Dave Hole – Short Fuse blues (Starters for Ten #339) 9.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #339: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191205

Dave Hole – Short Fuse Blues (1990)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Short Fuse Blues, the title track from Australian blues guitarist Dave Hole’s debut album, released in 1990.

Johnny Winter – Help Me (Starters for Ten #338) 8.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #338: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191204

Johnny Winter – Help Me (1968)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Johnny Winter’s cover of Sonny Boy Williamson’s Help Me. Taken from his 1968 debut – ‘The Progressive Blues Experiment’ – this combines original numbers together with other covers including BB King’s ‘It’s my own fault’ and Slim Harpo’s ‘Got love if you want it’. (The original of the latter is featured in “Starters for Ten #340” due from Jemtunes on 6th December).

Mose Allison – Young Man Blues (Starters for Ten #337) 7.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #337: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191203

Mose Allison – Young Man Blues (1957)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Young Man Blues recorded by Mose Allison in 1957.

Led Zeppelin – Tea for One (Starters for Ten #336) 6.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #336: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191202

Led Zeppelin – Tea for One (1976)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Led Zeppelin’s Tea for One from their 1976 album ‘Presence’.

I bought this album from a mate in early 1977 as he didn’t like blues. His loss, my gain!

Ten Years After – Spider in my web (Starters for Ten #335) 5.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #335: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191201

Ten Years After – Spider in my web (1968)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Ten Years After’s Spider in my web from their 1968 album, ‘Undead’

Alexis Korner – Stormy Monday Blues (Starters for ten #334) 4.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #334: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191130

Alexis Korner – Stormy Monday Blues (1978)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Stormy Monday Blues from ‘The Party Album’, a 1978 live blues recording by Alexis Korner. The double album features Alexis Korner and various guest musicians singing a mix of both classic blues songs as well as some of Korner’s own. The concert was a celebration of Korner’s 50th birthday.

Leadbelly – Fort Worth & Dallas Blues (Starters for ten #333) 3.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #333: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191129

Leadbelly – Fort Worth & Dallas Blues (1935)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s Leadbelly’s Fort Worth & Dallas Blues from 1935.