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’

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Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (Starters for ten #270) 10.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #270 Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190927

Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (1969)

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 my 27th top ten – my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s Gimme Shelter from the Rolling Stones’ album ‘Let it Bleed’, released right at the end of the decade in December 1969.

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
[21] July 20-29: Top Ten Sunday Morning tracks
[22] July 30-August 8: Top Ten Fleetwood Mac tracks
[23] August 9-18: Top Ten 2017 tunes
[24] August 19-28: Top Ten Saturday night numbers
[25] August 29-September 7: Top Ten ZZ Top tracks
[26] September 8-17: Top Ten 2016 tunes
[27] September 18-27: Top Ten 1960’s numbers
[28] September 28-October 7: Top Ten 1970’s numbers

Canned Heat – One kind favour (Starters for Ten #265) 5.10.27

Starters for Ten 2019 – #265: Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190922

Canned Heat – One kind favour (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 27th top ten – running between 18 and 27 September and featuring my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s One kind favour from Canned Heat’s third album released late in 1968.

The Rolling Stones – Hoo Doo Blues (Starters for Ten #259) 9.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #259: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190916

The Rolling Stones – Hoo Doo Blues (2016)

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 26th top ten then – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s Hoo Doo Blues  from the Rolling Stones’ 23rd studio album “Blue & Lonesome”, released in December 2016.

Recorded in just three days in December 2015. The band announced the planned album In April 2016, at the launch of the Rolling Stones career retrospective Exhibitionism. The album is entirely blues-based, consisting of covers of artists such as Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter. Eric Clapton guests on guitar on a couple of tracks.

This is the first album since Dirty Work (1986) to not feature any guitar playing from Jagger (who instead concentrates completely on vocals and harmonica), although he is pictured in the album’s booklet playing guitar during the album’s sessions. It is also the first album since It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (1974) to not feature a lead vocal from Richards. Likewise, it is also the first album since Dirty Work to release a lead single that was not a Jagger/Richards composition with “Just Your Fool”.

The album reached No.1 in the UK and No.4 Stateside.

Left Lane Cruiser – Circus (Starters for Ten #257) 7.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #257: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190914

Left Lane Cruiser – Circus (2016)

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.

Left Lane Cruiser hail from from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The band comprises Fredrick “Joe” Evans IV on slide guitar and vocals with Pete Dio on drums and back up vocals.

They’ve said that their main influence comes from the North Mississippi Hill country blues musicians, most of whom were or are currently signed to Fat Possum Records.

Continuing my 26th top ten then  – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s Circus from Left Lane Cruisers’ 2016 album ‘Beck in Black’

Colin James – Boogie Funk (Starters for ten #255) 5.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #255: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190912

Colin James – Boogie Funk (2016)

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 26th – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s Colin James’ Boogie Funk taken from the ‘Blue Highways’ album released in February 2016.

David Gogo – Skeleton Key (Starters for Ten #253) 3.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #253: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190910

David Gogo – Skeleton Key (2016)

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 26th – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s the title track from David Gogo’s album ‘Skeleton Key’, originally released stateside in 2002 but re-released in May 2016 for a UK audience.