Category Archives: rock n roll

SONG OF THE DAY The Fendermen – Mule Skinner Blues

It may not come as much of a surprise to discover that The Fendermen were named as such because both of the band members used Fender guitars – a Telecaster and a Stratocaster in fact! Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey … Continue reading

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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 De Evergreens – Es Lilin (Java Surf)

Back in 2019, Belgium’s Radio Martiko reissued a rather old and classic rarity which was originally released in 1968 on the Dutch label, Durlaphone. Backed with a crazy surf track called Gonzalez by the Les Jaguar’s de Casablanca, Es Lilin comes … 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 Elvis – My Baby’s Gone

I never need much encouragement to put some Elvis on, but watching that new Baz Luhrmann film tonight has put Elvis at the forefront of my mind. I always wonder how things would have panned out for Elvis had he … 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 Chuck Berry – Blue Feeling

When I used to think of Chuck Berry I’d always think wild rock’n’roll Johnny B Goode goodness, but Mr Berry has, over the years, dazzled me with some more of his refined numbers (not that I don’t like his  more rockin’ … Continue reading

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(LAST) SONG OF THE DAY ( Until 7th May) Chuck Berry – Wee Wee Hours

The LP Blog is off for a week after today (returning on 7th May), but what better hands to leave you in than the mighty Charles Edward Anderson Berry, a.k.a Chuck Berry!!! According to the sources I’ve read, it only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clem Sacco – The African Cry

Clem Sacco, aka Clement Sacco was an Italian singer born in Cairo, Egypt in 1933. His musical repertoire spanned over an impressive fifty years, but today’s song is the only one I know! This little nugget came to me by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Burnette and The Rock ‘N Roll Trio – Honey Hush

“Lonnie Donegan inspired everyone [to play guitar] because he made it look as though it was possible to do. But who really moved it out of just playing acoustic to electric was all those people that were playing in the 1950s. Initially, it … Continue reading

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