Category Archives: Blues

SONG OF THE DAY Dan Hicks – I Scare Myself

Spending just over five decades writing and performing music, Danial Ivan Hicks, a.k.a. Dan Hicks, has somehow never appeared in my radar…until recently. Celebrating a wealth of albums and singles over his lengthy career, his recent passing (in 2016) created … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Junior Wells – Two Headed Woman

Being a mammoth fan of Amos Wells Blakemore Jr’s. (a.k.a Junior Wells) 1965 Hoodoo Man Blues album, its the one I know the best given his rather extensive repertoire. I’ve often delved into more and his music never disappoints. Celebrating … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hansson Och Karlsson – Tax Free

In the two short years they were active, Swedish Jazz rockers, Hansson & Karlsson released three albums and a couple of singles. Despite Janne Carlsson spelling his last name with C, the duo ended up spelling their name ‘Hansson & … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cleo Page – Goodie Train

The very secretive and mysterious singer-songwriter/ guitarist/ producer, Cleo Page, caused a minor stir in the 1970s with his powerful, raw blues records. His music was issued on small Los Angeles labels such as Goodie Train Records (owned by Page … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Murlocs – Delusional Blues

“Five skinny kids with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted brand of soulful RnB” The Murlocs celebrated their fifth studio album last year and have spent the last near-decade creating their own crazy fusions of blues, garage-rock and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dion – Spoonful

A very quick song before the arms of slumber come grabbing for me!! Today’s late offering unfolds in the splendour of Dion’s version of Spoonful.  As far as cover’s go, his rendition really stands out, offering a new take on … Continue reading

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(LAST) SONG OF THE DAY ( Until 7th May) Chuck Berry – Wee Wee Hours

The LP Blog is off for a week after today (returning on 7th May), but what better hands to leave you in than the mighty Charles Edward Anderson Berry, a.k.a Chuck Berry!!! According to the sources I’ve read, it only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Leadbelly – When I Was A Cowboy

Though there may have been many covers over the years, When I Was A Cowboy is very much Leadbelly’s song. Not just because he wrote it of course, but because he is the only person who has ever given this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Slim Harpo – Shake Your Hips

James Issac Moore, better known as Slim Harpo, was an American singer-songwriter and harmonica player born in Louisiana in 1924.  Responsible for greats such as I’m A King Bee,  I’ve Got Love If You Want It, Rainin’ In My Heart, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Muddy Waters – All Aboard

Better known as the main main Muddy Waters, McKinley Morganfield originally wrote and released All Aboard in 1956. Issued on Chess Records, this was to be the B-side to his Forty Days and Forty Nights single. Though not a direct … Continue reading

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