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Roland Stone
02-22-09, 11:23 PM
Jimi's musical influences were diverse. Here's a place to post quotes, links and musical samples or just post your opinions.

I'll start with Lightnin' Hopkins. I hear Hopkins all over "Voodoo Chile". Jimi's signature guitar trills and Jimi's spacey blues timing seem to trace directly to Hopkins.

dino77
02-23-09, 08:13 AM
I'll pick the most obvious one, then - Bob Dylan!
The most obvious examples would be Wind Cries Mary and My Friend.
The lyrics to My Friend are typical of Dylan's freewheeling, obscure
acid-inspired writing from 65-67.

Roland Stone
02-23-09, 10:21 AM
Here's one of Jimi's more obscure influences. Perhaps the first time that Jimi heard "phlange phasing" was way back in 1959 on Miss Toni Fisher's "The Big Hurt".

In an interview Jimi gave to the Cleveland Plain Dealer in March 1968:
"Say, have you heard of a record called 'The Big Hurt?' It's old. By Toni Fisher I think but I don't know the label. All of the new techniques were used on that record without anyone knowing about it. I'd sure like to get that one."
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stplsd
02-23-09, 12:48 PM
How about Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Howin' Wolf, Albert King, BB King, Earl King - he actually recorded songs by all of these and was photographed posing with LP's By Wolf, Bo & Muddy as well as Dylan.

The Earth Blues
02-23-09, 08:34 PM
Buddy Guy. A lot of Jimi's stage presence comes from Buddy Guy, not to mention we have footage of Jimi recording Buddy Guy!!

And I think his tone on some recordings with Curtis Knight (Christmas Plus One) sounds a lot like Buddy Guy.

MourningStar
02-23-09, 08:48 PM
Lucille Hendrix was an influence.

susep73
02-23-09, 09:58 PM
Lucille Hendrix was an influence.

well said, esp. on tunes such as Angel, Gypsy Eyes, Hey Baby, and many more.

another: Elvis Presley, when Jimi was younger he saw him perform live in Seattle.

purple jim
02-26-09, 04:11 PM
Other influences:
Little Walter (listen to that wild soaring harmonica !).
Johnny Guitar Watson
Curtis Mayfield
The Beatles
Eric Clapton
Jeff Beck

univibs
02-26-09, 05:53 PM
Science fiction books, The war in Vietnam, Dreams (purple haze), Flights (a lot of his songs was written during flying), People (good and bad) - don't forget the Isle of wight pre show interview when asked "where do you get your inspiration?" and he said: "from the people", LSD, Freedom, Sex, Women, racism, and the list goes on and on.

when someone is asking who influenced Jimi, and people start to think about artists and records, they don't think the Jimi's way or a real musician way of thinking.
music is just a small stream of influence, what we experience every day is a Ocean of influences.

and in Jimi's case, you can hear it in each and every song.
desperation in "I Don't live today"
sex in "Foxy Lady"
racism in "House burning down"
and War in "Machine Gun"

the Who influenced Jimi changed to What influenced Jimi.

MourningStar
02-26-09, 08:39 PM
Science fiction books, The war in Vietnam, ...
...blah blah woof woof ...
...the Who influenced Jimi changed to What influenced Jimi.Yes, I think we all understand all that - we were not born yesterday you know. Ever stop to think that perhaps Roland is only interested in just "who"?


:rolleyes:

Olvator
02-27-09, 03:30 AM
Yes, I think we all understand all that - we were not born yesterday you know. Ever stop to think that perhaps Roland is only interested in just "who"?


:rolleyes:


come on....marcos. whatever roland was interested in....

dino77
02-27-09, 04:06 AM
Buddy Guy. A lot of Jimi's stage presence comes from Buddy Guy, not to mention we have footage of Jimi recording Buddy Guy!!

And I think his tone on some recordings with Curtis Knight (Christmas Plus One) sounds a lot like Buddy Guy.


Too help yet another thread from degererating into an argument
I would just like to say I agree. Jimi sounds a lot like Buddy on the Squires recordings. But better, of course :) . Buddy plays too many notes.

purple jim
02-27-09, 06:52 AM
Yeah, Jimi loved Buddy Guy.
Another big influence was his Cherokee grandmother, his Native American roots. You can feel the influences on his music is many songs, not just the obvious "Cherokee Mist" but also "I Dont Live Today", "Voodoo Child (Slight Return", "Gypsy Eyes", …

MourningStar
02-27-09, 10:25 AM
Pete Townsend influenced Jimi.

BURTCOBAIN
02-27-09, 12:14 PM
i was born yesterday . .and it feels fxxkin great so far . .and just to put things back into context . .although Jimi grubbed around the blues clubs scrounging a living in his early days etc etc . .the one thing that set his mind on fire was . .drum roll please . . rrrrrrrrrrrrrr ta da . .LSD !!! ov course we are moving ever forward into a mamby pamby pc world where one day we won't even be able to mention such things . .sad innit . .

'and eleven moons played across a rainbow above for me and you' . .say no more eh . .but without recreational drugs most ov the 60's artistic movement just would'nt of happened . .its as simple as that folks . .
hows that for an answer ??

and just as a footnote, when i was a young twat sharing my thoughts and dreams long ago, i used to get asked by some ov my mates . ."whats it like ? " (LSD) and i would very simply put 1983 (Merman ) on my record deck . .and say . ."it sorta sounds like this" . .

Roland Stone
02-27-09, 12:49 PM
I was more interested in specific instances of directly traceable musical or lyrical influences. For instance, the phrase "might even raise a little sand" from Voodoo Chile (SR) - I always thought that was a Jimi original, until I heard it in an early 60's R&B lyric (sorry I can't recall who it was right now but its on the "Rhino Big Box of Soul", Little Milton maybe?)

BURTCOBAIN
02-27-09, 02:10 PM
I was more interested in specific instances of directly traceable musical or lyrical influences. For instance, the phrase "might even raise a little sand" from Voodoo Chile (SR) - I always thought that was a Jimi original, until I heard it in an early 60's R&B lyric (sorry I can't recall who it was right now but its on the "Rhino Big Box of Soul", Little Milton maybe?)

yup point taken, i guess my reply was more ov a 'what' influenced Jimi's music as apposed to 'who' . .but i do think the (Acid) thing was a big turning point in his life . .all that talk about 'soundpainting' is a good example . .i think in his early days Jimi was probably influenced by so many transient musicians who simply wanted and needed to try and get on in life just like him . .a way out from a life ov hurt poverty and drudgery i guess . .i think Jimi soaked up everyone and anyone who struck a chord in his yearning to become noticed and apretiated . .as Pete Townshend put it so brilliantly in the film 'Jimi' he was unashamed and willing to play and jam with anyone . .and i think thats why his style became so eclectic and interesting, aint it a shame he never made it, i think Jimi was heading for much bigger things . .all he needed was some time off and the space to make that quatum leap into the next period ov his evolution . .
oops i'm on a ramble . .ok arms down head up and . .breath . .x

stplsd
02-27-09, 04:15 PM
"Raise sand" "raising sand" is nobody's specific "lyric" it's just an old expression meaning to cause a disturbance, get angry etc.

Roland Stone
02-27-09, 04:30 PM
There's a guitar lick in The Coaster's "I'm a Hog For You Baby" that I'm certain Jimi lifted from Barney Kessel. It's the sweet kind of pretty sounding guitar hook that comes right after The Coasters sing "Cause I'm a Hog For You Baby, I can't get enough of your love" and just before the next line "When I go to sleep at night you're the only one I'm dreaming of". I've heard Jimi use that same lick many times. I know he could have come up with it independently but I don't think I've heard another guitarist use it except for Shuggie Otis (and I think Shuggie was probably channeling Jimi when he used the lick near the end of "Ice Cold Daydream").

And we know Jimi was a Coasters fan because "Takin Care of No Business" is almost a direct lift of "D.W. Washburn"!

purple jim
02-27-09, 05:00 PM
And we know Jimi was a Coasters fan because "Takin Care of No Business" is almost a direct lift of "D.W. Washburn"!

I didn't know that ! Thanks for the info.

kcox5342
02-27-09, 06:04 PM
I'd like to add Richie Havens and Little Richard to the list.

Roland Stone
02-27-09, 08:17 PM
On second thought, not a "direct lift" but certainly a "direct descendant". Both songs have the same old-timey Salvation Army Band feel and we know Jimi wanted similar horns in his arrangement (I believe they were added posthumously) and they have almost identical subject matter, but "Takin Care of No Business" is written from the first person point of view, almost as if "D.W. Washburn" is singing about himself.

MourningStar
02-27-09, 08:39 PM
Among musicians of any instrument, it is quite common to come up with a 'riff', totally independently. As a drummer, I recall many 'licks' I incorporated into my playing, only to hear it done by another without ever hearing it by them. True also, that I have incorporated other's into my own (I fell in love with Mitch's snare-tom-cymbal runs from 'Manic Depression, one among others). Therefore, and do not anyone take any offense, I pay little heed to declarations that a specific phrase was 'lifted' or any other term one wishes to apply. Unless, of course, it is admitted to, as I have done.

purple jim
02-28-09, 03:42 AM
I suppose this calls for a list of the songs that Jimi covered. So definately the artists that influenced him:

- Hey Joe (Billy Roberts) and by Love, Byrds, Leaves and mosy impotantly Tim Rose
- Mercy Mercy - Don Covay
- Like A Rolling Stone, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, All Along The Watchtower, Drifter's Escape (Bob Dylan)
- Come On (Part One) (Earl King)
- Wild Thing (Chip Taylor) - The Troggs
- Gloria (Van Morrison) - Them
- Sunshine Of Your Love (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) - Cream
- Bleeding Heart (James/Sehorn) - Elmore James
- Catfish Blues (various sources)
- Drivin' South (Robert Petway) - Albert Collins
- Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
- Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
- Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Day tripper, Tomorrow Never Knows (Lennon/McCartney)
- Outside Woman Blues (Arthur Reynolds) - Cream
- Manish Boy (McKinley Morganfield = Muddy Waters)
- Rock Me Baby (BB King)
- Born Under A Bad Sign (Jones/Bell) and by Albert King, Cream
- l'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) - Muddy Waters
- Travelling To California - Albert King
- San-Ho-Zay - Freddie King
- Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) - Elvis Presley
- Killing Floor (Chester Burnett = Howlin Wolf)
- Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
- Further On Up The Road - Bobby Bland
- Stop (Ragovoy/Shuman) - Howard Tate
- Tax Free (Hanssen/Karlsson)
- Peter Gunne (Henry Mancini)
- Dear Mr Fantasy (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood =Traffic)
- Star Spangled Banner (John Stafford Smith)

Then there are the odd riffs that he would throw in:
- Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
- Race With The Devil - Gun
- Rice Pudding - Jeff beck
- Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
-…

univibs
02-28-09, 05:35 AM
Yes, I think we all understand all that - we were not born yesterday you know. Ever stop to think that perhaps Roland is only interested in just "who"?


:rolleyes:
there are important things that should be explained. if not, in ten years from now people will think that his major influences were other musicians... that's only half true.
:000-thanx:

MourningStar
02-28-09, 01:55 PM
there are important things that should be explained. if not, in ten years from now people will think that his major influences were other musicians... that's only half true.Good point. However, only Jimi can tell us whether it's "... half true". But, alas, Jimi has left the building.

hytag9
02-28-09, 02:29 PM
I suppose this calls for a list of the songs that Jimi covered. So definately the artists that influenced him:

- Hey Joe (Billy Roberts) and by Love, Byrds, Leaves and mosy impotantly Tim Rose
- Mercy Mercy - Don Covay
- Like A Rolling Stone, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, All Along The Watchtower, Drifter's Escape (Bob Dylan)
- Come On (Part One) (Earl King)
- Wild Thing (Chip Taylor) - The Troggs
- Gloria (Van Morrison) - Them
- Sunshine Of Your Love (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) - Cream
- Bleeding Heart (James/Sehorn) - Elmore James
- Catfish Blues (various sources)
- Drivin' South (Robert Petway) - Albert Collins
- Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
- Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
- Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Day tripper, Tomorrow Never Knows (Lennon/McCartney)
- Outside Woman Blues (Arthur Reynolds) - Cream
- Manish Boy (McKinley Morganfield = Muddy Waters)
- Rock Me Baby (BB King)
- Born Under A Bad Sign (Jones/Bell) and by Albert King, Cream
- l'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) - Muddy Waters
- Travelling To California - Albert King
- San-Ho-Zay - Freddie King
- Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller) - Elvis Presley
- Killing Floor (Chester Burnett = Howlin Wolf)
- Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
- Further On Up The Road - Bobby Bland
- Stop (Ragovoy/Shuman) - Howard Tate
- Tax Free (Hanssen/Karlsson)
- Peter Gunne (Henry Mancini)
- Dear Mr Fantasy (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood =Traffic)
- Star Spangled Banner (John Stafford Smith)

Then there are the odd riffs that he would throw in:
- Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
- Race With The Devil - Gun
- Rice Pudding - Jeff beck
- Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
-…Jimi didn't cover a Sly Stone song but he admired Sly's music.

karsten
02-28-09, 02:41 PM
Jimi didn't cover a Sly Stone song but he admired Sly's music.

He did quote the riff from "sing a simple song"..

Roland Stone
02-28-09, 02:50 PM
I don't recall "Travelling to California" or "San-Ho-Zay" in the Hendrix discography. Can you point me to them?

