Category Archives: Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Denson-Parris Sacred Harp Singers – The Good Old Way

Music always resonates on so many different levels and I marvel how it strikes when you least expect it – what I mean by that is if you leave your self open to anything, then everything has potential to appeal? … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Willie Dunn – Peruvian Dream Part 2

“Willie Dunn shared truth through song and celluloid. His original composition, “I Pity the Country,” is an unparalleled statement on the greed and hate created by humankind….”# Highly revered and greatly missed, William Lawrence Dunn, a.k.a Willie Dunn, was a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ora Cogan – Katie Cruel

Well, two days in a row now I’ve featured a cover version but, as with yesterday’s song, what I like about this rendition is that it’s quite far removed from the original. Today’s haunting take on Karen Dalton’s spectacular Katie … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Biluka Y Los Canibales – Huashca De Corales

This music is so chirpy and loveable!! It feels like a very friendly bee buzzing about me and I love its innocence and energy! I love that it feels like my friend and greets me with pleasure and joy! It … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Buffy Sainte-Marie – Little Wheel Spin & Spin

Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote to reveal the “truth… about indigenous realities” through her music…… Beverly Sainte-Marie, better known as Buffy Saint-Marie, wrote and recorded today’s haunting melody in 1966. Issued on her third album, Little Wheel Spin and Spin was the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Wilson – Woe Is Me

Woe Is Me…what a curious little journey this is. Vocals dripping in enough dreaminess to float you to the moon and quirky dynamics that keep you guessing with their psych-tinged melodies and folksy wanderings. I thought at first it may … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Whitney K – While Digging Through The Snow

Some music can feel so familiar that it almost feels like you have invited an old friend in when you press play. The warmth and comfort it gives provides an unfaltering and unspoken assurance that no matter what happens, this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Medicine Singers – Sunrise (Rumble) 

“A vivid new context for the sound of the powwow drum, highlighting the debt that rock music owes to Native American music.” (Pitchfork) When I first heard this song I was couldn’t stop myself grinning with joy at what I … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger – The Space Girl’s Song

When I first heard Shirley Collins perform this song (listen to her version below) I didn’t realise that it was a cover, nor did I think I’d like any version better than hers, but I do. Originally written and arranged … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jim Bartow and the Harlem Blues Consort – Away

I have another rather obscure offering here for you today and as of yet have found very little about the artist/band behind this song. What I can tell you is that Jim Bartow and the Harlem Blues Consort released just … Continue reading

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