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What are you listening to? Daniel Loftus

Lead vocals and organist for New Riddim

What are you listening to, Daniel Loftus?


Daniel Loftus, who handles lead vocals and the organ for the local reggae/Jamaican rock group New Riddim, in a recent interview detailed his 10 favorite songs of the moment.

“Johnny Too Bad” by

The Slickers

“Classic cool. This song is everything that is right with music.”

“Money Man” by Skip Bifferty

“A great psychedelic pop tune from a long-forgotten band that never made it big.”

“So You Want to Be a Rock ’n’ Roll Star” by the Byrds

“Chris Hillman’s driving bass line meshed with 12-string Rickenbacker guitars. What’s not to like?”

“Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

“The most radical departure from conventional music that I’ve ever heard. Complete artistic freedom with endless possibilities. Frightening and beautiful at the same time.”

“Feelin’ Blue” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

“This song is perfect from start to finish. So much soul and emotion for such a lazy beat.”

“The Birthday” by Idle Race

“Something about early Jeff Lynne is just magic. Incredible songwriting.”

“Tradition” by Burning Spear

“This is one of the coolest reggae songs ever written. It’s like he’s singing about something much greater than himself, and he really makes you feel it.”

“Like it Is, Like it Was” by James Brown

“The last track on the ‘Black Caesar’ soundtrack from James Brown.”

“Message From the Country” by the Move

“Another shining example of early Jeff Lynne’s creativity. Real heavy bass line and layered with voices. Amazing.”

“I Don’t Wanna Go Down

to the Basement” by the


“Rock ’n’ roll in its most pure form.”


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