Tag Archives: Delta Blues

SONG OF THE DAY Walter Daniels & Guadalupe Plata – Ghost Rider (Suicide cover)

There aren’t many times you can wholeheartedly say that a cover version is as good as (or perhaps as authentic as) the original, but I’m going to propose this is one of those times? I was already sold on Spanish … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Bonnevilles – Long Runs The Fox

Fusing their own blend of ‘gunpowder blues’, punk and garage rock, The Bonnevilles are an impressive duo from from Northern Island. I say impressive because their music is whoppingly-mammoth big!! Formed in Lurgan and Banbridge in 2009, the duo consists … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Johnson – Cool Drink Of Water Blues

The haunting falsetto of Tommy Johnson’s vocals wafts out across the airways like a sonic siren and if I could visually compare its effect, I would liken it to that old Bisto advert where the trail of its aroma would … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Skip James – Devil Got My Woman

Born somewhere near Bentonia, Mississippi in 1902, Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James (a.k.a Skip James) was a Delta blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist.  Well-known for his otherworldly voice, haunting guitar, and staccato piano playing, James frequently refused offers to be recorded … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Junior Wells – Come On In This House

I love the growling harmonica in this track, the smooth echo of rich vocals and the way their howl’y highs never fail give me shivers! Come on in This House is one mighty fine blues track originally written and released by Junior … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers – I Believe

For his 2005 album, Heavens Journey, Billy Childish was joined by Wolf Howard and his wife Julie on backing vocals and bass guitar.  The Chatham Singers is another outlet for Childish’s blues work and although Billy had been playing and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Portrait of a Man

Definitely one of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins more tender moments, Portrait of a Man is the title track from an album of rarities and obscurities. This collection also includes classics like I Put a Spell on You (this being the original version), … 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 C.W Stoneking – Bad Luck Everywhere You Go

They don’t come much more unique than C.W Stoneking! Fronting a five-piece outfit, the Australian-born self-taught musician fell in love with the blues when he was in his teens! Drawing influences from pre-war blues, gospel blues, Chicago blues, jazz, 1920’s … 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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