I will continue our celebration of a year, 1967, as we go back in time with the help of Mr. Fantasy.
Two title tracks from 1967 albums to begin.
Then I'll talk about something you know or didn't know.
Back in the 60's, albums in England were ordinarily released with 14 tracks on them.
Here in the U.S. it was the custom to have only 12 songs!
So what would happen- for example to Beatle albums- is that the American record labels would leave two songs off.
They would later release those previously unavailable tracks on a mismash album with no continuity and no sense of artistic time.
The Beatles tried to make a bitter joke of it with their famous Butcher Cover on the Yesterday And Today LP, which only resulted in them having to change the cover!
In the case of Are You Experienced, the 1967 debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, there were in fact only 11 songs on the U.S. release, but still 14 in England.
One of them, Red House, got a lot of play on the then Free-Form WABC-FM here in New York.
It was Jimi doing Blues, and I discovered I LIKED Blues..so much so I had the get the British import of that original album!
So that's what I have for you this chapter: Blues and Blues Rock.
All from that wonderful year when I was exposed to so much new music on a daily basis.
FM Radio showed me there was an awful lot I wasn't hearing, and opened the door to a whole New World that had me hooked then, and still does now.
Here again are your choices of links to some great music, at Mike Pell Rockollections: