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Thursday Throwdown ~ Canned Heat ~ A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town

Woodstock 1969

A Change is Gonna Come and Leaving This Town are the same song and not affiliated with Sam Cooke’s song or the latter one a Beach Boy’s.

It is a Canned Heat Jam created by band.

Bob “The Bear” Hite – vocals, harmonica
Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson – guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Harvey “The Snake” Mandel – guitar
Larry “The Mole” Taylor – bass
Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra – drums

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Doors

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Saturday’s ” Sweetwater ” ~ In A Rainbow

Written by Alex Del Zoppo
Released in 1968 off their self entitled album and the first.

Nancy ( Nansi ) Nevins – vocals
Alex Del Zoppo – piano, and harmonica and backing vocals
Fred Herrera – bass and backing vocals
August Burns – cello
Alan Malarowitz – drums
Elpidio “Pete” Cobian – congas, percussion and backing vocals
Albert Moore – flute, Tambourine, Cowbell, backing vocals

You can tell it’s getting closer to the original Woodstock Anniversary.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ So Hard To Share ~ John Mayall

Written by John Mayall
Recorded July 12, 1969 – Fillmore East
Album title – THE TURNING POINT

John Mayall – vocals, harmonica, slide guitar, telecaster 6 string guitar, tambourine, mouth percussion
Jon Mark – acoustic finger-style guitar
Steve Thompson – bass guitar
Johnny Almond – tenor and alto saxophones, flutes, mouth percussion

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Down By The River ~ Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Written By Neil Young
Album: Live at the Fillmore East recorded March 6-7, 1970.

Neil Young – guitar, vocals
Danny Whitten – guitar, vocals
Jack Nitzsche – electric piano
Billy Talbot – bass
Ralph Molina – drums, backing vocals

This was the first live release and last tour that featured Danny Whitten who died in 1972. The tour which included a stop in N.Y. for the Fillmore performances was to support their May 14, 1969 release of Young’s second album, ” Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ” and was the first album being backed by Crazy Horse.

Although Whitten wrote songs, played and contributed on more of Young’s albums and recorded one album with Crazy Horse in 1971.

Addicted to heroin during the recording of 1970 album ” After The Gold Rush ” Young dismissed the whole band before the album was finished and in 1972 ultimately it was Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina who fired Whitten from Crazy Horse.

“The Needle and the Damage Done” was actually Young’s expression for Whitten’s destruction of talent caused by his drug use. In Oct. of 1972 Young contacted Whitten for the final time wanting him for rhythm guitar for the upcoming tour behind Young’s “Harvest” album but was so drugged out of it he couldn’t even cut it during rehearsals. Young fired him on Nov. 18th, gave him a plane ticket and $50 dollars to get him back to L.A.

Later that night Danny Whitten O’D on Valiums and Vodka. Another sad ending to such a talented individual.

“Down By The River” was just one of many standards that to today Young still plays at his concerts. As far as I’m concerned everything he wrote and every performance he played on, at or with whom is a standard.

In reality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wrote the soundtrack of my adolescence. They never wrote or performed a bad song between the four of them.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Elton John ~ 60 Years On

Written by Elton John
Recorded at the Fillmore West Nov. 12, 1970

Elton John – piano, vocals
Dee Murray – bass
Nigel Olsson – drums

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Wednesday ~ Worried Dream ~ Fleetwood Mac

Written by BB King
Recorded June 8, 1968 Live at the Carousel Ballroom (San Francisco, CA).

Peter Green – vocals, guitar
Jeremy Spencer – vocals, guitar
John McVie – bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Joe Cocker ~ Mad Dogs and Englishmen ~ Cry Me A River

Written by Arthur Hamilton.
Recorded March 27–28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York.

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Friday at the Fillmore ~ Band of Gypsys ~ Machine Gun

Written by Jimi Hendrix
Released off the Band of Gypsys Album in March of 1970.
This version was recorded at the Fillmore East 2nd show Jan. 1, 1970.

Jimi Hendrix – guitar, vocals
Buddy Miles – drums, backing vocals
Billy Cox – bass guitar, backing vocals

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My Sunday Feeling ~ Jethro Tull

Written by Ian Anderson.
From Tull’s debut album ” This Was ” released in 1968.

Ian Anderson: Vocals, flute, mouth organ, harmonica, “claghorn”, piano
Mick Abrahams: Vocals, guitar, nine-string guitar
Clive Bunker: drums
Glenn Cornick: Bass guitar

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Thing ~ Jefferson Airplane

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Humble Pie ~ Rollin’ Stone

Written by Muddy Waters
Arrangement – Humble Pie
Recorded in May 1971
Released in Nov. 1971

Steve Marriott: guitar, vocals, keyboards, harmonica
Peter Frampton: guitar, vocals
Greg Ridley: bass, vocals
Jerry Shirley: drums

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ CCR ~ Crazy Otto

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Recorded on March 14, 1969 at the Fillmore West.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Work Me Lord ~ Janis Joplin

Written By Nick Gravenites.
Recorded Feb. 12, 1969 at the Fillmore East.

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I HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS RAIN

ENOUGH ALREADY.

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Thankless Thursday ~ “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” ~ The Blues Magoos

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Wednesday’s “Wild Night” ~ Van Morrison

Written by Van Morrison
Released in 1971 off his 5th album, Tupelo Honey.

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Thursday’s Thunder ~ Epitaph ~ King Crimson

Written by Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles & Peter Sinfield.

Released in Oct. 1969

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Wednesday ” Words ” ~ The Monkees

Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

Released in 1967.

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Tuesday “Truckin’ Off Across The Sky” ~ The Guess Who

Recorded on May 22, 1972
Released in Aug. 1972

Live at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington

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Thursday’s Thunder ~ Soul Sacrifice ~ Santana

WOODSTOCK 1969

Santana Performed Saturday, August 16.

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Motown Monday Mania ~ Get Ready ~ Rare Earth

Written by Smokey Robinson.

Rare Earth in Concert 1971.

Recorded: Civic Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL., Marine Stadium – Miami, FL., Cornell University – Ithaca, NY and At The Pharmacy – The Roostertail, Detroit, Mi.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Chicago Transit Authority ~ South California Purples

Written by Robert Lamm.

Performed & Recorded Aug. 17, 1969 at the Fillmore West.

Peter Cetera – bass, vocals
Terry Kath – guitar, vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboard, vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, vocals
James Pankow – trombone
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums

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This is Tuesday I Think? Strange Days

Yep! This is about the extent of it.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Derek & The Dominoes ~ Let It Rain.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ Mountain ~ Baby I’m Down

Written by Felix and Gail Collins Pappalardi.

This version was recorded on New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31, 1970 at The Fillmore East.

Leslie West – guitar, vocals
Felix Pappalardi – bass, vocals
Laurence “Corky” Laing – drums
Steve Knight – organ

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Friday 4 Way Street ~ CSNY ~ Southern Man

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Wednesday Woes ~ Like A Rolling Stone ~ Bob Dylan

I had a friend who said something to me in 1975 and I never forgot it.

He said don’t ever knock down the bridge once you’ve crossed over it. Because one day you may need it to cross back over again.

This is what this song is about.

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Friday at the Fillmore ~ It’s A Beautiful Day ~ White Bird

Off their self entitled album ” It’s a Beautiful Day “

Written by David & Linda LaFlamme

Released in 1969

Live Version playing was from the ” Fillmore ” The Last Days. Recorded on July 4, 1971

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