Category Archives: Blues

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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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 Junior Wells – Hoodoman Blues

Hoodoo Man Blues has often been referred to as one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960’s and I’d have to wholeheartedly agree, this album is superb! If you haven’t heard yet, I strongly recommend you take a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Strange Cages – Leader of a Cult

When I’m yearning for something a little bit weird and really rather wonderful, I know I can turn to the crazed, gritty punk-fuelled power of the Strange Cages.  No stranger to the LP Blog, this Brighton-based trio always put a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working

Everywhere I go lately I keep hearing this song!  I first heard it in a playlist I’ve been working my way through (compiled by a man with exceptional taste), it then appeared on a new soul/funk compilation I’ve bought recently … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Magic Sam – My Love Will Never Die

I bet they didn’t call him magic for nothing! Get a load of those high notes that Samuel Gene Maghett, aka Magic Sam, reaches in today’s terrific track! Magic Sam was a self-taught Chicago blues artist born in Mississippi who … Continue reading

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