Music Diary – 9th December

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 9th December!

Cream - Fresh Cream

On the 9th December 1966 the Cream debut „Fresh Cream“ was released. It was not only the first LP for the British supergroup feat. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker – this LP marked also the first release for the new independent label Reaction Records, which was run by procuder Robert Stigwood. On the same day the sinlge „I feel free“ hit also the stores. This song is not featured on the UK edition of the LP, but it has been put on the US release (instead of the Willie Dixon cover „Spoonful„), which was first available in January 1967. The recording sessions for „Fresh Cream“ took place at the Rayrik and Ryemuse Studios in London from July until October 1966. The album reached No. 6 on the UK and No. 39 on the US chart.

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Music Diary – 3rd September

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd Sepetmber!

Al Wilson (Canned Heat)

Alan Christie Wilson (4th July 1943 – 3rd September 1970)

 

On the 3rd September 1970, Alan Christie Wilson aka Al „Blind Owl“ Wilson was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. The member of  the legendary Blues/Boogie/Rock band Canned Heat died at the age of 27. Wilson was guitarist, harmonica player, singer and a founder member of the group and wrote one of the biggest hits for Canned Heat: „Gonig up the Country„. This track became the unofficial theme song of Woodstock.

The album „Hooker ‚N Heat is a double album released by Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker in 1971. It’s the last studio album featuring Alan Wilson. The photo for the cover was taken after Wilson’s death, but his framed picture can be seen on the wall.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)

Buy recommendations (USA):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)

 

Music Diary – 22nd August

Welcome to my music diary – today for the 22nd August!

John Lee Hooker – Vienna (Arena – Open Air)(04.07.1991/1992) © Alex Melomane

John Lee Hooker – Vienna (Arena – Open Air)(04.07.1991/1992) © Alex Melomane

In 1917 Mr. John Lee Hooker was born in Mississippi. The singer and guitarist was one of the most important blues musicians and many of his songs became genre classics. On the 21st June 2001 Hooker died at the age of 83.

Buy recommendations:

classicalbums  hookerbox  hookerheat