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June 29, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Friends, Jazz Vocal, Mrs D, Photography, Video | | 1 Comment

Happy Easter Sunday

“A Sunday Kind Of Love” – Etta James

I want a Sunday kind of love
A love to last past Saturday night
And I’d like to know it’s more than love at first sight
And I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh yea yea

I want a a love that’s on the square
Can’t seem to find somebody
Someone to care
And I’m on a lonely road that leads to no where
I need a Sunday kind of love

I do my Sunday dreaming, Oh yea
And all my Sunday scheming
Every minute, every hour, every day

Oh I’m hoping to discover
A certain kind of lover
Who will show me the way

And my arms need someone
Someone to enfold
To keep me warm when Mondays and Tuesdays grow cold
Love for all my life to have and to hold
Oh and I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh yea yea yea

I don’t want a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, Friday or Saturday
Oh nothing but Sunday oh yea
I want a Sunday Sunday
I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh yea
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday kind of loooove

To buy the music of Etta James click HERE

April 24, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Blues, Jazz Vocal, Old Music, R&B | | Leave a comment

I’d Rather Go Blind

I’d Rather Go Blind” is a Blues song written by Ellington Jordan and co-credited to Billy Foster.

It was first recorded by Etta James in 1968, and has subsequently become regarded as a blues and soul classic.

Mr BB King said it all…………duet perfection

“I’d Rather Go Blind” – Christine Perfect

To buy the music of Christine Perfect click HERE

January 31, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Blues, Old Music, R&B, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

New Music – Saint Jude

A week after seeing the great Maggie Bell in concert into my inbox pops information on a great new group with the soul of Stone The Crows… Saint Jude true serendipity!

Not to be mixed up with the US Hardcore Metal band of the same name this group have only relatively recently been signed to a record label and have now released their album, produced by Chris Kimsey, “Diary Of A Soul Fiend”

Kimsey who as a record producer, mixer and musician is most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones’ Undercover and Steel Wheels albums and being the engineer on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers as well as 1978’s Some Girls and 1980’s Emotional Rescue.

 Therefore as well as working with Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive), Marillion, The Cult, Peter Tosh, The Psychedelic Furs, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, INXS and many more he is to be taken seriously when he compares saint Jude to be akin to “The Faces fronted by Janis Joplin”

Photo :- Noel Buckley

The “Janis” in question is Lynne Jackaman who draws her inspiration from her love of Aretha Franklin

Saint Jude were formed back in 2005 when she met up with Adam Greene who was a CBGB scene follower guitarist, thus that background together with Jackaman’s soul influences of Franklin and the great Etta James produced the DNA for the band.

Now a fully grown five piece band having added Joe Glossop (Keyboards), Colin Kellogg (Bass) and Lee Cook (Drums) they have like all great bands fine tuned their material on the road for the last few years supporting along the way the likes of The Waterboys at The Albert Hall where the attracted the attention of Jimmy Page who has talked about undertaking some future production work for them.

Another admirer, unsurprisingly, is Ronnie Wood who has in fact jammed on stage with them as you can see from the audience filmed clip below on The Faces classic “(I Know) I’m Losing You”

Picture:- Noel Buckley


Saint Jude are currently on tour in Europe but hopefully will be coming to a venue near you in 2011, in the meantime enjoy this taster from their album.

“Pleased To Meet You” – Saint Jude

Picture:- Noel Buckley


To buy the music of Saint Jude click HERE

November 14, 2010 Posted by | New Music, New Releases, R&B, Video | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rain Man


Just finished watching Rain Man, first time I have watched it for several years yet it still hits home and must surely have been one of Dustin Hoffman’s finest performances.

To buy the DVD of Rain Man click HERE

What I never realised before is that during the dance lesson scene the music used is  “At Last” performed by the great Etta James

This was one of our key wedding songs and was an all time favourite of Fiona’s.

I have posted the MP3 of the song before so here is Beyonceseeking to replicate the magic in the film “Cadillac Records”

To buy the music of Etta James click HERE


To buy Cadillac Records on DVD click HERE

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Movies, Mrs D, Old Music, R&B, Soul, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary


Today would have been our second wedding anniversary though we would have been together for 12 years.

Hopefully Fi will have the same smile on her face and is looking after Bonnie well.

Not up for saying much but will play two key songs from our wedding album, the first was the song we chose for our first dance and the second song Fiona always thought said it all

To my soul mate

Love always



“But For Now” – Jamie Cullum

“At Last” – Etta James

At last
my love has come along
my lonely days over
and life is like a song

Ooh, yeah, yeah
At last
the skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
the night I looked at you

I found a dream
that I could speak to
A dream that I
can call my own
I found a thrill
to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Ohh, yeah, yeah

You smile
you smile
Ooh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
for you are mine at last


June 29, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music | , , | 1 Comment


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