Category Archives: Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Rod McKuen – Sinner Man

I never realised until now just how many times this song has been covered since its earliest recording in 1956. I always knew Sinner Man (or Sinnerman) as this tremendous song by Nina Simone, but the original was released a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paul Bergmann – Old Dream

“I was born in a half-hour, and I’ve done little since with even approximately that much haste…” A man of few words, Paul Bergman is an indie rock/folk rock singer-songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut. This is the only track of … Continue reading

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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 Daniel Romano – All The Reaching Trims

You may be mistaken (I was at first) in thinking that today’s song is much older than its mere four years, but despite its classic 1970’s folky-rock feel, this little beauty was birthed in 2018! Written and performed by the  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robert Lester Folsom – Written In Your Hair

We all age but we have the same spirit as we get older, I think most of us—especially musicians—no matter what we’ve gone through over the years…we have that same sweet spirit that we had when we were young. I … 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 Los Kintos – Idioma Criollo

I press play, this song starts and I swear everything turns technicolour and the stress just fades away!! Replaced by rainbows and sunbeams, Los Kintos are bringers of joy!! I welcome these moments! Forming sometime in the late 1960’s, Los … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Illapu – El Cascabel

 Illapu is a band that formed in 1971 in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta. Their (so appropriate) name comes from the Quechua word meaning “Lightning Bolt”, and when you hear their music, you will no doubt feel like you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kathy Stack – Summer Wind

Well, I’ve gone round in circles tonight trying to find anything about Kathy Stack, but all roads just keep bringing me to a compilation album called “Psychemagik presents Magik Sunset Part One”, so I’m no further forward. It’s hard to find … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cleveland Francis – Little Green Apples

“If you were Black, you played blues or soul music … I wanted to play folk music.” Its this voice!! This voice! I’d never heard of Cleveland Francis until this afternoon and I’ve not had chance to revisit this chance … Continue reading

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