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SONG OF THE DAY Tim Buckley – Chase the Blues Away

Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, Chase the Blues Away is one of Tim Buckley’s most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period.  The loose, stripped-back structure of this song has an intoxicating feel and this is only … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Coon Creek Girls – Red Rocking Chair

This is one of the nicest things I’ve heard all week so I’m sending out a big thank you to the kind person that introduced me to this lovely track. Originating in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1937, the Coon Creek Girls were … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – My Middle Name is the Blues

I was at a complete loss tonight for a song and then this little stunner presented itself to me and I was immediately smitten…this is something else! Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hector Rivera – Pa’ que lo puedan gozar

Who doesn’t feel completely energised when confronted with a barrage of glistening horns firing at you from a lively loaded latino salsa funk song such as this!!!??? Originally released on Latin pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer, Hector Rivera’s 1970 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brooklyn Sounds – Mirame San Miguel

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor delights, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kamal Keila – Shmasha

From “the James Brown meets Fela Kuti of Sudan.” Habibi Funk has launched a new series showcasing little-known music from Sudan’s jazz scene, starting with the first ever release of Kamal Keila’s album Muslims and Christians which was released earlier this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Peter King – Shango

Nigerian afrobeat multi instrumentalist Peter King originally recorded today’s song in 1974.  Featuring as the title track to Shango, this epic record remained unreleased for nearly 30 years even though King released five albums after this one! Headed by King, who wrote … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Te’Amir – Habesha

Today’s instrumental offering is a true stunner!  Shimmering, bright and wholly enlightening, Habesha is the first single from the LA-based producer and musician, Te’ Amir’s forthcoming record.  Translating into an alternative name given to the Abyssinian people who inhabit the Horn of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces – Asaw Fofor

Just over ten years ago Analog Africa’s label owner and avid vinyl collector, Samy Ben Redjeb took a trip to Cotonou, Benin in the hope of seeking out some new and interesting records.  What was unearthed when he arrived and began his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elite Beat – Nook Lyfe

Elite Beat are an experimental 6-piece from Portland whose sound is inspired by music from around the globe! Coming together nearly a decade ago, Elite Beat have perfected the art of creating a live sound that is heavily based on rhythm…and, … Continue reading

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