Tag Archives: Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – You Don’t Know Me/You Don’t Know My Mind

How much do I love this woman!! Following yesterday’s Barbara Dane stunner, I couldn’t resist following it up with this feisty little number..and given half the chance I’d happily have a ‘Barbara Dane month!’ This epic lady, a singer/activist and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler

Though there have been many renditions of Lonesome Traveller over the years, Barbara Dane’s 1966 version has always struck a chord on my heart-strings. Originally written as a skiffle song by Lee Hays and Walter Lowenfels in 1950, today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mr. Ray – Down By Law

Sometimes I spend so long trawling through various sites just trying to find that something new and different, it all becomes a blur!  I’ve never admitted that finding a new song each day is an easy feat, so when something … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gavin Clark – Bermondsey Stutter

You know, I would’ve sworn that I’ve featured this song before and wouldn’t have doubted it for a minute had I not been looking for it on here today…but I haven’t!!  How I’ve never shared Bermondsey Stutter before I’ll never know.  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Coon Creek Girls – Red Rocking Chair

This is one of the nicest things I’ve heard all week so I’m sending out a big thank you to the kind person that introduced me to this lovely track. Originating in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1937, the Coon Creek Girls were … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Richman – Let Her Go Into the Darkness

I don’t ever need much persuading to put a little Jonathan Richman on here, so when today’s song came up in a playlist I’d compiled a few months back, I looked no further for a song suggestion… Jonathan Richman was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – My Middle Name is the Blues

I was at a complete loss tonight for a song and then this little stunner presented itself to me and I was immediately smitten…this is something else! Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Karen Dalton – It Hurts Me Too

Katie Cruel introduced me to Karen Dalton many moons ago and on the strength of that one song (sublime track!), I sought out a couple of her albums.  In the right mood, I can listen to these from start to finish … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Old Smile – Jar of Something

New Jerseyan artist, Tom Herman, aka Old Smile, is a familiar name to the Listening Post Blog and one artist who has left his musical imprint on the LP Blog’s heart (tap Old Smile into my search bar and you … Continue reading

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