Tag Archives: Cover

SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Shut Out

There are very few bands out there who can release something new and before I’ve even heard it I could bank my money on liking, but The Buttertones are one of them; it’s almost a given in fact! Their most recent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band – Xxplosive

Reinvented with their signature panache and defined style, Germany’s mysterious Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band have just released another scorching 45 covering Dr Dre’s hit XXplosive.  This brand new record was released via Big Crown Records, with the B-side tackling MObb Deep’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brave New World – The Train Kept A Rollin’

Now I’ve asked myself tonight, is a quiet Monday evening the right time or place to unleash this beast of a song…and of course, the answer is a mighty, god damn, hefty YES!! A far, far cry from the original, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin

San Francisco’s psychedelic soulsters, the Monophonics originally started out as an instrumental ensemble in 2005.  The initial line up consisted of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, with the recent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Growlers – Drinkin’ the Juice Blues

I’ve been reflecting over this year’s music today and have concluded that its been a proper juicy one for new and interesting sounds! I’ve spent a week away over Christmas with little or no music so re-absorbing myself has been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Deaton – I Believe To My Soul

 A couple of days ago you may recall me featuring two versions of I Believe To My Soul, the first was a cover by The Animals and the second was the original by Ray Charles. However, I had heard another … Continue reading

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SONG OFTHE DAY The Animals – I Believe To My Soul

Earlier this evening I heard the most amazing version of this song and have just spent nearly an hour listening to every cover I can find to track down the artist behind it! Unfortunately I’m no further forward and the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nina Simone – Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter (LIVE)

This cover of Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter more than lives up to its title and this live version is simply superb! Originally written by Tina Turner’s sister, Alline Bullock this song is a scathing assessment of a dirty, dirty old … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Dazed & Confused

I was fooled when I first heard this song, I thought it had been recorded a few decades ago, turns out it was only a few months ago! There are plenty of covers out there but it is hard to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big Mama Thornton – Ball And Chain

If ever there was a cover that did justice to the original, this is most well and truly it!  Janis Joplin’s powerful rendition of Ball And Chain (couldn’t resist including it, see below), is incredible, there’s no other way to describe it … Continue reading

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