Monthly Archives: March 2023

SONG OF THE DAY Orions Belte – Lotus

“Is it blues? Is it world music? Is it pop? You can choose whichever you want, it’s not important for Orions Belte to be pigeonholed. They’re playing instrumental music inspired by Nigerian 70’s rock, postcards from the French Riviera and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Hidden Charms – The Hill

This rough, tough and no frills sound always makes me smile; nothing like a bit of raw garage rock to greet the evening with, don’t you think? This little stomper was released sometime in the 1960’s, I am presuming! As … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – Twine Time

Though Alvin Welch, better known as Alvin Cash, didn’t record too many 45’s, both him and the Crawlers will forever be remembered for popularising that super-smooth dance, The Twine! Alvin Cash was US singer, actor (who appeared in several blaxploitation … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gitkin – East Middle Dub

“Gitkin started out as an experimental recording project. I had gotten an 8 track tape machine and I wanted to make some music that didn’t sound anything like myself. Somehow almost by accident I connected to something that felt soulful … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dock Boggs – Oh Death

Moran Lee “Dock” Boggs is considered a pioneering folk musician, even though he spent a lot of his life working as a coal minor! He was signed to Brunswick Records for a short period of time in the late 1920’s, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bruce Haack – Saint Basil

What a masterpiece of “out there”!! I love this song!! I only heard it recently and it took a while to crack what it was but oh boy was it worth it!!  Researching into Bruce Haack it has become evident, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Steve Young – Coyote

This is one of those rare occasions when I actually prefer a cover to the original and this rendition is pretty magic! Coyote is a song that was originally written by Peter La Farge in 1963 – though he titled … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat Blues

In a previous post that I wrote about Tommy Johnson, I described the haunting falsetto of his voice by comparing how: “…his vocals waft out across the airways like a sonic siren and if I could visually compare its effect, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ruby Andrews – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

In 1970 Ruby Stackhouse, better known as Ruby Andrews, released her first full-length album, Everybody Saw You.  Issued on Ric Williams’ US soul label, Zodiac Records, this LP offered up a delicious dish of sweet, sweet soul and if you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robohands – Nightshade

The last few days have been frustrating and I’d reached that point in music (I sometimes do) where I can’t settle upon anything, I don’t know what I want to hear and nothing seems to hit that spot. I think … Continue reading

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