Category Archives: blues rock

SONG OF THE DAY Betty Davis – F.U.N.K.

American funk and soul sensation Betty Davis is known for being one of the most influential voices of the funk era and if you know her sound, you will no doubt agree wholeheartedly with that statement. Also known for her … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fleetwood Mac – Rambling Pony

I can’t recall the first time I heard this song, all I know is that I loved it the minute it started playing and I love it just as much now!   What prompted me to play this track today is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Holly Golightly – Seven Wonders

2015 saw Holly Golightly’s first solo album release in 11 years after working hard as one half of the blues/Americana duo Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (The Brokeoffs being multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave). Though the last decade has seen the London-born singer relocate from the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Cave – Higgs Boson Blues

I have just been doing a little research behind today’s song and discovered that “The Higgs boson is a theoretical elementary particle, nicknamed by the popular press as the God Particle, which supposedly holds everything together.”  If you can get … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Doors – The Changeling

Mr Morrison would have been 74 today had he lived beyond his (far too) brief 27 years, so today’s song is for you Mr Mojo Risin, wherever you are still rocking! When I was 16 and just getting into The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Scott Matthews – Sweet Scented Figure

Scott Matthews was a name I’d never heard of until today when Guy Garvey played one of his early tracks on his radio show.  I say early track because this UK singer-songwriter hailing from Wolverhampton has been releasing music for … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jimmy Nolan – Jimmy’s Jive

Whilst scanning about today searching for something interesting to come into my radar, I stumbled upon this track and instantly loved it.  Jimmy’s Jive is funky soul/r’n’b instrumental track recorded by Jimmy Nolen sometime in the 60’s, but unfortunately it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mattiel – Count Your Blessings

Definitely not lacking on the talent front, Georgia-born Mattiel is an ad designer, illustrator, set builder and (more recently) a singer-songwriter!  Her youth was spent on her mother’s farm and as an adolescent she would often listen to her mother’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Afous D’Afous – Nak Amahah

If bands like Tinariwen are your thing, Afous D’Afous are a six-piece desert blues outfit worth checking out! Hailing from Tamanrasset in southern Algeria, the band are still relatively unknown in world music circles, whilst at home in the Tuareg … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vieux Farka Touré – Ba Kaitere

Son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. Following in his Dad’s musical footsteps, Vieux has been referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” declaring since his teenage years … Continue reading

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