Folk soaked songs: “Moonshiner” by Kevin Morby

Kevin Morby brings us fine folk-infused songs since 2014.  The former Bass player of indie folk band  Woods and frontman of The Babies,  really makes his mark as a solo musician. With influences like  Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Nina Simone you find yourself listening to a blend of Folk, Americana and Roots songs. My favorite song: “Moonshiner” 

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Listen Blue is Back in Town: Solo EP of Spanish Rockabilly hero Al Dual

As his name may reveal Guitarist and songwriter Al Dual has the ability to switch from one musical style to another. Though Al originates from Spain, he is fluent with “the universal language of music”.  According tot his bio “Al’s musical roots first stemmed from ‘50’s Rock & Roll and promptly branched to Rockabilly, Blues, Surf, Western Swing, Jazz, Classical.

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Big Bill Broonzy Gospel and Slave Classic “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

This beautiful gospel and delta blues classic was originally composed, it is believed, by a slave named Wallace Wallis in the 19th century. Big Bill Broonzy’s version of  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot goes deep into the mud and is a fine example of how Soul, blues, and Gospel perfectly complement each other.   

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New Video “Brother I Am Your Keeper”, from Hill Country Blues duo The New Savages

You might know them for delivering the most hypnotic blues around. Their addictive grooves are like alcohol, it gets better every time you taste it. In  2018 The  New Savages continue to bring the blues all over Australia with a new drummer, a new single “Brother, I am Your Keeper” and a 45 date national tour from Jan-June. Listen the single up here!

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Deep digging Soul songs of Doris Troy “So Far” and “Just One Look”

Born in the Bronx as the daughter of a minister Doris Troy was raised with the Soul of Gospel because Rhythm and Blues songs were “subversive“.   “So Far” is a recording from 1970 where Doris Troy shows us how deep here voice digs. This slow rhythmic ballad is heavy as the heart. 

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Ruth Brown’s Hit song “I Wanna Do More” a Classic in Rhythm and Blues

When Ruth Brown’s “I Wanna Do More” kicks off you might think this is a collaboration with Little Walter.  His Hit “My Babe” contains the same groove and tune, but Ruth added a whole lot of sax and rhythm to the song. Also, Her Vocals and lyrics are unique in her own style; rhythmic, soulful and happy. 

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