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Various - Woodstock Diary 1969: Friday Saturday Sunday

Woodstock Diary 1969
Various - Woodstock Diary 1969 : Friday Saturday Sunday
(DVD) Gravity, 2009-08-31

Directed and filmed by D.A. Pennebaker, and produced by Alan Douglas (who actually shot Woodstock), this is a 180-minute blast from the past. August 15th 1969 was a day that went down in popular music culture when nearly 500,000 people descended on the infamous site of Woodstock to listen to 26 now-legendary artists over a 3 day period.

Woodstock Diary 1969
Various - Woodstock Diary 1969 : Friday Saturday Sunday
(DVD) Gravity, 2009-08-31

Tracklisting :
01. I Can't Make It Any More - Richie Havens
02. Freedom - Richie Havens
03. Fixin' To Die - Country Joe McDonald
04. Rainbows All Over Your Blues - John Sebastian
05. When You Find Out Who You Are - Incredible String Band
06. Jennifer - Bert Sommer
07. If I Were A Carpenter - Tim Hardin
08. Evening Raga - Ravi Shankar
09. Walkin' Down The Line - Arlo Guthrie
10. Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man - Joan Baez
11. Sir Galahad - Joan Baez
12. Waiting For You - Quill
13. Soul Sacrifice - Santana
14. Leaving This Town - Canned Heat
15. Southband Train - Mountain
16. Love City - Sly and the Family Stone
17. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - Janis Joplin
18. Ball & Chain - Janis Joplin
19. My Generation - The Who
20. Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
21. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
22. Let's Get Stoned - Joe Cocker
23. (Thing Called) Love - Country Joe and the Fish
24. I'm Going Home - Ten Years After
25. The Weight - The Band
26. Mean Town Blues - Johnny Winter
27. Blackbird - Crosby Still and Nash
28. Everything Gonna Be Alright - Paul Butterfield
29. Duke of Earl - Sha Na Na
30. Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix (Gypsy Sun and Rainbows) *
31. Woodstock Improvisation - Jimi Hendrix (Gypsy Sun and Rainbows) *
32. Villanova Junction - Jimi Hendrix (Gypsy Sun and Rainbows) *

(*) Note : Gypsy Sun And Rainbows : Alan Douglas, Jimi Hendrix producer, has voluntarily choose to delete the percussion of Jerry Velez and Juma Sultan.

Info :
Woodstock Diary 1969: Friday Saturday Sunday, featuring electrifying live footage performances of many of the bands and performers who appeared, is an enthralling "fly on the wall" documentary examining the creation of Woodstock, on its fortieth anniversary and of the actual three day event itself. It contains drama, humor, and even pathos, and recaptures those heady days of the hippie movement when young people really believed that they could change the world.

And yet incredibly this historic event almost never happened. A series of near-catastrophes conspired to derail the Woodstock Festival and but for the sheer perseverance and chutzpah of several key characters, the whole course of rock music could have been drastically different.

Woodstock Diary 1969: Friday Saturday Sunday features appearances from The Who with 'My Generation', Janis Joplin giving a heart-stopping rendition of "Ball & Chain", Arlo Guthrie performing Dylan's "Walking Down The Line" and Tim Hardin's tender reading of his own classic song "If I Were A Carpenter".

Richie Havens, Sha Na Na, Incredible String Band, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jo Cocker, Country Joe and The Fish and Jimi Hendrix also turn in classic performances which have ensured that, while there have been subsequent attempts to imitate the event, the original electrifying Woodstock Festival has never been emulated.
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