View Full Version : Hendrix best versions - live or studio

01-28-09, 09:48 PM
we all have our favorite versions of Jimi tunes, what would you classify as Jimi's best, live or studio?

I'll start it off w/:

Red House - 24May1969

01-29-09, 06:37 AM
Little Wing - at the RAH 24Feb69

01-29-09, 08:18 AM
Always had a soft spot for Hey Baby - Berkeley 30/05/70 2nd show.
Beyond beutiful.

01-29-09, 01:02 PM
Well, I am definitely going to listen to those tunes, but come on, guys, can we rock?

L.A. Forum, 04-26-69 - I Don't Live Today.

My favorite Hendrix: drenched in feedback.

01-29-09, 01:08 PM
come on guys... wake up !

Voodoo chille SR from the RAH 24/2/1969

that's about it

01-29-09, 01:25 PM
Little wing from Axis:Bold as love

thatīs music

01-29-09, 02:55 PM
Machine Gun - 08May70 Oklahoma

01-29-09, 09:16 PM
Who Knows-Band Of Gypsys-1970.

01-29-09, 09:47 PM
Drivin' South - Lifelines/Radio One/BBC Sessions

01-30-09, 10:49 AM
Ik like the number "Night Life" with Lonnie Youngblood.

No just kidding....

Actually I like Stone Free from the RAH 24/2/1969.

I also like the Dolly Dagger/Villanova Junction/Ezy Ryder medley from the 30-7-1970 Haleakala Crater shows.

01-30-09, 11:18 AM
Hey, I love "Hush Now" - the version without Knight, of course.

Roland Stone
01-30-09, 03:14 PM
Spanish Castle Magic - L.A. Forum 4-26-69
Stone Free - Royal Albert Hall 2-24-69

01-30-09, 05:21 PM
Just off the top of my head- Live: Johnny B Goode & Getting My Heart Back Together Again - Berkeley 1st, Little Wing, Bleeding Heart, Red House - Albert Hall 24th, Like A Rolling Stone - 1st show October Winterland, All Along The Watchtower - Isle Of Wight. Studio: Hey Joe (US stereo), Red House (US stereo Smash Hits version), 3rd Stone (US stereo), may this be love (US stereo), Are you Experienced (US stereo), Up From The Skies (stereo), Spanish Castle Magic (stereo), Little Wing (stereo), If 6 Was 9 (stereo), Castles Made Of Sand (stereo), One Rainy Wish (stereo), Bold As Love (stereo), Sides 1 & 3 of Ladyland plus Come on, Watchtower & Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Dolly Dagger, Ezy Rider, Pali Gap, Room Full Of Mirrors, Peter Gunn, My Friend, Hoochie Coochie Man jam at an unknown venue 1968, somebody stop me!

Roland Stone
01-31-09, 11:41 PM
"Aware of Love" - Woodstock!

02-04-09, 05:35 AM
Uhh, hard question.
Jimi was great in everything he did
but in one segment of music he was the one and only:
Electronic Blues.
So, my answer would be:
1.Red House (San Diego)
2.Machine Gun
(Band of Gypsys and IOW
although Norman, May 8th '70 version is also mind blowing!)
3.Both Voodoo Child versions from Electric Ladyland.
4.Pali Gap (Rainbow Bridge)
5.Villanova Junction (Woodstock)

02-04-09, 11:34 AM
You are all a bunch ov wussys obviously . .Hear My Train A Comin' from Berkeley a'la Rainbow Bridge original vinyl more or less blows everything out ov the water . .and ov course . .Machine Gun from BOG is in a catagory ov its own . .how on earth do you choose a favourite with Jimi's music ?? mission impossible i'd say . .take Red House from AYE, short solid dirty and to the point then . .the live version from In The West makes you wonder what that song might ov sounded had Chas not been sitting there chewing his pencap drumming his fingers saying coooomon' man keep it short laddie . .etc etc eye by gum an all that . .

02-06-09, 12:25 AM
'Are You Experienced' October 10, 1968 - 1st Show ... awesome intro & outro ... aw fuckit, awesome start-to-finish!

(ref. - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts vinyl for the best sound version, turn volume to 11)

02-12-09, 03:01 PM
I have two definite - no brainer versions:

Hey joe - berkley - Concerts version which is by far the most intricate, flowing and solid version. been listening to it for almost twenty years now and still don't get what exacly is going on there.

I hear my train a'comming - Atlanta - This track made me get into hendrix again, after I listened to all official stuff and figured I'd had enough. It made me understand there is another side to hendrix - live 1970 stuff, which is my favourite period, not least cos of billy cox. Finally a bass player. this version is both light and heavy, space and with a solid rhythm with an unbelieveable solo. e might have played it more flashy (berkeley) or deliberately but never as good.

