― Bill, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― gareth, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Venga, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― tarden, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
The hippy-dippy side of Hendrix tends to obscure the latent punk
agg of his best work - he was one ANGRY cat a lot of the time,
and for good reason. Shapiro and Glebbeek's 'Electric Gypsy'
biog is poorly written but still sad, painful reading - it's hard to
think of a major artist who was more
misunderstood/misrepresented than Hendrix, and the terrible
racism he encountered would've left anybody fuming. Listen to
'The Smashing of the Amps' on David Toop's 'Guitars on Mars'
comp, the two version of 'Driving South' on the BBC session disc
or (more obviously) 'The Star-Spangled Banner' from
'Woodstock' to hear Hendrix creating noise-rock years before
― Andrew L, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Omar, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― mark s, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
"Who is the Jimi Hendrix of vocalists?" "Peter Hammill."
"Who is the Noel Redding of vocalists?" "Jimi Hendrix."
― Joe, Saturday, 16 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
I feel about Hendrix as Chuck D felt about Elvis, I guess ...
― Robin Carmody, Saturday, 16 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
What stamps does he appear on anyway ?
― Patrick, Saturday, 16 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― sundar subramanian, Sunday, 17 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
if you can just get your mind together.........................."
― sara Lee, Sunday, 17 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― JM, Monday, 18 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― andy, Monday, 18 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Nick, Monday, 18 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
Tracer Hand's well-documented argument re. marine imagery is lovely.
Marine imagery is a valuable resource in pop. I also recall Reynolds
saying that 'Feel like I'm living in the bottom of a grave' was the
forerunner of 'I Know It's Over'.
I like Hendrix a lot. I like 'guitar heroes' and 'virtuosity'; or at
least, some of the instances of those things. All-time favourite
Hendrix tracks, possibly: the cover of 'Day Tripper', and the
extraordinary scorching fast blues of 'Driving South', on the BBC
― the pinefox, Friday, 22 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Jack Redelfs, Sunday, 23 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― mark s, Sunday, 23 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Billy Dods, Sunday, 23 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
It's problematic because EVERYBODY thinks he's a don and it's been said
so many times it's boring. I know man, everyone goes on about it... But
if you put on his albums and listen to every little fucking thing the
guy does then it's actually physically impossible to deny the man his
due as the best. Ever. Will ever be. If you wanna disagree then a: you
are wrong b: you are missing something c: you have no soul.
I'd like to play devil's advocat here and slate the man but you just
can't do it. He plays the guitar not like he was born to but like God
put another son together and thought "fuck all that religion shit, this
one's gonna rock."
And Jimi does rock. Fuck that shit about lyrics, sure Dylan, Lennon,
Morrison and even Jagger rip him up there and plenty more, but in terms
of making that six stringer sing like a mother fucker, like no could
make it sing before or has done since, Hendrix is God. The lyrics don't
count here guys, hello. That's not what it's about.
To try to pretend anything else is crap and if you don't believe it, go
to any his albums 5 times in succession, so you get into it and start
tripping on the same vibe as Jimi. The guy is untouchable. So fucking
cool it hurts and out there, and I mean properly out there.
Vai and all the rest of those souless technicalistas might play faster.
But they cant write a tune for shit. Jimi, like I said at the start, is
a once ever phenomenon.
― Roger Fascist, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Ray M, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― dyson, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Paul, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Jimi=greatest rock improv musician. Evah.
― Ben Williams, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
― o. nate, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink
Paul's take is interesting because a dead Hendrix is so convenient in
ways for projection (not that Paul himself is necessarily doing that,
it was more the music being compared that struck me). He'd be a jazz
visionary, he'd be a dance music maven, he'd be a synthesizist of
musics all around the world -- I've heard all these kinds of takes and
more over time, and I have to wonder if this isn't so much an attempt
to celebrate Hendrix as it is to claim some sort of justification for
what one likes oneself using him as a role model for what 'might' have
happened. The possibility that he might have turned up like Eric
Clapton, say, is often overlooked -- and as much as we might claim he
wouldn't, we can't prove it.
