Earth Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland (Starters for Ten #145) 5/10 (15)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #145: Top Ten Boogie tracks: 190525

Earth Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland (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.

Continuing the 15th – featuring my top ten boogie tracks, and running between 21 and 30 May – here’s Boogie Wonderland released by Earth, Wind & Fire in 1979.

The picture above is the promo for the Love Supreme Festival they headlined in July 2018 and to which we had the privilege of attending.

Ten Years After – Going to try (Starters for Ten #103) 3/10(11)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #103: Top Ten Ten Years After numbers: 190413

Ten Years After – Going to try (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 11th, running between 11 and 20 April and featuring my top ten Ten Years After numbers, here’s Going to Try from the 1968 live album ‘Stonehenge’

Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady (Starters for Ten #064) 4/10 (7)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 64: Top Ten Live tracks: 190305

Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady (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 the 7th, running between 2 and 11 March and featuring my top ten live tracks, here’s Jimi Hendrix performing Foxy Lady at the Isle of Wight festival on 31 August 1970.

Jimi Hendrix – Isle of Wight (Epic 2017 #110)

The Epic 2017 Project #110: 170420

Jimi Hendrix – Isle of Wight (1971)

Isle of Wight is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in November 1971 by Polydor in the UK only. It documents Hendrix’s performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival on 30 August 1970, his last performance in England before his death in September. The album was engineered by Carlos Ohlms (a British-based engineer). The record company did not use a picture from the Isle of Wight concert. The cover photo is from a live concert on 4 September 1970 at Deutschlandhalle, Berlin.

The album spent only two weeks in the UK Albums Chart, peaking at No. 17. But it remains one of my all time favourites

Isle of Wight contains just part of the concert, but this release has a unique mix compared to the 2002 release of the entire performance on the album Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight.

John B Sebastian – Rainbows all over your blues (Leaping Ahead #267)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #267: 160923

[A festival song (3)]

John B Sebastian was attending Woodstock as part of the crowd but, whilst promoters struggled to get billed performers in to play, he was recruited for an impromptu ‘filler’ performance at 15:30 on Saturday 16 August 1969 between Santana and The Keef Hartley band. Of course, he wasn’t just some random guitar player as Sebastian formed and fronted ‘The Lovin Spoonful’.

Santana – Soul Sacrifice (Leaping Ahead #232)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #232: 160819

[A festival song (2)]

“Soul Sacrifice” is an instrumental written and recorded by the American rock group Santana. Identified as one of the highlights of the 1969 Woodstock festival, itfeatures extended guitar solos by Carlos Santana and a stunning drum solo from Michael Shrive. It was one of the band’s earliest compositions. Carlos Santana recalled the group wrote it when bassist David Brown joined and describes it as

a perfect example of the amalgam of old-world guaguanco rhythms and strictly American licks