2162 Oye Como Va – Santana (1970)

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Abraxas.

This song was written and recorded by Tito Puente in 1963. American band Santana recorded the song in 1970 for their album Abraxas. The song was also released as a single in 1971 with Samba Pa Ti on the B-side. The single reached number thirteen on the Billboard chart. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band and was sung by Gregg Rolie.

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2161 Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen – Santana (1970)

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Santana.

Black Magic Woman was written by Peter Green and was first recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1968. Santana recorded the song in 1970. Their version was a medley with the instrumental song Gypsy Queen. Gypsy Queen was written by Gabor Szabo in 1966. Santana’s version was released on their 1970 album Abraxas. The song was also released as a single in 1970 with Hope You’re Feeling Better on the B-side. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band and was sung by Gregg Rolie.

2160 No Sugar Tonight – The Guess Who (1970)

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Randy Bachman, Zak Starkey and Ringo Starr.

No Sugar Tonight was written by Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman. It was first recorded by The Guess Who as a medley with New Mother Nature in 1969. It was released on their 1970 album American Woman. No Sugar Tonight without New Mother Nature was released as the B-side to American Woman in 1970. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart. No Sugar Tonight was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band and was sung by Randy Bachman. A live version was released in 1997 on the album Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 1.

Now Hear This: No Sugar Tonight – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (1997)

2159 On Tour With Eric Clapton – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (1970)

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On Tour With Eric Clapton.

On Tour With Eric Clapton is a live album recorded by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends that features Eric Clapton on lead guitar and vocals. It was recorded live at Fairfield Halls in Croydon in December 1969. The band’s personnel included several musicians who would later work on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album. The band included Jim Gordon, Bobby Keys, Carl Radle, Jim Price, Bobby Whitlock and Dave Mason. George Harrison joined the band for six dates of the tour including two concerts at Fairfield Halls. The album features George Harrison on guitar. It was produced by Jimmy Miller and Delaney Bramlett and was released on the Atco label in 1970. The album cover features a photo of Bob Dylan’s feet hanging out of a car window. The album reached number twenty-nine on the Billboard chart and number thirty-nine on the UK album chart. A four-disc boxset of the album was released in 2010. It includes both shows recorded at Fairfield Halls as well as a live performances from Colston Hall in Bristol which also features George Harrison on guitar. The box set also includes a recording of the concert at The Royal Albert Hall in London on 1 December 1969. That recording does not feature George Harrison who had not yet joined the band. However, both Ringo Starr and George Harrison attended the concert.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Things Get Better
2) Poor Elijah
3) Only You Know And I Know
4) I Don’t Want To Discuss It
Side 2
1) That’s What My Man Is For
2) Where There’s A Will There’s A Way
3) Comin’ Home
4) Little Richard Medley

2158 The Whale – John Tavener (1970)

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The Whale.

The Whale is a dramatic cantata written by English composer John Tavener. John Tavener composed the piece in 1966. The Whale has eight sections: Documentary, Melodrama and Pantomime, Invocation, The Storm, The Swallowing, The Prayer, In The Belly, and The Vomiting. The Whale was premiered at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1968. It was recorded at the Church Of St. John The Evangelist in  Islington, London in July 1970. The recorded version was performed by The London Sinfonietta conducted by David Atherton. Ringo Starr was present during the recording and provided some dialogue and percussion.The recording  was produced by Michael Bremner. Ringo Starr signed John Tavener to Apple Records in 1970 and The Whale was released as his debut release on the label. It was later re-released in 1977 on Ringo Starr’s record label, Ring ‘O Records.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) The Whale (Part One)
Side 2
1) The Whale (Part Two)

2157 Roll Away The Stone – Leon Russell (1970)

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Roll Away The Stone.

This song was written by Leon Russell and Greg Dempsey. It was first recorded by Leon Russell in 1969. It was recorded at Olympic Studios in London. The recording features George Harrison on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The recording also features Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman and Steve Winwood. It was released in 1970 on Leon Russell’s debut album, Leon Russell. Roll Away The Stone was also released as a single in 1970 with Hummingbird on the B-side.

2156 Pisces Apple Lady – Leon Russell (1970)

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Leon Russell.

This song was written by Leon Russell. It was one of the songs he wrote for Apple Records employee Chris O’Dell. Chris O’Dell was dating Leon Russell at the time. George Harrison later wrote the song Miss O’Dell for Chris O’Dell. Pisces Apple Lady was recorded by Leon Russell in 1969 and was released on his debut album Leon Russell in 1970. Pisces Apple Lady was released as the B-side to Delta Lady in the UK in 1971.