What was the band template that the Velvet's created? A quartet with
guitar, bass, and drums? They were hardly the first band with that
line-up. Whether people copied Hendrix directly or indirectly, he
changed the way that people thought about the electric guitar as an
instrument. And more than any other artist, he ensured that the
electric guitar would remain the central instrument of rock music for
generations to come. I can't think of anything the Velvet's did of
It's not wrong per se if they're saying it for themselves -- which
they are (one hopes! -- though one wonders the questions about
canonicity that goes on in an individual commentator's head, cf
Roger Ebert's comment on how he usually says when asked that
Citizen Kane is the greatest American film but does so less
than because he believes it on all fronts but because it's a
convenient and understandable choice). Stepping outside themselves to
say it's the same for me as well before I've had the chance to say
anything or presuming I will say nothing on the matter in response =
this is just me being the radical subjectivist again, which shouldn't
surprise anyone here. ;-)
or offer an alternative, more compelling interpretation
I'm not entirely sure of what you're getting ahead here, I admit.
Why, they made sunglasses and dark clothes look good. Though to be
sure Roy Orbison already had them beat.
Actually, I sorta think that it IS the fact that he helped make the
electric guitar still the obsessive focus of rock music as conceived
that might explain my unease as well -- is there any particular reason
why that should have been the case, why it needed to be 'ensured'?
'ahead' = 'at.' MY BRAIN HURTS!
Template created by VU=classic pop song structure vs. abstract noise.
Kraftwerk-->Beach Boys. Uh, what?
Yes, yes, feel free to append "this is just my humble opinion and god forbid I would suggest that anyone else in the world might feel the same way" to everything I say if it makes you feel better.
MUCH OF THE WORLD OVER TIME: "Hendrix, the tragically cut short
legend, the greatest guitarist ever, the master visionary of rock and
roll, etc. etc."
YOUNGER ME: "Mm."
(eventually hears songs along the way, some of the albums, etc.)
YOUNGER ME: "Huh. Er, okay. Some good songs, yes."
(relistens over time)
NOT-AS-YOUNGER ME: "Well, you know, I can see more where others were
listening in but still, I don't really want to listen to any of this
all that much..."
(more or less the present day)
ME NOW: "Mm."
hendrix's voice is one of my favorite things about his records. you've got this huge, overwhelming noise -- even the softer hendrix performances are somehow loud -- and right in the middle of it you've got this spacey stoner drawl. he goes quiet where another singer would scream and races his way through lines that most singers would linger over. sometimes he sounds droll and sometimes he sounds like he's in awe, like he can't help standing back from this incredible sound he and his band are making and shaking his head at it. i'm especially fond of the way he sings 'hey joe,' where he just hangs back for most of the performance, playing it cool, letting the band build up momentum behind him, until suddenly he just comes out with 'I SHOT HER!!!'
― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 30 November 2012 01:17 (five years ago) Permalink
The craziest thing about Hendrix is all his music was done in 3 or 4 years at the most.
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 November 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink
Am I the only one in here who really likes his lyrics and voice?Not mad about most of the lyrics but yeah the voice is a big part of the appeal for me.
― Ain't Too Proud To Neg (Mr Andy M), Friday, 30 November 2012 07:36 (five years ago) Permalink
Pleased to see the love for Burning Of The Midnight Lamp itt.
― Ain't Too Proud To Neg (Mr Andy M), Friday, 30 November 2012 07:38 (five years ago) Permalink
ha i assumed this was bumped because of the army jacking off incident!
― U.S. State Department, Office of Rare Psych (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink
"I motioned him to come over and witness what was happening. He took a look and then went back into the squad bay and started working again."
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink
man, the army is so lame, you have to write a statement every time you see a guy masturbating?
― tylerw, Friday, 30 November 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Just Fill Out Form AR 190-45'
― Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink
i wonder if when hendrix became famous, sgt private james mattox would tell everyone at the bar that he saw that guy jerking it.
