Mini-Features – Joe Bonamassa

I have often shared clips from Joe Bonamassa; after all, he has been one of the leading names in the Guitar Blues world for the last two decades. Including his live recordings, collaborations and solo studio work, Joe has released 45 albums in this time, a remarkable body of work. I received the heads-up that he released a new album, ‘Royal Tea’, earlier this month. I took a listen and have chosen three tracks for the guitar blues fans among us.

Mini-Feature – Local TV Theme Songs

I’m visiting South African entertainment history today with some of the classic TV theme songs and the programs they were written for. This has been a lot of fun to research and compile and brought back a load of memories.

Mini-Features: Dave Matthews Band

27th October 2020: I would like to tag this mini-feature as local music but although Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg he frequently moved back and forth between the States, England and South Africa throughout his childhood. When his father, a physicist for IBM, passed away in 1977 his family moved back to Johannesburg. OnContinue reading “Mini-Features: Dave Matthews Band”

Loving the Music: One-Hit-Wonders

25th October 2020 I’ve visited this theme before and, although the definition of one-hit-wonder is a debatable topic, It always surprises me at the songs on the various lists that are out there. Today’s batch contains one song that you may not have heard of, but the other two are very well known. When last,Continue reading “Loving the Music: One-Hit-Wonders”

Loving the Music – Freedom’s Children

24th October 2020 One of our members requested that I feature some of the local bands from the past, and today seems a very good day to head back to the psychedelic sixties and spend some time with a band that some claim are the best rock band the world never heard, Freedom’s Children. WhereContinue reading “Loving the Music – Freedom’s Children”

Loving the Music – Brown Bird

22nd October 2020: In the very early days of the Loving the Music page a friend sent me a link to a group that he thought I would enjoy. The group was Brown Bird, and thank you Jandre for introducing me to them. Unfortunately, Brown Bird is no longer with us due to the founder,Continue reading “Loving the Music – Brown Bird”

Loving the Music – Ard Matthews

There are very few South Africans who won’t recognise the name Ard Matthews. Not only has he become a local music legend with his band Just Jinger who have continued to win hearts and fans over the years, but he is also known as a solid solo performer. I featured a song from his 2019Continue reading “Loving the Music – Ard Matthews”