Canned Heat – On the road again (Starters for Ten #162) 2/10 (17)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #162: Top Ten Driving tracks: 190611

Canned Heat – On the road again (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 the 17th – featuring my top ten driving tracks, and running between 10 and 19 June – here’s On the Road Again, a song recorded by the American blues-rock group Canned Heat in 1967.

It first appeared on their second album, Boogie with Canned Heat, in January 1968; when an edited version was released as a single in April 1968, “On the Road Again” became Canned Heat’s first record chart hit and one of their best-known songs.

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Ten Years After – I can’t keep from crying sometimes (Starters for Ten #109) 9/10 (11)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #109: Top Ten Ten Years After numbers: 190419

Ten Years After – I can’t keep from crying sometimes (1967)

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.

For the penultimate part of the 11th, running between 11 and 20 April and featuring my top ten Ten Years After numbers, here’s I can’t keep from crying sometimes taken from the 1967 self-titled debut.

Hot Tuna – Hesitation Blues (Starters for Ten #41) 1/10 (5)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 41: Top Ten Acoustic tracks: 190210

Hot Tuna – Hesitation Blues (1970)

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.

Kicking off the 5th – my top ten acoustic tracks, and running between 10 and 19 February, here’s Hesitation Blues from Hot Tuna’s debut released in 1970.

John Mayall – Sonny Boy Blow (Starters for Ten #029) 9/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 29: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190129

John Mayall – Sonny Boy Blow (1967)

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 tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s Sonny Boy Blow from John Mayall’s 1967 album ‘The blues alone’

Left Lane Cruiser – Beck in Black (The 59) #357

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Left Lane Cruiser – Beck in Black (2016)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 58 – 2016.

Left Lane Cruiser are a US based blues-rock band originating from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Their main influence comes from the North Mississippi Hill country blues musicians, most of whom were or are currently signed to Fat Possum Records. The band comprises Fredrick “Joe” Evans IV on slide guitar and vocals with Pete Dio on drums and back up vocals.

In July 2007, Left Lane Cruiser signed to Alive Records. Their first nationally released album, Bring Yo’ Ass to the Table, was released on January 8, 2008.

Beck in Black, still with ‘Alive’ was their eighth, released in July 2016.

 

The Rolling Stones – Blue and lonesome (The 59) #353

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The Rolling Stones – Blue and lonesome (2016)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 58 – 2016.

Blue & Lonesome is a covers album by the Rolling Stones—their 23rd British and 25th American studio album—released on 2 December 2016.

It’s the band’s first album to feature only cover songs (all blues numbers), and their first studio release since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’, with the 11-year gap being the longest between two Rolling Stones albums.

It won the album won Album of the Year at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards. 

 

Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Dirty Truth (The 59) #344

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Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Dirty Truth (2014)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 56 – 2014

Here’s what Ms Taylor had to say about the release of her 4th album, ‘The Dirty Truth, in September 2014…

I wanted to go back into the studio in Memphis with Jim to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album. The new album is a combination of rock and blues. It’s an exciting collaboration, and hopefully my fans will love the more stripped down sound.