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A Record A Day

Updated: May 30, 2021

"If we can't go out we may as well share some good music"

It's oh so quiet - Cover of Björk's 'Post' released in 1995 on One Little Independent Records

A Record A Day began as a Lockdown #1 WhatsApp group set up by Johnny Claffey with an international group of musos and the call to arms: Well, if we can't go out we may as well share some good music!

Claffey's first post was: It's oh so quiet - a typically ironic riff on the times and the title of Björk's single from her second album Post, along with a Spotify link. The group has since shared an eclectic treasure trove of recommended music for the pandemic.

Other early offerings were hidden gems Dubwise, a 1991 album by Prince Far I, Never Let Her Slip Away a song from Andrew Gold's 1978 album All This and Heaven Too and Lianne La Havas's July, 2020 eponymous album.

Picture: Horslips: Back in the Days of Dearg Doom (Irish Times/Tony Clayton-Lea)

More recently, the group has shared My Love and Music by now octagenarian Ebo Taylor and Celtic Rock outfit Horslips' 2009 The Táin, a bonus tracks version following the initial 1973 release.

Full disclosure: The Hub is a group member and beneficiary of multiple A Record A Day recommendations to its playlists, like Seasick Steve's Seasick Boogie on The Sea and jailbird jitty Wishbone Ash's Blowin' Free on Prison Blues, among many other inspired suggestions.

So it's only fair to give A Record A Day due recognition on The Hub. Enjoy!


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