Category: Song of the Day

Album cover: Freddie King - Burglar

March 5, 2016

The weekend started with…

So this week I was struggling. I knew the track this week was going to be bluesy. Something funky, something guitar… Continue Reading The weekend started with…

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February 27, 2016

The weekend starts with…

While hardly a house-hold name, Bettye LaVette has been recording her brand of soulful music since her first Top 10 R&B hit in 1962, at the age of 16. The opening track of her 2012 release “Thankful N’ Thoughtful”, Bettye does a phenomenal rendition of the Bob Dylan hit “Everything Is Broken”. Crank this up and get ready to get low-down and funky.
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January 29, 2016

The weekend starts with…

I’m a huge Cracker fan. From their eponymous debut in 1992, through to their departure from Virgin Records in 2003 (complete with their farewell track to Virgin, “Ain’t Gonna Suck Itself”), and beyond (they last released a record in 2014), David Lowrey, Johnny Hickman and friends have been turning out alt-rock with a twist.
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January 15, 2016

The weekend starts with…

The year was 1976, and I was all over British art-rock/performance art bands: Yes, King Crimson, Queen, 10cc, Roxy Music, Supertramp, Genesis, and Deaf School.
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December 23, 2015

Christmas 2015 Playlist

As in years past, I’ve tried to find little forgotten gems of Christmas music that your local radio station or shopping mall somehow seemed to miss, all taken from my way too stupidly large collection of Christmas Music. I enjoy sharing them and the little stories behind them with you, as my present to you. Here they are in an online playlist, or you can download the MP3’s to your local machine and enjoy them forever.
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