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SONG OF THE DAY Lou Rawls – Evil Woman

Today’s song is another cover incidentally, but a total fluke that it happened to pop into my head after yesterday’s cover that I featured! The song I’m using today also has similarities with yesterday’s post in that this is not … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rod McKuen – Sinner Man

I never realised until now just how many times this song has been covered since its earliest recording in 1956. I always knew Sinner Man (or Sinnerman) as this tremendous song by Nina Simone, but the original was released a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Roberta Flack – Compared To What

When the great US singer-songwriter, producer, saxophonist and trumpeter, Eugene McDaniels wrote this song, it was at a turning point in his music career. It was the late 1960’s and he had turned his sights to politics which, in turn, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dion – Spoonful

A very quick song before the arms of slumber come grabbing for me!! Today’s late offering unfolds in the splendour of Dion’s version of Spoonful.  As far as cover’s go, his rendition really stands out, offering a new take on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Chicano – Viva Tirado

Emerging from LA in the late 1960’s, El Chicano were originally formed by Freddie Sanchez under the title, The VIP’s.  Their name change, which was altered soon after their formation, was taken from Chicano, a term for US citizens of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Burnette and The Rock ‘N Roll Trio – Honey Hush

“Lonnie Donegan inspired everyone [to play guitar] because he made it look as though it was possible to do. But who really moved it out of just playing acoustic to electric was all those people that were playing in the 1950s. Initially, it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chet Atkins – Blues in the Night

Even if you don’t recognise today’s song from the title, I dare say you will know the tune when this starts playing, such is the popularity of Blues in the Night! This has been covered dozens of times by an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Shandells – Gorilla

Today’s song was originally released in 1962 as a doo-wop classic on Chicago label, Cortland Records. The band behind this joyful gem was a r’n’b band from Chicago, Illinois called The Ideals. Originally titled Gorilla, this version is worth checking … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joe Cruz & The Cruzettes – Love Song

Today’s song is a cover…perhaps even a cover of a cover, but by far the best version of this song I’ve heard!..and this includes better than the original (as far as I’m concerned?)! Love Song doesn’t inspire any pangs of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Madeleine Chartrand – Ani Kuni

Ani Kuni is a traditional folk song that is said to have its origins in Iroquois/Native American culture. The version I’m featuring today is a rendition that was released in the summer of 1973 by a Canadian singer/actress from Quebec … Continue reading

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