Category Archives: Blues

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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SONG OF THE DAY Henri Bowane – Wabon’kum Blues

The happiest accidental tangent of the most fortunate kind befell my lucky ears earlier today when I found this little beauty!!!! Emerging in the late 1940’s, guitarist, singer and bandleader, Henri Bowane was a pinnacle figure in the development of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Graham Bond Organisation – Harmonica

The Graham Bond Organisation are one of those bands that everyone should know, yet they still manage to remain partially submerged under the radar. Anyone lucky enough to discover their wonders will know that this band was the pivotal mechanism … Continue reading

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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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