Category Archives: Jazz

SONG OF THE DAY The Andrew Sisters – Bei Mir Bist Du Shein

‘Bei Mir Bistu Shein’ was originally constructed to be part of a Yiddish operetta called I Would If I Could and was written in 1932 by Abraham Bloom with music by Secunda and lyrics by his writing partner, Jacob Jacobs. Translated as “To Me You’re … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 107th Street Stickball Team – Let Me Do My Thing

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kamal Keila – Shmasha

From “the James Brown meets Fela Kuti of Sudan.” Habibi Funk has launched a new series showcasing little-known music from Sudan’s jazz scene, starting with the first ever release of Kamal Keila’s album Muslims and Christians which was released earlier this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hand – Shifting Lead

Earlier this month Swiss label Rocafort Records released an interesting compilation record entitled, A Look Into The Evasion Disques Vaults | 1970​-​1973.  Extracting music from the vaults of Switzerland’s Evasion Disques, this new record examines a three-year time slot in the label’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kyanos – Thunder In Japan

So impressed with the homegrown (and very local to me) sounds of Suffolk’s Kyanos, I just had to feature one of their songs today.  At a local gig last weekend this 4-piece jazzy-psych band were recommended to me and, with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kamal Keila – Taban Ahwak

The story of the label that has reissued today’s glorious song goes back to 2012 when Berlin DJ, record collector and Jakarta Records label owner, Jannis Stürtz was touring round Morocco in search of old vinyl records. (See more from this label on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Andrea Benini – El Guerrero

Anything drum orientated and rhythm-based is going to attract my attention, there’s no doubt about that…and, fortunately for me, today’s discovery just happens to be a gorgeous percussive-orientated composition that blends old traditions with modern beats. Producer, composer and percussionist/drummer … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor

It’s not often I delve into the realms of jazz, but when I heard this track on the radio this morning I had to find out what it was! Originally released on 1964, Christo Redentor was a song performed by the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Scacy & Sound Service – Sunshine Pt. 1

Are you ready for some mighty funk? I surely hope so because today’s bodacious blast of bold r’n’b will shake you to the bone!  Reissued via Germany’s Tramp Records last month,  Sunshine Pt. 1 was originally released in 1972. Performed by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … Continue reading

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