Category Archives: Soul

SONG OF THE DAY (last one until Friday 14th) Los Pekenikes – Tren transoceánico a Bucaramanga

The Pekenikes were a Spanish psych-pop outfit that emerged in the late 1950’s. Signed to Spanish label Hispavox, the group released many albums and single over their lengthy career. Founded in 1959 by by brothers Alfonso Sáinz and Lucas Sáinz, … 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 David Martial – Jerk Vidé

The absolute cheerful charm of today’s song is something to be celebrated and shared!! What a little bundle of sunbeams this sonic delight is!! I love those kaleidoscopic keys and their hypnotic dance, I love the range of those ecstatic … 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 Lou Rawls – Evil Woman

Today’s song is another cover incidentally, but a total fluke that it happened to pop into my head after yesterday’s cover that I featured! The song I’m using today also has similarities with yesterday’s post in that this is not … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lula Collins – Hold Out Keep the Faith

Lula Collins is something of a mystery, and so far I’ve failed to find too many definitive details about this powerful vocalist. What I do know, however, is that she was recording and in the mid-1970’s, releasing about three LP’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tony Valletta Trio – Garbage Man

Today’s jazzy little ball of sonic dynamite has the most infectious melody and if this doesn’t get wedged into your head, I’ll want to know why!! Who would’ve thought that a song about the garbage man could be so much … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rejolby et L’Unite Jazz – Eying Abe

“Hard hitting Cameroon deep funk rarity with funky grunts à la James Brown style and raw psych guitar solos, also a soukous meets funk tune. Mega obscure title once again, never sold on ebay, not listed on Discogs….” Today’s song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brother Theotis Taylor – Somebody’s Gone

Brother Theotis Taylor is a 92-year-old spiritual singer and piano player known throughout South Georgia and beyond for his powerful voice and heavenly falsetto. His talents took him away from his home in Fitzgerald, Georgia, straight to the stage with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fontella Bass – Talking About Freedom

Music was gifted to Fontella Bass from an early age and before she was even six years old, she had was already singing and playing piano to a standard way beyond her years. Possibly best known for her 1965 hit, … Continue reading

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