Ten Years After – I’m Going Home (Starters for Ten #110) 10/10 (11)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #110: Top Ten Ten Years After numbers: 190420

Ten Years After – I’m going home (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.

Concluding the 11th – my top ten Ten Years After numbers – here’s I’m going home, written for the the ‘Undead’ album in 1968 but here from the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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

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Santana – Soul Sacrifice (Starters for ten #062) 2/10 (7)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 62: Top Ten Live tracks: 190303

Woodstock Festival – Santana – Heads, hands & feet/Soul Sacrifice (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 Santana doing Heads, Hands & feet into Soul Sacrifice at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair. The Santana set was between 2pm and 2.45 on Saturday 16 August 1969. Michael Shrieve (the band’s drummer) was the youngest musician to play at the festival. He was just 20.

Ten Years After – Recorded Live (Epic #313)

The Epic 2017 Project #313: 171109

Ten Years After – Recorded Live (1973)

Concluding the Jemtunes mini series about Ten Years After, here’s ‘Recorded Live’ from 1973. Epic 2017 features not quite every Ten Years After album – but certainly the eight in my book that really count.

Recorded Live was the band’s third live album. Containing no overdubs or additives, the album was recorded over four nights in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt and Paris with the Rolling Stones’ mobile recording truck and later mixed from sixteen tracks to stereo at Olympic Studios in London.

Here’s the ubiquitous ‘I’m going home’, Ten Years After’s anthem track. This is the ‘Woodstock’ version

Canned Heat – Living the Blues (Epic 2017 #032)

The Epic 2017 Project #032: 170201

Canned Heat – Living the Blues (1968)

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Although not worth a lot, this album is still something of a rarity these days, particularly on gatefold vinyl. It was Canned Heat’s third album.

It was one of the first double albums to place well on album charts and features the band’s signature song, “Going Up the Country”, which would later be used in the Woodstock film. John Mayall appears on piano on “Walking by Myself” and “Bear Wires”, and Dr. John appears on “Boogie Music”. The 20-minute trippy suite “Parthenogenesis” is dwarfed by the album-length “Refried Boogie”, recorded live and faithfully reproduced as one track on sides three and four.

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