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SONG OF THE DAY Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey

“A man who helped shape the sound and direction of both rhythm and blues and rock’n’roll while indirectly helping shape ska and, much later, rap. Bartholomew liked to state, “I invented the big beat”, and this was no idle boast: … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Merle Kilgore – Start All Over Again

Better known as (just) Merle Kilgore, Wyatt Merle Kilgore was a songwriter, guitarist actor and manager born in Oklahoma in 1934.  Possibly best known for his songwriting skills, Kilgore was just 18 when wrote his first number one hit!  More … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Irma Thomas – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

I have recently had a few people recommend the TV series, ‘Black Mirror,’ so have been working my way through series 1 and 2 (if you haven’t seen it, it’s worth checking out). One of the episodes featured today’s lovely … Continue reading

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