Monday, May 27, 2013

Featured Album - Island Presents Rocksteady (Part Four)

Last tunes from a 2 CD release we've been listening to regularly since it came out a few months ago...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Gospel Slot - The Hightower Brothers - Seat In The Kingdom (1963)

Lead singer, the late Robert Lee "Sugar" Hightower,  was no more than 15 when this performance was released and very likely younger when it was recorded.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Midnight Hour #15 - Business Opportunity

Recently uploaded to our Mixcloud and following a theme taken from this month's Aural Massage, click here to track down 60 minutes of tunes from among others:B.B. King, Hank Williams (pictured), The Wailers, Tampa Red, Fats Waller, The Rivingtons, Syl Johnson, Clyde Moody & Sleepy LaBeef.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Featured Artist - Moon Mullican (Part One)

Pre World War Two, the piano player and singer Aubrey Wilson Mullican (from Corrigan, Texas) played and sang blues based material in many of the popular Western Swing bands of the day. In 1946 he signed to King records as a solo artist where he remained for a decade, recording honky-tonk and hillbilly boogie tunes that proved influential on the rock and roll pioneers who followed.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Featured Album - Island Presents Rocksteady (Part One)

This two CD set, released earlier this year, contains 40 soulful Jamaican recordings that were issued by Island records. There are plenty of these tunes to be found on YouTube, but here we save you the hassle of searching, just click below and be soothed by the sweet rhythms of our favourite era in Jamaican music...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013