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SONG OF THE DAY Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa

Almost two years ago to this day German label Philophon released a gloriously vibrant song entitled, Mam Yinne Wa.   Specialising in authentic local styles, from from heavy grooving Ethio-Jazz coming out of Addis Abeba to cheerful Frafra-Gospel, most of Philophon’s recordings take place … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – I’m So Depressed

“You know why Elephants don’t smoke? Because they can’t get their butts in the ashtray!” Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known for performing eccentric, blues-infused folk.  Playing as a one-man band his idiosyncratic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C.Frank – Halloween is Black as Night

Halloween is upon us and, whilst I may still have a few horrors tucked up my sleeve, today’s song is just perfect for this Samhain. “…one of the best forgotten songwriters of the 1960’s.”  (Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke), Known as “one of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hedy West – The Unquiet Grave

To celebrate this week of Halloween I’ve found another little spooky treat for you today.  The Unquiet Grave is an English folk song which tells the tale of a young man who mourns his dead love, so much so that she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Odetta – Roll On Buddy

“Queen of American folk music” (Martin Luther King Jr) This beautiful lady seems to be cropping up everywhere I am at the moment which made today’s choice so very easy and, like so many of her great songs,  today’s track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gene Ski – Six Foot Down

To be greeted by a bass line as sweet as this, how could you not want to hear what the rest of this track has to offer?..and what an offering it is with its ever-so-cheery, upbeat melody and wonderfully contrasting, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robbie Basho – Basho’s Blues

If you enjoyed yesterdays song, then you’re in for a treat, for I have more Robbie Basho goodness to share!!…and oh what goodness this is! Known for pioneering American primitive guitar, a fingerstyle devised by John Fahey in the late … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robbie Basho – Blue Crystal Fire

In the mid-60’s when the sounds of Indian music began filtering into Western mainstream pop, Ravi Shankar was one of the pioneering artists to introduce this exotic sound. The Beatles and many other bands of that era began incorporating the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bert Jansch & John Renbourn – East Wind

Although the duration of today’s song is a mere 1:21 mins, it’s fleeting beauty is sweet and long-lasting, I’m sure you would agree? Carried away in a layering of gorgeously hypnotic, swirling guitars, East Wind brings with it a taste of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C Frank – The Spectre

Although Jackson C. Frank only released one official album in 1965, there is a lot more to be discovered if you dig a little deeper. Known as one of the forgotten legend’s of the 60’s, the story of Frank’s life is … Continue reading

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