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SONG OF THE DAY Yoruba Singers – Basa Bongo

Known for being one of Guyana’s longest surviving bands, The Yoruba Singers got together in the early 1970’s. Originally consisting of singer Abiola, producer/singer/musician Bonny Alves and third member Eze Rockcliffe, the band have had several line-up changes since their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers – Talking Drum

“All the music that we do is based firmly on African traditions. So is rhythm and blues – but we try to get nearer the source, right down to the grass roots of the jungle – the sun, the heat, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds – Mbube

I know it happened a lot in the past when songs were covered and then went on to be really popular, but the original artists didn’t even get credited, let alone get any royalties…but I never realised today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yishak Banjaw – Libey Ma’aduley

I don’t know what it is about this tune that makes me smile so much!? Is it the otherworldly, I-was-created-on-another-planet sound, the very enticing mystery in the melody, or just the sheer wonder of its simplicity….of course its all of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yaseen & Party – Kiss To Kiss

I’d really love to know the original release date to this sweet, sweet piece of music, it’s so bloody addictive!! I know that some of this music was originally issued on shellac, so I’m going to assume its from the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Henri Bowane – Wabon’kum Blues

The happiest accidental tangent of the most fortunate kind befell my lucky ears earlier today when I found this little beauty!!!! Emerging in the late 1940’s, guitarist, singer and bandleader, Henri Bowane was a pinnacle figure in the development of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Belew Bedubaye

Earlier this year I featured a track (a cover in fact) by the great Ethiopian singer/music writer and lyricist, Menelik Wossenatchew. His version of Tezeta is really rather glorious and his vocal tone is as mellow as the sinking sun … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tak Shindo ‎- Mombasa Love Song

Born in America in 1922, Takeshi “Tak” Shindo was a Japanese American musician, composer and arranger best known for his prominence in the world of exotica music. Active throughout the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, his main instruments were the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Golden Hands – Amal Hayati

So enchanted was I by this band the other day that I promised I would cover the b-side to the song I featured last Thursday…and here it is!! Amal Hayati compliments is counterpart perfectly with a psychedelic and hypnotic trip … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eugène Mona – Faut da ou lévé

Music stirs many an emotion within us, which is why it’s power is so immense and immeasurable, and most probably why so many of us connect with it on sooo many levels! Today’s song has overwhelmed me with enchantment and … Continue reading

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