Tag Archives: Blues

SONG OF THE DAY Pink Chameleons – Religion

Some songs can just get into your head immediately and the ease with which they sink in can sometimes make you feel like you’ve heard it before, or that maybe its natural and familiar way about it simply allows you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Waterhouse – Song For Winners

LA’s purveyor of the finest r’n’b sounds has just announced a brand new album and Spring tour.  Ahead of this release comes first single, Song For Winners and, with its raw soulful vocals, punchy beat, tear-jerking sax and melodic backing singers, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Willie Dixon – Jungle Swing

Willie Dixon’s 1988 Hidden Charms album won a Grammy award for its 9 tracks of blues goodness and with songs such as Jungle Swing featuring on it, is it any wonder?  Eight years prior to this in 1980 Dixon was inducted … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Lynn Clarence Brown – What I’d say!

Barbara Lynn wasn’t just an exceptional left-handed blues guitarist, she was also singer who wrote most of her songs and played the lead instrument in all her music. Being an African-American female artist in the early 60’s was a rarity, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY J.B. Lenoir – Down in Mississippi

  Known for his politically driven music, J.B. Lenoir was a blues guitarist active in the Chicago blues scene throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. Born in Monticello, Mississippi, it was Lenoir’s guitarist father who first introduced him to the sounds … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Doors – Take It As It Comes

Jim Morrison would have been 75 today, so I couldn’t let his birthday pass without marking this day with a Doors track. Take It As It Comes was written by Jim Morrison after he attended a meditation lecture (something he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street (inc live performance)

Last night I was fortunate enough to catch a Nick Cave concert, though it was only on TV I hasten to add! It was magic!!….plain and simple! (find this performance at the bottom of this page!!) The concert was part … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Wild Billy Childish – Not Many Of My Kind

Not Many Of My Kind is a fantastically moody,  rough-round-the-edges blues romp which sees Childish’s dour, raw hollers urging his girl to “treat me kind.” Accompanied only by a stark guitar, Childish’s lyrics hammers home just how important it is to “keep … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Lee Riley – Parchment Farm

Rockabilly artist and Arkansas-born, Billy Lee Riley was a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer best known for his recordings with Sun Records. Playing as part of “The Little Green Men” (Sun’s ‘house band’), Riley’s first encounters with the guitar came … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Night Beats – Drowning in the Nile

Seattle’s purveyors of all things psychedelic create some of the finest, heavy doses of mind-bending hazy, crazy garage-nostalgia this side of the 60’s!  Coupled with hefty measures of heavy blues and r&b, the Night Beats erupt and consume everything with … Continue reading

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