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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Burnette and The Rock ‘N Roll Trio – Honey Hush

“Lonnie Donegan inspired everyone [to play guitar] because he made it look as though it was possible to do. But who really moved it out of just playing acoustic to electric was all those people that were playing in the 1950s. Initially, it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pete Drake – Forever

Born in Georgia, US in 1939 and son of a Pentecostal Preacher, Roddis Franklin Drake, a.k.a Pete Drake, was a Nashville-based American record producer and pedal steel guitar player. He’s one of those artists that you would presume everyone has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY John Paul Jones – Kalani Honey 

There has been some speculation as to whether the John Paul Jones behind this record was, indeed, the future bass guitarist for Led Zeppelin, but I don’t think that this is the case?.. Kalani Honey was a rather refined surf … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chuck Berry – Havana Moon

Released as the b-side to his 45, You Can’t Catch Me, today’s offering is a real stand-out Chuck Berry song for me (along with the amazing Downbound Train).   Issued on Chess Records in 1956, Havana Moon is Berry’s story of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Starks – Hop Skippin Lulu

I couldn’t help myself!! After featuring the b-side to this 45 yesterday, I have since fell head over heels for the flip side too!! Who oh why did this band just make one single!!?? The Starks one and only record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Brenston & His Delta Kings – I Want To See My Baby

Jackie Brensten And The Delta Cats are probably best known for recording the pioneering song, Rocket 88 which, according to some historians, has been named as the very first rock and roll song ever! Brenston was a singer and saxophonist … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Steve King – Long Lonely Road

After ten years spent on the road and in recording studios, singer-guitarist Steve King eventually turned his art to the radio! His broadcasting career started in 1966 when he began working at WJOB radio in Hammond, Indiana and he has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Boppers – Ali Baba

The Los Boppers were a Mexican band known for their pioneering rock’n’roll sounds that emerged at the beginning of the 1960’s. Their musical career lasted a respectable five years, before they broke up in 1965.  In that time they recorded … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – Crawfish

Considering how many years I’ve loved this song, I can’t believe I’ve never featured it for my Song of the Day!! Elvis has done some absolute corkers in his time (and I’ve always been a fan of his early stuff), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jaycee Hill – Crash Out

Whilst their are glimmers of hope and plenty of fight in today’s song, there’s also those little hints of tragedy, and as this tale unfolds, you can get a feel for where its heading! Jaycee HIll’s Crash Out is not … Continue reading

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