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.

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Cream – Strange Brew

Starters for Ten 2019 – #264: Top Ten 1960’s numbers: 190921

Cream – Strange Brew (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 my 27th top ten – running between 18 and 27 September and featuring my top ten 1960’s numbers – here’s Strange Brew, the opening track from Disraeli Gears, Cream’s second studio album.

The album was released in November 1967 and went on to reach No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also the group’s American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968, and reaching No. 4 on the American charts.

Remastered in 1998, the original 11-track album was subsequently released as a two-disc Deluxe Edition in 2004.

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

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.