Category Archives: Folk roots

SONG OF THE DAY Chad Mitchell Trio – Blues Around My Head

The Chad Mitchell Trio, later known as The Mitchell Trio, were an US vocal group who rose to fame in the early 1960’s. Known for their vocal harmonies, they initially performed traditional folk songs and over the years saw a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sam Lee (feat. Bernard Butler & Cosmo Sheldrake) – Lay This Body Down

Highly dedicated to conservation, authentic folk music/folk event promotion and all things natural, Sam Lee is something of a fascinating character, and though I’ve known of him for many years, it’s only recently I’ve really started listening to his music. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ali Hassan Kuban – Mabruk

Known as the “Captain” or (later) “Godfather” of Nubian music, Ali Hassan Kuban was a Nubian singer, band leader and self-taught musician. His compositions never strayed far from his Nubian people’s musical roots, but as his popularity grew in the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lonesome Shack – Past The Ditch

Ben Todd is unique for many reasons.  Aside from his truly distinguishable vocal tone that makes his sound instantly recognisable, he has captured and fully harnessed the rawness of vintage blues, primitive rock and haunted boogie.  Founder of the Seattle-born … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gene Ski – Six Foot Down

To be greeted by a bass line as sweet as this, how could you not want to hear what the rest of this track has to offer?..and what an offering it is with its ever-so-cheery, upbeat melody and wonderfully contrasting, … Continue reading

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