A Song A Day
Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy
70 plays

Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy

…Nutini practically turns the Bettye LaVette sample into a duet.

                                               

Lester Young, The California Playboys - Wobble Time
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Lester Young & His California Playboys - Wobble Time  (c.1962)

                                               

Elbow - One Day Like This
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Elbow - One Day Like This

Elbow live in Glasgow - 06 April 2014 - UK Arena Tour

I’d been looking at the colour changing lights in the ceiling throughout the night with absolutely no idea they’d become an interactive part of the show. 

Throw those curtains wide. One day like this a year would see me right. 

                                               

Al Bowlly - Fair And Warmer
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Al Bowlly - Fair And Warmer  (c.1934)

Bowlly is said to be Britain’s first pop star.

Albert Allick Bowlly (7 January 1898 – 17 April 1941) was a Mozambican born South African singer, songwriter, composer and band leader, who became a popular jazz crooner during the British dance band era of the 1930s and later worked in the United States. He recorded more than 1,000 records between 1927 and 1941. His most popular songs include “Midnight, the Stars and You”, “Goodnight, Sweetheart”, “The Very Thought of You”, “Guilty” and “Love Is the Sweetest Thing”. - wikipedia.org

                                               

Slim Harpo - Raining In My Heart  (c.1961)
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Slim Harpo - Raining In My Heart  (c.1961)

                                               

Slim Harpo - I got love if you want it
36 plays

Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It  (c.1957)

                                               

The Kinks - Got Love If You Want It
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The Kinks - Got Love If You Want It  (c.1964)

- Slim Harpo Cover

                                               

Willie Hutch - Mack Man (Got To Get Over)
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Willie Hutch - Mack Man (Got To Get Over)   c.1973

                                               

Tune-Yards - Water Fountain
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Tune-Yards - Water Fountain

                                               

Phantogram - Bad Dreams
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Phantogram - Bad Dreams

                                               

The Cure - A Strange Day
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The Cure - A Strange Day  (c.1982)

…Recently some friends and I started listening through the Cure discography in chronological order.  This is from their third album, 1982’s Pornography.

Later hailed as one of the key goth rock albums of the ’80s and considered by many hardcore Cure fans to be the band’s best album, Pornography was largely dismissed upon its 1982 release, witheringly reviewed as a leaden slab of whining and moping. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in between: Pornography is much better than most mainstream critics of the time thought, but in retrospect, it’s not the masterpiece some fans have claimed it to be. The overall sound is thick and murky, but too muddy to be effectively atmospheric in the way that the more dynamic Disintegration managed a few years later.  - allmusic.com

                                               

Daniel Amos - Noelle
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Daniel Amos - Noelle  (c.1978)

…via @acbatesy

                                               

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My birthday gift to you…which sounds better than, “my 2013 Year End Compilation is two months late”

From Russia With Love  (click to download)

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  1. Murakami - Made In Heights
  2. Biting Down - Lorde
  3. Love (Your Pain Goes Deep) - Frankie Beverly & The Butlers
  4. Holdin On - Flume
  5. Slow Walk - Sil Austin
  6. I Had Me A Girl - The Civil Wars
  7. The Fox - Nickel Creek
  8. Born to Be With You - The Chordettes
  9. Beba - Pantyraid
  10. That’s What Love Will Make You Do (Shimi Sonic Edit) - Little Milton
  11. Where Did Our Love Go? - The Supremes
  12. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street - Moscow Ragtime Band
  13. Bless You (For The Good That’s In You) - Peggy Lee & Mel Torme
  14. People Pleaser - Andy Allo
  15. As You Are - Angel Snow
  16. You - Bill Withers
  17. That’s A Pretty Good Love - Big Maybelle
  18. Cost Of Love - Kartell
  19. Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
  20. Лучший город земли (Best City In The World) - Муслим Магомаев (Muslim Magomaev)   
  21. You Belong to Me - Sam Cooke
  22. I Want You Back (The Jackson 5 Cover) - Lake Street Dive
  23. Sierra Lift - Blue Hawaii
  24. Superstition (SIMØNE Remix) - Stevie Wonder
  25. Tonight - Shook
  26. The Game Of Love - Daft Punk
  27. Let’s Try Romance - Jesse Belvin
  28. It’s Been A Long Long Time - June Christy
  29. Чудо-песенка (Miracle Song) - Людмила Лядова (Lyudmila Liadova)
  30. Gitty Up (SIMØNE Remix) - Salt-N-Pepa
  31. Huddle - Kisses
  32. Alaskans - Volcano Choir
  33. Help You Breathe - Oliver Tank

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Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz
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Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz

A little Sam Cooke on your birthday never hurt anybody.

I’d often passed over Cooke’s version of this tune until @thebrothersal pointed out how badass it is.

                                               

Nick Waterhouse - This Is A Game
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Nick Waterhouse - This Is A Game