Music Recommendation: Button Up — “Beat Street”

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Music: “Beat Street”

Album: BEAT STREET

Artist: Button Up

Record Company: Button Up Records

Record Company Location: Scotland, UK

Info:

Button Up Records release albums by Button Up, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Connor Fyfe, Daniel Meade and The Bar Dogs.

Price: £1 (GBP) for track; £7 (GBP) for 10-track album

Genre: R&B. Soul.

Links:

BEAT STREET

https://buttonup1.bandcamp.com/album/beat-street-download

Button Up Records

https://buttonup1.bandcamp.com

Button Up Records on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIC9rq0-X9kcvSew5vbTgw

Music Recommendation: Ben Davis Jr. and the Dirt Poor Troubadours — “The Day Before Payday”

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Music: “The Day Before Payday”

Album: THE DAY BEFORE PAYDAY

Artist: Ben Davis Jr. and the Dirt Poor Troubadours

Artist Location: Pomeroy, Ohio [Now Chillicothe, Ohio]

Info:

“Life experience and lightheartedness liven the music of Ben Davis Jr. Straight out of Southern Ohio, this songwriter has stories which an audience can easily relate to. His alt. country sound makes for easy listening and easy loving. THE DAY BEFORE PAYDAY, Davis Jr’s first full-length album, was released in December of 2013 and has been received favorably for its recognizable sincerity.”

All songs written by Ben Davis Jr. 

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $7 (USD) for 10-track album

Genre: Alternative Country. Americana.

Links:

Ben Davis Jr. on Bandcamp

https://bendavisjr.bandcamp.com/releases

Ben Davis Jr. on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/bendavisjrmusic

Ben Davis Jr. on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/bendavisjrofficial/

Music Recommendation: Mike Ratliff — “Easier Said Than Done”

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Music: “Easier Said Than Done”

Single: This is a one-sided single.

Artist: Mike Ratliff

Artist Location: McConnelsville, Ohio

Info:

“It was 4 in the morning when it happened. Another trucker swerved  into Mike Ratliff’s 18-wheeler, sending him off the highway. Ratliff found himself pulling the man out of the vehicle in flames saving his life. Within moments, the truck exploded. This event would not only change the course of his route — it would change the course of his life. 

“Now emerging as a solo artist, Mike is your everyday everyman who proves there’s something special about that. In the Ohio coalfields, Mike Ratliff was raised with grit in his teeth, and a heart of compassion. He grew up listening to his uncle’s band, and once had a short-lived band of his own. But for the 20 years he worked as a trucker, he also worked on his craft. On highway berms and in all-night diners, he wrote songs about the things he observed and the people he encountered. 

“During this period, Mike formed the Non Members, a performing duo that played everywhere from nursing homes to notable regional songwriter showcases, including Charleston’s community radio’s ‘Musician’s Edition’ and the Woody Hawley Series, hosted by NPR’s Mountain Stage bandleader Ron Sowell. In this time, he cut his musical teeth as a writer and performer. 

“His songs are standouts of lyrical storytelling — and, his stories themselves are extraordinary. His acoustic guitar work provides an earthy backdrop that reminds us there’s power in simplicity. He narrates these stories of the day-to-day with an evocative vocal delivery that is both passionate and well-restrained. 

“The accident on that fateful day, though tragic, had a redeeming effect: it emboldened Mike Ratliff to live his artistic vision on his own terms. 

“He is currently working on his first album, HALFWAY UP THE HIGHWAY.” — Arthur Deras

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Singer-Songwriter

Links:

“Easier Said Than Done”

https://mikeratliff.bandcamp.com/track/easier-said-than-done

Mike Ratliff on Bandcamp

https://mikeratliff.bandcamp.com

Mike Ratliff Music on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/1969guitarmike/videos

Mike Ratliff Music Official Website

https://mikeratliffmusic.com

Music Recommendation: Maze — “Need Someone”

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Music: “Need Someone”

Album: THE SECOND COMING

Artist: Maze

Record Company: Aldora Britain Records

Record Company Location: Rothley, UK

Info:

“AB Records is an e-zine and record label that promotes the music and work of authentic independent or underground artists from all around the world. Originally established in 2013, they revamped themselves in 2018 with a brand new approach. Their first weekly compilation, aptly titled ‘THE SECOND COMING,’ was released in late 2019. They now also release original singles, EPs and charity projects.”

Price: £0.50 GBP for 10-track album

Genre: Rock. Pop. Various.

