Category Archives: Song of the Day

(April 17, 2019): Champion Jack Dupree – Can’t Kick The Habit

From the 1958 album, Blues From the Gutter (Atlantic – 8019).  From boxer to blues man, Jack Dupree had an outsized influence on 1960s rockers, including the Rolling Stones. In his later years, he played with John Mayall, Mick Taylor, … Continue reading

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(April 14, 2019): The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

The title track from the 2019 album, No Geography.  Taken from the 10 track LPx3 triple album available from The Chemical Brothers website. The sleeve contains a fold-out 24″x24″ poster with credits on reverse and download code for the instrumentals … Continue reading

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(March 31, 2019): Pat Boone – Smoke on the Water

From the 1997 album, In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. Much has been written about Mr. Boone’s hard rock outing. There is some good, some bad. All hilarious. Tom Scott does a nice job arranging here.

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(March 8, 2019) – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – This Younger Generation

From the a-side of the 1957 single, This Younger Generation / In Pursuit Of Happiness (Decca ‎– 9-30188). As it ever will be. In this case it is the flat top – where is it going to stop?

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(January 26, 2019): Testors – Together

From the 1980 single, Together / Time Is Mine – 7″ 45rpm (Drive In Music – BOP-1). The Testors, led by Sonny Vincent, were a staple of CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City in the late 1970s. This single is their … Continue reading

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(Nov. 11, 2018): Bill Carrothers – I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier – Armistice Day

From the 2004 double CD, Armistice 1918.  Obviating the need to remember sacrifice by teaching peace and resisting war is the best homage that can be paid to the fallen. The incessant celebration of war and the military is the greatest … Continue reading

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(November 3, 2018): Billy Bragg – The Times Are Are A-Changing Back

From the 2017 youtube video seemingly posted by Bragg on January 23.  Bragg writes, “I wrote these lyrics within half an hour of seeing Donald Trump’s inaugural speech last Friday evening and played it in Salisbury that night. With apologies … Continue reading

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