And to the "odd riffs" section you can add "Hail to the Chief", The Beatles "I Feel Fine" and Cream's "Cat Squirrel".

stplsd
02-28-09, 08:14 PM
I don't recall "Travelling to California" or "San-Ho-Zay" in the Hendrix discography. Can you point me to them?

And to the "odd riffs" section you can add "Hail to the Chief", The Beatles "I Feel Fine" and Cream's "Cat Squirrel".

093. San Ho-Zay – Freddie King 1961
Billy Cox played (prominently) in the studio band that backed Freddie on his several performances for ‘The Beat!!!’ TV show. Jimi based a jam around this, with Al Kooper and some of Paul Butterfield’s band, at the Generation Club, in April 1968. Jimi can be heard saying: "Do you think we can do this one it’s in ‘G’?... Part of it’s in ‘A’, in ‘A’… Like, somethin’ like San-Ho-Zay, with the little breaks, an’ all that, you know, like Freddie King"

077. Travellin’ To California - Albert King 1960
Apart from the words ‘Everyday I Have The Blues’ (listen to 018) of the title being a line of the lyric this song bears very little resemblance to it. Albert K also recorded a version of 'Everyday…etc'. But this is a different song, an original composition. Albert K is remembered by Jimi’s Seattle band mates as being a big influence on him, also recorded by Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight?] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

In return could you please tell me where Jimi plays "Hail the Chief"

stplsd
02-28-09, 08:23 PM
Bleeding Heart (James/Sehorn) - Elmore James
Catfish Blues (various sources)
Drivin' South (Robert Petway) - Albert Collins
Manish Boy (McKinley Morganfield = Muddy Waters)

Race With The Devil - Gun
Rice Pudding - Jeff beck
-…

Thanks for this nice post. It raises a couple of points as well. Bleeding Heart I do believe was written by just Elmore James himself, the Sehorn bit being just a commonly used ploy to claim royalties for the producer (in this case Marshall S) or some business associate. "Drivin' South" (see 'Thaw Out' below) was not written by Robert Petway, this is a mix up for 'Catfish Blues' (see below)although Petway cannot be considered the composer of this either as his 'Catfish' song is only one of several others, and only has some resemblance to Muddy Waters' 'Rolling Stone' or Jimi's Catfish Blues (Sometimes known incorrectly as 'Experiencing the Blues' [title given to it on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Tommy Vance] Jimi only ever called it 'Catfish Blues'
Also the oft quoted "Race With the Devil" the "experts" tell us, on comparison with the original, only bears the most superficial similarity, and on comparing them myself I would agree, have a listen and see.

006. Rollin’ Stone – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1950
This song is highly derivative of several earlier songs (some using ‘Catfish’ in the title, others not) by different artists, as are a lot of ‘original’ ‘Blues’ songs, Jimi lifted the first two verses of this (verbatim) for his ‘Catfish Blues’ – which he occasionally mentioned on stage as being “Slightly Muddy Waters” or something in a similar vein. Jimi: “When I first started, I was digging […] Muddy Waters […]”<O></O>
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007. Still A Fool (inaccurately aka “Two Trains Running”) – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1951
Jimi lifted the first verse of this (verbatim) for the third verse of his ‘Catfish Blues’ see above.

128. Thaw Out - Albert Collins 1965
Jimmy re-arranged this (very slightly) and re-titled it Drivin’ South (see 096. Stranger Blues ) Also recorded with Curtis Knight (a very short, ad-libbed? verse at the beginning, followed by just a list of towns in The South) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966). JHE recorded three different versions of this for the BBC in 1967, Jimi also played it in concert and used it in jams several times.

016. I’m A Man – ‘Bo Diddley’ 1955
A #1 (R&B) hit, a double ‘A’ sided single b/w Bo Diddley (Checker 814). Also a hit for The Yardbirds in the US in 1965. Bo’s songs are remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band-mates as being part of their repertoire. Jimmy also had himself photographed for his girlfriend Betty Jean Morgan, in his army barracks wearing a very ‘loud’ loose fitting shirt, with the neck opened wide, and in a wild pose with his red guitar emblazoned with his girlfriend’s ‘Betty Jean’ logo in very heavily styled lettering, next to a prominently displayed LP cover of ‘Bo Diddley’s A Gunslinger’ – an appropriate title for his present circumstances. With this cover and title Bo really romanticised Jimi’s chosen profession - “R&B” guitarist/singer (or was that guitar slinger) / songwriter and innovator. It must have made an impression on Jimmy that one of the two reigning “Blues” kings at Chess and one of Jimmy’s early influences - Muddy Waters had released a very close “answer” version of this song, in humorous put-down fashion, thereby acknowledging the importance of Bo’s individual style.
Jimmy recorded two versions of this with some additional lyrics from Muddy’s ‘Manish Boy’ version, with Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight?] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) One of these has no less than three added verses (including the “Two Old Maids” one from his later version of “Stoop Down, Baby” possibly written by Chick Willis, Chick released two versions of this one in 1972 (when it became a 'jukebox' hit) He also recorded multiple takes of this Bo/Muddy mix at the Record Plant with Buddy & Billy

018. Manish [sic] Boy – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1955
A hit for Muddy. [See 015 ‘I’m A Man’]. He takes Bo’s original and uses it humorously to put the ‘new kid’ at Chess in his place, letting him know that Muddy is the “M. A. child [listen] N. that relevent me” he then spells it out “No B. O. [Bo] child [you are] Y” (turning Bo’s name into ‘boy’) “That spell manish boy” (i.e. not quite a man yet) – “But …I’m a hoochie coochie man”

Please could you tell me where I might hear the "Rice Pudding" quote?

Roland Stone
02-28-09, 10:50 PM
"Hail to the Chief" is also one of the quotes Jimi would slip in near the end of "Hey Joe" but I'll have to think a while before I can recall exactly which show you'll hear it in. Maybe someone else will remember before I do.

"Rice Pudding" is the ending of "In From the Storm".

bluesman905
02-28-09, 11:23 PM
Just did a quick look through the post's but just in case they were not mentioned, Albert King, Elmore James, Big Bill Broonzy

stplsd
02-28-09, 11:24 PM
Many thanks, if you do remember the 'Chief 'bit please give us a shout as I'm not familiar with this tune

Roland Stone
03-01-09, 02:14 AM
Another quote used several times in 1970 shows: Ernesto Lecuona's "The Breeze & I". I think it shows up in "Machine Gun" in Berlin and "Spanish Castle Magic" in Copenhagen and in some other places too. The song dates back to the 40's and has been covered countless times, but it's possible Jimi got it from the 60's surf group "The Challengers".

stplsd
03-01-09, 04:28 AM
Another quote used several times in 1970 shows: Ernesto Lecuona's "The Breeze & I". I think it shows up in "Machine Gun" in Berlin and "Spanish Castle Magic" in Copenhagen and in some other places too. The song dates back to the 40's and has been covered countless times, but it's possible Jimi got it from the 60's surf group "The Challengers".

Thanks for the Challengers info. Jimi also quoted this during Spanish Castle Magic at Milwaukee in 1970. It was also released by 'Santo & Johnny' in 1959, a strange instrumental duo featuring an unusual electric steel guitar and ordinary electric guitar combination. They had a big hit with 'Sleep Walk' earlier. But then it could have been just about any of these, I was searching the challengers for a release date, didn't realise how popular it was until now ha-ha:
101 Strings Orchestra, <R>Gene Ammons, <R>Art Blakey, <R>Willie Bobo, <R>Martin Böttcher</R> with <R>Siegfried Schwab</R> (guitar) - album "Moonlight Guitar", The Challengers, <R>Sonny Clark</R>
<R>Xavier Cugat</R> (charted), <R>Vic Damone</R> (charted), <R>Plácido Domingo, <R>Jimmy Dorsey charted), <R>Tommy Dorsey, <R>Bob Eberly, <R>Teddy Edwards</R>/<R>Houston Person, <R>Esquivel, <R>Morton Gould, <R>Percy Faith, <R>The Flamingos, <R>The Four Freshmen, <R>Connie Francis, <R>Barry Harris, <R>Coleman Hawkins, <R>Dick Haymes, <R>Willis Jackson (saxophonist)</R>/<R>Pat Martino, <R>Bert Kaempfert, Wardia Kako, 1950's, in Eastern Assyrian Katzenjammers Steelband ("Steelband WIth Velvet Gloves" - Cook 1047 rec. 1957), <R>Paul Lavalle, <R>Jeanette MacDonald, <R>Charles Magnante, <R>Henry Mancini, <R>Shelly Manne, <R>Mantovani, Wes Montgomery, <R>Joe Pass, <R>Jimmy Rowles, <R>Santo & Johnny, <R>The Shadows, <R>Dinah Shore, <R>The Tornados, <R>Caterina Valente</R> (charted), <R>The Ventures, <R>Lawrence Welk, <R>Klaus Wunderlich.

stplsd
03-01-09, 04:52 AM
068. Machine Gun - The Riptides 1959
A surf instrumental and Billboard chart entry not mentioned by anyone, interesting? I think so. Bog’s reheasals (where Machine Gun was eventually defined) Jimi and Buddy: “And you’ll never hear surf music again ha-ha-ha”

After the 1967 session which ends with Jimi's spoken "Then youl'll never hear surf Music again" he says "That sounds like a lie to me" and Chas bursts out laughing.

stplsd
03-01-09, 05:19 AM
the Who influenced Jimi changed to What influenced Jimi.

Yes, it's nice "to sometimes turn it around", people can forget that it wasn't just other peoples music that influenced Jimi.

Roland Stone
03-01-09, 07:52 PM
I fell asleep last night while trying to find the "Hail to the Chief" quote. I must have listened to a dozen "Hey Joe"s before I nodded off As I recall it's pretty well recorded in good sound quality, which made me think Winterland, L.A. or San Diego, but it wasn't any of those. Nor was it Berlin, Boston, Madison, Copenhagen Munster or Vienna.

I think its probably from 69, possibly from 70 and its possibly the same version where he also quotes "Satisfaction" but I couldn't find that one either. Does anyone remember which "Hey Joe" it is where he quotes "Satisfaction"?

yelapavision
03-02-09, 01:35 AM
Love those odd riffs! A couple more:

Theme from Bonanza (Winterland 10-11-68 1st show)
Speedy Razors theme (i think that's what it is) (1-9-69 1st show)

anyone know more?

Then there are the odd riffs that he would throw in:
- Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
- Race With The Devil - Gun
- Rice Pudding - Jeff beck
- Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
-…[/quote]

purple jim
03-02-09, 01:57 AM
"Travelling To California" is also listed as "California Night" and it was recorded during those Curtis Knight Georges Club recordings. There are two recorded versions of the song.

stplsd
03-03-09, 12:44 AM
"Travelling To California" is also listed as "California Night" and it was recorded during those Curtis Knight Georges Club recordings. There are two recorded versions of the song.

Yes indeed it is, I forgot to mention it. “California 'Night' (ie 'Knight' geddit;-)” it would appear is a bogus title used to claim undeserved royalties by “certain people”. The actual title is “Travelling To California” and was written, recorded and released by Albert King,

<O></O>The “Georges Club” intro’s are misleading as they were recorded in a studio and later dubbed on to studio recordings, most of which have had bogus “crowd” noises dubbed on as well as other instruments. None of these on close inspection are actually “live in concert” they may be “live” in a studio with what sounds just like a few band members shouting encouragemen and/or insults etc, but they all have dubbed on “crowd” usually, originally, consisting of just a few men, some have the occasional women or two commenting or arguing with each other along with the men (possibly a recording of people in the bar at Georges Club? or elsewhere.) to this has sometimes been added totally bogus applause and stereo overdubbed instruments to the mono tracks – which were probably stereo originally, as some of them appear in stereo as well. This is nothing new, The Stones had bogus live tracks on Got Live If You Want It, so did chuck Berry a whole Lp, Jimi had My Friend & Voodoo Chile , Beatles Sgt Peppers etc. etc. It does appear that at least some, of the tracks were recorded in December 65/January 66 though, as this is when some of the originals first entered the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:country-region>US</st1:country-region> charts.

stplsd
03-03-09, 12:54 AM
". Does anyone remember which "Hey Joe" it is where he quotes "Satisfaction"?

its at Isle of Wight, he also quotes it during Fire at Randall's Island

stplsd
03-03-09, 01:15 AM
Love those odd riffs! A couple more:

Theme from Bonanza (Winterland 10-11-68 1st show)
Speedy Razors theme (i think that's what it is) (1-9-69 1st show)
anyone know more?

-…[/quote]

Before the last chorus of Freedom at Berkeley 1st show:

[Instrumental break featuring Pete Moore’s (UK) ‘Pearl & Dean’ cinema advertising theme ‘Asteroid’ (Pete Moore)

He also quotes Bonaza again at the last Winterland show:


8. THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER (music: ‘The Anacreontic Song’ by John Stafford Smith)
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Jimi : Wait
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[Quotes theme from ‘BONANZA’ TV show (by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans) original guitar solo by Tommy Tedesco – “The most recorded guitarist in history”]
….

