Tag Archives: Country

SONG OF THE DAY Slim Rhodes – Take and Give

I just can’t get this bendy guitar lick out of my head today and love the way it defines and shapes this song. The rhythm contentedly ambles along, swaying as if in cosmic motion with the wavy melody and as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Javelin – Cowpoke

When music is based on a concept and that concept is the American wild west, it’s going to get my vote any day! This is the story behind Canyon Candy! Over ten years ago, back in 2011, cousins Tom Van … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Whitney K – While Digging Through The Snow

Some music can feel so familiar that it almost feels like you have invited an old friend in when you press play. The warmth and comfort it gives provides an unfaltering and unspoken assurance that no matter what happens, this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cleveland Francis – Little Green Apples

“If you were Black, you played blues or soul music … I wanted to play folk music.” Its this voice!! This voice! I’d never heard of Cleveland Francis until this afternoon and I’ve not had chance to revisit this chance … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dick Campbell – Like the Wind That’s Free

Oh WOW!!! Hold tight for this one!! This song should come with a warning!!! It’s sooooooooo dreamy, so you may just need to anchor yourself for this or its destination floaty-land!!! Yesterday I discovered a collection of albums released by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Don McGinnis – Good Luck to You

I discovered a rather wonderful little compilation today which was created by the lovely Numero Group in 2019 as part of their Cabinet of Curiosities series! These collections (as detailed on their page) are a “tribute to the origin of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Leadbelly – When I Was A Cowboy

Though there may have been many covers over the years, When I Was A Cowboy is very much Lead Belly’s song. Not just because he wrote it of course, but because he is the only person who has ever given … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Harry Charles – Petoskey Town

Releasing just three 45’s in the early 1960’s, obscure teen-pop and Country singer, Harry Charles was a Nashville resident. His repertoire was minimal, his career rather brief and what became of him after his short glimmer of music stardom is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child

It’s not often that I favour a cover version over the original, especially when the original happens to be a Lee Hazelwood track, but this one time I think I ever-so-slightly prefer Nancy Sinatra’s rendition! Friday’s Child was written by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jerry Reed – I Feel For You

Born in Georgia in 1937, Jerry Reed Hubbard, better known as Jerry Reed, was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer and actor who shaped and influenced the sound of country throughout his lengthy career that spanned over five decades. Known and revered … Continue reading

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