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SONG OF THE DAY Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim – Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues

Today’s song never fails to cast a tingly shiver down the spine; I sit, I listen and bask in this glorious music, lost for a few gorgeous minutes in the rich blues goodness. Sittin’ And Cryin’ The Blues featured on Willie … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Afous D’Afous – Nak Amahah

If bands like Tinariwen are your thing, Afous D’Afous are a six-piece desert blues outfit worth checking out! Hailing from Tamanrasset in southern Algeria, the band are still relatively unknown in world music circles, whilst at home in the Tuareg … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Barrie – Love or Love

Ever since the London-based trio Little Barrie emerged from Nottingham in 1999 they have been cooking up their very own unique blend of surf-rock, blues and good old-fashioned psych-infused garage and feeding it to hungry psych fans such as myself!! Their latest … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

 “This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.” The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!!  New York’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vieux Farka Touré – Ba Kaitere

Son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. Following in his Dad’s musical footsteps, Vieux has been referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” declaring since his teenage years … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tricky – The Only Way

What really sold this song to me today was its tortured melody, strange as that may seem to be drawn to something a little dark and gloomy, but this song does it so well and the melancholy is tangible.  This … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl

I love the sound of the banjo, especially when it comes to today’s song.  In all its stark and haunting glory, Gun Street Girl is a tale of love gone wrong, where the ruggedness of Waits’ vocals are wonderfully contrasted by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Janis Joplin – Summertime

When you’ve got a lot of things to do and tasks to finish on a sunny Saturday, what do you do….you spend ages listening to music of course! At least that’s what I’ve done today, that and enjoy the sun, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Junior Wells – Hoodoman Blues

Hoodoo Man Blues has often been referred to as one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960’s and I’d have to wholeheartedly agree, this album is superb! If you haven’t heard yet, I strongly recommend you take a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working

Everywhere I go lately I keep hearing this song!  I first heard it in a playlist I’ve been working my way through (compiled by a man with exceptional taste), it then appeared on a new soul/funk compilation I’ve bought recently … Continue reading

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