What is the 'Speedy Razors' theme please?

purple jim
03-03-09, 02:13 AM
To come back to what you said STPLSD, I wouldn't call "My Friend" and The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's" bogus live tracks. The audience or club noise was added to created a certain "picturesque" effect. As for "Voodoo Chile", I imagine Jimi's entourage were present at one point during the recordings and Jimi decided to keep their applause in. Were are getting off subject here !

stplsd
03-03-09, 08:43 AM
Well, I feel it’s very pertinent & also interesting that Jimi added bogus “live” effects to both his earlier and later recordings, as this was a feature of several of the songs that Jimi later covered eg ‘Land of a 1000 Dances’ . As to what the reasons for this were in in the case of the PPX recordings, is anyone’s guess. Obviously the reason in the later cases Voodoo etc. was to “create a certain "picturesque" effect.” One could argue that in the case of some of the PPX stuff too, as it’s often of a similar nature to ‘My Friend’, and there is no actual evidence that it was anyones intent to pass these off as genuine “live” recordings, at that time.
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The “audience” on Voooo was recorded after the music session, it’s well documented and there are recordings with Jimi telling Eddie that he’s missed the place in the playback when they’re adding the “audience” overdubs. The effect was done so well, that many believed, and some still do, that the “live” audience was there when it was recorded, so it certainly worked. I still "believe" it when I listen to it, even though I know otherwise.
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There’s also Hear My Train from the BBC 1967

Roland Stone
03-03-09, 10:50 PM
Continuing the off-topic discussion ;> You could say "My Friend", "STP/LSD", "Voodoo Child" and "Calling All Devil's Children" all feature "Party Audience in the Studio" as another color in Jimi's instrumental pallette. Any others?

dino77
03-04-09, 02:37 AM
Continuing the off-topic discussion ;> You could say "My Friend", "STP/LSD", "Voodoo Child" and "Calling All Devil's Children" all feature "Party Audience in the Studio" as another color in Jimi's instrumental pallette. Any others?

"Taking care of No Business" from Olympic :). Has a bartender and a drunk.

stplsd
03-04-09, 06:50 AM
^
Ha-ha-ha, cheers!

yelapavision
03-04-09, 07:54 PM
What is the 'Speedy Razors' theme please?[/QUOTE]

Right at the beginning of the 1-9-69 1st show, that unique riff. It's from a TV commercial for some brand of razor blades (at least that's what I remember someone saying about it).

yelapavision
03-04-09, 07:55 PM
Beatles watching Jimi

DaveOwens
03-04-09, 11:50 PM
amazing player and the only one who is worth listening to .

Joun
03-14-09, 06:29 AM
As already mentioned, Elvis was an influence to Jimi. For being an admirer of both, I found it extremely cool that Jimi saw him live. At the time, 14 years old, Jimi saw Elvis' show at Seattle's Sicks' Stadium... as we all know, Jimi himself would later perform on the very same stage. ... Elvis' shows were phenomenal in 1957, so it must've made quite an impression to young Jimi ....... for the curious, below a couple of pictures taken during the actual show (September 1, 1957 - Seattle) ..... and not to go completely 'off', also attached is the drawing Hendrix made of Elvis.

...If my memory serves me correct, Jimi also attended a late-night screening of one of Elvis' movies, "King Creole", while in Paris in 1968....?

stplsd
03-15-09, 06:26 AM
Saturday 13 June 1970 Baltimore Civic Centre

At the end of GETTING MY HEART BACK TOGETHER Jimi Plays the riff of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘OH, WELL’

dino77
03-15-09, 07:26 AM
Saturday 13 June 1970 Baltimore Civic Centre

At the end of GETTING MY HEART BACK TOGETHER Jimi Plays the riff of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘OH, WELL’


Yes, and in Spanish Castle Magic from Berlin 04 Sep 1970, I think.
Hendrix was a massive Peter Green fan.

purple jim
03-29-09, 04:59 AM
I can't remember if it is IOW or Atlanta, but at one point Jimi does subtle little reference to a Spirit song. Does that ring a bell with anyone ?

stplsd
04-01-09, 12:28 PM
Another big influence was his Cherokee grandmother, his Native American roots. You can feel the influences on his music is many songs, not just the obvious "Cherokee Mist" but also "I Dont Live Today", "Voodoo Child (Slight Return", "Gypsy Eyes", …

He does appear to have been inspired by his Native American ancestry, but his paternal grandmother was only part Cherokee, through her father whose mother was Cherokee, but his father was Irish. The stuff about her being an 'Indian' and living on a reservation was just an exaggeration as part of his early publicity which unfortunately has been repeated until it's become a factoid". According to Cross Jimi's maternal grandmother was also of Cherokee ancestry. There can be no Cherokee "princesses" as there was no Cherokee "Royalty" Native Americans had no concept of hereditary rulers. Interestingly many Cherokee were slave owners.

stplsd
04-04-09, 09:09 AM
Removed my bit about Chick Willis as it not as clear as I thought - got some mistaken release dates - about the source for Jimi's versions of 'Stoop Down Baby' (aka 'Two Old Maids')

stplsd
04-04-09, 09:11 AM
Hendrix was a massive Peter Green fan.

He may have liked him, but surely this is wildly overstating the case?

stplsd
04-04-09, 09:14 AM
Other influences:
Johnny Guitar Watson


I'm interested to know why you think JGW was an influence?

purple jim
04-05-09, 02:15 AM
It was Stevie Ray Vaughan who underlined that. I read it in a Guitar World special. Stevie was enthusing about Watson's "Space Guitar" which was pretty far out for its time in terms of guitar techniques, sound effects and distorsion.

stplsd
04-05-09, 03:27 AM
^
Thanks, must have a listen

stplsd
04-05-09, 04:04 AM
^
Wow, 1954, much of this is just like listening to Jimi's "Curtis Knight" period, and exactly the same 'talking guitar', that he used throughout his career

stplsd
04-05-09, 04:32 AM
On second thought, not a "direct lift" but certainly a "direct descendant". Both songs have the same old-timey Salvation Army Band feel and we know Jimi wanted similar horns in his arrangement (I believe they were added posthumously) and they have almost identical subject matter, but "Takin Care of No Business" is written from the first person point of view, almost as if "D.W. Washburn" is singing about himself.

Very little similarity at all really IMHO. How do we know Jimi wanted horns? his vocal horns sound finished to me. There were many English pop tunes around at this time that used that old time, brass band, nostalgia sound 'Winchester Cathedral' for one?

This will be taken in the spirit of a discussion I hope?

souldoggie
04-05-09, 05:43 AM
Right after Jimi died, that fall I bought everything I could get my hands on that I didn't already own and I got an import LP featuring the George's Club 20 recording with "Driving South" and thought that it was a great track. I just started playing guitar back then and I was always doing my best to play that riff. Then years later I heard that the song was actually a cover of an Albert Collins track "Defrost". I tracked down that 45 and for years I thought that this was the original that Jimi covered. "Defrost" does have a variation of the riff that Jimi plays on "Driving South". But then a few years later I got a hold of Albert's "Thaw Out" 45 and was amazed. There it was, Jimi's "Driving South", a direct lift and copy of Albert's "Thaw Out". A few years later (late 1970's) I got the chance to see Albert Collins live at the Walnut Hills Bar in Dayton, Ohio, which is where I met him and he signed the back of a flyer for me. That's me, "Dave" aka "Souldoggie". I show two "Thaw Out" 45's, the white label promo copy depicts the "B" side, "Backstroke". Also shown is the Albert Collins instrumental "Dyin' Flu" b/w "Hot 'n Cold" credited to "The Cool Sound Of Albert Collins".
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/souldoggie/DSC01159.jpg
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/souldoggie/DSC01160.jpghttp://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/souldoggie/DSC01158.jpg

stplsd
04-05-09, 06:17 AM
Yeah, it's outrageous, Curtis Knight got the royalties from this, did Albert Collins know this, If I owned the song publishing for 'Thaw Out' I'd sue someone's arse, must be worth a fortune in back royalties. There's also the question of Albert King's 'Travellin' To California', which had it's title changed to "California Night" (Knight geddit?) Curtis getting the royalties for that, publisher? you guessed it Ed Chalpin's PPX. there are other songs similarly treated in this manner. I would say there's a nice opportunity for someone wanting to take Ed to the cleaners as well.

dino77
04-05-09, 07:01 AM
He may have liked him, but surely this is wildly overstating the case?

Well probably as much as he liked Clapton or Beck. Semantics. Mick Fleetwood has talked about this. If anyone here is unfamiliar with Green's late 60's work, you should check it out. Great voice, astonishing playing, fantastic songs. Another "Oh well" quote is at the very beginning at the first BOG show 31/12/69.

souldoggie
04-05-09, 07:05 AM
Speaking about publishing....check it out, radio station stamped date "May 4, 1968" on Capitol Records no less. Our good friend Ed was going for the whole song catalog by the looks of this. LOL.
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/souldoggie/DSC01165.jpg

dino77
04-05-09, 07:08 AM
What? Chalpin tried to claim publishing rights for "Fire"???

souldoggie
04-05-09, 07:11 AM
Yup dino77, you got it. In 1968 no less. Amazing.

souldoggie
04-05-09, 07:13 AM
The Pack found greater success a year or two later when they changed their name to Grand Funk Railroad.

stplsd
04-05-09, 07:29 AM
Well probably as much as he liked Clapton or Beck. Semantics. Mick Fleetwood has talked about this. If anyone here is unfamiliar with Green's late 60's work, you should check it out. Great voice, astonishing playing, fantastic songs.

I would agree with you that Green deserves to be up there with Beck & Clapton, prior to his breakdown. and I'm sure I've read a quote by Jimi on his liking for Green (which he obviously had).

souldoggie
04-05-09, 07:42 AM
Yes sir, it's the same song alright. Starting out with the lyric "Now dig this...." I don't think anyone would confuse the two songs though...this one has some pretty cheesey organ going on and the guitar player sounds, how should I put this....lame? Another way you can tell the difference between Jimi's and The Pack's is when the lead vocalist sings...."now move over Rover and let Mikey take over."

voodoo_child58
04-05-09, 07:43 AM
Check these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmLWe-rf24o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyAX6i6u9Uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxcMitAywF4&feature=PlayList&p=0D4F3A6EB90B510A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

stplsd
04-05-09, 07:51 AM
Speaking about publishing....check it out, radio station stamped date "May 4, 1968" on Capitol Records no less. Our good friend Ed was going for the whole song catalog by the looks of this. LOL.


That is some amazing stuff you've got, unbelievable

stplsd
04-05-09, 08:14 AM
Check these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmLWe-rf24o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyAX6i6u9Uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxcMitAywF4&feature=PlayList&p=0D4F3A6EB90B510A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

Brilliant, thanks so much

Roland Stone
04-05-09, 06:34 PM
Excellent clips about Jimi's Nashvile days. Thank you!

dino77
04-05-09, 11:29 PM
Yep, thank you! Really interesting.
Kind of amusing that they played mostly fake "pre-experience" stuff in the King Kasuals doc.

souldoggie
04-06-09, 07:35 AM
Produced by the great Stax artist, William Bell.

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/souldoggie/DSC01166.jpg

stplsd
04-09-09, 10:44 AM
Jimi: “But, like, we’-we’re tryin’ to cover, you know. Just like anybody who’s, who’s hungry, you know what I mean by that - is young and want’s to do this and that - you know, and wants to get into music, so anybody like that, they got to go into so many different bags, and they got to, so much to be influenced by so many different things, the whole World, hmm.”

stplsd
04-09-09, 10:56 AM
Did anyone manage to get the two newspaper cuttings from the 'Night Train to Nashville' exhibition? a while back. They were on their website but my computer went down and by the time I'd got it sorted they'd taken them down: They were both for clubs/bars in Printer's Alley I think. One was for Billy Cox can't remember that one and the other was for 'Jimmy Hendrix and his magic guitar', if I remember rightly. Would make a nice contribution if anyone can get them?

Also this facinating discussion:

July 241 p.m. “Marbles and his Magic Guitar: Jimi Hendrix in Nashville” Panel Discussion. Hendrix moved to Music City in 1962 and played here after completing military service at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This panel will discuss Hendrix and his participation in the Nashville R&B scene. Panelists include Teddy Acklen Jr., Billy Cox, Marion James and Johnny Jones.

- anyone tape it?

stplsd
04-10-09, 06:52 PM
^
just found the info in Sharon Lawrence book, it was a newspaper advert for (loaned to the exhibition by Frank Howard of the Commanders who Jimmy and Billy both played and recorded for) 'The Jolly Roger' in Printer's Alley, Nashville "featuring BILLY COX and the SANDPIPERS
Also JIMMY HENDRIX AND HIS MAGIC GUITAR"

stplsd
04-17-09, 02:49 PM
'So Many Roads' John Hammond's 1965 LP featuring 3 members of The Hawks' the phenominal lead guitar is by Robbie Robertson, piano is by Michael Bloomfield. This Lp may well have been what decided Bob Dylan to use them as his backing group. This must have made some impression on Jimi. His group 'the Blue Flame' also played together with John Hammond in 1966, the two weeks just prior to his departure to the UK.

purple jim
04-17-09, 03:05 PM
Exactly. When they played together they collectively adopted the name The Screaming Night Hawks (although a press ad. of the time reveals that they were billed as John Hammond & The Blue Flames).

stplsd
04-18-09, 09:53 AM
Exactly. When they played together they collectively adopted the name The Screaming Night Hawks (although a press ad. of the time reveals that they were billed as John Hammond & The Blue Flames).

I think you'll find If you look again that the only advert (Village Voice) says John Hammond and 'the Blue Flame', as both John Hammond and also Jimi Hendrix refer to the group in interviews. The Jimmy James & 'the Blue Flames' name only appears in later interviews after Randy California uses this name. 'Jimmy James' was not so much a stage name as it was an alias, as was the earlier 'Maurice James'.
They may have refered to themselves as 'the Screaming Night Hawks' but the only evidence for this amusing title (a reference to the Screaming Eagles?) is Hammond's late interview.

stplsd
04-18-09, 09:20 PM
""Rice Pudding" is the ending of "In From the Storm".

