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Song of the Day: Am I Wrong by Keb’ Mo’

“Am I wrong” is a song by Delta blues musician Keb’ Mo’ from his second studio album Keb’ Mo’. Kevin Roosevelt Moore, known as Keb’ Mo’, is four-time Grammy Award winner known for an unique post-modern blues style influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz, … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

“In the Summertime” is the debut single by British rock band Mungo Jerry. Written and composed by its lead singer, Ray Dorset, it celebrates the carefree days of summer. Lyrics: Chh chh-chh, uh, Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh, Chh … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis (covered by The Platters )

“Sixteen Tons” is a song about the life of a coal miner, first recorded in 1946 by American country singer Merle Travis and released on his box set album Folk Songs of the Hills the following year. Lyrics: Some people … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones (Melanie Safka cover)

“Ruby Tuesday” is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966, released in January 1967. Melanie Safka released a version of the song on her album Candles in the Rain; her version was a UK Top Ten hit that year. … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Sinnerman by Nina Simone

“Sinnerman” (spelled as one word) is one of Nina Simone’s most famous songs and she recorded her definitive 10-minute-plus version on her 1965 album Pastel Blues. Lyrics: Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? Sinner man, where you gonna run to? … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway (ft. Blues Brothers Band)

“Minnie the Moocher” is a jazz song first recorded in 1931 by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, selling over 1 million copies.”Minnie the Moocher” is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed (“scat”) lyrics (for example, “Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi”). In … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Wade in the Water by Sweet Honey in the Rock

“Wade in the Water” (Roud 5439) is the name of a Negro spiritual first published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) by John Wesley Work II and his brother, Frederick J. Work (see Fisk Jubilee Singers). Lyrics: Refrain: Wade in the Water … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Put Your Lights On by Carlos Santana Feat. Everlast

“Put Your Lights On” is a single performed by Santana and Everlast on Santana’s album, Supernatural (1999). It barely charted on the US pop chart, reaching #18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, but did considerably better on rock radio, peaking at #8 on the Mainstream Rock Trackschart. … Continue reading

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Song of the Day : I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl by Nina Simone

“I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl”, based on a song by Simone’s great example, Bessie Smith, but with somewhat different lyrics. Lyrics: I want a little sugar in my bowl I want a little sweetness down in my soul … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Tank by The Seatbelts (written by Yoko Kanno )

Stop everything you’re doing and listen this. Oh yes, they are awesome! “Tank!” is the opening song for the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop. The song, written by Yoko Kanno and performed by Seatbelts, has an extensive alto saxophone solo played by Masato Honda, as well as a … Continue reading

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