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.

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The Pretty Reckless – Take me down (Starters for ten #258) 8.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #258: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190915

The Pretty Reckless – Take me down (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 Take me down  from The Pretty Reckless and their 2016 album ‘Who you selling for’

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’

Divine Comedy – Foreverland (Starters for Ten #256) 6.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #256: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190913

Divine Comedy – Foreverland (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 Divine Comedy’s 11th studio album (‘Foreverland’) released on 2 September 2016

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.

Alabama 3 – Forever in blues (Starters for Ten #254) 4.10.26

Starters for Ten 2019 – #254: Top Ten 2016 tunes: 190911

Alabama 3 – Forever in 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 the 26th – running between 8 and 17 September and featuring my top ten 2016 tunes – here’s Foever in Blues from the 13th Alabama 3 album ‘Blues’, released in October 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.