So it is, thanks Roland

stplsd
04-18-09, 09:25 PM
I'll start with Lightnin' Hopkins. I hear Hopkins all over "Voodoo Chile". Jimi's signature guitar trills and Jimi's spacey blues timing seem to trace directly to Hopkins.

Not familiar with Hopkins, can you suggest some tracks of his that may have influenced Hendrix to some degree, please?

stplsd
04-23-09, 03:51 AM
Jimi quotes lyrics from the Rolling Stones' 'What A Shame': "Wake up this morning and find youself dead" during the blues jam at the Scene club in 1968 and during the Room Full Of Mirrors jam in Toronto in 1969

Nonhuman
04-23-09, 09:54 AM
I'd be interested to know what philosophers specifically influenced Jimi and why.

Does anyone know any verifiable quotes from Jimi himself identifying any philosophers he appreciated or criticized?

purple jim
04-23-09, 11:21 AM
I don't believe Jimi ever read any philosphy.
How about Timothy Leary ? He was a contempory of Jimi's and he certainly voiced off about the meaning of it all.

Nonhuman
04-23-09, 12:33 PM
Did Jimi ever use the word philosophy? Derrick Jensen wrote in his book "Endgame The Problem With Civilization" that all writers are propogandists (including those that write Dictionaries). Given Jimi's 1983, A Merman I Should Turn To Be, Jimi was clearly influenced by philosophy and expressing himself very eloquently regarding the fallacy and herd mentality of the human. It doesn't seem reasonable to me that he didn't at least read Plato or Aristotle.

I've never taken interest in Leary. I've used LSD and most every non-intravenous drug prior to 1979 and lived straight ever since. I'm inclined to dismiss entirely the claims of any productive influence of any drug upon music. What philosophy did Leary espouse and perhaps share with Jimi?

As the answers to the question(s) "what if", and "If only" can only be answered with lies due to the complete unknown of what might have been without drugs, it remains to my life experiences that resistance to the present moment causes only suffering. I abstain from all drugs and embrace the present moment, even though I live in chronic pain. I've always held pity for Timoth Leary, and the cripples his agenda left upon the roads winding through the past. Where many of them still seek to live out their "time" in semi-consciousness.

Jimi didn't need LSD, nobody did or does. Not even Timothy Leary. However everyone needs a valid philosophy. Yet it certainly isn't necessary to read about philosophy. The truth is all that matters.

stplsd
04-23-09, 05:04 PM
Why should Jimi - or anyone else for that matter - not arrive independently at the same conclusions as any particular philosopher. Why would he have to read about it? Nobody "needs" LSD, they take it beause they have heard of others experiences and want to try it. You cannot judge other peoples experience, as you haven't experienced it. "One man's meat is another man's poison" as an old saying goes. Just because you found acid etc. uninspiring, doesn't mean anything.

Nonhuman
04-23-09, 05:16 PM
stplsd,

That mirrors my thought exactly. Taking LSD eliminates the optional experience of never having taken it. Anyone that has taken it has eliminated the option of qualifying the alternative outcome of avoiding it.

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. - Lao-tzu

63strat
04-24-09, 01:40 AM
Someone mentioned it earlier but I thought I'd re-iterate the influence of Wes Montgomery. Clearly the octave playing was a huge influence and we wouldn't have Third stone the way it is without it. Or the solo in Purple Haze later on.
Also didn't he play part of Red House with a drumstick at one point and is this from any influences? Any one know?

BTW...the King Casuals stuff just blew my mind. I had no idea. And they jammed right here in my own state, Tn.Pretty cool and makes want a gig down in Nashville just to say I'm playing in Jimi's tracks. Would like to Jam with Johnny Jones. That'd be a blast

:bananasmile:

stplsd
04-24-09, 10:02 AM
stplsd,

That mirrors my thought exactly. Taking LSD eliminates the optional experience of never having taken it. Anyone that has taken it has eliminated the option of qualifying the alternative outcome of avoiding it.

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. - Lao-tzu

There is no "optional experience of not taking" anything, not doing something is not an 'experience', it's just not doing something, life unaffected - nothing to report.

stplsd
04-24-09, 10:22 AM
BTW...the King Casuals stuff just blew my mind. I had no idea. And they jammed right here in my own state, Tn.Pretty cool and makes want a gig down in Nashville just to say I'm playing in Jimi's tracks. Would like to Jam with Johnny Jones. That'd be a blast
:bananasmile:

I you are really interested, how about checking out the press archives of the Clarksville/ Nashville area for gig adverts between 62 & 65 for 'Jimmy Hendrix', 'Billy Cox', 'the Casuals', 'the King Casuals', 'the Bonnevilles', 'Little Richard' 'The Imperials' etc. I'm sure there's plenty of adverts in local papers from that time and it would fill a larg gap in Jimi's history. And stick it up here so we can all see. There's masses of stuff from the UK available and quite a lot from the US (but mainly only from 1968 on), stuff from the US that's earlier than 68 is hard to find on the net. A good start would be the Night Train To Nashville exhibition of a couple of years ago which featured a newspaper ad for 'Billy Cox and the Sandpipers' also 'Jimmy Hendrix and his Magic Guitar' playing at the 'Jolly Roger' in Printers Alley. Any US adverts, articles, photos etc from 62 to January 68 would be most welcome. I've included what I could find from the early '60s, in the thread: All the other stuff> everything Else>
Newspaper & Magazine Articles (Text Only) - 1960's-1970's (http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthread.php?t=1403)
. Well, just the first couple of months, hopefully someone else will add some missing stuff and I'll add more in return?

Nonhuman
04-24-09, 04:17 PM
There is no "optional experience of not taking" anything, not doing something is not an 'experience', it's just not doing something, life unaffected - nothing to report.


Abstaining from LSD does not relegate an individual to an absence of stimuli.

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao-tzu

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao-tzu

Nonhuman

Nonhuman
04-24-09, 04:49 PM
Who influenced Jimi regarding the "Axis Bold As Love" LP cover?

Nonhuman

stplsd
04-24-09, 05:32 PM
Abstaining from LSD does not relegate an individual to an absence of stimuli.

I never said that it did.


"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao-tzu

Yeah, whatever


"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao-tzu
Nonhuman

Yeah, just accept the facist boot stamping on your face forever...

stplsd
04-24-09, 06:33 PM
Who influenced Jimi regarding the "Axis Bold As Love" LP cover?

Nonhuman

No one, as he had nothing to do with it, it was entirely a creation of the Track records art department who were just following the trendy Beatles "Indian" thing. Jimi commented that he would have liked it better if they had been portrayed as American "Indians" as per the famous (and almost priceless) Haphash and the Coloured Coat Poster.
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stplsd
04-25-09, 03:54 AM
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. - Lao-tzu

Ha-ha-ha! thanks for this, what a wacky sense of humour Mr Lao's got. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

purple jim
04-25-09, 05:40 AM
Who influenced Jimi regarding the "Axis Bold As Love" LP cover? Nonhuman

Here is what I put up on my site :
"After Peter Blake's revolutionary cover for The Beatles "Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band", just about every other band made pains to present their work in similarly rich packaging. "Satanic Majesties Request" (Stones), "Disreali Gears" (Cream), "The Grateful Dead" ,… all followed suit and The Experience were no exception. Here, the designers David King and Roger Law inserted the band's portraits into a lavish Indian mythological painting with Jimi as the central guru."

Nonhuman
04-25-09, 06:34 AM
purple jim,

The Axis cover was certainly lavish. I remember I didn't care for it, but not for any particular reason. I'm grateful that the music pleased me more than "Their Satanic Magesties Request". I struggle to appreciate that one today. I'll check out your site sometime if it's listed in your profile.

May your days be filled with music!

Nonhuman

Nonhuman
04-25-09, 06:40 AM
Ha-ha-ha! thanks for this, what a wacky sense of humour Mr Lao's got. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

Good morning stplsd,

Ha ha! I dig Monty Python, never mind my silly walk. Have a joyous day!

Nonhuman

“When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it. Without the laugh, there is no Tao.”
-Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

lafaro
04-25-09, 12:20 PM
i had a bootleg years ago called sky church havent seen it for years does any one have it ?

stplsd
04-25-09, 05:22 PM
Good morning stplsd,

Ha ha! I dig Monty Python, never mind my silly walk. Have a joyous day!

Nonhuman

“When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it. Without the laugh, there is no Tao.”
-Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

Ha-ha-ha! "anybody that doesn't follow me is the lowest type", now where have I heard that before? Oh, yes, just about every religion and tinpot dictator in history. If you dig Monty, check out the 'Life of Brian' and the 'Meaning of Life'

Nonhuman
04-25-09, 08:09 PM
Goodness, that isn't Tao at all! Tao means "way". Like the old blues saying, "sometimes I'm lower than a snake's belly in a wagon track".

Yes I remember Life Of Brian, didn't he sing a little song of life while he was on the cross? I saw the soundtrack on a torrent yesterday and was almost motivated to download it. I forget the "meaning of life", a faint memory of Mel Brooks holding the ten commandments comes to mind, perhaps I'm off track.

What I like best about Jimi is that more than anyone else, I think Jimi influenced Jimi. He had his "way".

Nonhuman

Nonhuman
04-26-09, 05:06 PM
i had a bootleg years ago called sky church havent seen it for years does any one have it ?

Was it sky church or electric church? I think remember Jimi rap an intro and call the band electric sky church. I saw a boot called "electric church" here:

http://wemisshendrix.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html

Nonhuman

purple jim
04-27-09, 11:25 AM
Electric Flag influenced Jimi. Not just the fact that Buddy Miles was in there but maybe their name gave Jimi the idea for his version of The Star Spangles Banner ?
Just an idea.

Roland Stone
09-03-09, 12:31 AM
A belated answer to the question about where did Jimi quote "Hail to the Chief" - the answer is probably "nowhere". What I thought was "Hail to the Chief" is more likely "In an English Country Garden". Similar rhythmic meter but slightly different melody.

The funny thing about "In An English Country Garden" is that it was also a favorite quote of Charlie Parker who used it frequently as an ending tag to bebop songs, so is it possible that in this context Jimi was influenced by Bird?

Jimi uses it at the end of "Hey Joe" at Gothenburg 9-1-70. If I recall correctly, he may have also used it at Isle of Wight and elsewhere during the Cry of Love tour.

Pali Gap
09-03-09, 03:41 AM
The mixed community he grew up in Seattle was a strong influence-I think it made him open minded and electic in his taste in music and enabled him to relate to all people. His deprived childhood may have made him live in his imagination more as well. Maybe also his indian blood gave him his shamanic feel towards his guitar playing and visionary approach towards his music that people always go on about. Living in England Hendrix is quoted as saying that really influenced his lyric writing.

But I think many things influenced him he was big sponge as far as music was concerned I think he loved anything that was good, but it certainly appears he loved blues the most.

stplsd
09-06-09, 04:51 PM
A belated answer to the question about where did Jimi quote "Hail to the Chief" - the answer is probably "nowhere". What I thought was "Hail to the Chief" is more likely "In an English Country Garden". Similar rhythmic meter but slightly different melody.

The funny thing about "In An English Country Garden" is that it was also a favorite quote of Charlie Parker who used it frequently as an ending tag to bebop songs, so is it possible that in this context Jimi was influenced by Bird?

Jimi uses it at the end of "Hey Joe" at Gothenburg 9-1-70. If I recall correctly, he may have also used it at Isle of Wight and elsewhere during the Cry of Love tour.

Thanks for clearing that up Roland. Very interesting bit about Bird too.

Interesting thought?
I just noticed that Billboard's top ten Xmas singles from 67, 68 & 69 had 'Little Drummer Boy' by Harry Simeone and 'Silent Night' by Mahalia Jackson listed for each year. 'Little Drummer Boy' had two entries in 67: Harry's & also Lou Rawls.

Pali Gap
09-09-09, 09:36 AM
Not familiar with Hopkins, can you suggest some tracks of his that may have influenced Hendrix to some degree, please?


Hopkins was a country blues player and I think perhaps it might be more the style of Hopkins guitar playing they way he sang and accompanied himself that might have influenced Hendrix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFN9lebEvF0

This is "Cotton"-IMO the ultimate in guitar playing- apart from our man. Must say Id love to play like Lightning..

Purplz
11-14-11, 04:47 PM
I've been doing some research lately concerning Jimi's influences but apart from the overly repeated sources citing the same artist like:
Elmore James,
Elvis,
Buddy Guy,
Howlin' Wolf
Curtis Mayfield
and Muddy Waters,

I can't find anything else about his favorite artists.

For instance, I can definitely hear some "My friend" in "Country Boy" by Muddy Waters.

So... does anyone know what kind of music he listened to in his training years?

Fenders Fingers
11-14-11, 04:53 PM
Check out the interview on the recent Winterland set.

Purplz
11-14-11, 05:07 PM
Check out the interview on the recent Winterland set.

Do you mean this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms97SlDEQHM ?

Ezy Rider
11-14-11, 05:51 PM
or the actual Winterland interview, in his own words: Billy Butler, Muddy Waters and Eddie Cochrane.

