Category Archives: R&B

SONG OF THE DAY Pearl Reaves with Paul Farano Trio – High Noon

It’s not often you come across a lady like we have today! Pearl Reaves is something of a legend because she was doing things that not many women of her time had done! Born in the late 1920’s Pearl Reaves … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tronquista (unknown artist) – Hoffa’s Blues

Today’s song is a rather intriguing offering! Initially it occurred to me that the artist title was a little odd, but then after a little research, I found that some sources declare that the singer of this single was unknown … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bo Diddley – Prisoner of Love

This sonic monster will swallow you whole, capturing you first with its snappy piano teeth, before stealing you away with it galloping rhythm; but to be consumed by such a mighty beast is not a bad thing! Especially when Bo … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hayes Cotton – Black Wing’s Have My Angel

Hayes Cotton rose to fame after winning a contest for unsigned talent on LA’s R&B radio station, KKBT “The Beat” in the early 1960’s. From his humble beginnings in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, Hayes Cotton fulfilled his childhood dreams when … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Guerrillas – Lawdy Rolla

All the hours spent staring at a screen in search of that sonic buzz makes it all worthwhile when you stumble upon a song like this! Lawdy Rolla is an absolutely delicious slice of 1960’s jazzy/soul/folk, released on Polydor Records … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Stevie Wonder – Fingertips

“All of this was recorded by accident, I never thought it would be a single. You wouldn’t really call it performing. Doorsteps, porches, back yards, alleys. I did a lot of work in church. My mother told me that even … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Graham Bond Organisation – Harmonica

The Graham Bond Organisation are one of those bands that everyone should know, yet they still manage to remain partially submerged under the radar. Anyone lucky enough to discover their wonders will know that this band was the pivotal mechanism … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jack Jolly – Amnesia

Some sources refer to this song as ‘borderline’ psych, some just as a straight r’n’b number, whilst one nailed it when they called this a rockabilly lament! Jack Jolly may have been his name, but jolly wasn’t his game, and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – Oh Louisiana

Chuck Berry is one artist whose music I only really started delving into properly when I started my blog, but I got there eventually! Since then I’ve stumbled upon plenty of his gems!! Oh Louisiana comes from his fifteenth studio album, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY St.John Green – Canyon Woman

“For maximum effect, play in absolute darkness…..” I always feel so chuffed when I stumble upon something by accident and it turns out to be something rather interesting!! You have a little delve and then realise there’s more where this … Continue reading

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