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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alvin Lee, Ten Years After, & Cambria Pinot Noir

I was a freshman in college back in 1970 when I saw the Woodstock movie. To this day, I think it is the most incredible music movie/video ever produced. Of all the incredible artists who played at the festival, one in particular stood out, namely Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. My fellow musicians spoke about the blinding speed of Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page, but this guy was greased lightning with five fingers and a pick. The song that made me fall out of my seat was “I’m Goin Home,” which I’ve included below. Although he started out as a jazz guitarist, Alvin is pure rock and roll. If the week is dragging a bit, his music ought to kick you back up a couple of notches. Enjoy!

I’m Goin Home:

Keep on Rocking:

Long Legs:

Choo Choo Mama:

Good Morning Little School Girl:

Hey Joe:

Johnny B. Goode:

Bluest Blues:

Slow Blues in C:

Detroit Diesel:

With Leslie West:

Victim of Circumstance:

Had kind of a dilemma deciding what to pair with Alvin, but I’ve decided to go with a 2006 Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir($18.00). Its cherry red color prefaces a bouquet of red fruit. The taste is a blend of cherries, strawberries, vanilla, and just a touch of oak. Cambria Pinot Noir is a silky, medium bodied wine with a light, but long finish. It’s guaranteed to pull you over the Wednesday hump as you rock out to Alvin Lee.


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