Voodoo Kush
11-14-11, 06:51 PM
The interview he's referring to is from 11/16/68 at the Boston Gardens, Massachusetts. It was recently released on the Live at Winterland boxset, CD 4, by Experience Hendrix. Here's a clip here:http:// http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-unreleased-jimi-hendrix-boston-garden-interview-part-2

Off the top of my head, I would say that
* Wes Montgomery and possibly Charlie Christian
* All the blues guys like T-Bone Walker to Robert Johnson
* Dick Dale (yeah, surf music)
* Leslie West (Well, he definitely dug his playing)
* Eric Clapton/Cream
* Bob Dylan
* Keep in mind he played a LOT of soul in the chitlin' circuit.

While most of those are wild guesses, he mentions a lot of 50's artist that occasionally I will look up and say "what!?" because I don't hear the connection. If you think back to LA Forum 69', he mentions Mambo music - as in Latin jazz, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1970 he says "Country and Western - Mexico style" while playing the Flamenco passage before the SSB. He also covered piano artist like Ray Charles "Lonely Avenue" and the great Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn." Very Eclectic.



(http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-unreleased-jimi-hendrix-boston-garden-interview-part-2)

trampledunderfoot
11-15-11, 12:38 AM
A better question (maybe not) might be "who didn't influence Hendrix"? The man had a diverse (and, from what I can tell, excellent) taste in music.

Roland Stone
11-15-11, 01:21 AM
Don't forget Miss Toni Fisher. Jimi loved "The Big Hurt" enough to bring it up in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Probably the first use of "phlange phasing" in a pop record, many years before Jimi revived it on Axis.

Roland Stone
11-26-11, 08:16 PM
Santo & Johnny "The Breeze & I"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqEb7-zCWw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqEb7-zCWw&feature=related)

stplsd
12-11-11, 12:53 AM
Don't forget Miss Toni Fisher. Jimi loved "The Big Hurt" enough to bring it up in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Probably the first use of "phlange phasing" in a pop record, many years before Jimi revived it on Axis.


That should be, 'many years before the Small Faces "revived" it.' (If indeed George Chkiantz, or whoever the engineer, had ever heard this record and didn't just re-invent it's use on a pop record;))

purple jim
08-25-12, 05:33 AM
And we know Jimi was a Coasters fan because "Takin Care of No Business" is almost a direct lift of "D.W. Washburn"!

Another inspiration was perhaps Louis Jordan's "Nobody But Me" which has a very similar lyrical and vocal style ( a guy explaining how unluckily he is).

Roland Stone
09-02-12, 09:45 PM
Just noticed a "Rollin and Tumblin" quote during a Winterland "Lover Man" solo.

stplsd
09-03-12, 05:17 AM
Just noticed a "Rollin and Tumblin" quote during a Winterland "Lover Man" solo.

Which one?

Roland Stone
09-03-12, 08:32 PM
"Lover Man" - Disc Two Track Three of the Winterland 6 CD Box Set from EH. Not sure which show that is. The "Rollin and Tumblin" quote is brief but stood out for me, just because it's not something I've heard Jimi play elsewhere.

Roland Stone
09-06-12, 08:16 PM
From the same Winterland show - what is the jingle that Jimi plays during the dental coda to Purple Haze? I've heard him play it several times.

susep73
09-06-12, 10:04 PM
Santo & Johnny "The Breeze & I"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqEb7-zCWw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqEb7-zCWw&feature=related)

awesome.

susep73
09-06-12, 10:06 PM
another influence, the guy who beat Jimi in a duel in his Memphis days only because he had a louder amp, something Jimi would never forget.

Roland Stone
09-07-12, 10:57 PM
From the same Winterland show - what is the jingle that Jimi plays during the dental coda to Purple Haze? I've heard him play it several times.

is it a cigarette commercial? LSMFT? Or an aftershave commercial? Help me out you guys!

J.Lucas
09-08-12, 12:05 AM
.....Yes I remember Life Of Brian, didn't he sing a little song of life while he was on the cross? I saw the soundtrack on a torrent yesterday and was almost motivated to download it....

"Look On The Bright Side Of Life" (all Things Dull and Ugly)
sung while hanging on the cross...
LOL...funny movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoaktW-Lu38

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

So always look on the bright side of death
Just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the right side of life...
(Come on guys, cheer up!)
Always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life...
(Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life...

purple jim
09-08-12, 02:57 AM
^Eric Idle stepped up to sing the song at the Olympic closing ceremony.

Roland Stone
09-09-12, 11:05 PM
is it a cigarette commercial? LSMFT? Or an aftershave commercial? Help me out you guys!

I'm pretty sure I've figured it out. I think its the "Beneficial Finance" theme. "At beneficial you're good for more". But I can't seem to find the audio for the commercial online to confirm my guess.

Roland Stone
09-10-12, 07:45 PM
Ok, mystery solved. It's the "Gillette Look Sharp Be Sharp March" by Mahlon Merrick. Interesting that "Be Sharp" has a musical connotation as in B# = C. Also Gillette was the TV sponsor of the "Friday Night Fights", a popular show in the late 50's where a young Jimi may have heard this theme. "To Look Sharp, every time you shave, to Feel Sharp, make your beard behave, just Be Sharp, use Gillette Blue Blades for the quickest, slickest shave of all."

Jimi only quotes the first line when he plays it at the end of the Winterland Purple Haze: "To look sharp, every time you shave . . ."

stplsd
12-10-12, 01:50 PM
"Boogie Chillen'" by JL Hooker, Jimi and Buddy break into this for over a minute during the "Keep On Groovin" jam on MSI album

dino77
12-10-12, 03:37 PM
"Boogie Chillen'" by JL Hooker, Jimi and Buddy break into this for over a minute during the "Keep On Groovin" jam on MSI album

Right...good catch.

J.Lucas
12-27-12, 06:13 PM
[QUOTE=J.Lucas;74873]"Look On The Bright Side Of Life" (all Things Dull and Ugly)
sung while hanging on the cross...
LOL...funny movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoaktW-Lu38

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Eric the Half-a-Bee,
Sit on My Face and Tell Me That You Love Me,
Bruces' Philosophers Song,
Oliver Cromwell,
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Christmas in Heaven,
and All Things Dull & Ugly amongst many others,
all arranged with music for the piano and accompanied
by Terry Gilliam's incomparable cartoons.

Roland Stone
01-04-13, 08:46 PM
Currently reading Buddy Guy's autobiography. He says surprisingly little about Jimi. Apparently they only met once, in Canada at a gig that also featured Joni Mitchell. Guy claims not to have known who Hendrix was or to have heard his music at the time. He says Jimi asked permission to record his gig on his portable reel-to-reel (Jimi asked the same of Joni). Guy says they also jammed and that Jimi was respectfully in the background and played a solo where "he didn't mind getting a little lost." Guy calls Jimi a "good blues man", but seems otherwise unimpressed. Guy also claims that Earl Hooker was performing with a wah-wah before Jimi but that Jimi took it farther out. Guy's autobiography is a good read, but he really doesn't say much else about Jimi other than to claim that Jimi "studied" his style. Probably true, but we all know Jimi far surpassed and transcended any influence Guy may have had on him.

Lord Summerisle
01-05-13, 12:40 AM
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Currently reading Buddy Guy's autobiography. He says surprisingly little about Jimi. Apparently they only met once, in Canada at a gig that also featured Joni Mitchell. Guy claims not to have known who Hendrix was or to have heard his music at the time. He says Jimi asked permission to record his gig on his portable reel-to-reel (Jimi asked the same of Joni). Guy says they also jammed and that Jimi was respectfully in the background and played a solo where "he didn't mind getting a little lost." Guy calls Jimi a "good blues man", but seems otherwise unimpressed. Guy also claims that Earl Hooker was performing with a wah-wah before Jimi but that Jimi took it farther out. Guy's autobiography is a good read, but he really doesn't say much else about Jimi other than to claim that Jimi "studied" his style. Probably true, but we all know Jimi far surpassed and transcended any influence Guy may have had on him.2

Thats fair enough I guess, it's Buddy's book about his life, not a book about Hendrix.

Bodhi
01-05-13, 02:05 AM
Currently reading Buddy Guy's autobiography. He says surprisingly little about Jimi. Apparently they only met once, in Canada at a gig that also featured Joni Mitchell. Guy claims not to have known who Hendrix was or to have heard his music at the time. He says Jimi asked permission to record his gig on his portable reel-to-reel (Jimi asked the same of Joni). Guy says they also jammed and that Jimi was respectfully in the background and played a solo where "he didn't mind getting a little lost." Guy calls Jimi a "good blues man", but seems otherwise unimpressed. Guy also claims that Earl Hooker was performing with a wah-wah before Jimi but that Jimi took it farther out. Guy's autobiography is a good read, but he really doesn't say much else about Jimi other than to claim that Jimi "studied" his style. Probably true, but we all know Jimi far surpassed and transcended any influence Guy may have had on him.
I know he certainly admires Jimi, every show of his I've been to he talks about him and plays VCSR.

crazee_canuck
03-07-13, 03:07 PM
Speaking about publishing....check it out, radio station stamped date "May 4, 1968" on Capitol Records no less. Our good friend Ed was going for the whole song catalog by the looks of this. LOL.

[snipped scan]



Holy shit! In 1968?!

BTW, in case others aren't familiar with it (I wasn't): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOC1vAldWds



Now a short story about the Next To Your Fire single:
Former Pack producer John Rhys (who wrote and produced the very first Pack single back in 1965) had been contacted by Jim Atherton [The Pack's manager] and Don Brewer to represent them again, as he had recently engaged with Capitol records to promote acts from Detroit. So, HE WAS the first to position the band in Capitol records.
Rhys had been given a demo copy of [Next To Your] Fire, directly by Jimmi Hendrix when in England and thought that song would be tremendous for Mark Farner and The Pack.
While many of the younger at Capitol thought the record was a 'smash' the powers that didn't understand the product, wouldn't allocate the funds to fully promote the single. Even worse, later that year they refused to release 'The Pack' LP, basically consisted of material that ended up one year later [1969] on 'On Time'
.

outasight
03-07-13, 09:11 PM
I can tell you one that surprised me....The Band! Tears of Rage. He liked it so much he recorded his own version. Interesting to me being a big Band fan.

purple jim
06-13-13, 01:15 AM
I don't know if this one has been mentioned. An inspiration for Jimi's opening for "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)"?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdmhAFBnAoE

dino77
06-13-13, 01:45 AM
I can tell you one that surprised me....The Band! Tears of Rage. He liked it so much he recorded his own version. Interesting to me being a big Band fan.

He was a major Dylan fan, that's why he recorded Tears of Rage. It was originally recorded in summer 67 and among the Basement Tapes circulated soon after by Albert Grossman. So Jimi's covering Bob's, not The Band's version - which was released in mid -68 after Jimi's cover was recorded.
Who knows if he liked The Band - in one interview Jimi says that he wishes Bob could play with musicians that are more creative.

Lord Summerisle
06-13-13, 02:27 AM
He was a major Dylan fan, that's why he recorded Tears of Rage. It was originally recorded in summer 67 and among the Basement Tapes circulated soon after by Albert Grossman. So Jimi's covering Bob's, not The Band's version - which was released in mid -68 after Jimi's cover was recorded.
Who knows if he liked The Band - in one interview Jimi says that he wishes Bob could play with musicians that are more creative.
Interesting. Do you know when this interview took place?

dino77
06-13-13, 01:28 PM
Interesting. Do you know when this interview took place?

Pretty sure it was a printed interview and I know it's here somewhere! Can't remember the date, sorry. Will look for it.

stplsd
06-14-13, 08:23 AM
Who knows if he liked The Band - in one interview Jimi says that he wishes Bob could play with musicians that are more creative.

Yes, I remember this statement, I'm not sure it was the Band he was talking about, I think an Lp was being discussed? Can't remember off-hand which interview though

dino77
06-14-13, 10:57 AM
^ Found it, your old post:

http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthread.php?1403-Newspaper-amp-Magazine-Articles-(Text-Only)-1960-s-1970-s&highlight=blonde+blonde

Monday 6 February 1967
UK
WEST ONE (The Polytechnic, London student paper)

On Bob Dylan
Jimi: “I saw him one time but both of us were stoned out of our minds. I remember it vaguely. It was at this place called ‘The Kettle of Fish’ in the Village. We were both stoned there and we just hung around laughing - yeah, we just laughed. People have always got to put him down, I really dig him though. I like that ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album and especially ‘Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues’. He doesn’t inspire me actually because I could never write the kind of words he does, but he’s helped me out in trying to write ‘cause I got a thousand songs that will never be finished. I just lie around and write two or three words but now I have a little more confidence in trying to finish one. When I was down in ‘The Village’ Dylan was starving down there, I hear he used to have a pad with him all the time to put down what he sees around him. But he doesn’t have to be stoned when he writes although he probably is a cat like that… I’d like to play some sessions behind Dylan, his group ought to be a little more creative.

Seems he's referring to Dylan's recordings in general. Actually, The Hawks - later The Band - played on very few Dylan studio recordings released in the 60's - the "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" 45 is an example; though Robbie Robertson played on Blonde On Blonde.

MourningStar
06-14-13, 02:15 PM
hmmm, ... is it possible Dylan may have had a say-so on how 'creative' his support could be? I think Hendrix was simply expressing his desire that the musicianship behind Dylan be more explorative. Hendrix obviously had the visionary gift of interpretation of the most fundamental of tunes, culminating in the landmark version of Dylan's AATW - a 'creative' accomplishment by which all can agree is THE standard one can measure by.

peace1

Ezy Rider
06-14-13, 02:54 PM
hmmm, ... is it possible Dylan may have had a say-so on how 'creative' his support could be? I think Hendrix was simply expressing his desire that the musicianship behind Dylan be more explorative. Hendrix obviously had the visionary gift of interpretation of the most fundamental of tunes, culminating in the landmark version of Dylan's AATW - a 'creative' accomplishment by which all can agree is THE standard one can measure by.

peace1

Dylan was also held down by his "folk" image (and fans) preventing him for being too "creative". Obviously, even though Dylan went electric, it sure wasn't enough for Hendrix.

