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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Woodstock: On The Day Woodstock Closed.. 45 Years Past

Woodstock 1969: All the Performers, All the Songs

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This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of Woodstock, known originally as The Woodstock Music and Art Fair 1969.
Much has been written about Woodstock’s place in history. I would like to add a personal note about how Woodstock has influenced me.
I was 12 years old in 1969. No, I was not in attendance at the time. Heck, I didn’t even know it was going on until afterward. Popular music was a big part of my life in ’69, but my access to music was limited to AM Top 40 radio – namely, WHB out of Kansas City. If they didn’t play it on Top 40 radio, I didn’t know about it. This was long before radio stations split the programming formats up according to music genre; Top 40 included almost everything that wasn’t considered country. We didn’t have radio stations that targeted specific audiences like we do today. That is of course, unless you wanted to hear all country music all the time or all talk radio all the time, then AM Top 40 was what you were left with. FM radio, at least in rural areas such as mine, was reserved for local programming.
When we bought pre-recorded music in the late 60′s, we usually picked up the 45-rpm single. The record stores where I purchased them devoted almost all of their space to 45s. There were a few LPs, but they didn’t get the shelve space that 45s got. Sure we bought albums, but we only bought the ones we thought we’d like based on the album cuts that had been released as singles and received play on AM Top 40 radio. This meant most of the albums we owned were greatest hits collections of our favorite Top 40 artists. Now, we were aware that a separate culture existed for album rock, but we didn’t have access to it; if it wasn’t Top 40, we generally didn’t know about it. I did get my first taste of album rock during ’69 when I was able to pick up Beaker Street out of Little Rock – an AM radio program that we could often get late at night in northern Missouri – but this was only a small taste of what was going on outside the world of top 40. In the day, this was called underground music.
When Woodstock came along though, this was when things changed. That first album of highlights from the show, the second album, and the film, all introduced me to a new world of music – popular and talented performers whom I had not heard of and in many cases had not heard at all. It was all phenomenal music that hadn’t been released on 45s, and therefore didn’t play on a top 40 radio station.
We were opened up to a whole new world of music, one that was politically motivated, and that we hadn’t heard before because it wouldn’t have passed the discriminating ear of the Top 40′s censors. Read more after break below
And we loved that music from Woodstock, “we” being the proverbial we, referring to myself and my group friends. Perhaps Woodstock helped to end the days of top 40 domination of radio. Perhaps it helped end the domination of 45 rpm singles in record stores. We had a whole new universe of music laid before that was waiting to be discovered.
In one way, it was a time much better than what we have now. Today, we find music on the airways according to genre-specific formats. One thing that you will notice from the Woodstock lineup, and something that I noticed from the original Woodstock albums and film is this: Woodstock was encompassed many different genre’s of music, and we loved all of them! We might have had our favorites, but we didn’t fuss over whether a particular song was hard rock, folk, blues, or any other format. We didn’t just like one particular genre. It was just music, and that is all that mattered – something that has been lost for many years now.
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair 1969: The Lineup
Day 1: August 15
1. Swami Satchidananda
2. Richie Havens:
The Minstrel from Gault 
From the Prison 
Get Together 
From the Prison (Reprise) 
I’m a Stranger Here 
High Flying Bird 
I Can’t Make It Anymore 
With a Little Help from My Friends 
Handsome Johnny 
Strawberry Fields Forever / Hey Jude 
Freedom (Motherless Child)
3. Country Joe McDonald:
Rockin’ All Around the World 
Flyin’ High All Over the World 
Seen a Rocket Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-To-Die-Rag
4. John B. Sebastian:
How Have You Been 
Rainbows All Over Your Blues 
I Had a Dream 
Darlin’ Be Home Soon 
Younger Generation
5. Sweetwater:
Motherless Child 
Look Out For Pete’s Sake 
Day Song What’s Wrong 
My Crystal Spider 
Two Worlds Why Oh Why
6. Incredible String Band:
The Letter 
This Moment 
When You Find Out Who You Are
7. Bert Sommer:
The Road to Travel 
I Wondered Where You Be 
She’s Gone 
Things Are Going My Way 
And When It’s Over 
A Note That Read Smile
8. Tim Hardin:
(How Can We) Hang on to a Dream 
If I Were a Carpenter 
Reason to Believe 
You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie 
Speak Like a Child 
Snow White Lady 
Blues on My Ceiling 
Simple Song of Freedom 
Misty Roses
9. Ravi Shankar:
Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat In Sawarital 
Tabla Solo In Jhaptal 
Raga Manj Kmahaj 
lap Jor 
Dhun In Kaharwa Tal
10. Melanie:
Close to It All 
Momma Momma 
Beautiful People 
Animal Crackers 
Mr. Tambourine Man 
Tuning My Guitar 
Birthday of the Sun
11. Arlo Guthrie:
Coming into Los Angeles 
Wheel of Fortune 
Walking Down the Line 
Arlo Speech: Exodus 
Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep 
Every Hand in the Land 
Amazing Grace
12. Joan Baez:
Oh Happy Day 
The Last Thing on My Mind 
I Shall Be Released 
Joe Hill 
Sweet Sir Galahad 
Hickory Wind 
Drug Store 
Truck Driving Man 
I Live One Day at A Time 
Sweet Sunny South 
Warm and Tender Love 
Swing Low Sweet Chariot 
We Shall Overcome
Day 2: August 16
1. Quill:
They Live the Life 
Waitin’ For You 
2. Keef Hartley Band:
Spanish Fly 
Believe In You 
Rock Me Baby 
Medley: Leavin’ Trunk 
Just to Cry 
Sinnin’ for You
3. Santana:
Evil Ways 
You Just Don’t Care 
Persuasion Soul 
Fried Neckbones
4. Canned Heat:
I’m Her Man 
Going Up the Country 
A Change is Gonna Come 
Leaving this Town 
The Bear Talks 
Let’s Work Together 
Too Many Drivers at the Wheel 
I Know My Baby 
Woodstock Boogie 
On the Road Again
5. Grateful Dead:
St. Stephen 
Mama Tried 
Dark Star 
High Time 
Turn On Your Lovelight
6. Mountain:
Blood of the Sun 
Stormy Monday 
Long Red 
Who Am I but You and the Sun 
Beside the Sea 
For Yasgur’s Farm (then untitled) 
You and Me 
Theme from an Imaginary Western 
Waiting to Take 
You Away 
Dreams of Milk and Honey 
Blind Man 
Blue Suede 
Shoes Southbound Train
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival:
Born On the Bayou 
Green River 
Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do) 
Bad Moon Rising 
Proud Mary 
I Put a Spell on You 
Night Time is the Right Time 
Keep on Choogin’ Suzy Q
8. Sly & The Family Stone:
Sing a Simple Song 
You Can Make it if You Try 
Everyday People 
Dance to The Music 
Music Lover 
I Want to Take You Higher 
Love City Stand!
