Tag Archives: Pop

SONG OF THE DAY Deana Martin – Baby I See You

Not only is Deana Martin the daughter of the late, great Dean Martin, but she is a singer, actor, performer and author in her own right. Martin began her recording career working with the wonderful singer-songwriter and producer, Lee Hazlewood … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Sinatra Jr – Black Night

When it comes to talent in the Sinatra family, the apple didn’t stray too far, and such is the case for Frank Sinatra Jr! Born Francis Wayne Sinatra in 1944, Frank Jr a singer-songwriter, actor and conductor who celebrated a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alice Babs & Svend Asmussen – Blue Mountain Land 

In 1964 two Swedish artists got together to record an album called Scandinavian Songs With Alice And Svend.  Released via the Swedish record company, Swedisc, the record is made up of a curious blend of jazz, folk and pop (though … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ennio Sangiusto – African Twist

African Twist is one of those songs that will get you up and going…either that or it will drive you mad with its relentless energy. Whichever way you greet it, this will wake you up with a start!! I came … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nilla Pizzi – Eternamente

Sometimes life just makes you feel like an odd sock on a hot spin in the washing machine and its good to be able to step back and taste the still. Music always provides a portal of escape for me … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mel Torme – Walk Like A Dragon

Not only did the great Mel Tormé write the title track to the 1960 classic Western film, Walk Like a Dragon, he also starred in the film (playing the part of the Deacon!!). Born in Chicago in 1925 and nicknamed The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jacki Bond – Reviewing The Situation

For anyone that has seen Oliver ( though I’ve not seen it enough to remember this song), you will probably recognise Reviewing The Situation as one of the many classic Lionel Bart compositions that were threaded throughout the 1968 film? … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jody And Bobbie – Requiem For Love

Released as the b-side to Stranger in the Mirror (which I’ve pasted at the bottom of this post), Requiem For Love was released as a 45 in 1966. Both sides played gorgeous duets written and performed by Jody Reynolds, who … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kobza – Zajczyk

I came across this curious piece of Ukrainian folk earlier today and couldn’t resist a little delve into what this was about. Some of what I’ve heard is a bit weird, but this one is rather wonderful! According to some … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Latins ‎– Habibi Twist

This exotic sonic adventure has a little bit of everything thrown into its sublimely chromatic mix, but in all the right measures! It’s mystical Arabic-tinged body is coated with with shades of exotica, jazz and surf, whilst a touch of … Continue reading

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