― tylerw, Friday, 30 November 2012 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink
'Can You See Me (Jerking It In A Cubicle)?''I Don't Jerk Today''Third Cubicle From The Sun''The Wind Cries "Hendrix! Stop jerking it in a cubicle!"''Ain't No Jerking''You Got Me Jerking''Rainy Day, Jerk Away''Still Raining, Still Jerking'
― Paul McCartney, the Gary Barlow of The Beatles (snoball), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink
Axis Of Jizz: Bold As Self-Love
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink
― tylerw, Friday, November 30, 2012 5:37 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
"I knew he was left handed before I ever saw the guy play guitar!"
― trinidad jokes (some dude), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:45 (five years ago) Permalink
Are You Experienced (In The Art Of The Hand Shandy)?
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink
"Hey James, Where You Goin' With Yo Cock In Your Hand..."
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:50 (five years ago) Permalink
Hey Jim/Where you goin' with your dick in your hand?
― Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink
Hahahahahaha! Priceless! :D
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink
New album of previously unreleased leftovers called People, Hell & Angels coming in March; Amazon has the following rundown:
Earth Blues: Totally unlike the version first issued as part of Rainbow Bridge in 1971, this December 19, 1969 master take features just Hendrix, Cox and Miles—stripped down funk at its very origin.
Somewhere: This newly discovered gem was recorded in March 1968 and features Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass. Entirely different from any previous version fans have heard.
Hear My Train A Comin’: This superb recording was drawn from Jimi’s first ever recording session with Billy Cox & Buddy Miles—the rhythm section with whom he would later record the groundbreaking album Band Of Gypsys.
Bleeding Heart: This Elmore James masterwork had long been a favorite of Jimi’s. Recorded at the same May 1969 session as “Hear My Train A Coming,” Jimi had a firm understanding of the arrangement and tempo he desired. Before they began, Jimi instructed Cox and Miles that he wanted to establish a totally different beat than the standard arrangement. He then kicked off this amazing rendition unlike any other he had ever attempted.
Let Me Move You: In March 1969, Jimi reached back to another old friend, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. Before he was discovered by Chas Chandler in the summer of 1966, Jimi had contributed guitar for Youngblood and such infectious rhythm and blues styled singles such as “Soul Food”.
This March 1969 session features Hendrix and Youngblood trading licks on this never before heard, high velocity rock and soul classic.
Izabella: In the aftermath of the Woodstock festival, Jimi gathered his new ensemble, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows at the Hit Factory in August 1969 with engineer Eddie Kramer. “Izabella” had been one of the new songs the guitarist introduced at the Woodstock festival and Jimi was eager to perfect a studio version. This new version is markedly different from the Band Of Gypsys 45 rpm single master issued by Reprise Records in 1970 and features Larry Lee, Jimi’s old friend on rhythm guitar.
Easy Blues: An edited extract of this gorgeous, free flowing instrumental was briefly issued as part of the long out of print, 1981 album Nine To The Universe. Now nearly twice as long, fans can enjoy the dramatic interplay between Jimi, second guitarist Larry Lee, Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell.
Crash Landing: Perhaps known as the title song for the controversial 1975 album that featured Hendrix master recordings posthumously overdubbed by session musicians, this April 1969 original recording has never been heard before. Jimi is joined here by Billy Cox and drummer Rocky Isaac of the Cherry People to record this thinly veiled warning to his girlfriend Devon Wilson.
Inside Out: Jimi was fascinated by the rhythm pattern which would ultimately take form as “Ezy Ryder”. Joined here by Mitch Mitchell, Jimi recorded all of the bass and guitar parts for this fascinating song--including a dramatic lead guitar part amplified through a Leslie organ speaker.
Hey Gypsy Boy: The roots of Jimi’s majestic “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” trace themselves to this March 1969 recording. Unlike the posthumously overdubbed version briefly issued as part of Midnight Lightning in 1975, this is original recording that features Jimi joined by Buddy Miles.
