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SONG OF THE DAY Julius Brockington – Do Your Thing

Sophisticated Funk was the debut album for the American Keyboardist, arranger and producer, Julius Brockington. Issued in 1972 on Today Records ( a label founded in 1970 by Jimmy Curtiss/Terry Philips, but run by Patrick Adams) this record is to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Staple Singers – Masters Of War

Now, if ever there had to be a cover version that shot the original out of the sky, this is MOST DEFINITELY it!!!!! Released on their 1965, This Little Light album, America’s gospel, soul & R&B wizards The Staple Singers … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chet Atkins – Ochi Chornya (Dark Eyes)

Ochi Chornya, or perhaps better known as Dark Eyes, is a well-known and popular Russian romance song that captured my ears a while back when I luckily stumbled upon Chet Atkins rendition..but I’ll come back to this. I’ve just been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – Tomorrow Night

Growing up listening to Elvis, I only really got to know his more mainstream and movie songs when I was a child as that’s the stuff my Mamma played the most, but those memories solidified an Elvis place in my … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Ylvisaker & Amanda Ylvisaker – Wade In The Water

A curious cover I couldn’t help but share! Wade in the Water has taken on many musical guises over the years, but this caught my ear earlier!  Issued on New York’s Avante Garde Records, John Ylvisaker (accompanied by Amanda Ylvisaker) … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY James Longfeather – Wayfaring Stranger

Over the years there have been countless versions of today’s song released, in many different styles and from many different places, but I’d never heard today’s version until recently! The Wayfaring Stranger (also known as Poor Wayfaring Stranger or I Am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Shadow Boxing

Sometimes I wonder if it’s actually harder to cover a song than to write one from scratch? After all, if a song is already out there and firmly established, not only have you got the challenge of stripping down all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Inner City Blues

I find that instrumental covers can sometimes be very hit and miss when it comes to doing the original song justice, but today’s mighty fine rendition of Marvin Gaye’s classic, Inner City Blues, is very much a hit! When Marvin … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Gay And The Gayblades ‎– Down Bound Train

The Downbound train was originally a Chuck Berry song which he released in December 1955 as the B Side to the No Money Down 45.  Driven by a relentless, fast locomotive tempo, the song hurls you onto the scorched carriage … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Byrdie Green – Return Of The Prodigal Son

Byrdie Green (sometimes credited as Birdie Green) was a singer-songwriter and record producer originally from Michigan.  Born the daughter of a Baptist minister she first started singing in her father’s church; these gospel roots staying with her throughout her career … Continue reading

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