The 7:40 Songbook – March 5, 2014

Son of Dave

I start a new series today (always looking for something fast and simple) called the 7:40 songbook.  The premise, the end of my drive to work and the song that comes on at 7:40 in the morning on my trusty FM dial.  It could be from CBC2 or it could be CKUA radio.  Either way it will not be the same song twice and usually an excellent tune.  Both Tom Power of CBC and Grant Stovel of CKUA have very similar tastes to mine in their selections.

The inaugural tune is an interesting number from a rare source, the one man band.  In this case it is a bluesy number from Son Of Dave and is called Old Times Were Good Times.  This version is a live rendition which gives a good idea of the creativity involved with this genre.

Son of Dave is actually Canadian named Benjamin Darvill who currently is based in the UK.  The song is taken from his 2008 album simply titled “03”.  Prior to going solo, he was a member of the Crash Test Dummies and is a former Grammy nominee with that band.  A very talented player and songwriter.

Song Of The Day – David Ford – “Pour A Little Poison”

For today we have English artist David Ford and a tune called “Pour A Little Poison”.  The song is taken from his 2013 album “Charge”.  A rollicking number which gets you tapping your foot almost immediately.

David Ford on iTunes

 

Song Of The Day – The Lone Bellow – “You Never Need Nobody”

 

A bit of live country today.  Nicely crafted tune, great growth to a nice ending, with terrific vocals, and, of course, live.  The best way to listen to anything is the real thing.  Support live music in all it’s forms.  Enjoy a now 2-year-old tune from The Lone Bellow titled “You Never Need Nobody”.

Music From The Mailbag – Boolfight

Boolfight

 

Boolfight is an electro-pop band that hails from Paris, France.  This is a dusty one from the mailbag as they dropped me a line in December 2012, ouch and bad on me.  The group has released 2 albums, most recently “Feral” in 2012.  The song I am featuring is off this record and is “Deluxe”.  The tune is a light pop style, hearkening back to my 80’s roots in music.  Good tune and an interesting video, which I enjoyed.  The vocals are clear and concise, again with a strong 80’s style.  If you want to hear more, or delve a bit deeper into the band, hit the links below the video.

 

Boolfight on Twitter

Boolfight on iTunes

 

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