Song Of The Day – Jamie N. Commons – “Rumble and Sway”

Jamie N. Commons

Jamie N. Commons (Photo credit: wfuv)

 

A quick post to let you know I am still around.  Life does trump all from time to time, and recent weeks are one of those trump times.  Enjoy this cut, a CBC2 find once again, Jamie N. Commons performing the tune “Rumble and Sway, live on Conan.  Could be a big one.

 

 

 

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Song Of The Day – Allen Stone – “Sleep”

Allen Stone

Allen Stone

Soul R&B singer, Allen Stone recorded this gem in 2011 and widely released in 2012.  Sleep can be found on his album “Allen Stone”. I have a big weak spot for everything blues/R&B/soul and he hits the sweet spot.

He has a gospel background, which pops up in his writing and style, and lists people like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Meters as his influences.  He currently resides in Seattle, and is on tour in Europe as I write this.

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Remembering Jimmy Jones

01 - Jimmy Jones

01 – Jimmy Jones (Photo credit: Bradford Timeline)

 

Singer Songwriter Jimmy Jones died on August 2, 2012.  He was 75.  He was a Sam Cooke style singer, with a great falsetto.  He is best known for his huge hit from 1960 “Handy Man“, which reached number 2  in 1960.  His other hit was Good Timin’, which rose to number 3, also in 1960.  After these 2 successes, he continued to record and write.  His influence has been noted by such people as Del Shannon.

 

Handy Man

 

 

 

Good Timin

 

 

Song Of The Day – Joss Stone – Sideway Shuffle

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I have been a big Joss Stone fan since she was a barefoot 16-year-old phenomenon, singing the blues with the crème of the Louisiana blues players.  Not bad for an out of place Brit.  She has strayed a bit from those first recordings, but is still a force.  Quite the voice.

Sideway Shuffle

 

Song Of The Day – Joss Stone – Sideway Shuffle

English: Joss Stone Deutsch: Joss Stone

English: Joss Stone Deutsch: Joss Stone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been a big Joss Stone fan since she was a barefoot 16-year-old phenomenon, singing the blues with the crème of the Louisiana blues players.  Not bad for an out of place Brit.  She has strayed a bit from those first recordings, but is still a force.  Quite the voice.

Sideway Shuffle