Tag Archives: Blues

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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SONG OF THE DAY Magic Sam – My Love Will Never Die

I bet they didn’t call him magic for nothing! Get a load of those high notes that Samuel Gene Maghett, aka Magic Sam, reaches in today’s terrific track! Magic Sam was a self-taught Chicago blues artist born in Mississippi who … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Sock Hop

Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, featured today’s song on his 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Best known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an experimental venture for the hip hop artist who sought to incorporate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Walter – I Hate To See You Go

I’ve been away by the sea for a few days, with virtually no internet and plenty of fresh air to cleanse the spirit and freshen the senses! I loaded up my iPod, set the settings to shuffle and that was me … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Percy Mayfield – The Voice Within

Percy Mayfield wrote and released today’s song in 1955, featuring it as the B-side to his single, Baby You’re Rich.   His recording career spanned from the late 40’s right through to the late 1960’s and Mayfield is best known for … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fink – Hour Golden

“My love of Blues has always been there, before I even knew what it was…” (Fink) English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, Fink, aka Fin Greenall, is well-known for his electronic compositions and numerous writing collaborations with an array … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY C.W Stoneking – Early In The Morning

I’ll never forget the first time I watched a C.W Stoneking video, I’d been listening to his music for a while but never anticipated that this was the man behind such a tremendously authentic ‘old’ sound! Drawing influences from pre-war … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bo Diddley – The Great Grandfather

Now this song is an old favourite, I love a bit of Bo Diddley and I loved this song within a few seconds of hearing it, even more when I heard that funky bit of guitar near the end…if you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big Mama Thornton – Ball And Chain

If ever there was a cover that did justice to the original, this is most well and truly it!  Janis Joplin’s powerful rendition of Ball And Chain (couldn’t resist including it, see below), is incredible, there’s no other way to describe it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Wheels (Wheel-A-Ways) – Bad Little Woman

Often likened to Van Morrison’s, Them and originating from the same location, The Wheels were a 60’s R&B, blues-inspired garage band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The most well-known line-up consisted of, Brian Rossi (keyboards and vocals), Rod Demick (rhythm guitar … Continue reading

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