9. Janis Joplin:
Raise Your Hand 
As Good as You’ve Been to this World 
To Love Somebody 
Summertime Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) 
Kosmic Blues 
Can’t Turn You Loose 
Work Me Lord 
Piece of My Heart 
Ball and Chain
10. The Who:
Heaven and Hell 
I Can’t Explain 
It’s a Boy 
Amazing Journey 
Eyesight to The Blind 
Acid Queen 
Pinball Wizard (Abbie Hoffmann Incident) 
Do You Think It’s Alright? 
Fiddle About 
There’s a Doctor I’ve Found 
Go to the Mirror Boy 
Smash the Mirror 
I’m Free Tommy’s 
Holiday Camp We’re 
Not Gonna Take It 
See Me Feel Me 
Summertime Blues 
Shakin’ All Over 
My Generation Naked Eye
Day 3: August 17
1. Jefferson Airplane:
The Other Side of this Life 
Fantastic Lover Volunteers 
Won’t You Try / Saturday Afternoon 
Eskimo Blue Day 
Uncle Sam’s Blues 
Somebody to Love 
White Rabbit 
3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds
2. Joe Cocker:
Delta Lady 
Some Things Goin’ On 
Let’s Go Get Stoned 
I Shall Be Released 
With A Little Help from My Friends
3. Country Joe & The Fish:
Barry’s Caviar Dream 
Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 
Rock and Soul Music 
Thing Called Love 
Love Machine 
Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-To-Die-Rag
4. Ten Years After:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 
I Can’t Keep From Crying 
Sometimes I May Be Wrong, but I Won’t Be Wrong 
Always Hear Me 
Calling I’m Going Home
5. The Band:
Chest Fever 
Baby Don’t Do It 
Tears of Rage 
We Can Talk 
Long Black 
Veil Don’t You 
Tell Henry Ain’t 
No More Cane 
Wheels on Fire 
Loving You Is 
Sweeter than Ever 
The Weight
Day 3 after Midnight: August 18
6. Blood Sweat and Tears:
More and More 
I Love You Baby More Than You Ever Know 
Spinning Wheel 
I Stand Accused 
Something Coming 
On God Bless the Child
7. Johnny Winter:
Mama, Talk to Your Daughter 
To Tell the Truth 
Johnny B Goode 
Six Feet in The Ground 
Leland Mississippi Blues/Rock Me Baby 
Mean Mistreater 
I Can’t Stand It (With Edgar Winter) 
Tobacco Road (With Edgar Winter) 
Mean Town Blues
8. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
(Set One – Acoustic) 
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 
Helplessly Hoping 
Marrakesh Express 
4 + 20 
Mr Soul Wonderin’ 
You Don’t Have to Cry 
(Set Two – Electric) 
Pre-road Downs 
Long Time 
Gone Bluebird 
Sea Of Madness 
Wooden Ships 
(Encore – Acoustic) 
Find The Cost Of Freedom 
49 bye-byes
9. Paul Butterfield Blues Band:
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 
Born Under a Bad Sign 
All My Love Comin’ 
Through to You 
Love March
10. Sha-Na-Na:
Na Na Theme 
Yakety Yak 
Teen Angel 
Jailhouse Rock 
Wipe Out Who Wrote the Book Of Love 
Duke of Earl 
At the Hop 
Na Na Theme
11. Jimi Hendrix (The Gypsy Sun & Rainbows Band):
Message to Love 
Hear My Train a Comin’ 
Spanish Castle Magic 
Red House 
Master Mind 
Here Comes Your Lover Man 
Foxy Lady 
Gypsy Woman 
Voodoo Child (slight return)/Stepping Stone 
Star Spangled Banner 
Purple Haze 
Woodstock Improvisation/Villanova Junction 
Hey Joe
Cancelled Acts:
Jeff Beck Group 
Iron Butterfly 
Joni Mitchell 
Ethan Brown
Declined Invitations:
The Beatles 
Led Zeppelin 
Bob Dylan 
The Byrds 
Tommy James & the Shondells 
Jethro Tull 
The Moody Blue 
Mind Garage
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