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SONG OF THE DAY Saif Abu Bakr & The Scorpions – Nile Waves

On the 9th of next month, Berlin label Habibi Funk are to release Jazz, Jazz, Jazz, an album originally recorded by Sudanese artist Saif Abu Bakr and his band, The Scorpions in Kuwait in 1980.  Original copies of this record have sold for 1000$ … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Odetta – Roll On Buddy

“Queen of American folk music” (Martin Luther King Jr) This beautiful lady seems to be cropping up everywhere I am at the moment which made today’s choice so very easy and, like so many of her great songs,  today’s track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sly 5th Ave – No Diggity (feat. Sydney Driver)

Going by the name of Sly5thAve, Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer  who lives, works and creates in Brooklyn.  Also a member of funk project Igbo, Ghost Note, Strawberry Jam and Quantic’s live band, Sly’s latest project sees him paying tribute to … Continue reading

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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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