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15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Getatchew Mekurya – Akale Wube March 18, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Hamann – Wild Woman March 17, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Space Walkers – Swamp Gas March 16, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – After The Dawn March 14, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ofege – Nobody Fails March 13, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon March 12, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Ebb Tides – My Baby’s Gone March 11, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Inferno – The Inferno March 10, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Creations – Get On My Train March 9, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Protomartyr – Make Way March 8, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Winston Wright with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Psychedelic Reggae March 7, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Exciters – Exciters Theme March 6, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Fair Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Parle March 5, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Marie Knight & Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Calvary March 4, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Guadalupe Plata – En Mi Tumba March 3, 2023
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Category Archives: Chess records
SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – Blues For Hawaiians
I don’t think I realised just how much of an effect Mr Berry has on me until the dulcet tones of Blues For Hawaiians came floating into my ears today. His sound literally stopped me in my tracks and always … Continue reading
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
SONG OF THE DAY Jamo Thomas – Must I Holler
US soul-funk singer and percussionist Jamo Thomas recorded for several different record labels between 1965 and 1976. He sometimes appeared with backing musicians such as the Party Brothers Orchestra and is probably best known for his singles Bahama Mama and … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – County Line
This is one of those times when I pick a song by an artist who needs no introducing, expecting the information I need to find to be readily available, but no!! County Line seems to be a little mystery! I’m … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Harris – No Kind of Man (Instrumental)
Released on Chess Records, there were two versions of today’s song recorded when it emerged as a single in 1965. No Kind of a Man was issued as an instrumental (on the b-side), with the main vocal format on the … Continue reading
SONG OF DAY Dale Hawkins – Everglades
If today’s song fails to haunt and bewitch you, I’d check your pulse for life, for once song this grabs you into its dark clutches you may be lost for ever more..! Delmar Allen Hawkins, a.k.a Dale Hawkins, was a … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Black Merda – Cynthy-Ruth
When browsing for new sounds its always handy when something reaches out to you, or when when some artwork or a song title captures your attention….today’s song did just that with its name! For anyone that knows me they will … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats – Rocket “88”
Some song historians have named today’s song as the very first rock and roll record! A mighty bold title indeed and, though some have questioned and opposed this claim, the argument for such a statement does carry a lot of … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – The Downbound Train
The Downbound train was originally released in December 1955 as the B Side of Chuck Berry’s No Money Down. Driven by a relentless, fast locomotive tempo, the song hurls you onto the scorched carriage of a “train rushed on at a terrible … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Joann Garrett – It’s No Secret
Chicago born Joanne Garrett won a recording contract with Chess Recordings in 1965 after she stole the show and came first at a Regal Theatre talent contest. She was just 15 years old at the time and a year later … Continue reading
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