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Due to my one song / one genre tagging policy, I've deliberately joined two distinctive genres to remove the dilemma of what to do with any hybrid recordings caught between the two. Typical Blues Rock tracks would include The Doors - Roadhouse Blues, The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel or David Bowie - The Jean Genie. Typical Soul Rock tracks would include Dobie Gray - Drift Away, Small Faces - All Or Nothing or U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name. Typical hybrids would include Them - Gloria, Nick Cave - Stagger Lee, Janis Joplin - Move Over.

The Jukebox Pick (of 2,769):


 (Ricky Ross)

 Deacon Blue

 10 out of 10 “Utterly perfect” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

 As far as opening statements go, Deacon Blue's “Dignity” has to be right up there as one of the strongest ever released. Their debut single was issued in March, 1987, and, although it didn't have much impact at the time, it grew to become one of Scotland's most-loved songs. It was John Lennon who sang that “a working class hero is something to be” and Ricky Ross took the baton from there, putting us in the mind of the man who's been a council worker for 20 years now. His moral compass is on point - “he takes no lip off nobody and litter off the gutter” - and he gets by on his dream of saving for a small boat that he's going to christen “Dignity”. It's an everyman tale, delivered with Scottish soul and a band who seem to instinctively seize the moment, grasping the feeling that they've got an anthem in their hands. Here's to the beautiful dreamers; “Dignity” is unsinkable.

Some favourite artists:

Nick Cave, Captain Beefheart, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Big Sexy Noise

The Jukebox pick:


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