Category Archives: cover version

SONG OF THE DAY The Mystery Lights – Homework

Daptone/Wick Record’s very own jet propelled, psych-fuelled rockets, The Mystery Lights (catch lots more of them here) have recently shared their very own cover of the soul/blues track, Homework.  Originally performed by Otis Rush and released in 1962, the Brooklyn garage rockers … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Milton – Blind Man

When I first heard this song I immediately thought it was Bobby Bland, which is funny because he was actually the first person to record and release this song, but the version I was listening to was actually the first … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marissa Nadler – I’ll Always Be In Love With You

“Marissa’s voice is one of the reasons I believe in angels” I found this comment on Marissa Nadler’s Bandcamp page and couldn’t have put it better myself, so thank you Jeff Colwell, you took the words right out of my … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin

San Francisco’s psychedelic soulsters, the Monophonics originally started out as an instrumental ensemble in 2005.  The initial line up consisted of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, with the recent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Growlers – Drinkin’ the Juice Blues

I’ve been reflecting over this year’s music today and have concluded that its been a proper juicy one for new and interesting sounds! I’ve spent a week away over Christmas with little or no music so re-absorbing myself has been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marissa Nadler – Save Me A Place

I guess there aren’t many occasions when you can say that you actually prefer a cover to the original, but in this case I am head over heals with this gorgeous rendition and have to say that I do actually … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Deaton – I Believe To My Soul

 A couple of days ago you may recall me featuring two versions of I Believe To My Soul, the first was a cover by The Animals and the second was the original by Ray Charles. However, I had heard another … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yak – All I Need Is Some Sunshine In My Life.

Early last month Yak shared new single All I Need is Some Sunshine in My Life, a cover of an old 1965 gospel classic by the The Dixie Nightingales’. This was the trio’s first release on the Maccabbees-afilliated Yala! Records and premiered on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks – You’re The Boss

The first time I heard this song was in the film Viva Las Vegas when Elvis and Ann-Margaret covered it in 1964.. and I couldn’t help including their rendition at the bottom of this post as it is a rather … 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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