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SONG OF THE DAY John Paul Hammond – Evil Is Going On

The witching season is upon us once more and I dare say I have mentioned on more than one occasion how this is one of my favourite times of year..so don’t be surprised if some of this month’s song choices … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Portrait of a Man

Definitely one of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins more tender moments, Portrait of a Man is the title track from an album of rarities and obscurities. This collection also includes classics like I Put a Spell on You (this being the original version), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lightnin’ Hopkins – Awful Dream

If ever an awful dream could be a bearable prospect, it would have to  include today’s track!  Play me this song and dreams can throw whatever horrors they please at me… Known as one of the best guitarists of all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robbie Basho – Blue Crystal Fire

In the mid-60’s when the sounds of Indian music began filtering into Western mainstream pop, Ravi Shankar was one of the pioneering artists to introduce this exotic sound. The Beatles and many other bands of that era began incorporating the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Gun Club – Mother of the Earth

The warbling quiver of Jeffrey-Lee Pierce’s vocals and the melancholic howls of wispy guitars gives Mother of the Earth a haunting sound, and if you’re not already absorbed in a swirl of sadness by the intro alone, then the opening … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Lie To Me

I know…another Tom Waits song I hear you say, but what I do like of Tom Waits I really like, and I love the bluesy rock and roll feel to today’s song. The urgency in the pace whisks you up whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler

Though there have been many renditions of Lonesome Traveller over the years, Barbara Dane’s 1966 version has always struck a chord on my heart-strings. Originally written as a skiffle song by Lee Hays and Walter Lowenfels in 1950, today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Shore Leave

Tom Waits wrote Shore Leave in 1982 and featured it on his Swordfishtrombones album, which was released that same year.  The record was his seventh studio album and the first he produced by himself, proving to be a very different affair … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – In My Dream

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins earned his title as the pioneer of shock rock through lavish operatic performances, incorporating the weird and wonderful into his shows with the help of ghoulish props and all things macabre.  His unique antics on stage eluded … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joseph Malik – Mixed Combination

Internationally acclaimed vocalist, producer and DJ, Joseph Malik is set to return with a new album later this month. Releasing via UK’s Ramrock Records, Diverse Part 2 is a record that is very much rooted in the present tense, whilst reaching back … Continue reading

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