Lord Summerisle
06-14-13, 06:39 PM
^ Found it, your old post:

http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthread.php?1403-Newspaper-amp-Magazine-Articles-(Text-Only)-1960-s-1970-s&highlight=blonde+blonde

Monday 6 February 1967
UK
WEST ONE (The Polytechnic, London student paper)

On Bob Dylan
Jimi: “I saw him one time but both of us were stoned out of our minds. I remember it vaguely. It was at this place called ‘The Kettle of Fish’ in the Village. We were both stoned there and we just hung around laughing - yeah, we just laughed. People have always got to put him down, I really dig him though. I like that ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album and especially ‘Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues’. He doesn’t inspire me actually because I could never write the kind of words he does, but he’s helped me out in trying to write ‘cause I got a thousand songs that will never be finished. I just lie around and write two or three words but now I have a little more confidence in trying to finish one. When I was down in ‘The Village’ Dylan was starving down there, I hear he used to have a pad with him all the time to put down what he sees around him. But he doesn’t have to be stoned when he writes although he probably is a cat like that… I’d like to play some sessions behind Dylan, his group ought to be a little more creative.

Seems he's referring to Dylan's recordings in general. Actually, The Hawks - later The Band - played on very few Dylan studio recordings released in the 60's - the "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" 45 is an example; though Robbie Robertson played on Blonde On Blonde.

Thanks for that. I don't recall reading this.

Ezy Rider
12-30-13, 10:56 AM
“One night we were playing the Whisky, and when we were in the dressing room this really well-dressed black man wearing a hat with a feather in it walks in and says to Clarence, ‘Are you Clarence White?’ And Clarence says, ‘Yeah.” And the fellow adds, ‘Well, I really love the way you play guitar. I’ve been listening to you for years and you’re one of my favorite players.’ So Clarence says, ‘Wow. Thanks a lot. What did you say your name was?’ The fellow says, ‘I’m Jimi Hendrix.’”
–Gene Parsons to Rick Petreysik, “Echoes of a Country Rock Legend,” Guitar Player, September 1992, p. 84

http://www.adioslounge.com/clarence-white-strap-yourself-to-a-tree-with-roots-1970-part-8/

Sid Griffin: Hendrix was a big fan of Clarence White and Hendrix used to go see The Byrds, not so much to hang out with McGuinn, it was his buddy and all that and he liked the psychedelic breaks McGuinn did on the 12-string, but really it was to see Clarence White. And Hendrix was a big Clarence White fan. He would come backstage and hang out with Clarence and give him a hug and shake his hand and tell him how amazing he was. It?s been documented many times.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/13985/transcripts/13985

MP
12-31-13, 02:24 AM
I recall someone asking Jimi about the Band in an interview, said interviewer really liked them and said something like they really take you to a different place, Jimi's comment was along the lines of "well, they take you to where they want to go", and that he didn't like the way they played their songs the same way at every show.

MP
12-31-13, 02:27 AM
Thanks for the link to Bo's Bounce, never heard that before. Sure sounds like an early influence for Voodoo Child to me. The beginning part, with the bouncy guitar? Kind of like the intro to VC. The riffs played afterwards, also kind of close. I think you're on to something there.

dino77
12-31-13, 03:48 AM
I recall someone asking Jimi about the Band in an interview, said interviewer really liked them and said something like they really take you to a different place, Jimi's comment was along the lines of "well, they take you to where they want to go", and that he didn't like the way they played their songs the same way at every show.

Hi MP - it's from the John Burks Rolling Stone interview:

"Interestingly, while Hendrix retains his fondness for Dylan-including Nashville Skyline, from which Jimi intends to record "that one about the drifter" — none of the Experience are especially admiring of the Band. Hendrix allowed as how the Band definitely have it together enough to take you on their trip, if that's where you want to go. Mitch Mitchell asked with a small smile if the Band didn't all have pipes and mustaches."

Poetry
02-04-14, 09:11 AM
As for Howlin Wolf, who was mentioned here, I would like to add his great guitarist Hubert Sumlin.
And what about the great Earl Hooker ? Not well known, since he was a sideman and mostly did instrumentals on his own, but, I think his playing or at least experimenting might have influenced Jimi.

stplsd
08-29-17, 07:44 AM
Ezy Rider feels that JH lifted a riff from Bloomfield's East West for his version of Albert Collins' Thaw Out?


Albert Collin's Thaw Out is usually given as the inspiration for Driving South, but Paul Butterfield's, or rather Mike Bloomfield's guitar playing on East West was also a part that he integrated into Driving South.

You sure Bloomfield didn't get the riff from Thaw Out;)?

stplsd
08-30-17, 02:59 AM
JIMI HENDRIX’ PICK OF THE POPS

Hopefully a more representative guide to what may have been some of the recorded influences on Jimi, rather than the recent release ‘Jimi Hendrix’s Juke Box’ (Chrome Dreams CD5016). He played and/or talked about most of these songs, the others are those remembered by close associates as being played or at least regularly listened to/commented on favourably, by him.
Most of the songs listed here were, if not a number 1 (Billboard R&B or Pop chart in the USA), were at least a ‘top ten’ hit and often a best seller of that particular year.

Jimi: “But, like, we’-we’re tryin’ to cover, you know. Just like anybody who’s, who’s hungry, you know what I mean by that - is young and want’s to do this and that - you know, and wants to get into music, so anybody like that, they got to go into so many different bags, and they got to, so much to be influenced by so many different things, the whole World, hmm.”

Note: Regarding the Curtis Knight ‘Live’ songs, artificially created ‘live’ songs were a common ploy in the mid sixties, both Chuck Berry (At least one LP [while he was in jail] and The Rolling Stones (Got Live If You Want It) amongst others had this done to some of their studio recordings as well as a several by others that are included here. Jimi also did this himself later (post Curtis Knight releases - possibly in reaction to these? I don’t think so) but in these cases the overdubs were an integral and sometimes obviously partly written and rehearsed part of the recording – eg on Hear My Train A Comin’ (BBC 1967) My Friend (1968) and Voodoo Chile (1968). Curtis mentions, in an interview, that an attraction for Jimi signing with Ed Chalpin was that Jimmy could use Chalpin’s studio, and Curtis’ presence on several of these recordings is at most, if at all, minimal.
Eddie Kramer also mentioned that Jimi was quite knowledgeable behind the desk, Jimi talked frequently about the mix and cutting of discs, later getting involved in the final mastering and cutting at Sterling Sound. He not only produced and helped mix his own music but also that of several other groups.
Ed Chalpin bought the familiar studio tapes recorded at the Allegro studio from Jerry Simon’s RSVP Records, but there has been no mention of his buying any other tapes. So it does suggest that these songs were probably recorded at Studio 76. The name “The Squires” in 1965-66 could mean (apart from Hendrix) a combination of any of the following: Nate Edwards (keyboards); Napoleon (aka Hank) Anderson (bass); Marion Booker (drums); Lonnie Youngblood (Sax’ & vocals) Harry Jensen (lead, rhythm & bass guitars); Ace Hall (bass); Ditto Edwards (drums); George Bragg (drums and possibly others, also an alternative name “The Lovelights” is used in two of the dubbed “live” intro’s, although it appears there is no other evidence of this name being used. Looks very much like it was Jimi’s & Curtis’ band using Curtis’ “name” as a familiar “draw”, until. . . Similar to several other ‘acts’ ie Steve Winwood in the later ‘Spencer Davis group’ ie in reality Steve was the ‘star’ and creative force.;)
Jimmy’s claimed early girlfriend (so she says;)) Carmen Goudy claims the first song he learnt to play on his new electric guitar was “Tall Cool One” by The Wailers (although this may seem unlikely, Jimi was loyal and always one to champion underdog contenders). Al Hendrix in his book remembers the Coasters songs “Charlie Brown” and “Poison Ivy” as well as “Yakety Yak” being played and also “At The Hop” by Danny & the Juniors. Other songs remembered by bandmates are “Wishing Well”? by [artist?] “New Dance”? by [artist?] and “Candido”? by [artist?] and an unspecified song or songs by The Big Bopper

001. Theme from Dragnet – TV show 1951
Jimi was a big fan of ‘the box’ all his life, as testified by himself and others. In Tulsa 1970 (after the police had arrived on stage) he played a snippet from this just prior to – sarcastically – encouraging the audience: “You really have to give them a hand. I want to hear it for Oklahoma police department, come on now!”

002. Theme from The Green Hornet radio show – 1936
This is basically Rimsky Korsakov’s ‘Flight Of The Bumble Bee’, but with some added wacky Theramin (Captain Beefheart notably used this instrument on his debut, 1967, Safe As Milk LP. Which notably parodied the US cover and title of Are You Experienced).
Jimi appears to have been a fan of The Green Hornet (as well as other ‘crime-busters’ and ‘super heroes’) to judge by his alternate titles and music for a 1966 “Curtis Knight & the Squires” single (both sides credited to him and neither of which appears to feature Knight;) “Hornet’s Nest” (formerly “Kato’s Special”. Kato was, of course, The Green Hornet’s side-kick) He also quotes this theme during “Lover Man” a couple of times

003. Dooji Wooji – ‘Duke’ Ellington 1940
This is the basis for the ‘Jam/(Jelly) 292’ studio takes with an pianist Sharon Layne and an unknown trumpeter (wiped), Jimi also opens ‘The Things I Used To Do’ session (recorded very close to that recording date) with this..

004. Holiday For Strings — David Rose 1944
First noticed by ‘idiooti’, I think?
Recorded at Isle of Wight and somewhere else, I can’t remember.

004. Mother Earth – ‘Memphis Slim’ 1950
This was - ominously - one of the two songs Jimi played on during his last performance - two nights before he died – at a jam with (Eric Burdon &) ’War’ in Ronnie Scott’s club in London.

005. Bad, Bad Whiskey – Amos Milburn 1950
Sammy Drain (claims ro be an early ‘friend’) says Jimmy used to play this for his mother when he visited. The first of several drink related hit songs by this Texan.

006 Rollin’ And Tumblin’ – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1950
Muddy’s hit version of Hambone Willie Newbern’s original. Subsequently covered by many other artists.
This was used for the 1st verse in Butterfield’s ‘Two Trains Running’ (see entry below) and the last verse of Jimi’s version of that, titled ‘Catfish Blues’.

007. Rollin’ Stone – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1950
This song is highly derivative of several earlier songs (some using ‘Catfish’ in the title, others not) by different artists as are a lot of “original” “Blues” songs, Butterfield lifted the first two verses of this, verbatim, for his ‘Two Trains Running’ (see entry below) which Jimi re-arranged for his ‘Catfish Blues’ – which he occasionally mentioned on stage as being ‘Slightly Muddy Waters’ or something in a similar vein. Jimi: “[…] I was digging everything […] all the way round to Muddy Waters [...]”

008. Still A Fool – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1951
Jimi lifted the first verse of this, verbatim, for an additional third verse on a couple of versions of his ‘Catfish Blues’ see above.

009. The Train Kept On A Rollin’ – ‘Tiny’ Bradshaw 1951
An unknown woman, “Sunshine”, sings the chorus from this between Message To Love and Power Of Soul during Jimi’s ‘Earth versus Space’ jam at the ‘Newport 69’ festival. This song was featured on the Yardbirds 1965 US LP Rave Up, featuring lead guitar by Jeff Beck

010. Hound Dog – ‘Big Mama’ Thornton 1953
A #1 (R&B) hit. The barking and howling on the JHE appearance on BBC’s 15th October ’67 ‘Top Gear‘ show would appear to be a fun tribute to this, the original version.

011. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1954
A #3 (R&B) hit. A famous Hoodoo song, which Jimmy sang before and after “becoming a ‘Voodoo chile’”. Voodoo and Hoodoo are closely related.

012. Things That I Used To Do – ‘Guitar Slim’ 1954
A #1 (R&B) hit for this New Orleans artist. Remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle bandmates as being an influence. Jimi recorded several takes of this with Johnny Winter – on slide guitar, Stephen Stills – guitar, Billy Cox – bass & Dallas Taylor – drums, April 1969

013. Space Guitar – Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson 1954
This is so obviously an influence especially on Jimi’s “talking” guitar. (Thanks to “purplejim” for this major insight.)

