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SONG OF THE DAY Bukka White – Poor Boy Long Ways From Home

As with so many blues songs, there are many renditions and versions to be heard, with each one a trail to that golden original. Today’s song dates back to the early 1920’s when Sam Butler first recorded Poor Boy Blues … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mary Afi Usuah – Tenkim Kpoho

A truly powerful woman of funk, soul and afrolife, Mari Affiong Usuah hailed from Oron town, by way of Calabar in southeastern Nigeria. With a voice carries itself over many genre borders, Mari was trained as an opera singer at … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Musselwhite – Strange Land

The life and story of Charlie Musslewhite is as rich and extensive as his discography – which extends over nearly six decades! Growing up in Mississippi, he was the son of two amateur musicians and took to music from an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Carlos Puebla – Hasta Siempre

“The Hymn of the Cuban people to Che Guevara…….” There are many, many versions of today’s gorgeous song, but I thought I’s start by sharing the 1965 original. Hasta Siempre, Comandante (translating as Until Forever, Commander) is a song written … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jo Jo Bennet – Leaving Rome

Jo Jo Bennett was a Jamaican trumpet/flugelhorn player, composer, arranger and co-founder of The Sattelites. Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1940 he spent the latter part of his life in Toronto, Ontario and celebrated a recording career that spanned over … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Arif Sag- Su Samsunun Evleri

Sağ is a Turkish a singer, bağlama virtuoso, and leading figure in modern Turkish folk music – he was also once very active in Turkish politics. Born in Eastern Turkey in 1945, he had a passion for music at a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hoodna Orchestra – Ben Yehuda

HOT HOT HOT!!! This explosive gem of absolute glory has literally just fallen into my lap, so you can imagine how pleased I am to be at the mercy of this happy accident!! Unless, of course, you count the power … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Duy Quang & Th​á​i Hi​ề​n – M​ộ​ng Về Quê

Just over a week ago I featured a track from a very cool compilation entitled Saigon Supersound Vol​.​1, which was expertly compiled by a German label called Saigon Supersound Compilations. Ran by DJ/producer and music lover called Jan Hagenkötter, Saigon … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Squid – The Blades

This June, Brighton’s Post-punkers, Squid, are to release latest album and second full-length offering, O Monolith. With not long to wait for this new record, the band have shared new single, The Blades. Offering just over six and a half minutes of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Lazos – La Rola

I cast out my sonic net with an open mind and the catch of the day was this slinky little instrumental beast!! This will keep my ears fed for days! It surprised me to discover that today’s song was actually … Continue reading

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