Category Archives: Blues

SONG OF THE DAY Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Fat City

Cubist Blues is an album I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and I dare say it sounds just as unique now as it did when it was first recorded in 1996! I have to admit that I am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – There’s Something Wrong With You

Does it matter that this song sounds quite a lot like I Put a Spell on You?  I mean, who else could snarl about “monkey toes and strain beans,” whilst howling out the lines “Big barbecue gorilla riffs,” whilst all the time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – I’m So Depressed

“You know why Elephants don’t smoke? Because they can’t get their butts in the ashtray!” Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known for performing eccentric, blues-infused folk.  Playing as a one-man band his idiosyncratic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Childish – Length of Pipe

After featuring Billy Childish yesterday and a song from his 1998 Devil in the Flesh album, I decided to give the whole record a listen…and what a great listen it is too! The album saw Billy Childish and Dan Melchoir … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Childish – Bottom of the Sea

Billy Childish is something of a mystery for me and I don’t know why! He’s always hovered on the perimeters of my musical radars, but I’ve never delved too deep…until now… A painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elmore James – The Sky is Crying

Known as the ‘King of the Slide Guitar,’ Elmore James was a guitarist, singer-songwriter and bandleader with a distinct and very stirring voice.  Many electric slide guitar players have been influenced by Jame’s style and a number of notable blues artists such … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Odetta – Roll On Buddy

“Queen of American folk music” (Martin Luther King Jr) This beautiful lady seems to be cropping up everywhere I am at the moment which made today’s choice so very easy and, like so many of her great songs,  today’s track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Paul Hammond – Evil Is Going On

The witching season is upon us once more and I dare say I have mentioned on more than one occasion how this is one of my favourite times of year..so don’t be surprised if some of this month’s song choices … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Portrait of a Man

Definitely one of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins more tender moments, Portrait of a Man is the title track from an album of rarities and obscurities. This collection also includes classics like I Put a Spell on You (this being the original version), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lightnin’ Hopkins – Awful Dream

If ever an awful dream could be a bearable prospect, it would have to  include today’s track!  Play me this song and dreams can throw whatever horrors they please at me… Known as one of the best guitarists of all … Continue reading

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