Tag Archives: Jazz

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 Janko Nilovic – Drug Song

Born in 1941 in Istanbul, Turkey, Janko Nilović is a Montenegrin-French composer, arranger, conductor, keyboardist, percussionist, vocalist and producer.  Musically, his style impressively stretches over a wide spectrum of genres, ranging from classical to jazz, funk to pop and psych to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia- Gum Gum

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. The keyboardist, army accordionist and synth pioneer spent three decades … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Space Invadas – Wild World Feat. Remi

I heard today’s track for the first time about 20 minutes ago and the more I listen to it, the more I’m loving it! Smouldering sweet-sounding soul, honey-laced vocals and soaring horns..this is the sound of the Space Invadas’ Wild … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mabuta – Log Out Shut Down (featuring Buddy Wells)

  South African bassist, composer and producer, Shane Cooper is no stranger to the music industry.  Having already won awards as a jazz performer and electronic producer when he performed under the moniker Card On Spokes, the Cape Town native … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Akalé Wubé – Alègntayé feat. Genet Asefa (Grant Phabao Remix)

Ethiopian grooves, made in Paris….. Akalé Wubé (translating from Amharic as “beauty of the soul”) are a French 5-piece made up of band members, Paul Shield (trumpet, bugle, krar , percussion), Étienne de la Sayette (saxophones, flutes, mbira, keyboards), Loïc Réchard (guitar), Oliver Degabriele (bass) and David … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo – Change the System

Nigerian Afrobeat guitar legend Oghene Kologbo has been making music ever since he was a young teenager!  Spending many years performing with Fela Kuti, he later went on to record more than 50 records with his band, Afrika 70. So rejuvenated … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Potted Palm – My House Of Grass

Chicago’s Numero group are one of those labels that I dream of working for!  They specialise in creating compilations of previously released (and often obscure) recorded material, reissuing original albums, whilst dedicating all of their time to researching and unearthing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Samai Thaqil

Tying in nicely with yesterdays afro-psych funk belter, I am featuring another great track from a band I haven’t covered in nearly three years!! Shame on me!!!..I need to cover a whole lot more of this raw funk stuff!!..and what … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Journey to the Bottom

“Take a chance with the Scorpio Man, his sting will give you a funky high much better than what they sell in the streets…” As we embark full speed into 2018, Helsinki’s Timmion Records are preparing to release Ernie Hawks … Continue reading

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