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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – There’s Something Wrong With You

Does it matter that this song sounds quite a lot like I Put a Spell on You?  I mean, who else could snarl about “monkey toes and strain beans,” whilst howling out the lines “Big barbecue gorilla riffs,” whilst all the time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey on the Moon

I went to see First Man at the cinema last night and the one prominent thing that stuck in my mind from this film was the Gil Scott-Heron track they used on the soundtrack – Though for the film they … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles ‎– Mississippi Mud

I love it when music pieces together like a mysterious jigsaw puzzle and today I discovered the origin of a sample that had been used in a song I’d featured a couple of years ago. Danny Lover & Wes Murray … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Guerrero – El Camino Negro

Californian guitarist and composer Tommy Guerrero has been known to fuse an array of styles into his ever-evolving sound, incorporating rock, hip hop, funk, soul and jazz into his compositions.  For his latest and forthcoming album, Road to Knowhere, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dur-Dur Band – Ohiyee

When Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb arrived in Mogadishu in November of 2016, he was on a mission to track down some music he had heard many years before. In 2007 John Beadle, a Milwaukee-based musicologist and owner of the … 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 Joseph Malik – Mixed Combination

Internationally acclaimed vocalist, producer and DJ, Joseph Malik is set to return with a new album later this month. Releasing via UK’s Ramrock Records, Diverse Part 2 is a record that is very much rooted in the present tense, whilst reaching back … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Bradley – I Feel a Change

“Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets andstruggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. Most artists appreciate their audiences, just as many are … 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 Mystery Lights – Homework

Daptone/Wick Record’s very own jet propelled, psych-fuelled rockets, The Mystery Lights (catch lots more of them here) have recently shared their very own cover of the soul/blues track, Homework.  Originally performed by Otis Rush and released in 1962, the Brooklyn garage rockers … Continue reading

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