Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

RIP - Cleotha Staples (11/04/1934 - 20/02/2013

Member of the gospel / soul group The Staple Singers has died, age 78

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Featured Artist - Otis Clay (Part Four)

...more soul excellence from Otis Clay...

God's Eternal Jukebox Playlist

We have added a Spotify playlist of tunes from many of the albums we have featured since we began the blog in 2011. You can find it here...and if you haven't already, take a look at the lists and links in the God's Jukebox Vaults page.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gospel Slot - Reverend James Cleveland - Deep Down In My Heart (1961)

The Crown Prince of Gospel recorded this song for Savoy with the Gospel Chimes, but is found here singing some time later on television.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Featured Album - Rockabilly Cowboys (Part Three)

...back in the saddle for another round-up from the Proper set...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Midnight Hour #12 - Heart To Heart

Yesterday we uploaded another (nearly) 60 minutes of tunes to warm the cockles of the coldest heart. Go here to hear, amongst others: Solomon Burke (pictured), The Coasters, Owen Gray, Lowell Fulson, Ray Price, Louis Armstrong and The Silvertone Singers. No hearts were broken or cheated on during the making of this cloudcast. Honestly. You know we wouldn't lie.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Featured Album - Rockabilly Cowboys (Part Two)

more from the rather large and rather good box set

Thursday, February 7, 2013

RIP - Cecil Womack (25/09/1947 - 01/02/2013)

Cecil Womack, soul singer, songwriter and one time member of The Valentinos, has died, age 65

Monday, February 4, 2013

Live Session - Calexico

Joey Burns and John Convertino take their terrific band and beautiful songs out on the road across Europe from February 14th, after completing a series of dates back home.  We're heading off to Brighton on 19th, but wherever you are, make the effort to get there if you can.  A previous incarnation of the band played a session for God's Jukebox in 2008, and we have featured the band on here more than once. Here's why they remain a highlight for us:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Featured Artist - Otis Clay (Part One)

You can find background info on soul/blues singer Otis Clay here but really all you need to do is listen to the tunes on this post, and the others to follow during this month, to fully appreciate the grace and power of the man's singing. After the usual spell in Gospel groups, in the early 60's Clay found his feet as a secular artist with Chicago based One-derful! Records.  Later he cut tunes for the Atlantic label Cotillion at Muscle Shoals and Hi in Memphis and we'll bring you selected highlights from across all of these recordings. Here are 4 from the beginning of his career:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Featured Album - Rockabilly Cowboys (Part One)

Released towards the end of last year, this 10 CD set from Proper costs just £13 and contains a staggering 250 Rockabilly recordings, which comes out at little more than 5 pence each I reckon. And once you've got 'em you can keep 'em, so how is that not a good deal. Just to prove it, we're going to bring you a generous supply from the compilation between now and the end of the month, avoiding the more famous names in favour of those who may be slightly stranger to the jukebox...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Aural Massage - Fruko Y Sus Tesos - Yo Soy El Punto Cubano (1973)

To begin our posts for February, here's a tune from the Colombian salsa group, with the late Joe Arroyo singing lead.