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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 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 Abner Jay – My Middle Name is the Blues

I was at a complete loss tonight for a song and then this little stunner presented itself to me and I was immediately smitten…this is something else! Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY R.L. Burnside – Jumper on the Line

….there’s nothing like a bit of blues magic from the man: Robert Lee Burnside….

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SONG OF THE DAY RF Shannon – Tooth Ache

Yesterday I endured an ordeal in a dentist chair that lasted for over 1.5 hours! I can safely say it was one of my worse dental experiences ever and I can imagine that you may be wondering why on earth … 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 Tom Waits – Get Behind The Mule

Tom Waits explained in his press material for his 1999 album Mule Variations that Get Behind the Mule is a reference to Robert Johnson’s father and what he once said about his son which was, ”Trouble with Robert is he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three – Hard Times Come And Go

This is an artist who has been around since 2006 so I shall spare you too much detail in case you’re like ‘Yeah, I know who Pokey LaFarge is,’ I didn’t until tonight! This one escaped my radar unfortunately, but … Continue reading

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