Goldray – Rising (Starters for Ten #230) 10.10.23

Starters for Ten 2019 – #230: Top Ten 2017 tracks: 190818

Goldray – Rising (2017)

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 23rd – my top ten tracks from 2017 – here’s the title track from Goldray’s album ‘Rising’, released on 5 May that year.

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

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Procul Harem – A whiter shade of pale (Starters for Ten #208) 8.10.21

Starters for Ten 2019 – #208: Top Ten Sunday morning tracks: 190727

Procul Harem – A whiter shade of pale (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 21st – running between 20 and 29 July and featuring my top ten Sunday morning tracks – here’s  A Whiter Shade of Pale, the debut single from Procol Harum, released on 12 May 1967.  It reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. With very little promotion, it also reached No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. One of the anthems of the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

In 1977, the song was named joint winner (along with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) of “The Best British Pop Single 1952–1977” at the Brit Awards and in 1998 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Jimi Hendrix – Are you experienced? (Starters for Ten #188) 8.10.19 (19)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #188: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190707

Are you experienced? (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 the title track from the 1967 debut album Are you experienced?

Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Starters for Ten #183) 3.10.19

Starters for Ten 2019 – #183: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190702

Voodoo Chile (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 19th, running between 30 June and 9 July and featuring my top ten Jimi Hendrix numbers – here’s Voodoo Chile, released in May 1968 and featuring on the third ‘Experience’ album “Electric Ladyland”

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze (Starters for Ten #182) 2/10 (19)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #182: Top Ten Jimi Hendrix numbers: 190701

Purple Haze (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 Purple Haze, the second single from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in March 1967.

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (The ’59) #299

The ’59 2018 #299: 181026

MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (2007)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 49 – 2007.

Oracular Spectacular was the debut album from MGMT, released digitally on October 2, 2007 by RED Ink and physically on January 22, 2008 by Columbia.

Promotion for the album started in June 2007, when the song “Weekend Wars” was given away in summer issues of free monthly magazine Nöjesguiden in Stockholm, Sweden. Matching CDs could be picked up for free in all stores in three different shopping malls around Stockholm from June 26 to July 31.

The album was also promoted with three singles: “Time to Pretend”, “Electric Feel” and “Kids”.

It was nominated for the International Album award at the 2009 Brit Awards and in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 494 on its updated list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Lewis Taylor II (The ’59) #261

The ’59 2018 #261: 180918

Lewis Taylor II (2000)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 42 – 2000.

Andrew Lewis Taylor was born and raised in Barnet, North London in the late 1960s. He started in the music business as a guitarist touring with the Edgar Broughton Band. Then, In 1986 he began performing as Sheriff Jack, releasing two albums – ‘Laugh Yourself Awake’ (1986) and ‘What Lovely Melodies!’ (1987).

As Lewis Taylor, he released his self-titled album in 1996, through Island Records, and ‘Lewis II‘ four years later in June 2000.