Category Archives: Folk

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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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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SONG OF THE DAY Bert Jansch & John Renbourn – East Wind

Although the duration of today’s song is a mere 1:21 mins, it’s fleeting beauty is sweet and long-lasting, I’m sure you would agree? Carried away in a layering of gorgeously hypnotic, swirling guitars, East Wind brings with it a taste of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C Frank – The Spectre

Although Jackson C. Frank only released one official album in 1965, there is a lot more to be discovered if you dig a little deeper. Known as one of the forgotten legend’s of the 60’s, the story of Frank’s life is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler

Though there have been many renditions of Lonesome Traveller over the years, Barbara Dane’s 1966 version has always struck a chord on my heart-strings. Originally written as a skiffle song by Lee Hays and Walter Lowenfels in 1950, today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mr. Ray – Down By Law

Sometimes I spend so long trawling through various sites just trying to find that something new and different, it all becomes a blur!  I’ve never admitted that finding a new song each day is an easy feat, so when something … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gavin Clark – Bermondsey Stutter

You know, I would’ve sworn that I’ve featured this song before and wouldn’t have doubted it for a minute had I not been looking for it on here today…but I haven’t!!  How I’ve never shared Bermondsey Stutter before I’ll never know.  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Coon Creek Girls – Red Rocking Chair

This is one of the nicest things I’ve heard all week so I’m sending out a big thank you to the kind person that introduced me to this lovely track. Originating in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1937, the Coon Creek Girls were … Continue reading

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