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SONG OF THE DAY Afro-Cuban All Stars – Amor Verdadero (remastered)

A Toda Cuba le Gusta was the Afro-Cuban All Stars’ first studio album originally released in 1997 on World Circuit Records. The record was the first of a three consecutive recordings that took place in early 1996, all of which were … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sonics – Strychnine

Some would say that The Sonics were one of the first proper punk/garage bands to emerge out of the 60’s and that their aggressive sound, brash presence and unconventional style was both a defining and pioneering feature. Over the years … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Step By Step – Salt and Pepper

Milwaukee-born Gee brothers, Johnnie, Jerome and Dewitt got together with a few kids from their neighbourhood in the early 70’s to form the 12- piece soul band, Step By Step. The release of their 1972 45,  Time After Time was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Relatives – Don’t Let Me Fall

Rev. Gean West had been leading Gospel groups for almost 20 years when he formed The Relatives in 1970.  Whilst dedicated to spreading the word, his new band would have what West called a “street sound” as a response to the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Donna Blue – Sunset Blvd

Dutch duo Donna Blue is a collaboration between Danique van Kesteren and Bart van Dalen.  Tied together by love and music, this creative pair concocts sultry indie pop under the influence of 60’s sixties yé yé, Lynch movies and old Hollywood romance. Their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Monophonics – Find My Way Back Home

The Monophonics released this little corker on their Sound of Sinning album, which was released on Transistor Sound Records in 2015. Unlike previous works, this record marked a period of growth and exploration for the band as they started venturing beyond, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Candi Staton – I’m Just a Prisoner

Record label owner, soul/r&b/disco and gospel singer Candi Staton is now in her late 70’s, but is still recording, performing and touring regularly! At just 13 years old she started making music, releasing her first r’n’b hit in 1969 via Alabama’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Mystery Lights – Thick Skin

One of the highlights to last years gig diary was catching The Mystery Lights in the UK.  To make it even better,  I got to seem them in a perfectly modest-sized venue, intimate enough to get close and personal to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo feat. PapaGee – Gbo Gbo Eniyan

As a means of celebrating the very long and vibrant musical career of  Nigerian Afrobeat guitar legend Oghene Kologbo, Paris DJs have dedicated the 6th of each month to releasing one of his brand new songs, entitling this day “Kologbo Day.” Last … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Modern Lovers – She’s Cracked

The original Modern lovers were active from 1970 to 1974, but their recordings were not released until 1976 and after. Initially The Modern Lovers consisted of Jonathan Richman, bassist Ernie Brooks, drummer David Robinson (later of The Cars) and keyboardist Jerry … Continue reading

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