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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Boy – Prisoner’s Plea

Born in Chicago, Illinois, William “Billy Boy” Arnold was a blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player.  Picking up the harmonica as a child, by the age of 13 he began having informal lessons from his then-neighbour John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Junior Wells – Come On In This House

I love the growling harmonica in this track, the smooth echo of rich vocals and the way their howl’y highs never fail give me shivers! Come on in This House is one mighty fine blues track originally written and released by Junior … 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 John Lee Hooker – Country Boy

Such a low-down slinky track!  Today’s song always chills me out! I sit back, slow down and let it wash over me (which is always a good thing if you find relaxing as taxing as I do!) Country Boy was … Continue reading

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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 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 Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy – In The Wee Wee Hours

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!…and probably one of my all-time favourite blues albums! Recorded in 1965, … 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 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 Otis “Big Smokey” Smothers – Crying Tears

I first heard this song (jump to 19:10 on the Youtube playlist) a while ago on an online radio show and got in touch with the person who uploaded it so that I could discover the artist behind today’s track! … Continue reading

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