Tag Archives: Traditional

SONG OF THE DAY Medicine Singers – Sunrise (Rumble) 

“A vivid new context for the sound of the powwow drum, highlighting the debt that rock music owes to Native American music.” (Pitchfork) When I first heard this song I was couldn’t stop myself grinning with joy at what I … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rod McKuen – Sinner Man

I never realised until now just how many times this song has been covered since its earliest recording in 1956. I always knew Sinner Man (or Sinnerman) as this tremendous song by Nina Simone, but the original was released a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sam Lee (feat. Bernard Butler & Cosmo Sheldrake) – Lay This Body Down

Highly dedicated to conservation, authentic folk music/folk event promotion and all things natural, Sam Lee is something of a fascinating character, and though I’ve known of him for many years, it’s only recently I’ve really started listening to his music. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Neşe karaböcek – Yali yali

Aside from the fact this song is a damn fine delicious and spine-shiveringly (in a good way) haunting example of Anatolian music, it also samples a song from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar!!! Yes, the incredible killer riffage we … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sudan Archives – Come Meh Way

Who isn’t impressed by a self-taught musician?  I found it hard enough to learn an instrument with regular tuition on my side and often wonder how far I would have got if I had persisted?  Maybe that’s where I went … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frank Fairfield – Duncan and Brady

What better way to start a Wednesday than with a great modern take on an old murder ballad.  Based on the actual events that took place in 1890, the song tells a story of policeman (James Brady) who was shot … Continue reading

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