Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ten Years After: I'm Going Home

Our Saturday Bubbling Under Song comes from the album “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More.” The accompanying video of Alvin Lee and Ten Years After come from the motion picture. I remember seeing the movie in the mid 1970s and being fascinated by Alvin’s lightning fast fingers on his Gibson ES-335.

Besides Alvin Lee’s energetic performance, take notice of bassist Leo Lyons pyrotechnics and accompanying percussion on his Fender Jazz Bass. I didn’t remember this from the film and this is probably was because I was mesmerized by Alvin Lee’s technique and speed.

The song also interpolates “Baby Please Don’t,” “Whole Lotta Shaking Going On,” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Going Home” was recorded live on the evening of Sunday, August 17, 1969. Take a listen and watch this great performance by the classic Ten Years After.

Undead Version

A slightly different live version of the same song issued during the previous year on the LP “Undead.” This version provides a little more space for keyboardist Chick Churchill to contribute.

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