Mojo Man: Jimi lends a hand to Albert & Arthur Allen, the vocalists known as the Ghetto Fighters, whom he had befriended in Harlem long before he achieved fame with the Experience. When the two recorded this inspired, previously unreleased master at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama they took it back to Hendrix at Electric Lady Studios. Jimi knew just what to do to elevate the recording beyond contemporary R & B to the new hybrid of rock, rhythm and blues he was celebrated for.
Villanova Junction Blues: Long before his famous performance of this song at Woodstock, Jimi recorded this studio version with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles at the same May 1969 session which yielded “Hear My Train A Comin’” and “Bleeding Heart” also featured on this album. Never fully finished, the song stands as an example of the fertile ideas he hoped to harness.
― 誤訳侮辱, Saturday, 1 December 2012 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink
Hmm, this looks pretty good...lotsa stuff I knew existed & wanted to hear for awhile, like the sessions with Larry Lee and the embryonic Band of Gypsys recordings. Not crazy about the album title though - the title's Hendrix's, the song selection sure isn't.
― Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink
1989 Noel Redding letter about the Experience -- poor guy went broke and stopped playing altogether for a time, barely seeing any royalties from Hendrix records.
― Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Monday, 13 May 2013 20:37 (five years ago) Permalink
Redding's autobiography ('Are you experienced?: the inside story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience') is excellent.
― go cray cray on my lobster soufflé (snoball), Monday, 13 May 2013 20:49 (five years ago) Permalink
my favourite hendrix song was the result of hendrix sacking redding and doing the bass himself. poor bastard
― have a nice Blog (imago), Monday, 13 May 2013 20:50 (five years ago) Permalink
Ooh, found Redding's autobio to be pretty bitter and whiney imho
― media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink
Fall, barometric pressure, just don't fall on me. :(
― _Rudipherous_, Monday, 10 June 2013 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink
Enjoyed the American Masters episode last night. Hearing Hendrix speak was somewhat new to me. Sure would loved to have seen those first few Monkees shows.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink
Missed the first hour of it, enjoyed the 2nd hour.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink
This collection of Hendrix from 1990 has to be the only collection of it's type that has a narration that goes along with song choices? There has to be toher classical, folk music or jazz music collections that has an audio narrative that goes along with the audio tracks, but I don't know of any. You will often see interview segments added as bonus tracks discussing the album or selection, but that is a different thing than what this Lifelines box set did.
I seem to recall hearing this documentary on the radio as I think they syndicated it out. It wasn't nearly as ubiquitous as that Beatles history radio show, but I am sure the popularity of that one may be why they tried it with the Hendrix material.
― earlnash, Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:56 (eight months ago) Permalink
I have the Motown Story box somewhere, where various characters involved in the Motown, um, story, introduce various Motown cornerstones.
― "Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Monday, 1 January 2018 12:33 (eight months ago) Permalink
"the eternal myth revealed, vol. 1" is a 14-cd sun ra set with the same approach
― bob lefse (rushomancy), Monday, 1 January 2018 14:38 (eight months ago) Permalink
Also the Library of Congress recordings by Jelly Roll Morton.
― mirostones, Monday, 1 January 2018 18:12 (eight months ago) Permalink
Also: postage stamps!
― _Rudipherous_, Monday, 1 January 2018 18:16 (eight months ago) Permalink
― _Rudipherous_, Monday, 1 January 2018 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink
Man those are some far out stamps
― mirostones, Monday, 1 January 2018 18:35 (eight months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I always keep those stamps handy, for special friends only.Amazon description of new collection coming out on March, usual three formats. Re this being in a "trilogy", I enjoyed the first two volumes mentioned here, so looking fwd:
Both Sides Of The Sky presents 13 studio recordings including 10 which have never before been released. All but two of these studio recordings were made during a fertile period between January 1968 and 1970. Jimi's mastery and use of the studio as a proving ground for new songs resulted in a growing collection of extraordinary material. This album completes a trilogy of albums [with Valleys Of Neptune and People, Hell & Angels] presenting the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the Hendrix archive. The songs include fascinating alternate versions of "Stepping Stone," "Lover Man" and "Hear My Train A Comin'" as well as recordings where Jimi is joined by special guests Johnny Winter and Stephen Stills. Both Sides Of The Sky was mixed by Eddie Kramer, the engineer for all of Hendrix's albums throughout the guitarist's lifetime, and produced by Janie Hendrix, Kramer and John McDermott.
