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SONG OF THE DAY Country Joe & The Fish – Death Sound Blues

With its slick guitar howls, fated lyrics and rattling percussion, Death Sound Blues is a song all about the foreboding demise of love.  Anguished vocals flood in after a lengthy sleek intro, opening with the line, “I hear that death sound, baby, Oh, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nina Simone – Thandewye

Not one of Nina Simone’s more upbeat tracks it’s fair to say, but a song that is intensely captivating and definitely one to sit down and ponder over.. Thandewye Spiritual appears on Nina Simone’s 1982 Fodder on My Wings, a record she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Gun Club – Mother of the Earth

The warbling quiver of Jeffrey-Lee Pierce’s vocals and the melancholic howls of wispy guitars gives Mother of the Earth a haunting sound, and if you’re not already absorbed in a swirl of sadness by the intro alone, then the opening … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Lie To Me

I know…another Tom Waits song I hear you say, but what I do like of Tom Waits I really like, and I love the bluesy rock and roll feel to today’s song. The urgency in the pace whisks you up whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – You Don’t Know Me/You Don’t Know My Mind

How much do I love this woman!! Following yesterday’s Barbara Dane stunner, I couldn’t resist following it up with this feisty little number..and given half the chance I’d happily have a ‘Barbara Dane month!’ This epic lady, a singer/activist and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler

Though there have been many renditions of Lonesome Traveller over the years, Barbara Dane’s 1966 version has always struck a chord on my heart-strings. Originally written as a skiffle song by Lee Hays and Walter Lowenfels in 1950, today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Shore Leave

Tom Waits wrote Shore Leave in 1982 and featured it on his Swordfishtrombones album, which was released that same year.  The record was his seventh studio album and the first he produced by himself, proving to be a very different affair … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – In My Dream

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins earned his title as the pioneer of shock rock through lavish operatic performances, incorporating the weird and wonderful into his shows with the help of ghoulish props and all things macabre.  His unique antics on stage eluded … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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