Category Archives: country blues

SONG OF THE DAY Whitney K – Not Unlike A Rock

Hailing from Canada, Konner Whitney, a.k.a Whitney K, plays from the heart and writes from the head. His lo-fi sound combines folk, country and blues and his lyrical witchery has often wrestled with topics such as politics, heartbreak and escapism…but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lonnie Johnson – Another Night To Cry

Born in New Orleans in 1899, Alonzo Johnson, better known as Lonnie Johnson, was a pioneering blues/jazz guitarist, banjoist, violinist and blues singer.  Known as one of the most popular African-American musicians of the 1920’s, he was also a prolific … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – Tomorrow Night

Growing up listening to Elvis, I only really got to know his more mainstream and movie songs when I was a child as that’s the stuff my Mamma played the most, but those memories solidified an Elvis place in my … Continue reading

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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

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SONG OF THE DAY Arthur Crudup – My Baby Left Me

“Down in Tupelo, Mississippi, I used to hear old Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now and I said, if I ever got to the place I could feel all oldArthur felt, I’d be a music man … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Canned Heat – Poor Moon

With the sky so wonderfully illuminated by tonight’s Super Moon, it would be rude not to pay homage to this majestic beast! In these weird times we find ourselves amidst, nature is the one constant and in nature we find … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY RF Shannon – Don’t Be Shy

I often wait for a song to grab at me, but sometimes, as with today’s song, you just need a little coaxing because its these little beauties that often impact you more. Today’s track doesn’t knock you off your feet … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Geeshie Wiley – Last Kind Words

This very old blues gem has been hidden away in one of my many music lists for some time now and it wasn’t until I revisited one of my many scrawls today that I rediscovered this! Born Lillie Mae Boone … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Devil Do

With its ramshackle twists, swirly curves and eerie creaks, today’s song feels like its been plucked from the depths of many moons ago.  The rhythm sounds like a chair beating against against an old dilapidated wooden floor, whilst a percussive … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dave Van Ronk – Tell Old Bill

New York native Dave Van Ronk, also known as the Mayor of MacDougal Street, is considered by many to be “music’s  music’s raconteur, troubadour and provocateur.”  Arriving on the music scene somewhere in the mid 1950’s, he spent much of his … Continue reading

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