014. Jealousy - Francesco “Frankie Laine” LoVecchio 1955
Frankie was a versatile Italian-American singer influenced by R&B music - we have been told? Although he’s most remembered for his Western songs. Jimmy used the first half of this tango for his fun song ‘Catastrophe’ in 1970

015. Memories Are Made Of This – Dino “Dean Martin” Crocetti 1955
According to Hendrix’ early friend James Williams they listened to quite a few pop ballads by various artists, to which Hendrix would accompany Williams on his acoustic as James sang, and that this Italian-American’s, was one of Hendrix’ favourite songs that year

016. I’m A Man – ‘Bo Diddley’ 1955
A #1 (R&B) hit, a double ‘A’ sided single b/w Bo Diddley (Checker 814)
Bo’s songs are remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. Jimmy also had himself photographed for his girlfriend Betty Jean Morgan, in his army barracks wearing a ‘loud’ loose fitting shirt and in a wild pose with his red guitar ‘Betty Jean’, next to a prominently displayed LP cover of ‘Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger’ – an appropriate title for his present circumstances, and Bo really romanticised Jimi’s chosen profession - “R&B” guitarist/singer (or was that guitar slinger) / songwriter, innovator - with this title. It must have been a powerful impression on Jimmy that one of the two reigning “Blues” kings at Chess and one of Jimmy’s hero’s - Muddy Waters had released a very close “answer” version of this song (same music), in humorous put-down fashion, thereby acknowledging the importance of Bo’s individual style.
Also a hit for The Yardbirds in the USA in 1965
Jimmy also recorded two versions of this with some additional lyrics from Muddy’s ‘Manish Boy’ version, with Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement??](probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) One of these has no less than three added verses (including the “Two Old Maids” refrain from his later “Two Old Maids”), written by either Jimmy or persons unknown. Quite possibly an early songwriting attempt by him?
He also recorded multiple takes of this Bo/Muddy lyric mix at the Record Plant with Buddy & Billy on April 22 1969 and in August ’69 at the house in Boiceville with Gypsy Sun & Rainbows

017. Bo Diddley – ‘Bo Diddley’ 1955
Jimmy used the first verse from this as the basis for his hybrid with ‘Hey Bo Diddley’ & ‘Hush Your Mouth’. Recorded with Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

018. Manish [sic] Boy – ‘Muddy Waters’ 1955
A hit for Muddy. [See 015, ‘I’m A Man’]. He takes Bo’s original and adds some new lyrics to, humorously, put the ‘new kid’ at Chess in his place, letting him know that Muddy is the “M. A. child [you are] N. that relevent me [ie the MAN]” he then spells it out “No B. O. [you are a] child Y” (turning Bo’s name into ‘boy’) “That spell manish boy” (ie not quite a man yet) – “But …I’m a hoochie coochie man” [title of his great ‘Hoodoo’ hit]

019. Bring It To Jerome – ‘Bo Diddley’ 1955
‘B’ side of Bo Diddley’s third single. Jimi recorded himself and Paul Caruso playing this with added lyrics by Jimi, in his hotel room in 1968. (Thanks to “idiooti” for this major insight.)

020. Every Day I Have The Blues – BB King 1955
BB is remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being a big influence on him. Jimmy later toured on the same bill with him on the Chitlin’ Circuit and jammed with him later in 1968. He has been recorded speaking positively about the ‘Chitlin’ circuit’, and their time on it together – a very nice, cool, entertaining, but non-bullshitting guy (sadly a rare quality in the the R&B aquaintances of Jimi during this period:(). Terry Johnson remembers this song as being one they played.

021. Hey, Bo Diddley – ‘Bo Diddley’ 1956
Jimmy used the chorus from this for his hybrid along with ‘Bo Diddley’ & ‘Hush Your Mouth’. Recorded by Jimmy vocal and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

022. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley 1956
Young Jimmy was an early fan of Elvis and had seen him perform in Seattle – see his portrait of Elvis surrounded by song titles - reportedly the set Elvis played at this concert, it does tally with unconnected witnesses recollections. Jimi sings the first verse of this as a parody of Elvis’ vocal style (just one example of the many voices/parodies Jimi used for comic effect) before the start of the Blue Suede Shoes jam on 23 January 1970 with the Band Of Gypsy’s. In an interview from the 1973 Film About Jimi Hendrix his close, 1st cousin, Diane Hendrix says, “We were all listening to Elvis”

023. Long Tall Sally – Little Richard 1956
Jimmy’s cousin Bob (Diane’s brother) remembers Jimi’s liking for Little Richard’s 45s. Terry Johnson remembers Richard’s songs being a regular feature of the bands Jimmy played with, naming this and several others.

024. Slippin’ And Slidin’ - Little Richard 1956
Another remembered by Terry Johnson - the flip side of Long Tall Sally

025. Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley 1956
This doesn’t differ significantly from the original Carl Perkins hit, but seems to be the version that inspired Jimi. He played a version of this with a very different musical arrangement, and improvised additional lyrics on 23 January 1970 with the Band Of Gypsy’s. He later recorded a version, musically similar to that BOG’s one, during the rehearsal for the Berkeley concerts in May 1970

026. Honky Tonk (Pt1 & 2) - Bill Doggett 1956
This is remembered by band-mates Terry Johnson and Pernell Alexander as being the Velvetones signature tune and that it featured Jimmy. Jimi: “When I first started I was digging everything from Billy Butler, who was playing with Bill Doggett […]” Bill’s ‘Pony Walk’ is also mentioned by Bill Eisminger as being a song they featured. (A lot of Bills in there;))

027. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley 1956
Remembered by Jimmy’s cousin Bob as being a favourite. JHE recorded this for the BBC in 1967; during their rehearsal for the Albert Hall on 24 February 1969 and he was also filmed singing it in his flat with friends in London in February 1969

028. Sweet Little Angel – ‘BB’ King 1956
A song that is heavily derivative of earlier ‘blues’ songs by different artists, especially Robert Nighthawk’s ‘Black Angel Blues’. This also features on BB’s famous1964LP ‘Live At The Regal’. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

029. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 1956
Fat’s Domino is another regularly featured artist remembered by Terry Johnson, naming this and several others. Tony Glover: “Does it bother you when an audience rushes the stage?” Jimi: “No, man. I used to do it for Fats Domino. And I wasn't about to sit down
just because somebody told me to!”

030. Blue Moon – Elvis Presley 1956
Jimi quoted this along with ‘Strangers In The Night’ during the solo on Wild Thing, at least a couple of times.

031. Love Is Strange - Mickey and Sylvia 1957
Co-written by Jimmy’s early hero Bo Diddley! Another remembered by Terry Johnson. The original features very advanced electric guitar for it’s day.

032. Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry 1957
Another remembered by Terry Johnson, Lester Exkcano also remembers Chuck being one of Jimmy’s favourites.

033. CC Rider - Chuck Willis 1957
Another remembered by Terry Johnson

034. Louie Louie – Richard Berry – 1957
This is the original, which Jimmy’s band mates said was what they based their versions on. A big North West local hit when covered by the Kingsmen, and main contender for Washington’s official ‘state song’.
According to Jimi’s bandmates you couldn’t get on a Seattle stage at that time unless you could play this. Based on a Latino song.

035. Farther Up The Road - Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland 1957
At least one of Bland’s songs is remembered by Jimi’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. And a close family connection is claimed by one of Jimi’s friends. This features Bland’s most excellent guitarist at the time, bizarrely named (Auburn) “Pat” Hare. Obvious why he ditched his first name! What were they thinking!
JHE recorded a ‘casual’ version of this in 1970

036. It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James 1957
Jimmy’s Harlem girlfriend Faye Pridgon: “Elmore James was his favourite,
He would try and waver his voice like Elmo did” [...] “It Hurts Me Too was a favourite”

037. Lucille - Little Richard 1957
Another remembered by Terry Johnson. Noel also remembers this as one of the songs they jammed on at Mike Jeffery’s [I]Sgt Pepper’s club in Majorca. Jimi’s musical notation on some unrecorded lyrics: “Train Beat” may well be a reference to this unique locomotive beat - the opener for some of Richard’s few recorded shows. Around this time Jimi also wrote lyrics to another unrecorded song variously titled titled ‘Locomotion’/ ‘Local Commotion’. LR: KING of ROCK & ROLL!

038. Blue Monday - Fats Domino 1957
Another remembered by Terry Johnson.

039. I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo 1957
According to Jimi he played some gigs with Harpo. He also teased Mitch Mitchel by introducing him occasionally as “Queen Bee”. Incidentaly, when Jimi was hanging out down in the ‘Village’, in 1965, there was a very popular club band called ‘the King Bees’, who prominently featured ‘Hang On Sloopy’ and ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ in their show. Also covered by the Rolling Stones in 1964

040. Hush Your Mouth - Bo Diddley 1957
Jimmy used this for the larger part of his hybrid with ‘Bo Diddley’ & ‘Hey Bo Diddley’.
Recorded with Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

041. Lonely Avenue – Ray Charles 1957
Covered by Jimi with, Buddy – dms & – congas in November 1969

042. Mary Ann – Ray Charles 1957
This is the basis of the music to Jimi’s ‘Power Of Soul’

043. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens 1958
A Latino hit. Remembered by band-mates as being a favourite. Al also remembers Jimmy playing this to him at home.
JH: “...and then I started-uh listening to a lot of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James records, you know. Oh, but then I was listenin’ to the other records too, like Richie Valens-uh, uh, you know, Eddie Cochrane, mainly, you know, ‘Summertime Blues’ and ‘Come On Everybody’ an’ so forth and so on.

044. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran 1958
Remembered by Jimi’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. JHE played this at their ‘farewell concert’ at The Saville Theatre before they left London for the Monterey Pop festival. Jimi: “[…] I was digging everything […] all the way round to [..] Eddie Cochran.” Notably also a favourite of The Who’s stage show when Jimi was first in London.

045. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry 1958
Remembered by Jimi’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire.
Jimi played this occasionally throughout his career. JHE recorded his famous version of this during the 1st show at Berkeley May 1970

046. [B]Rockin Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & the Clowns 1958
Another remembered by Terry Johnson, although he confuses the artist with the much later Johnny Rivers version - also a hit.

047. Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 1958
Remembered by Hendrix’ friend James Williams as being one of the first songs that Hendrix learnt on his first electric guitar, also remembered by Pernell Alexander.

048. The Twist - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters 1958
Remembered by band mates as being the version of this song that they featured.

049. One Night - Elvis Presley 1958
A hit for New Orleans artist ‘Smiley’ Lewis in 1956 and also later for Elvis. The (rather weak) Elvis version was also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

050. Key To The Highway - Little Walter 1958
Jimi plays some music from this much recorded song (originally by Charles Segar) during the infamously lack lustre Mike Ephron jams at the house in Boiceville, August 1969. Jimi appears to have been quite enthusiastic about this dirge like session, playing bits of it to several journalists with enthusiastic remarks (hopefully he was taking the pissfile:///C:\DOCUME~1\ren\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_ima ge002.gif

051. Rumble - Link Wray & The Ray Men 1958
Jimi recorded a brief touch of this at the house in Boiceville, August 1969

052. Rockin’ Robin - Bobby Day 1958
Remembered by band mates as being a song they featured.


053. The Stroll - The Diamonds 1958
Remembered by band mates as being a song they featured.

054. Willie And the Hand Jive - Johnny Otis Show 1958
Remembered by band mates as being a song they featured.

055. Yakety Yak - Coasters 1958
In his 1969 interview for Canadian television he mentions that he “used to play songs by the Coasters and groups like that” This is a Coasters song that former bandmate Fred Rollins and others remember as being part of their repertoire.

056. Do You Wanna Dance - Bobby Freeman 1958
Remembered by band mates as being a song they featured.

057. Ramrod - Duane Eddy 1958
Remembered by band-mates as being a favourite of Jimmy’s

058. Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard 1958
Remembered by band mates as being a song they featured.

059. Little Queenie - Chuck Berry 1958
Remembered by band mates as being a song they featured.

060. C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran 1958
JH:. . .and then I started-uh listening to a lot of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James records, you know. Oh, but then I was listenin’ to the other records too, like Richie Valens-uh, uh, you know, Eddie Cochrane, mainly, you know, ‘Summertime Blues’ and ‘Come On Everybody’ an’ so forth and so on.

061. Bonanza - TV Theme 1959
The guitarist on this is session man Tommy Tedesco “The most recorded guitarist in history”. Jimi quoted the guitar solo from this during The Star Spangled Banner twice in the October concerts at the Winterland

062. Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton 1959
Two of Jimmy’s bandmates, separately, remember him going out on stage and playing this solo (sarcastically), while the rest of them were backstage, arguing about what to play.

063. Rockin' Crickets - Hot Toddy's 1959
Remembered by James Williams and bandmate Fred Rollins as being a song by this Canadian band that they featured and that it was a favourite of Jimmy’s. Jimi was[U]alwaysloyal to Canada, as he was to anyone/group/team etc. that he felt he had even the slightest connection to, (many times in interviews he would favourably mention fellow Reprise & Track label mates/former musical associates, regardless of their musical styles & also comedians) as well as ‘underdog’ teams/musicians/natives that he felt were unfairly treated, and might just ‘make it’. He never crowed for the ‘champions’.

064. I’m A Hog For You Baby – The Coasters
Larry Lee remembered this as being a song they played at the Del Morocco

065. The Big Hurt - Miss Toni Fisher 1959
In an interview Jimi talked about the phasing effect on this record (the only use of it prior to ‘Itchycoo Park’ by The Small Faces?) and how advanced their use of this soud effect was for it’s time.

066. The Breeze And I - Santo & Johnny 1959
Jimi quotes from this during Spanish Castle Magic at the Atlanta festival and during Machine Gun at the Berlin [I]Super Concert ’70. Many others recorded versions around this time and later, but these two were a unique (Latino) teen, electric guitar group with a strange electric sound, were very popular and appeared on TV. The most likely choice given Jimi’s noted tastes. A possible reference to his parachuting days?

067. Personality - Lloyd Price 1959
Another song by Lloyd remembered by a bandmate.

068. Forty Miles Of Bad Road - Duane Eddy 1959
Remembered by early friend Jimmy Williams as being one of the songs that Jimmy mastered on his first electric guitar.