Mannish Boy - The first ever studio session by the group Hendrix would christen as his Band Of Gypsys. Hendrix, Cox & Miles shared a love for the blues as this driving, uptempo reworking of "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters makes clear.
Lover Man - Just two weeks before their triumphant New Year's concerts at the Fillmore East in NYC [yielding both 1970's Band Of Gypsys and 2016's sequel Machine Gun], Hendrix gathered with Cox and Miles to cut this dynamic rendition of what had become a favorite concert staple.
Stepping Stone - A totally unique take on this Hendrix favorite, with Jimi showcasing both blues and country styled licks atop a relentless, galloping beat.
$20 Fine -Stephen Stills joined Jimi, Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles Express keyboardist Duane Hitchings at this September 1969 session. With Stephen handling lead vocals and organ, Jimi added multiple guitar parts to this rollicking Stills original.
Power Of Soul - This 1970 studio session came three weeks after the Band Of Gypsys concerts at the Fillmore East. While a live version remains one of the highpoints of Band Of Gypsys, Jimi never released a studio version during his lifetime. For this album, we present the mix that Hendrix and Kramer prepared of the complete song at Electric Lady on August 22, 1970.
Jungle - The influence of Curtis Mayfield can be heard here as Jimi expands on the "Villanova Junction Blues" theme he made famous by its inclusion in the 1970 Woodstock documentary.
Things I Used To Do - Jimi is joined for this rendition of Guitar Slim's blues classic by Johnny Winter. Jimi's trademark guitar work and Winter's deft slide playing weaves in and around the foundation set by bassist Billy Cox and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young drummer Dallas Taylor.
Georgia Blues - Jimi reunited with some old friends from his pre-Experience days. Lonnie Youngblood, with whom Hendrix played in R&B groups like Curtis Knight & The Squires, voiced this superb twelve bar blues neatly underpinned by Hendrix's sublime rhythm and lead guitar work.
Sweet Angel - With Axis: Bold As Love only just released, Jimi immediately turned his focus to recording what would become Electric Ladyland. This gorgeous, instrumental reading of "Angel,", features Jimi on guitar, bass and vibraphone joined by Mitch Mitchell.
Woodstock - Stephen Stills came to this session fresh from having visited Joni Mitchell, who had a new song that Stills was excited to try and record. Long before CSNY's version, Stephen, Jimi and Buddy Miles recorded this amazing rendition.
Send My Love To Linda - A superb new Hendrix original composition recorded with Cox and Miles in the aftermath of their successful Band Of Gypsys performances at the Fillmore East.
Cherokee Mist - Together with drummer Mitch Mitchell, Jimi created this moody, evocative original complete with his playing of a sitar to complement his traditional electric guitar.
Audio CD (March 9, 2018) Number of Discs: 1 Label: LEGACY
― dow, Monday, 1 January 2018 20:25 (eight months ago) Permalink
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:27 (eight months ago) Permalink
I liked Valleys of Neptune but the tracks on People, Hell & Angels were a little too raw; they basically felt like demos a lot of the time, missing the professional mixes, extra layers of guitar, etc. that finished pieces would have had. Looking forward to this one, though.
― grawlix (unperson), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:46 (eight months ago) Permalink
i do have to wonder.. what's taken them this long, if the stuff's any good?
