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SONG OF THE DAY Lonnie Johnson – Another Night To Cry

Born in New Orleans in 1899, Alonzo Johnson, better known as Lonnie Johnson, was a pioneering blues/jazz guitarist, banjoist, violinist and blues singer.  Known as one of the most popular African-American musicians of the 1920’s, he was also a prolific … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Arthur Crudup – My Baby Left Me

“Down in Tupelo, Mississippi, I used to hear old Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now and I said, if I ever got to the place I could feel all oldArthur felt, I’d be a music man … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Canned Heat – Poor Moon

With the sky so wonderfully illuminated by tonight’s Super Moon, it would be rude not to pay homage to this majestic beast! In these weird times we find ourselves amidst, nature is the one constant and in nature we find … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Geeshie Wiley – Last Kind Words

This very old blues gem has been hidden away in one of my many music lists for some time now and it wasn’t until I revisited one of my many scrawls today that I rediscovered this! Born Lillie Mae Boone … Continue reading

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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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