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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – The Scorpio Walk

Timmion Records have done it again on the funk front!! As we embark full speed into 2018, the Helsinki, Finland-based label is preparing to release Ernie Hawks debut album, Scorpio Man which is due in the first quarter of 2018!  Hawks … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sir Guy & Rocking Cavaliers – Funky Virginia

Clarence Sir Guy Barron (a.k.a Sir Guy) got his first break with a group called The Visions in the late 60’s.  Releasing his debut 45 on the S.P.Q.R. label in 1967, the years that followed saw some of his most genuine masterpieces released, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chick Willis — Sometimes Soon

If it wasn’t for the hard work of labels such like Germany’s Tramp Records, so much good music would simply disappear in obscurity and that would surely be a tragedy!  This is why labels that dedicate their time to reissuing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY – 5 SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS! (& for the next 7 days! – Christmas corkers!!! )

I may not be the worlds most Christmassy person, nowhere near to be honest, but I’m taking a little seasonal break and thought that a little selection of Christmas songs would be a nice gift to leave you all!  I’ve … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The JB’s – The Grunt.

The Grunt is a funky dunky instrumental recorded in 1970 by James Brown’s band, The J.B’s!  It was released on the King label as a two-part single and was one of only two instrumental singles recorded by the original J.B’s lineup … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Syl Johnson – Different Strokes

Blues/soul singer and record producer Sylvester Thompson, a.k.a Syl Johnson, was born in Mississippi in the late 30’s.  Moving to Chicago in 1950 with his family, his earliest introduction to music was to come from his next door neighbour and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Bland – I’ll Take Care of You

When I was first introduced to this song by a friend it came with a description that goes a little something like this, “this Bobby Bland one wigged me out when I first heard it – the organ is well … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – Wrecking Ball

Best know for their eclectic fusions of hip-hop, funk, jazz, psych, world and electronica, The Heliocentrics have been blessing the ears of many an avid listener with their genre-defying compositions for over 10 years now.  And it’s not just musical … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Bland – Rockin’ In The Same Old Boat

Robert Calvin Brooks, aka Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Bobby was sometimes referred to as the “Lion of the Blues” and once you have had the pleasure of listening to his melodic roar, it’s not hard to see why he gained such an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jim James – State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

In 2013 My Morning Jacket’s Jim James released his first-ever proper solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.   The record’s opening track, State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.), is a heartfelt, soul-tinged meditation on humanity’s role with modern technology.  Throughout the … Continue reading

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