Category Archives: Blues

SONG OF THE DAY Lightnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year

Samuel John “Lightnin” Hopkins retained an older style on many of his releases during the 1950’s and turned a whole generation onto his East Texan blues in the 1960’s! He could improvise new blues to order for records, and did … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Javelin – Cowpoke

When music is based on a concept and that concept is the American wild west, it’s going to get my vote any day! This is the story behind Canyon Candy! Over ten years ago, back in 2011, cousins Tom Van … Continue reading

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(🎄Christmas Countdown⛄) SONG OF THE DAY John Lee Hooker – Blues For Christmas

Hands up who wants some Blues For Christmas!!! This may not jingle, but it simmers with good tidings and sets the tone for an evening of unwinding…That’s all I want right now!! Christmas brings many stresses, so its good to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Solomon with Soul Swinging Band – Big Things

Although King Sylvester Lee Melicious Solomon (better known as King Solomon) was raised on gospel, he liked to sing the blues. Growing up around music, his vocal dexterity developed whilst he was singing in a gospel a-capella group and it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’

“Boogie Chillen’” “the riff that launched a million songs”…..Cub Koda (Singer/guitarist/music critic) Aside from being one hell of a driving blues track, this song is soooo relevant when it comes to the history of music! Not only has it inspired … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Duffy Power – Dollar Mamie

Duffy Power is one of those unsung musical heroes that is worthy of so much more recognition than he ever got! A truly credible artist in his own right, he has collaborated, worked and written with some of the greats, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bo Diddley – Aztec

The great Bo Diddley recorded many a mighty fine song! In fact, it would be fair to say that ALL of his songs fall into that category; he is a legend!! Today’s instrumental slice of sonic spice first appeared as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jim Bartow and the Harlem Blues Consort – Away

I have another rather obscure offering here for you today and as of yet have found very little about the artist/band behind this song. What I can tell you is that Jim Bartow and the Harlem Blues Consort released just … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Lee Hooker – I’m Going Upstairs

If you are not already familiar with The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker, can I strongly recommend it? This is one very cool record from start to finish! Recorded in New York and Chicago, with two live tracks from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – My Baby’s Gone

I never need much encouragement to put some Elvis on, but watching that new Baz Luhrmann film tonight has put Elvis at the forefront of my mind. I always wonder how things would have panned out for Elvis had he … Continue reading

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