Links:

THE SECOND COMING

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-second-coming

Maze UK on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCNpR8i-GvmHXoVHNbOgNQ

Aldora Britain Records on Bandcamp

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com

Aldora Britain Records on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/c/aldorabritainrecords/videos

MODS OF YOUR GENERATION on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl8YYy8iD8wG_fgegK2E2vw

Music Recommendation: The Beatpack — “Met Myself Coming Back”

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Music: “Met Myself Coming Back”

EP: BACK, BEHIND, AND IN FRONT EP

Artist: The Beatpack

Artist Location: London, England

Info:

“The Beatpack are London’s prime purveyors of brutal 60’s garage R’n’B.”

Back, Behind And In Front EP released on State Records 
Recorded in glorious Mono. 

Hugh Dellar – Vocal, Harp 
Simon Harvey – Electric\Acoustic Guitars, Vocal 
Adrian Smith – Electric\12-String Guitar, Vocal 
AJW Bourton – Bass, Organ, Autoharp, Vocal 
Charlie Gurney – Drums

Price: £1 (GBP) for track; £4 for four-track EP

Genre: Rhythm and Blues

Links:

BACK, BEHIND, AND IN FRONT EP

https://thebeatpack.bandcamp.com/album/back-behind-and-in-front-ep

The Beatpack on Bandcamp

https://thebeatpack.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Viernes de Hongos [Mushroom Friday] — “Agente Naranja” [Agent Orange]

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Music: “Agente Naranja” [Agent Orange]

EP: THE RETURN OF THE CHAMPIÑONS

Artist: Viernes de Hongos [Mushroom Friday]

Artist Location: Mexico, Missouri

Info:

Banda de Instro Surf Rock y otras cosas.”

“Instro [Instrumental] Surf Rock band and other stuff.”

Price: $1 for track; $5 (UDS) for six-track EP

Genre: Surf. Instrumental.

Links:

THE RETURN OF THE CHAMPIÑONS

https://viernesdehongos.bandcamp.com/album/the-return-of-the-champi-ons

Viernes de Hongos  on Bandcamp

https://viernesdehongos.bandcamp.com

Viernes de Hongos on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/c/VIERNESDEHONGOS/videos?app=desktop&view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

Music Recommendation: The Anacondas — “La Danza de los Muertos”

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Music: “La Danza de los Muertos”

Album: THE HAUNTED SHORES OF THE NORTH SEA

Artist: The Anacondas

Artist Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Record Company: North Sea Surf Radio

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Info:

“North Sea Surf Radio is a commercial free radio station funded by listener donations. The mission of North Sea Surf Radio is to make good quality surf music freely available worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

“This compilation features 13 classics from the Halloween Top 66, the list with the spookiest and most horrifying surf instrumentals broadcast by North Sea Surf Radio during Halloween weekend.”

Sidecar Bob, a fan, wrote, “Cool music and it supports North Sea Surf Radio.”

Price: €13 (EURO) for 13-track album by various artists; tracks cannot be purchased separately

Genre: Surf. Horror.

Links:

THE HAUNTED SHORES OF THE NORTH SEA

https://northseasurf.bandcamp.com/album/the-haunted-shores-of-the-north-sea

The Anacondas on Bandcamp

https://anacondas.bandcamp.com

North Sea Surf Radio

https://northseasurf.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Los Fuckin Surfer Smokers — “Ghost Riders in the Sky” 

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Music: “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

EP: EN VIVO!

Artist: Los Fuckin Surfer Smokers 

Artist Location: Bogota, Colombia

Info: 

Checho – Guitarra. 
Reve – Bajo. 
Efra – Bateria. 

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Surf Instrumentals.

Links: 

EN VIVO!

https://losfuckinsurfersmokers.bandcamp.com/album/en-vivo

Los Fuckin Surfer Smokers on Bandcamp

https://losfuckinsurfersmokers.bandcamp.com

Los Fuckin Surfer Smokers on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75SqKIfPG6b4ljB0JxYyzw

Music Recommendation: Los Vaccine — “Operation Y Twist”

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Music: “Operation Y Twist”

EP: GAIDAI COMEDY’S

Artist: Los Vaccine

Artist Location: Russia

Info:

“I’m 46, I love surfrock, and I’m from Moscow.

“Los Vaccine is a DIY [Do It Yourself] project.

“I get inspired by Dick Dale, John Blair, Guano Padano, Messer Chups, Sailor Ksou & Seasick Surfers, Nebulas, Aqualads and other musicians.”

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $3 (USD) for six-track EP

Genre: Surf

Links:

GAIDAI COMEDY’S

https://losvaccine.bandcamp.com/album/gaidai-comedys

Los Vaccine on Bandcamp

https://losvaccine.bandcamp.com