Friday, July 24, 2020

McQ's Best Of 1969 Vol 9 - Jam On... And On... And On... And On...

Musically speaking, 1969 was so many things, but above all else, it was jammy.

I don't think I've ever worked through a music year where so many artists completely abandoned the concept of brevity.  It seems like every music in 1969 wanted to see, just like Tom Hulce as Mozart in Amadeus, how long the could sustain and extend a musical moment.

This mix here captures the psychedelic interpretation of that sensibility, best epitomized by the Grateful Dead in their definitive 1969 Live/Dead release, and newcomer's Santana and Chicago, who added whole new dimensions and latin rhythms to the psychedelic jam aesthetic.

Buried in between are a few crazy curveballs by the likes of The Doors, Frank Zappa, The Guess Who, and early electronic pioneer Terry Riley, but for the most part, this is mix is exactly what it claims to be... one never ending (okay, actually it's exactly 4 hours, but close enough) jam.

Here's the Spotify link. Enjoy!

Set 1 (Many-Flavored Jam)

1. Soul Sacrifice - Santana (6:37)
2. Introduction - Chicago (6:36)
3. Son Of Mr. Green Genes - Frank Zappa (8:57)
4 & 5. St. Stephen/The Eleven - The Grateful Dead (15:51)
6. Friends Of Mine - The Guess Who (10:06)
7. Keep On Chooglin' - Creedence Clearwater Revival (7:40)
8. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds - The Jefferson Airplane (4:39)
9. A Rainbow In The Curved Air - Terry Riley (18:39)
10. Treat - Santana (4:43)
11. I'm A Man - Chicago (7:43)

Set 2 (If We'd All Been Living In California)

12. Dark Star - The Grateful Dead (23:19)
13. Into The Sun - Grand Funk Railroad (6:30)
14. Do What You Like - Blind Faith (15:18)
15. If We'd All Been Living In California - The Mothers Of Invention (1:14)
16. King Kong (Live On A Flat Bed Diesel...) - The Mothers Of Invention (7:29)
17 - 22. Who Do You Love - Pt. 1/When You Love/Where You Love/How You Love/Which Do You Love/Who Do You Love - Pt. 2 - Quicksilver Messenger Service (25:00)
23. The Soft Parade - The Doors (8:35)
24. Get Ready - Rare Earth (21:32)

Encore 1

25. Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young & Crazy Horse (10:07)

Encore 2

22. Persuasion - Santana (2:33)
23. The Gumbo Variations - Frank Zappa (12:54)
24. Liberation - Chicago (14:37)

Meet The Jam On and On Jam Band Virtuosos:

Santana: More coming soon!

Chicago: More coming soon!

Frank Zappa: More coming soon!

The Grateful Dead: More coming soon!

The Guess Who: More coming soon!

Creedence Clearwater Revival: More coming soon!

The Jefferson Airplane: More coming soon!

Terry Riley: More coming soon!

Grand Funk Railroad: More coming soon!

Blind Faith: More coming soon!

The Mothers Of Invention: More coming soon!

Quicksilver Messenger Service: More coming soon!

The Doors: More coming soon!

Rare Earth: More coming soon!

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: More coming soon!

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