Category Archives: blues rock

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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SONG OF THE DAY Janis Joplin – Summertime

When you’ve got a lot of things to do and tasks to finish on a sunny Saturday, what do you do….you spend ages listening to music of course! At least that’s what I’ve done today, that and enjoy the sun, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Miles Mosley – Abraham (Live at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA)

You may remember me featuring this song last May, but last night as I listened to it for the first time in ages, I felt that very same rush of ‘WOW’ just as I did when I first heard it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fink – Hour Golden

“My love of Blues has always been there, before I even knew what it was…” (Fink) English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, Fink, aka Fin Greenall, is well-known for his electronic compositions and numerous writing collaborations with an array … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY (no. 2!) The Doors – End of the Night

The Doors will forever occupy a large magical gap in my musical heart…always one of my favourites! Jim Morrison would’ve been 73 today so here’s to you Jim! Happy Birthday wherever you are you leather-clad legend!!!

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SONG OF THE DAY Creedence Clearwater Revival – Graveyard Train

I read somewhere the other day that some have suggested that this song is ‘too long’ and that a shorter version would be just as effective… I’d have to disagree, I think that the slow pace and repetitive melody adds … Continue reading

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