martes, 24 de febrero de 2009

Woodstock 1969

Para poder entender la cultura musical de finales de la década de los '60, no podemos dejar de hablar del mayor festival de música de la historia: Woodstock.

Fue en agosto de 1969, en América. El amor era libre, los jóvenes soñaban con vivir en una caravana, los chicos llevaban el pelo largo y se cubrian de amuletos, las chicas llevaban faldas de colores, la música era en vinilo; las drogas y el retorno a la naturaleza, una religión; la paz se vivía como una causa y la vida todavía estaba por delante.

Estaban cansados de la guerra en Vietnam, la retórica vacía de los políticos, el racismo, la Iglesia que prohibía, las familias y las ciudades que los obligaban a pertenecer a la sociedad sin creer en sus valores. El balance de Woodstock'69: decenas de nuevos amigos, innumerables experiencias extraordinarias y al borde de lo legal, dos muertes (una sobredosis y un joven, casualmente atropellado por un tractor mientras dormía), y dos nacimientos.

El cartel, diseñado por Arnold Skolnik, prometía tres días de paz y música, y no mentía. Muchos de los que actuaron aquel agosto se convirtieron en leyendas musicales: Credence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Blood, Sweat&Tears, The Grateful Dead, Ravi Shankar, o el jovencísimo y casi desconocido entonces, Joe Cocker.

Michael Lang, creator of Woodstock Fest. '69.

Woodstock, al igual que sólo un puñado de los acontecimientos históricos, se ha convertido en parte del léxico culturales. Como Watergate es la clave para una crisis de confianza nacional y Waterloo significa ignominiosa derrota, Woodstock se ha convertido en un instante adjetivo que indica el hedonismo juvenil y 60's exceso. "Lo que había aquí era una vez en la vida aparición", dijo el historiador de la ciudad de Bethel Bert Feldman. "Dickens dijo primero:" Fue el mejor de los momentos. Es el peor de los tiempos ". Es una amalgama que nunca se reproduce de nuevo."

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Viernes 15 de agosto

Richie Havens
1. High Flyin' Bird
2. I Can't Make It Any More
3. With a Little Help from My Friends
4. Strawberry Fields Forever
5. Hey Jude
6. I Had A Woman
7. Handsome Johnny
8. Freedom/Motherless Child
Country Joe McDonald
1. I Find Myself Missing You
2. Rockin All Around The World
3. Flyin' High All Over the World
4. Seen A Rocket Flyin'
5. The "Fish" Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
John Sebastian
1. How Have You Been
2. Rainbows Over Your Blues
3. I Had A Dream
4. Darlin' Be Home Soon
5. Younger Generation
Sweetwater Sweetwater
1. What's Wrong
2. Motherless Child
3. Look Out
4. For Pete's Sake
5. Day Song
6. Crystal Spider
7. Two Worlds
8. Why Oh Why
Incredible String Band
1. Invocation
2. The Letter
3. This Moment
4. When You Find Out Who You Are
Bert Sommer
1. Jennifer
2. The Road To Travel
3. I Wondered Where You Be
4. She's Gone
5. Things Are Going my Way
6. And When It's Over
7. Jeanette
8. America
9. A Note That Read
10. Smile
Tim Hardin
1. If I Were A Carpenter
2. Misty Roses
Ravi Shankar
1. Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat In Sawarital
2. Tabla Solo In Jhaptal
3. Raga Manj Kmahaj
4. Iap Jor
5. Dhun In Kaharwa Tal
Melanie Melanie
1. Tuning My Guitar
2. Beautiful People
Arlo Guthrie
1. Coming Into Los Angeles
2. Walking Down the Line
3. Story about Moses and the Brownies
4. Amazing Grace (which closed set)
Joan Baez
1. Story about how the Federal Marshalls came to take David Harris into custody.
2. Joe Hill
3. Sweet Sir Galahad
4. Drugstore Truck Driving Man
5. Sweet Sunny South
6. Warm and Tender Love
7. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
8. We Shall Overcome

