin

Hark at this vibrant boogie wonder and trip the funk fantastic with The Soul Fantastics! Formed in Panama in the early 1970’s, this band consisted of Samuel Archer (vocals), Daniel Bulgin (vocals), Antonio Marshall (bass), Ricardo W. Stapple (drums), Guillermo A. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers – Talking Drum

“All the music that we do is based firmly on African traditions. So is rhythm and blues – but we try to get nearer the source, right down to the grass roots of the jungle – the sun, the heat, … Continue reading

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