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SONG OF THE DAY (last one until Friday 14th) Los Pekenikes – Tren transoceánico a Bucaramanga

The Pekenikes were a Spanish psych-pop outfit that emerged in the late 1950’s. Signed to Spanish label Hispavox, the group released many albums and single over their lengthy career. Founded in 1959 by by brothers Alfonso Sáinz and Lucas Sáinz, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY  Peter Reno – The Lost World

I’ve always been bit partial to a bit of Easy Listening/Library music, but have never delved too deeply into it as there are just not enough hours in the day for all of music I discover…and am waiting to discover! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger – The Space Girl’s Song

When I first heard Shirley Collins perform this song (listen to her version below) I didn’t realise that it was a cover, nor did I think I’d like any version better than hers, but I do. Originally written and arranged … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eric Burdon and the New Animals – Yes I Am Experienced (live version)

This superb Animals track you are listening to today was originally taken from the band’s 1967 Wind’s Of Change LP. Issued as a tribute to the great Jimi Hendrix (if you hadn’t already guessed) the version I am featuring today … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tito Puente – Tito on Timbales

Celebrating a career that spanned over fifty years Ernest Anthony Puente Jr., better known as Tito Puente, was a musician, songwriter, bandleader and record producer of Puerto Rican descent. His music has helped popularise Latin sounds over the decades and he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jim Bartow and the Harlem Blues Consort – Away

I have another rather obscure offering here for you today and as of yet have found very little about the artist/band behind this song. What I can tell you is that Jim Bartow and the Harlem Blues Consort released just … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Snapped Ankles – The Fish Needs a Bike

If anyone can pull off a cover a Blurt song with style, its Snapped Ankles! Equipped with all the craziness needed to do this song justice, their version of The Fish Needs A Bike draws out the quirky essence of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Fendermen – Mule Skinner Blues

It may not come as much of a surprise to discover that The Fendermen were named as such because both of the band members used Fender guitars – a Telecaster and a Stratocaster in fact! Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ted Lucas – Plain And Sane And Simple Melody

It’s bugging me because I know I’ve heard this song before, yet I can find no evidence of it saved anywhere. It’s one of those familiar-friend-in-your-ear kind of songs and it makes me feel calm, I like that and often … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar – Something You Got

It’s not often I find myself liking a cover of a song more than the original, but with today’s song, I find this is the case. Originally recorded by Chris Kenner in 1961, Something You Got was also covered by … Continue reading

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