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Sábado, 16 de agosto

1. They Live the Life
2. BBY
3. Waitin' For You
4. Jam
Keef Hartley Band
1. Spanish Fly
2. Believe In You
3. Rock Me Baby
4. Medley
5. Leavin' Trunk
6. Sinnin' For You
1. Waiting
2. You Just Don't Care
3. Savior
4. Jingo
5. Persuasion
6. Soul Sacrifice
7. Fried Neckbones
Country Joe McDonald
1. The Fish Cheer
Canned Heat
1. A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town
2. Going Up The Country
3. Let's Work Together
4. Woodstock Boogie
1. Blood of the Sun
2. Stormy Monday
3. Long Red
4. Who Am I But You And The Sun
5. Beside The Sea
6. For Yasgur's Farm (then untitled)
7. You and Me
8. Theme For An Imaginary Western
9. Waiting To Take You Away
10. Dreams of Milk and Honey
11. Blind Man
12. Blue Suede Shoes
13. Southbound Train
Janis Joplin
1. Raise Your Hand
2. As Good As You've Been To This World
3. To Love Somebody
4. Summertime
5. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
6. Kosmic Blues
7. Can't Turn you Loose
8. Work Me Lord
9. Piece of My Heart
10. Ball & Chain
Sly & the Family Stone
1. M’Lady
2. Sing A Simple Song
3. You Can Make It If You Try
4. Everyday People
5. Dance To The Music
6. I Want To Take You Higher
7. Love City
8. Stand!
Grateful Dead
1. St. Stephen
2. Mama Tried
3. Dark Star/High Time
4. Turn On Your Love LighT
Creedence Clearwater Revival
1. Born on the Bayou
2. Green River
3. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
4. Commotion
5. Bootleg
6. Bad Moon Rising
7. Proud Mary
8. I Put A Spell On You
9. Night Time is the Right Time
10. Keep On Chooglin'
11. Suzy Q
The Who
1. Heaven and Hell
2. I Can't Explain
3. It's a Boy
4. 1921
5. Amazing Journey
6. Sparks
7. Eyesight to the Blind
8. Christmas
9. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
10. Acid Queen
11. Pinball Wizard
12. Abbie Hoffman incident (see section below)
13. Do You Think It's Alright?
14. Fiddle About
15. There's a Doctor
16. Go to the Mirror
17. Smash the Mirror
18. I'm Free
19. Tommy's Holiday Camp
20. We're Not Gonna Take It
21. See Me, Feel Me
22. Summertime Blues
23. Shakin' All Over
24. My Generation
25. Naked Eye
Jefferson Airplane
1. Volunteers
2. Somebody To Love
3. The Other Side of This Life
4. Plastic Fantastic Lover
5. Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon
6. Eskimo Blue Day
7. Uncle Sam's Blues
8. White Rabbit

Jueves, 17 de agosto a lunes, 18 de agosto

Joe Cocker
1. Dear Landlord
2. Something Comin' On
3. Do I Still Figure In Your Life
4. Feelin' Alright
5. Just Like A Woman
6. Let's Go Get Stoned
7. I Don't Need A Doctor
8. I Shall Be Released
9. With a Little Help from My Friends
Country Joe
1. Rock and Soul Music
2. Thing Called Love
3. Love Machine
4. The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
Ten Years After
1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
2. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
3. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
4. Hear Me Calling
5. I'm Going Home
The Band
1. Chest Fever
2. Tears of Rage
3. We Can Talk
4. Don't You Tell Henry
5. Don't Do It
6. Ain't No More Cane
7. Long Black Veil
8. This Wheel's On Fire
9. I Shall Be Released
10. The Weight
11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Blood, Sweat & Tears ushered in the midnight hour with five songs.
1. More and More
2. I Love You Baby More Than You Ever Know
3. Spinning Wheel
4. I Stand Accused
5. Something Comin' On
Johnny Winter
1. Mama, Talk to Your Daughter
2. To Tell the Truth
3. Johnny B. Goode
4. Six Feet In the Ground
5. Leland Mississippi Blues/Rock Me Baby
6. Mean Mistreater
7. I Can't Stand It (With Edgar Winter )
8. Tobacco Road (With Edgar Winter)
9. Mean Town Blues
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
2. Blackbird
3. Helplessly Hoping
4. Guinnevere
5. Marrakesh Express
6. 4 + 20
7. Mr. Soul
8. Wonderin'
9. You Don't Have To Cry
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
1. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
2. Driftin'
3. Born Under A Bad Sign
4. Morning Sunrise
5. Love March
1. Na Na Theme
2. Yakety Yak
3. Teen Angel
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Wipe Out
6. Book of Love
7. Duke of Earl
8. At the Hop
9. Na Na Theme
Jimi Hendrix
1. Message to Love
2. Hear My Train A Comin'
3. Spanish Castle Magic
4. Red House
5. Mastermind
6. Lover Man
7. Foxy Lady
8. Jam Back At The House
9. Izabella
10. Fire
11. Gypsy Woman
12. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/Stepping Stone
13. The Star-Spangled Banner
14. Purple Haze
15. Woodstock Improvisation/Villanova Junction
16. Hey Joe

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