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SONG OF THE DAY Curtis Mayfield – Right On for the Darkness

In 1970 Curtis Mayfield left The Impressions to embark on his own solo career and what followed was a highly creative, rich and celebrated path in which Mayfield produced some of the most influential R&B, soul, funk and gospel recordings … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Magnificent Tape Band – Black Tiger

Founders of Leeds soul and funk label ATA Records, Neil Innes and Pete Williams, a.k.a The Magnificent Tape Band, are to release a new album later this month. Taking inspiration from the more abstract realms of soul, The Subtle Art … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Milton – Blind Man

When I first heard this song I immediately thought it was Bobby Bland, which is funny because he was actually the first person to record and release this song, but the version I was listening to was actually the first … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Scacy & Sound Service – Sunshine Pt. 1

Are you ready for some mighty funk? I surely hope so because today’s bodacious blast of bold r’n’b will shake you to the bone!  Reissued via Germany’s Tramp Records last month,  Sunshine Pt. 1 was originally released in 1972. Performed by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Invincibles – My Heart Cries

In February this year I featured The Monophonics glorious rendition of today’s song ( which is definitely worth checking out on my blog here), and although I did give a respectful nod to the original, it occurred to me today … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Al Wilson – The Snake

For so many reasons today’s song is a sensational soul corker; not least because of the gripping, unexpected and somewhat harrowing story it tells!  Accompanied by striking horns and a propelling rhythm, the enthralling narrative of this song is delivered … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Betty Davis – F.U.N.K.

American funk and soul sensation Betty Davis is known for being one of the most influential voices of the funk era and if you know her sound, you will no doubt agree wholeheartedly with that statement. Also known for her … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Franck Biyong – Fai Mbuh

“We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Khan & The Shrines – 69 Faces Of Love

Cosmic love puppies, I needed some King Khan today!  King Khan and his 69 Faces of Love, it’s like a restorative magic potion that banishes all the chaos from my head….. Canadian born and now Berlin-based, Arish Ahmad Khan, aka King … Continue reading

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