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Sunday Slow Down ~ Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) ~ Santana

Written by Carlos Santana & Tom Coster.
Originally Released off the 1976 album “Amigos”.

Live Version Playing from 1977 album ” Moonflower “.

Carlos Santana: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Pablo Tellez: Bass
Tom Coster: Keyboards
José “Chepito” Areas: Percussion
Graham Lear: Drums

 

This is one pretty song.

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Saturday Satellite Slam ~ 2,000 Light Years from Home ~ The Rolling Stones

1991 NASA file photo shows the

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) in the grasp of the RMS (Remote Manipulator System) during deployment. The decommissioned NASA satellite, the biggest piece of US space junk to fall in 30 years, has crash-landed, but the precise location is not yet known, the US space agency said…

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Whacked World Wednesday

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Tuesday Time Machine ~ Grand Funk Railroad

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Friday Freak Flag Flying ~ Vanilla Fudge ~ You Keep Me Hanging On

Written by Holland/Dozier/Holland.
Released August 1967.

Carmine Appice – drums, vocals
Tim Bogert – bass, vocals
Vince Martell – guitar, vocals
Mark Stein – lead vocals, keyboards

In my opinion this “Motown” written song blasted the original one done by The Supreme’s right off the planet. And I can’t say that with a lot of covered Motown songs by other bands. Rare Earth was one that also had an amazing success with their version of “The Temptation’s – Get Ready”.

At the beginning of the psychedelic era Vanilla Fudge entered the music scene and produced their first self entitled album doing nothing but cover songs. But did it with such a dynamic force and a completely changed and different flavor of the music itself became a fast favorite of the Hippie Generation.

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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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Heads Up East Coast !!! Like A Hurricane ~ Neil Young

And Be Safe.

Will be thinking about the masses trying to get out of Irene’s path.

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Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Doors

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Wild Wednesday ~ An East Coast Earthquake… Well Why Not?

We’ve had everything else this year.

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Motown Monday ~ Mr. Excitement Jackie Wilson ~ Baby Workout!

You don’t need any details of why this Man was called this. The music says it all.

Jackie was one of the most dynamic performers to watch and listen to. If that man couldn’t make you dance you were DEAD!

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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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Monday Madness Stock Market Crash ~ Are You Happy Tea Party?

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Sunday “Summertime” ~ Billy Stewart

Written by George Gershwin – Music
DuBose Heyward – Lyrics

There was no other like Billy Stewart. This man blew this 1935 written song completely apart with his rendition in 1966. Talk about explosive, man a total understatement.

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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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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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Sunday’s Sermon ~ God Bless The Child ~ Blood, Sweat & Tears

Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Hertzog Jr.

BS&T’s version was released off there second album in Dec. 1968.

In 1970 it won a Grammy Award for Album of the year.

David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder

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All I can say is ” Lady Day ” certainly knew what she was talking about when she wrote this song. Every single word contained in it rings the absolute truth.

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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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Motown Monday ~ Gino Washington ~ Gino Is A Coward

Written by Ronald Davis
Released in 1963

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Sunday Sadness ~ Clarence Clemons of the E-Street Band Dies

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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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Soothing Sunday ~ All Day Music ~ War

Written by Jerry Goldstein & War
Released off the album songs title in 1971.

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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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Wednesday Woes ~ Don’t Bring Me Down ~ The Animals

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

Released in 1966.

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Thursday’s ” Rainmaker ” ~ Traffic

Written by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi.
Released in 1971 off the ” Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys ” album.

Steve Winwood – vocals, guitar, piano, organ
Chris Wood – saxophone, flute
Jim Capaldi – vocals, percussion
Ric Grech – bass, violin
Jim Gordon – drums
Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion

Hopefully this will ease this forecast of more rain and flooding in Metro/Detroit again today, tommorow……………..

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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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