Billy F Gibbons – My baby she rocks (Starters for Ten #197) 7.10.20

Starters for Ten 2019 – #197: Top Ten 2018 tunes: 190716

Billy F Gibbons – My baby she rocks (2018)

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 20th, running between 10 and 19 July and featuring my top ten tunes from 2018, here’s My Baby She Rocks from Billy F Gibbons’ September 2018 release ‘The Big Bad Blues’

 

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Pontus Snibb – You had a friend (Starters for Ten #195) 5.10.20

Starters for Ten 2019 – #195: Top Ten 2018 tunes: 190714

Pontus Snibb – Too late to die young (2018)

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 20th, running between 10 and 19 July and featuring my top ten tunes from 2018, here’s You had a friend from the ‘Too late to die young’ album released by Pontus Snibb on 1st February 2018.

Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart – Black Coffee (Starters for Ten #191) 1.10.20

Starters for Ten 2019 – #191: Top Ten 2018 tunes: 190710

Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart – Black Coffee (2018)

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 the 20th, running between 10 and 19 July and featuring my top ten tunes from 2018, here’s the title track from the collaborative album released by Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart on 13 January – Black Coffee.

Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing (Starters for Ten #190) 10.10.19

Starters for Ten 2019 – #190: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190709

Little Wing (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.

Concluding the 19th – my top ten Jimi Hendrix numbers – here’s Little Wing from 1967.

The 2019 ‘Starters for Ten’ series features:
[1] Jan 1-10: Top Ten Blues Rock Stonkers
[2] Jan 10-20: Top Ten Led Zeppelin Tracks
[3] Jan 21-30: Top Ten Spinetinglers
[4] Jan 31-Feb 9: Top Ten Underworld Tracks
[5] Feb 10-19: Top Ten Acoustic Tracks
[6] Feb 20-Mar 1: Top Ten Queen Tracks
[7] Mar 2-11: Top Ten Live Tracks
[8] Mar 12-21: Top Ten Classical pieces
[9] Mar 22-31: Top Ten Soul tracks
[10] April 1-10: Top Ten Classic Rock tracks
[11] April 11-20: Top Ten ‘Ten Years After’ numbers
[12] April 12-30: Top Ten ‘Talking Heads’ tracks
[13] May 1-10: Top Ten Punk Anthems
[14] May 11-20: Top Ten Rock numbers
[15] May 21-30: Top Ten Boogie tracks
[16] May 31-June 9: Top Ten Lurve songs
[17] June 10-19: Top Ten Driving Tracks
[18] June 20-29: Top Ten Britpop/invasion tracks
[19] June 30-July 9: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers
[20] July 10-19: Top Ten 2018 tunes

Jimi Hendrix – Drivin’ South (Starters for Ten #187) 7.10.19

Starters for Ten 2019 – #187: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190706

Driving’ South (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.

Continuing the 19th, running between 30 June and 9 July and featuring my top ten Jimi Hendrix numbers – here’s one of my personal favourites – Drivin’ South taken from the ‘BBC Sessions’ album.

‘BBC Sessions’ is an album of recordings by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on MCA Records on June 2, 1998. It contains all the surviving tracks from their various appearances on BBC radio programmes, such as Saturday Club and Top Gear, recorded in 1967.

At a BBC radio session, a band is required to record material in a studio quickly with limited overdubbing, largely limited to and relying upon their live sound. Many groups as part of this tradition choose to record some songs that are not part of their main repertoire. So this album  includes the only two surviving Hendrix UK TV soundtracks (both BBC) Late Night Line Up (“Manic Depression” only survives) and the 1969 Lulu Show (complete). The ‘BBC Sessions’ album therefore offers its own unique example of the Experience sound, and a revealing glimpse of a song from their early repertoire –  Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor”, as well as their only known studio recording of Bob Dylan’s “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?”

Apart from the “live” in studio versions of well-known Experience songs, there are several unique studio recordings of songs, Drivin’ South in particular (three versions), which includes several guitar lines derived from Albert Collins’ “Frosty” (1962) and “Thaw Out” (1965), “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Catfish Blues”, “Hound Dog”, “Hear My Train A Comin'” (two versions) and a couple of novelty tracks: the amusing parody of a BBC Radio 1 jingle “Radio One”, and a recording with a young Stevie Wonder on drums (a cover of Wonder’s own “I Was Made to Love Her”). It also includes the sound track from the band’s infamous appearance on Lulu’s television show in 1969.

Jimi Hendrix – Freedom (Starters for Ten #186) 6.10.19

Starters for Ten 2019 – #186: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190705

Freedom (1971)

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 19th, running between 30 June and 9 July and featuring my top ten Jimi Hendrix numbers – here’s Freedom, a funk-rock song by Jimi Hendrix that is often seen as one of the most fully realised pieces he wrote and recorded in the months before his death.

The song is one of the post-Band of Gypsys developed numbers that Hendrix regularly performed in concert. In 1971, it was used as the opening track on The Cry of Love, and, in the US, was also released as one of two posthumous Hendrix singles to appear on the Hot 100, where it reached number 59.

“Freedom” is now one of the more popular songs in the Hendrix collection and is included on several compilations. In 1997, it was used to lead off ‘First Rays of the New Rising Sun’, the most comprehensive attempt to present Hendrix’s planned fourth studio album.

Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe (Starters for Ten #184) 4.10.19

Starters for Ten 2019 – #184: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190703

Hey Joe (1966)

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 19th, running between 30 June and 9 July and featuring my top ten Jimi Hendrix numbers – here’s Hey Joe, released as a single in 1966.