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SONG OF THE DAY Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Egipcio

“Instrumental cumbia can show you impressive, disconcerting and mysterious images, where everything invisible becomes present..” (liner notes from the band’s 2nd album, Sendero Mistico) How completely excited am I to share today’s offering!!!! VERY!! I’ve literally just stumbled upon this band and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band — Sintayehu

A NOTE FROM THE LP BLOG:  You may or may not have noticed that the LP Blog didn’t post a song of the day yesterday? This is mainly because, in my ever-evolving daily schedules, time sometimes escapes me and, whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gavin Clark – The Russian

I have been saving up for Gavin Clark’s Beautiful Skeletons for quite some time now, but with an average selling price of just over £200, I’ve yet to justify the purchase..but he is a hero of mine and one of my … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa

Almost two years ago to this day German label Philophon released a gloriously vibrant song entitled, Mam Yinne Wa.   Specialising in authentic local styles, from from heavy grooving Ethio-Jazz coming out of Addis Abeba to cheerful Frafra-Gospel, most of Philophon’s recordings take place … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – I’m So Depressed

“You know why Elephants don’t smoke? Because they can’t get their butts in the ashtray!” Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known for performing eccentric, blues-infused folk.  Playing as a one-man band his idiosyncratic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C.Frank – Halloween is Black as Night

Halloween is upon us and, whilst I may still have a few horrors tucked up my sleeve, today’s song is just perfect for this Samhain. “…one of the best forgotten songwriters of the 1960’s.”  (Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke), Known as “one of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hedy West – The Unquiet Grave

To celebrate this week of Halloween I’ve found another little spooky treat for you today.  The Unquiet Grave is an English folk song which tells the tale of a young man who mourns his dead love, so much so that she … Continue reading

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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 Robbie Basho – Basho’s Blues

If you enjoyed yesterdays song, then you’re in for a treat, for I have more Robbie Basho goodness to share!!…and oh what goodness this is! Known for pioneering American primitive guitar, a fingerstyle devised by John Fahey in the late … Continue reading

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