Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Starters for Ten #308) 8.10.31

Starters for Ten 2019 – #308: Top Ten 2015 tunes: 191104

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (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 Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars and taken from Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ album.

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.

Tom Browne – Fungi Mama (Starters for Ten #150) 10/10 (15)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #150: Top Ten Boogie tracks: 190530

Tom Browne – Fungi Mama (1981)

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 15th – featuring my top ten boogie tracks – here’s Fungi Mama from Tom Browne’s 1981 album ‘Yours Truly’.

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

Grace Jones – Nipple to the bottle (Starters for Ten #146) 6/10 (15)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #146: Top Ten Boogie tracks: 190526

Grace Jones – Nipple to the bottle (1982)

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 Nipple to the Bottle from Grace Jones’ “Living my Life” realised in 1982

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.

War – Low Rider (Starters for Ten #144) 4/10 (15)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #144: Top Ten Boogie tracks: 190524

War – Low Rider (1975)

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 Low Rider from War, released in 1975 and featuring on their ‘Up in Some’ album.

KC & The Sunshine Band – (That’s the way) I like it (Starters for Ten #143) 3/10 (15)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #143: Top Ten Boogie tracks: 190523

KC & The Sunshine Band – (That’s the way) I like it (1975)

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 (That’s the way) I like it released by KC & The Sunshine Band in 1975.