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).

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!

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.

ZZ Top – Fool for your stockings (Starters for Ten #331) 1.10.34

Starters for Ten 2019 – #331: Top Ten Blues numbers: 191127

ZZ Top – Fool for your stockings (1979)

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.

Kickstarting my 34th – my top ten blues numbers – here’s ZZ Top’s Fool for your stockings from their 1979 ‘Deguello’ album.

The Steepwater Band – Hard as stone (Starters for Ten #306) 6.10.31

Starters for Ten 2019 – #306: Top Ten 2015 tunes: 191102

The Steepwater Band – Hard as stone (2015)

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 31st – my top ten 2015 tunes – here’s Hard as stone taken from the Steepwater Band’s 2015 best of album, ‘Diamond Days’

Free – Alright Now (Starters for Ten #272) 2.10.28

Starters for Ten 2019 – #272: Top Ten 1970’s numbers: 190929

Free – Alright Now (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.

Continuing my 28th top ten – featuring my top ten 1970’s numbers – here’s Free’s Alright Now from the 1970 album ‘Fire and Water’