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SONG OF THE DAY The Growlers – Habit Of Dread (Audiotree Live)

Excuse the rather brief post but when your ill in bed everything is an effort and even the most basic function is proving to be hard work…. What wasn’t hard work today, however, is the choice of song! The Growers … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dry Bread – Words To My Song

Cyril “Dry Bread” Ferguson was a songwriter and guitarist hailing from Crooked Island in the Bahamas.  His nickname originates from his voracious appetite and his own humble beginnings.  His work for Bahamian Label GBI stemmed from an award he received from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lawrence Arabia – Solitary Guys

New Zealand’s James Milne, aka Lawrence Arabia has a captivating way with songwriting and, aided with just his voice and a guitar, produces the warmest of sounds. The Auckland-based songwriter has recently announced his 2018 Singles Club project which consists of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alemayehu Eshete – Gizew Honeshyna

Beirut-born Vinyl junkie and DJ collective Ernesto Chahoud is heavily into Ethiopian jazz.  He has dedicated many years to unearthing old Ethiopian sounds and had always dreamt about sharing this passion on a larger scale.  But without either the money … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Journey to the Bottom

“Take a chance with the Scorpio Man, his sting will give you a funky high much better than what they sell in the streets…” As we embark full speed into 2018, Helsinki’s Timmion Records are preparing to release Ernie Hawks … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Herbaliser – Submarine

UK hip hop veterans, The Herbaliser have spent the last 25 years touring and recording, building up a well-deserved and hefty fan base over the years with their diverse blends of hip hop, jazz and funk. With an appropriately titled … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vicki Anderson – The Message from the Soul Sister

According to James Brown’s autobiography soul singer Vicki Anderson, a.k.a Myra Barnes (her maiden name), was the best female singer he ever had!  For three years Anderson sang with James Brown, initially joining him in 1965 until she was replaced … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Egya Edu

Following on from yesterday’s jubilant vibe comes a track from Ghanaian guitarist, singer, composer, bandleader and record producer, Ebo Taylor. Ebo Taylor emerged in the 1950’s, initially as part of the Broadway Dance Band and Stargazers before entering into a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orquesta Akokán – Mambo Rapidito

How amazingly vibrant and jubilant is th is song and how much would I embrace the chance to play percussion in a samba band like this!! Direct from Havana, Cuba Daptone Records are proud to present the debut single by Orquesta … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Patti Jo – Make Me Believe in You

Ok, so I’m straying into the realms of disco for today’s song and this is all thanks to blackbeltjonez and his burnt toast radio show (which I’ve spent the day catching up on).  Not a genre I’ve explored extensively its … Continue reading

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