Jam of the Week: Santana

Artist: Santana

Album: IV

Genre: San Francisco Psychedelia

Date: 2016

Sound: The original lineup reunited (say whaaaaat)

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Show #41: Woodstock Rocks (Part 4)

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And then it came to an end. Well, it came to an end like a boss. I’m talking about Woodstock closing out with none other than the greatest of all, Jimi Hendrix. Before he took the stage, the jams continued loud and proud into the morning of Monday, August 18th, well off schedule. So when Hendrix closed out the festival, a diehard crowd of 30,000 jammed along, while 370,000 weak sauce amateurs went home. If you’ve been at Woodstock for three days, wouldn’t you stay for two extra hours to see Jimi Hendrix? C’mon now! Anywho, overall, 32 bands destroyed the stage over three plus days, making Woodstock live on in jamstastic glory forever.

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Top Ten Woodstock Performances

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Yep, Woodstock was pretty epic. 400,000 pot smoking, bongo playing, crazy dancing hippies descended on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm to hear 32 bands amidst an air of peace and love. Sure some of the bands to this day are legendary, but it was a collection of crowning moments over the long weekend that defined how we view Woodstock, and some of these bands, today. Over 40 years later, the 1969 festival still stands as the greatest of all time, and here’s why: (more…)

Show #40: Woodstock Rocks (Part 3)

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Again? Yup. Part 3 of 4 is picking up right where we left off with The Who all the way through Country Joe and the Fish. Lots of extended jams, air guitar, and hippie dancing of course.

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Top Ten Bands That Skipped Woodstock

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Woodstock was epic. Fact. Some of the best bands of the 60’s came, saw, and conquered the sea of dancing hippies. Yet many music fans aren’t aware of all the bands that could have rocked Woodstock, but instead chose to skip or happened to miss out on the greatest rock festival of all time. Who are they and why did they skip out? Allow me to present my handy dandy list below, in order of potential awesomeness.

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Show #39: Woodstock Rocks (Part 2)

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Sorry for the delay in posting the show, but I was a wee bit busy at work yesterday. I know what you’re thinking, “He works?” Rarely, very rarely. Anywho, I know I shouldn’t have done it, but I did anyway. I extended our Woodstock extravaganza to four shows and still have tons of tunes I wish I could play. So on second thought, yeah, I should have extended this bad boy to four shows. Woodstock’s pretty epic. After jamming to this show, you’ll probably agree. It’s more like a hippie-ganza!

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Show #38: Woodstock Rocks (Part 1)

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Woodstock was pretty awesome. The ginormous festival featured 33 hippie-lovin’ bands spanned over three epic days. I originally was just going to do one Woodstock show, but the playlist grew in awesomeness, and now we’re looking at three shows. Hey, they billed it as three days of peace and music, so we’ll do three shows as well. That means you need to be peaceful for the next three weeks, and make sure you jam to lots of tunes. Drum circles in the park and hemp clothing are permissible, but only during the next three weeks. 

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Jam of the Week: Woodstock

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Artist: Soundtrack

Album: Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More

Genre: Alternative

Date: 1970

Sound: Some of the greatest bands of all time, no joke

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Show #19: Hendrix, Lies & Money

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After tackling the falsely advertised “new” Hendrix album, People, Hell & Angels, on the blog with a rocktacular review, I thought it would be only fitting to get our jam on as well. The show today talked about the new album in depth, cruised through the track list, and replaced some of the rarities on the new album with much better hidden Hendrix gems. If you’re digging the new Hendrix album, you’ll really dig this show. If you’re digging outside, you’re doing yard work. 

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Show #18: I’m Going Home

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I know we had a Jam of the Week honoring Alvin Lee, but that doesn’t quite do him justice. Today was all about the bombastic guitar fury from one of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s greatest ax slingers. Though he’s mostly known for his epic performance of “I’m Going Home” at Woodstock, he was the prolific frontman of a very underrated Blues Revival band. So let’s honor him the only way I know how: By jamming to his tunes as loud as possible.

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