I Got The Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tribute to the blues world of The Rolling Stones, including many of their roots and influences.

This is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features a bunch of old tunes, a few brand new songs, a handful of cover versions and all blues.

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

Includes interview with Cape Town band, The Picts.

The 100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs | Digital Dream Door

From Digital Dream Door

1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
2. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
3. Sympathy For The Devil
4. Honky Tonk Women
5. Gimme Shelter
6. Paint It Black
7. Brown Sugar
8. Get Off of My Cloud
9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
10. Miss You
11. Tumbling Dice
12. 19th Nervous Breakdown
13. The Last Time
14. Angie
15. Start Me Up
16. Let’s Spend The Night Together
17. Wild Horses
18. Street Fighting Man
19. Under My Thumb
20. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
21. Time Is On My Side
22. Ruby Tuesday
23. It’s All Over Now
24. Fool To Cry
25. Beast of Burden
26. Midnight Rambler
27. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow?
28. Emotional Rescue
29. Undercover of the Night
30. We Love You
31. Little Red Rooster
32. Sister Morphine
33. Stray Cat Blues
34. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
35. Shattered
36. Harlem Shuffle
37. Mother’s Little Helper
38. Happy
39. Heart of Stone
40. As Tears Go By
41. Mixed Emotions
42. Waiting On a Friend
43. She’s a Rainbow
44. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?
45. Let It Bleed
46. Monkey Man
47. Memory Motel
48. 2000 Light Years From Home
49. Bitch
50. Not Fade Away
51. She’s So Cold
52. Out of Time
53. Play With Fire
54. That’s How Strong My Love Is
55. No Expectations
56. Love In Vain
57. Rocks Off
58. All Down The Line
59. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
60. You Got Me Rocking
61. Like A Rolling Stone
62. Before They Make Me Run
63. Rock And A Hard Place
64. Love Is Strong
65. Anybody Seen My Baby?
66. Respectable
67. When The Whip Comes Down
68. Live With Me
69. Star Star
70. Dead Flowers
71. You Got The Silver
72. Rip This Joint
73. Come On
74. I Wanna Be Your Man
75. Going To A Go-Go
76. Hot Stuff
77. Sweet Virginia
78. Loving Cup
79. I’m Free
80. Lady Jane
81. Moonlight Mile
82. Hang Fire
83. Little T & A
84. Out of Tears
85. Almost Hear You Sigh
86. One Hit (To The Body)
87. Salt of the Earth
88. Ventilator Blues
89. Sweet Black Angel
90. Shine a Light
91. Little Queenie
92. Tell Me
93. I Just Want To See His Face
94. Far Away Eyes
95. Torn And Frayed
96. Let It Loose
97. Highwire
98. She Was Hot
99. Child Of The Moon
100. Back Street Girl

Top Ten Tunes: Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971

The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971

My top ten tunes from the Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 compilation, the South African pressing.

This album was my main introduction to the music of the Rolling Stones in 1972/1973.

  1. Time Is On My Side
  2. Under The Boardwalk
  3. Tell Me
  4. Play With Fire
  5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  6. Mothers Little Helper
  7. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  8. Paint It Black
  9. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  10. Honky Tonk Women

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have been omitted.

Further reading: Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (South African Pressing)

Top Ten Tunes: The Rolling Stones

My top ten tunes by the Rolling Stones

  1. Angie
  2. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
  3. Jumping Jack Flash
  4. Brown Sugar
  5. Time Waits For No One
  6. 100 Years Ago
  7. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  8. If You Need Me
  9. Like A Rolling Stone (live 1995)
  10. Paint It Black

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have been omitted.

Further reading: Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (South African Pressing)

70’s Compilation Albums that helped shape my music tastes

Growing up in the 70s, I discovered a number of bands, and their back-catalogues, through compilation albums. It surprises many people when I tell them my favourite Beatles album is the Red Album, for example.

The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971

The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971

The South African version had a different track listing to the US release. Included ‘Little Red Rooster’ and ‘Under The Boardwalk’ for example, and omitted ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Wild Horses’.

