Category Archives: Blues

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 Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim – Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues

Today’s song never fails to cast a tingly shiver down the spine; I sit, I listen and bask in this glorious music, lost for a few gorgeous minutes in the rich blues goodness. Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues featured on Willie … 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 Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

 “This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.” The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!!  New York’s … 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 Whilk and Misky – Everyday I Dream of You

When I heard Everyday I Dream of You for the first time just a moment ago, my first thoughts were, what a sexy song, I wouldn’t mind someone writing this for me! Simple and to the point, it doesn’t take … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tricky – The Only Way

What really sold this song to me today was its tortured melody, strange as that may seem to be drawn to something a little dark and gloomy, but this song does it so well and the melancholy is tangible.  This … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl

I love the sound of the banjo, especially when it comes to today’s song.  In all its stark and haunting glory, Gun Street Girl is a tale of love gone wrong, where the ruggedness of Waits’ vocals are wonderfully contrasted by … Continue reading

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