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:53 (eight months ago) Permalink
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand)
first off, there's stuff that's obviously being held back so as not to saturate the market ... hendrix fanatics have been clamoring for the "black gold" tape of acoustic songs for ages, but it's still being held back... second off is that once you quit the alan douglas approach of overdubbing obviously unfinished recordings, your alternate approach is to edit together various takes of unfinished recordings... which takes a hell of a lot of time. also, just finding the best stuff takes time, because hendrix recorded basically everything, much of which was not that great. kind of interested to hear what they're going to come up with for "send my love to linda", which is a song that had a lot of potential that was worked on during a number of sessions but not really completed.
and possibly it is specialist stuff. possibly "valleys of neptune" isn't that great a song, but i like it and i'm glad they finally managed to get the tapes into a shape where a releasable song came out of it.
― bob lefse (rushomancy), Monday, 1 January 2018 21:31 (eight months ago) Permalink
That Sun Ra box set sounds like an interesting listen.
― earlnash, Monday, 1 January 2018 23:57 (eight months ago) Permalink
i once dreamed that i had found a bootleg of a jimi hendrix - roland kirk live session
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 January 2018 23:59 (eight months ago) Permalink
"That Sun Ra box set sounds like an interesting listen.
"i once dreamed that i had found a bootleg of a jimi hendrix - roland kirk live session
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand)"
there should have been one... hendrix was a roland kirk fan.
― bob lefse (rushomancy), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 01:03 (eight months ago) Permalink
The only jazz muso I've found him jamming with (if this is indeed the participants claimed, and the guitars sound plausible enough; harder to tell about bass and drums), via recent email to a friend:Oh yeah, may be old hat to you, but recently came across Jimi and McLaughlin jamming: first number is prob "Drivin' South", second might be "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", third is just Ye Olde British-American Blooze, but a spirited shuffle, not too bad of its kind, with Buddy Miles and Dave Holland mostly providing a metronome throughout this extended coffee break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki5AfK0sFrs Overall, pretty cool!
― dow, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 02:51 (eight months ago) Permalink
As far as the purported trilogy goes, of course it is and is gonna be odds and sods; in his case, I don't mind hearing it all, whether I ever get around to a Best of The Rest folder or not.
― dow, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 02:55 (eight months ago) Permalink
The confusing release/re-release/reconfiguration/deletion etc. at least partially comes down to whichever heir has most recently grabbed the wheel; xgau's site is fairly helpful in sorting out a fair amount of all this stuff; I don't always agree with his (sometimes very brief)takes on the music of course, but he's made a good-faith effort.
― dow, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 03:00 (eight months ago) Permalink
the hendrix/mclaughlin jam is crap. his jam with khalid of space is far preferable.
― bob lefse (rushomancy), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 03:21 (eight months ago) Permalink
Speaking of jamming with jazz players, yes how the hell could I forget Khalid/Larry Young, who played on Nine To The Universe?
― dow, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 03:34 (eight months ago) Permalink
This collection of Hendrix from 1990 has to be the only collection of it's type that has a narration that goes along with song choices?
just today i have been listening to the archival release from the avandaro festival which has armando molina doing the same thing. wild shit, btw.
― bob lefse (rushomancy), Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:28 (eight months ago) Permalink
For as many times as those later Hendrix recordings have been released, I'm kinda thinking the first two still might be the best ones with The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge.
Other than that you got the live shows and there are a few of them that are really worth hearing. Some of the later shows when his band was more of a looser conglomeration probably would benefit being curated down.
― earlnash, Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:56 (eight months ago) Permalink
Yeah Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge were two of the earliest and best (RB finally on CD a few years ago). Also, Hendrix In The West, released in '72 I think, was a party favorite of my gang. Band of Gypsies was different, really groove-strict here, cutting loose(r) there---both suiting the mood and vibe of wartime---but the much later Band of Gypsies 2 was more fluid overall, without getting too loose. Also liked Live At Winterland, Woodstock, Blues, Radio One, among other concert albums, but some of them were expanded later, maybe too much so, at least for home alone non-stoned listening
― dow, Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:52 (eight months ago) Permalink
(Well Radio One wasn't a "concert album", it was his BBC sessions, along with the sequel, BBC Sessions.)
― dow, Thursday, 4 January 2018 15:55 (eight months ago) Permalink