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SONG OF THE DAY Nina Simone – Thandewye

Not one of Nina Simone’s more upbeat tracks it’s fair to say, but a song that is intensely captivating and definitely one to sit down and ponder over.. Thandewye Spiritual appears on Nina Simone’s 1982 Fodder on My Wings, a record she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Dane – I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler

Though there have been many renditions of Lonesome Traveller over the years, Barbara Dane’s 1966 version has always struck a chord on my heart-strings. Originally written as a skiffle song by Lee Hays and Walter Lowenfels in 1950, today’s song was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Taterbug

“Lucky Brown wants his heart and his art to transmit an everyday people’s sound, made by everyday people, dedicated to the upliftment of all people.” Composer Joel Ricci, a.k.a Lucky Brown, hails from Port Angeles, Washington, USA.  Accompanied by bandmates The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – “Mr. Owusu, I Presume?”.

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 Andy Cooper – Here Comes Another One ft. Blabbermouf

Today’s funky offering features on US rapper and producer, Andy Cooper’s 2018 record, The Layered Effect.   Described as offering “a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering sounds,” the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Ventura Y Su Combo – Guajira Con Soul

Following on from last weeks Latin funk/Boogaloo theme, I’ve found this little beauty today! Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, a.k.a Johnny Ventura (or El Caballo Johnny Ventura) is a Dominican singer and band leader of merangue and salsa.  Embarking on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Andrew Sisters – Bei Mir Bist Du Shein

‘Bei Mir Bistu Shein’ was originally constructed to be part of a Yiddish operetta called I Would If I Could and was written in 1932 by Abraham Bloom with music by Secunda and lyrics by his writing partner, Jacob Jacobs. Translated as “To Me You’re … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 107th Street Stickball Team – Let Me Do My Thing

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hand – Shifting Lead

Earlier this month Swiss label Rocafort Records released an interesting compilation record entitled, A Look Into The Evasion Disques Vaults | 1970​-​1973.  Extracting music from the vaults of Switzerland’s Evasion Disques, this new record examines a three-year time slot in the label’s … Continue reading

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