02-12-09, 04:48 PM
Machine Gun, from Band Of Gypsys
Red House, 07-17-70

02-12-09, 11:08 PM
Hey Baby (Copenhagen 09-03-70) The best live version I've heard.

02-14-09, 07:49 AM
Machine Gun - Band Of Gypsys
Villanova Junction - Woodstock
Little Wing - Axis Bold as love
Hey Baby - Rainbow Bridge
Hey Baby - Berkeley 30/5/70 2nd show
Pali Gap - Rainbow Bridge

02-14-09, 11:57 AM
Off the top of my head

Pali Gap Rainbow Bridge (not the crappy mix on South Saturn Delta)
May This Be Love AYE
Voodoo Child Berkeley 70 (Early and Late show versions)
Manic Depression 10-12-68 Winterland Late Show
Little Wing 10-12-68 Winterland
Cherokee Mist Boxed Set
Machine Gun (Most if not all of the BOG versions)
Machine Gun Isle of Wight
Machine Gun Norman 5-8-1970
I Don't Live Today 1-9-69 Late Show Stockholm
Room Full of Mirrors Rainbow Bridge (not the crappy mix on EH First Rays)
Message To Love Studio Version that Devon Wilson sings on.

02-14-09, 10:12 PM
Red House - kiss the sky version
May This Be Love - aye?
One Rainy Wish - Lifelines version
Little Miss Lover - Axis sessions
Moon, Moon > instrumental after 1983 - EL
Room Full of Mirrors - 12Aug.68
New Rising Sun - TTG
Cryin' Blue Rain - 16Feb.69
Blue Window - 16March69
Hey Gypsy Boy - 18March69
Hear My Train A Comin' - 31Dec.69 set 1
Machine Gun - 31Dec.1969 set 2
MLK - 23Jan.70
Drifting - 23July70
Scorpio Woman - 13Aug.70

02-16-09, 12:39 PM
Hey Baby (Copenhagen 09-03-70) The best live version I've heard.
Gotta agree with you there, the intro just slays me!

Voodoo Chile SR at Woodstock is amazing, check out the beautiful hammer-ons on the E and B strings at the 2:30 mark, incredible! You can tell he was having a blast up there.

purple jim
02-26-09, 03:35 PM
Hello everyone,
This is my first post. Glad to be here (thanks to Ayler for helping get it together).
Favourite "versions", well, where to begin ? Off the top of my head:
Lover Man - Berkeley
Purple Haze - Berkeley (first show)
Machine Gun - obviously BOG album version
Little Wing - Albert Hall 69
Hear My Train - Berkeley

04-14-09, 06:00 PM
Oh boy...I could name many in such a list, but I will condense it!

In no particular order:

1. Hey Baby - Fehmarn --cannot believe this has not been mentioned, it is beautiful.

2. Burning Desire - Second show on 01/01/70 --flawless version (the applause is telling!)

3. Johnny B. Goode - First show at Berkeley --full of life

4. Red House - Isle of Wight --heart wrenching

5. Hey Joe - Second show on 09/01/69

04-14-09, 06:51 PM
Hear My Train A Comin' = Berkeley 1970
I Don't Live Today = Los Angeles Forum 1969
Purple Haze = Woodstock 1969
Little Wing = Royal Albert Hall, London 1969
Machine Gun = Isle Of Wight 1970
Ezy Ryder = Maui, Hawaii 1970
Stone Free = Randall's Island, New York 1970
Room Full Of Mirrors = Los Angeles Forum 1970
Power Of Soul = Fillmore: Band Of Gypsys LP
Rock Me Baby = Monterey 1967
Can You See Me = Monterey 1967
Spanish Castle Magic = Isle Of Wight 1970
All Along The Watchtower = Isle Of Wight 1970
Freedom = Isle Of Wight 1970
Straight Ahead = Atlanta Pop Festival 1970
Drivin' South = BBC CD Version One
Come On = Stockholm, Sweden 8-31-70
Foxy Lady = Maui, Hawaii 1970
Hey Baby/In From The Storm = Maui, Hawaii 1970

04-15-09, 04:46 AM

Little Wing = San Diego, California 1969

Now there's a Little Wing i never heard, i guess you havent either, but actually mean the RAH version from 24 feb 69, the last recorded version of the song that we know of.

04-15-09, 04:56 AM
Now there's a Little Wing i never heard, i guess you havent either, but actually mean the RAH version from 24 feb 69, the last recorded version of the song that we know of.

Which was cheekily listed as San Diego on "In the west" by Mike Jeffery...

04-15-09, 05:03 AM
Which was cheekily listed as San Diego on "In the west" by Mike Jeffery...
You're right! i forgot about that :(