Category Archives: cover version

SONG OF THE DAY The Sonics – Cinderella

As a unique and limited run, pressed purely for this year’s Record Store day, Seattle’s purveyors of all things psychedelic have recorded their very own take of the ferociously divine Sonics 1966 album, Boom.  Responsible for some of the finest, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cramps – She Said (live in San Francisco)

Whenever I need to lighten up a little I know I can turn to today’s song for a much-needed boost! Appearing on The Cramps 1984 album, Bad Music For Bad People, this has got to be one of the most … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Byrdie Green – Return Of The Prodigal Son

Byrdie Green (sometimes credited as Birdie Green) was a singer-songwriter and record producer originally from Michigan.  Born the daughter of a Baptist minister she first started singing in her father’s church; these gospel roots staying with her throughout her career … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Terry Callier – 900 Miles

The career of Terrence Orlando “Terry” Callier was as vibrant and diverse as the music he created.  Spanning over an extensive 50 years, Callier was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who’s impressive repertoire incorporated the sounds of jazz, soul and folk. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Janis Joplin – Ball & Chain

If ever there was a cover that did justice to Big Mama Thornton’s original, this is most well and truly it!  Janis Joplin’s massively powerful rendition of Ball And Chain rips out your heart, beats and batters it beyond repair before returning it in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Throb – Black

Existing for a mere and all-too-brief two years, The Throb were a R&B-based garage band from Sydney, Australia who originally got together in 1965. Consisting of John Bell (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Denny Burgess (bass, vocals), Peter Figures (drums) and Marty Van … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Distortions – Smokestack Lightning

Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama The Distortions were a r&b/garage band that came together in 1962. Consisting of Robert Alexander (rhythm guitar), Ned Bibb (song writer, vocalist and lead guitar), and Bobby Marlin (drums), they started playing together as a band while … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Surfers – Popcorn With A Feeling

Russia’s finest soul, psych-funk band, The Soul Surfers are back with some glorious sounds. Tribute To J.B.s has The Soul Surfers giving homage to their greatest influence: the Godfather of Soul and his legendary band The J.B.’s.  With a catalogue that spans … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Lynn Clarence Brown – What I’d say!

Barbara Lynn wasn’t just an exceptional left-handed blues guitarist, she was also singer who wrote most of her songs and played the lead instrument in all her music. Being an African-American female artist in the early 60’s was a rarity, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Shut Out

There are very few bands out there who can release something new and before I’ve even heard it I could bank my money on liking, but The Buttertones are one of them; it’s almost a given in fact! Their most recent … Continue reading

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