Category Archives: folk blues

SONG OF THE DAY Ray Price – Night Life

I sat here listening this for the first time the other day and marvelled at what is going on in this song! It starts off like an ambling country standard and then in-slinks these bluesy slipstreams, whilst the vocals go … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Megira – Smile Now, Cry Later

Discovering this Israeli artist yesterday was both amazing and bad; its not everyday you come across such a musical anomaly, but Charlie Megira was just that and no sooner had I discovered his existence did I then discover his tragic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Megira – Alligator Man

God bless the person who shared today’s artist with me for this has been a stunning musical revelation today!  Having only just listened to a handful of tracks I am already smitten and cannot wait any longer to shout (or … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dave Van Ronk – Poor Lazarus

“Who told him he could sing!!“…these were the words my Mum exclaimed when I tried to share the delights of Dave Van Ronk with her recently!  I even tried guiding her through his great version of the House of the Rising … 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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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – I’m So Depressed

“You know why Elephants don’t smoke? Because they can’t get their butts in the ashtray!” Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known for performing eccentric, blues-infused folk.  Playing as a one-man band his idiosyncratic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C.Frank – Halloween is Black as Night

Halloween is upon us and, whilst I may still have a few horrors tucked up my sleeve, today’s song is just perfect for this Samhain. “…one of the best forgotten songwriters of the 1960’s.”  (Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke), Known as “one of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hedy West – The Unquiet Grave

To celebrate this week of Halloween I’ve found another little spooky treat for you today.  The Unquiet Grave is an English folk song which tells the tale of a young man who mourns his dead love, so much so that she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robbie Basho – Basho’s Blues

If you enjoyed yesterdays song, then you’re in for a treat, for I have more Robbie Basho goodness to share!!…and oh what goodness this is! Known for pioneering American primitive guitar, a fingerstyle devised by John Fahey in the late … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robbie Basho – Blue Crystal Fire

In the mid-60’s when the sounds of Indian music began filtering into Western mainstream pop, Ravi Shankar was one of the pioneering artists to introduce this exotic sound. The Beatles and many other bands of that era began incorporating the … Continue reading

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