Song of the Day – Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington

I’ve liked the Wolfman for a while, so when I discovered that he was playing at a local venue while I was in New Orleans last month, I was giddy with excitement.

He did not disappoint. In fact, the gig was somehow even better than I had anticipated it would be. He was amazing.

So, as I’m going through a few photos from the trip, here is a song I thought of that stuck with me.

You Can Stay, But The Noise Must Go by Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington and The Roadmasters

Song of the Day – Jeff Buckley

Okay, I’m still here. And the song of the day is “Everybody Here Wants You” by Jeff Buckley.

It’s a beautiful song, as so many of Jeff’s were. It’s also late, 2am here, and so a mellow mood is the order of the moment. But this song is also here because he’s the favourite of a good friend, so this is also a mild tribute.

Enjoy the song, I’m gonna get some sleep, and hopefully I’ll see you all in the blogosphere again tomorrow. 🙂

Song of the Day – Jon Cleary

I’m off to Bluesfest again this year! And I leave in two weeks from yesterday. Let the countdown begin!

And as part of that, here is a song from Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. They’re my dark horse for best gig of the festival. But, time will tell on that one. For now, I’m just funking out to them funking out. Here is them doing a cover of The Meter’s ‘Just Kissed My Baby’.

Song of the Day – Cookin’ On 3 Burners

Now a bit of Aussie soul-funk-jazz.

Cookin’ On 3 Burners have always been awesome, but relatively unknown. It’s hard out here for a jazz trio.

Daniel Merriweather is a little more known, and they always like mixing it up with talented soul singers.

Anyway, last year, they collaborated, and gave us ‘Losin’ Streak’. The video obviously bore the budget one would expect from a hard-working Australian jazz trio, but the song is fun and funky. Here it is.

Song of the Day – Terry Callier

Today’s song is ‘You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman’ by Terry Callier. The song is off his 1973 album, What Color Is Love. It’s an awesome album. Maybe his best, but he did have a few great ones.

Man I wish I could have seen him live. This is just about the only live recorded version of this I could find on the interwebz, but you’ll get the idea.

Song of the Day -Curtis Mayfield

Let’s stay old school and legendary for a day, with Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Keep On Keeping On’.

And may I put it to you all that his ‘Superfly’ soundtrack to the film of the same name, is the best movie soundtrack ever. Although, this song isn’t off that soundtrack. It just sparked my thought.

 

What’s your favourite film soundtrack?

Song of the Day – Jimi Hendrix

It’s time for song of the day! Of course, as I type this, I don’t yet know what it is. It’s not as though I have insufficient options. It’s just, yesterday was Joss Stone day, and, I mean, how do I follow that??

I don’t. I can’t. I’m out. Find your own damn song.

 

Oh, okay! I’ll come on back.

I’ll find one. I guess I’m going to have to go a little old school and bring out the big guns.

Bam! Jimi Hendrix, bitches!

Foxey Lady

 

Song of the Day – Joss Stone

So, we go from yesterday’s song of the day, by Ben Harper, who I can’t wait to see at this year’s Bluesfest, to today’s song of the day, by a lovely, looooovely artist who I had the pleasure of being third from the front row to see at last years Bluesfest in April AND fourth from the front to see at Mares Vivas music festival in Portugal in July.

She is absolutely awesome live. Far beyond anything I even expected. So, today’s song of the day comes from my favourite festival artist from last year (yeah, bugger it, she even pips Dave Matthews Band. I mean, they didn’t play for me in Portugal, did they??). Joss Stone. The song is ‘Right to be Wrong’. Because we all have a right to be wrong, sometimes.

And, also, because she’s lovely.