Track list for South African Album

  1. Time Is On My Side
  2. Little Red Rooster
  3. Under The Boardwalk
  4. Tell Me
  5. Heart Of Stone
  6. Play With Fire
  7. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  8. Get Off Of My Cloud
  9. As Tears Go By
  10. Mothers Little Helper
  11. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  12. Paint It Black
  13. Under My Thumb
  14. Ruby Tuesday
  15. Let’s Spend The Night Together
  16. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  17. Street Fighting Man
  18. Sympathy For The Devil
  19. Gimme Shelter
  20. Honky Tonk Women
  21. Midnight Rambler
  22. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (single version)

More info on Hot Rocks

The Beatles – The Red And The Blue Albums

The Beatles - The Red Album

The Beatles - The Blue Album

Two double albums, with every song a masterpiece. When these were re-released on CD in 1993, I bought them the day they came out. And though the whole of the Red Album could have been fitted onto a single CD, I didn’t mind paying full double album price. How many double CDs have so many classic chart-topping and million-selling songs on them? Worth every cent.

American Graffiti (soundtrack)

American Graffiti

My introduction to rock ‘n roll history.

The Who – Pinball And Other Wizards 1965-1975 (SA only release?)

The Who - Pinball And Other Wizards '65-'75
The Who – Pinball And Other Wizards ’65-’75

Actually only goes up to 1971, despite the title, but a great collection, nonetheless.

Deep Purple – Mark I and Mark II

Deep Purple - Mark I & II
Deep Purple – Mark I & II

Brilliant collection, and this was the only place to find ‘When A Blind Man Cries’ for many years.

Music Of Our Time

Music Of Our Time
Music Of Our Time

A CBS sampler from 1971, that was sold cheaply. Amazing collection. Still one of my favourites. I’ve made an iTunes playlist with all these songs on.

Golden EarringHearing Earring

Golden Earring - Hearing Earring
Golden Earring – Hearing Earring

This was a compilation only released in South Africa and Holland, I think, which featured the best tracks from ‘Together’ and ‘Seven Tears’.

Jimi Hendrix –  Sound track recordings from the film Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix - Soundtrack
Jimi Hendrix – Soundtrack

A compilation of various live tracks and interviews. My main introduction to the live experience that was Jimi Hendrix

Track listing (interviews excluded)

  1. Rock Me Baby from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  2. Wild Thing from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  3. Machine Gun I from Isle of Wight Festival (August 31, 1970)
  4. Johnny B. Goode from Berkeley Community Center, Berkeley, California (May 30, 1970)
  5. Hey Joe  from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  6. Purple Haze from Berkeley Community Center, Berkeley, California (May 30, 1970)
  7. Like a Rolling Stone from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  8. The Star Spangled Banner from Woodstock (August 1969)
  9. Machine Gun II (Band of Gypsys) from Fillmore East (January 1, 1970)
  10. Hear My Train A Comin’ (acoustic) from London (1967)
  11. Red House from Isle of Wight Festival (August 31, 1970)
  12. In From the Storm from Isle of Wight Festival (August 31, 1970)

 

Revelations

Revelations
Revelations

Triple album collection from Glastonbury Fayre in 1971. A strange mixture of artists and genres that introduced me to bands like Gong, Pink Fairies and The Grateful Dead.

Thin Lizzy – The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans

Thin Lizzy - The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans

Great album, that helped me discover the early years of Thin Lizzy, though I already knew Vagabonds Of The Western World, which is still one of my all-time favourite albums.

The Moody Blues – This Is The Moody Blues

This Is The Moody Blues

A double compilation album with all the songs crossfading into each other. Like Pink Floyd’s Echoes collection many years later.

Suck It And See

suck-it

 

Double album sampler from Vertigo, this time. From Folk (Magna Carta) to Metal (Black Sabbath) and most places in-between. The South African pressing had a different track listing to the overseas version.

Honourary mention

Let The Good Times Roll (soundtrack)

Let The Good Times Roll

Not really a compilation but the soundtrack to a film of a live rock and roll revival, that I saw over and over again. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Chubby Checker and others just blew me away. And the sampled soundbites from old TV shows, backstage comments and DJ introductions made it even better.

Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town is a place that reminds me of the type of record store I used to hang-out in when I was a teenager.