069. There Is Something On Your Mind - Big J McNeely 1959
The most famous at the time – although little remembered - sax player in Rock and Roll. Known for his wild playing, on-stage antics and fluorescent painted sax’s. His last and biggest hit, covered by Albert King amongst many others. King Curtis also performed the song, a live recording from 1966 appears on the LP ‘Live At Small’s Paradise’ [no Hendrix], recorded the same year that Hendrix was a member of Curtis’ backing band the Kingpins, so Jimmy quite likely played this song with King Curtis. It’s also worth remembering that in most early R&B/Rock & Roll songs that the lead/solo was played on a saxophone, the guitar mainly playing rhythm, and that Jimi often referred to his (‘Public Address’ – P.A. amplified) guitar (jazz instrument - ‘axe’) as his “Public S[ax]ophone”. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (Lonnie Youngblood s[ax]) (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) [note ‘axe’ (hence ‘chops’) became slang for a lead instrument from S[ax]ophone, especially guitar, which previously, usually, only played rhythm, but later when electrically amplified [PA – Public (Adress)] began to take on the lead role formerly held by (unamplified at the time) sax.]

070. Machine Gun - The Riptides 1959
Surfin’ machine gun! Not mentioned by anyone, but interesting similarities - title, snare etc. “And you’ll never hear surf music again ha-ha-ha”…

071. Everything Gonna Be Alright – Little Walter 1959
Jimi jammed on this three times in 1968 – only a month previous from the first, Little Walter had died of his injuries following a “street fight” in Chicago (an ironic tribute?) – Once during the infamous jam with Jim Morrison at the Scene club, later with Jack Bruce and John McLaughlin, and?

072. Stagger Lee - Chuck Willis 1959
Remembered by band-mates as being a song they featured.

073. Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed 1959
Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

074. What'd I Say (Pt1 & 2) - Ray Charles 1959
Charles’ original features dubbed “live audience” on (Pt 2). Remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire (and every other band’s in Seattle at that time) also recorded by Jimmy (vocal [with humorously improvised lyrics]) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement?] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

075. Money (That’s What I Want) - Barret Strong 1959
Also covered by the Beatles on their hit LP ‘With The Beatles’ in 1963. Remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

076. Just A Little Bit - Rosco [sic] Gordon 1960
Rosco was one of Sam Philips (Sun Studios) ‘discoveries’ along with Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Johnny Cash etc. Rosco’s unusual style was a major factor in the creation of Ska (the precursor of Reggae) in Jamaica, where he was very popular. This
was also a hit for Roy Head and The Traits in 1965
Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

077. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James 1960
Faye Pridgon: “The Sky Is Crying was his favourite”. Buddy sang lyrics from this during Jimi’s ‘Earth versus Space’ jam at the [I]Newport 69 festival

078. Come On (Part 1) - Earl ‘King’ 1960
A hit from this New Orleans artist. Remembered by Jimi’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. Also recorded as an instrumental with much shouting from Jimi among others with “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement?? Not mentioned in the band call!] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966). More famously JHE recorded a faster vocal version for Electric Ladyland in 1968

079. Peter Gunn – Duane Eddy 1960
Remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. Jimi recorded a close version of this in 1970

080. Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters 1960
Remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being part of their repertoire. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966). It has also been claimed that Jimi joined Ballard’s band in 1963 for a brief spell.

081. Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino 1960
Remembered by Terry Johnson as being a song they featured.

082. Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers 1960
Remembered by bandmate Fred Rollins as being a song they featured and that it was a favourite of Jimmy’s. Jimi & Mitch also went to see them in concert in 1968, and Jimi jammed with Phil on another occasion

083. Cherry Pie – Skip & Flip 1960
In an interview Billy Cox talked about jamming with Jimi around the prominent bass pattern from this. Skip Battin was later the bass player with The Byrds for a time

084. Finger Poppin’ Time - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters May 1960
Remembered by bandmates. It has been claimed that Jimmy toured in Ballard’s band in 1963.

085. Look On Yonder Wall - Elmore James 1961
According to Lonnie Youngblood, Elmo was a major influence on Jimmy and that he used the surname James as a tribute to him (as in ‘Maurice James’ & later ‘Jimmy James’). Jimi was also photographed in early 1967 in London posing with the UK LP ‘The Very Best Of Elmore James’ (Sue Records). This appears to be the source of much of Willie Dixon’s “Down In The Bottom” (63) which in turn, along with Elmo sounds like the ‘inspiration’ for the lyric of Jimi’s ‘Lover Man’.

086. My Own Fault, Baby - ‘BB’ King 1961
Jimi’s Seattle band mates remembered BB King as being a big influence on him. Recorded during a jam with BB King in the Generation club in 1968, Jimi can only be heard on this near the end.

087. Driving Wheel – BB King 1961
BB is remembered by Jimmy’s Seattle band mates as being a big influence on him. Terry Johnson remembers ‘Driving Wheel’ as being one they played. Originally recorded by Roosevelt Sykes, it became a big hit for Junior Parker, subsequently recorded by many other artists. Electric Flag with Bloomfield featured this.

088. Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed 1961
Also recorded by Jimmy (imitating Reed on vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight’s involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) Jimi also recorded himself playing guitar accompaniment to Mr Wiggles [most probably?] singing this, with Paul Caruso on harmonica at a party in his hotel, in 1968.

089. Stand By Me - Ben E King 1961
Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

090. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions 1961
Jimmy once toured with The Impressions and reportedly broke Curtis’ guitar amp before he got on stage. Gypsy Sun & Rainbows recorded this as a medley with ‘Aware Of Love’ at the Woodstock festival with Larry Lee on vocal

091. San Ho-Zay – Freddie King 1961
Billy Cox played (prominently) in the studio band that backed Freddie on his several TV performances for ‘The Beat!!!’ show. Jimi based a jam around this, with Al Kooper and some of Paul Butterfield’s band, at the Generation Club, in April 1968

092. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody – James Ray 1961
A top ten hit for Ray in 1962, then covered by The Beatles, it became a UK hit for Freddie & the Dreamers in 1963. Maxine Brown released a version in 1965(Wand ), entering the Billboard chart in December, reaching #63. Wand records was in the same 1560 Broadway building as Chalpin’s P.P. X. Enterpises/Studio 54, Jerry Simon’s R.S.V.P. records and Allegro studios. Curtis & Jimi recorded a demo type version in 1966.
Curtis Vocal, Jimmy, solo guitar accompaniment and backing vocal.

093. Travellin’ To California - Albert King 1962
Albert is remembered by Jimi’s Seattle band mates as being a big influence on him. Also recorded with Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight involvement?](probably at Studio 76 in early 1966. Cynically re-titled ‘California Night’ [ie ‘California/Knight’ – gedditfile:///C:\DOCUME~1\ren\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_ima ge002.gif] with the royalties dishonestly caimed by Knight

094. Down In The Bottom (Willie Dixon) – ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ 1962
Wolf himself (not Sumlin or Rogers) plays most of the guitar on this one, which is mainly a heavy rhythm, but with some excellent slide touches. Jimi used the lyrics from this for most of his ‘Lover Man’. Another major influence: Jimmy was photographed backstage at the Café Wha? in New York in 1966, posing with his Bob Dylan hair-do & holding Howlin’ Wolf’s recently released classic 1966 Chess LP ‘The Real Folk Blues’. Sam Lay (drums) and Jerome Arnold (bass) members of Wolf’s band were lured away to join Paul Butterfield’s new band in 1965 and also provided Bob Dylan’s rhythm section for his controversial electric debut at the 1965 Newport ‘folk’ festival, Sam also played on some of the accompanied electric half of Bob’s ‘groundbreaking’ 1965 LP ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, before returning to the fold.

095. Stranger Blues - Elmore James 1962
The title and intro by Jimmy for “Drivin’ South” (Thaw Out) appear to come from this – Elmo : “I’m goin back down South, if I have to wear out ninety nine pair shoes”
Jimmy: “Drivin’ South” “Get ninety nine pairs of shoes and walk the rest of the way!” Recorded by Jimmy and “The Squires” (with Curtis Knight short ad-libbed? overdubbed? bit at the beginning, followed by a list of towns in The South, so he could claim co-composer, that wasn’t enough though, he just claimed composer outright!) Again, probably recorded at Studio 76 in early 1966.

096. Stormy Monday - Bobby Bland 1962
Originally recorded by T-bone Walker, Little Milton also released a beautiful version of this in 1966. Jimi recorded a version during a jam session with Paul Caruso, Buddy Miles and members of Paul Butterfield’s band at the Café A Go Go in New York March 1968

097. Ain’t Superstitious (Willie Dixon) – Howlin’ Wolf 1962
Mick Cox the Eire Apparent’s lead guitarist remembers Jimi jamming on this with Jeff Beck at the Scene Club in NYC, a track covered on the 1969 Jeff Beck LP ‘Truth’.

098. Twist And Shout - The Isley Brothers 1962
#2 (R&B) #4 (Pop). Also a hit for the Beatles in 1964 #2 (Pop) their only million selling and ‘top ten’ cover song.
The Isley’s version has quite a pronounced Latino sound. Jimmy surely played this frequently with The Isley Brothers, as he played quite a number of concerts with them. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

099. Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's 1962
Remembered by Billy Cox as being one of the songs that they played in the King Kasuals.

100. Soldier Boy - Shirelles 1962
After deciding to leave Clarksville for Indianapolis, Billy Cox says this was a song that they played in the competition there, where they came second to ‘The Imperials’, they surely played it as an instrumental or had female singers? eg the female singers photographed with them on stage at the Del Morocco? Their car broke down and they ended up going back to Clarksville. Three members of the Imperials joined the Kasuals there shortly afterwards. Bandmates remember them listening to the Shirelles and the Chantells. Then again, ‘The Beatles’ Ringo sang “Boys” by the Shirelles, which is even more odd!
Incidentally, on Little Richard’s return to Rock & Roll TV on Granada’s UK (1964) show ‘It’s Little Richard!’ The Shirelles were notably featured as the ‘support’ - mainly dancing and clapping - and backing singers on the solitary gospel song he sang. On ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ the Sounds Incorporated guitarst plays some excellent ‘heavy’ accompanying guitar and solo for those days. Richard also sings ‘Hound Dog’ later covered by Hendrix as well. Jimmy Saville, later a Radio One DJ, can be seen sitting in the audience and dancing with a young dark haired girl, He later introduced Jimi on the BBC’s TOTP’s twice. [After his death he was found to have abused his position at the BBC to ruthlessly prey on underaged girls]

101. Nut Rocker [Nutcracker Marche] – ‘B. Bumble & The Stingers’ 1962
This part of the popular Christmas ballet by Tchaikovsky, was quoted by Jimi during his solo on Stone Free with the Band Of Gypsy’s at the 2nd New Year’s show in 1969/70 These nutters got there first;) “Writer” of this single, and acid scenester Kim Fowley claims to have been an aquaintance of Jimi’s in 1966-67 London, telling the occasional, exaggerated anecdote, over the years.

102. Soul Twist - King Curtis & His Noble Knights 1962
Remembered by Billy Cox as being another of the songs that they played in the King Kasuals. Could it be possible that Curtis ‘McNair’ was influenced in the title of his group by this: Curtis Knight & The Squires/King Curtis & His Noble Knights - surely not;)

103. Mockingbird - Inez & Charles Foxx 1963
Jimi sang this (humorously) with Dusty Springfield on her UK TV show ‘It Must Be Dusty’ in 1968. It was also covered by his long term lover, Jeanette Jacobs’, band ‘The Cake’ on their debut 1968 LP

104. Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria 1963
Remembered by Billy Cox as a song the King Kasuals used to play

105. Misty – Lloyd Price 1963
Billy Cox, “Jimi could play ‘Misty’ in the original key”; according to Billy and several others Jimi was obviously into, or just impressed by “crooners” ie smoothie vocalists. Jimi also commented favourably on Englebert Humperdinck’s singing voice, but . . . .

106. Walkin’ The Dog - Rufus Thomas 1963
Faye Pridgon on Jimi playing in a Harlem club [implied: Small’s Paradise], “He did Walkin’ The Dog by Rufus Thomas, all by himself, and he really killed them, man, and from that time there was this certain crowd that really looked forward to him.” Also recorded by Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” (Lonnie Youngblood sax) [Any Curtis Knight involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

107. Tobacco Road – Lou Rawls 1963
Lou also played this at the Monterey Pop festival. This was the last song that Jimi played on in public, during the jam with (Eric Burdon &) ’War’ at Ronnie Scott’s, two nights before he died. The lyrics must surely have reminded Jimi about his own troubled upbringing.

108. You Got What It Takes - Joe Tex 1964
Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) Joe Tex was also admired by Bob Dylan.

109. Bleeding Heart - Elmore James 1964
Faye Pridgon mentions that Jimi was into this song in a big way. Jimi (vocal) recorded a version of this (unfortunately cut very short at only 1:59 mins) with “The Squires” [Any Curtis Knight involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966), a classic live version at the 24 February Albert Hall performance, a bland, straight studio version with Buddy & Billy in 1969, a very different, but awkward, studio arrangement with JHE [II] in 1970 and he also played it during the 1st of the four New Year’s concerts with The Band Of Gypsy’s

110. Tail Dragger – ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ 1964
Jimi sang lyrics from this during the long blues jam at the infamous ‘Morrison’ Scene club jam on 18? March 1968.

111. Rock Me Baby – ‘BB’ King 1964
Funky, or what? A speeded up version of this was part of JHE’s early sets, and the music from this eventually became ‘Lover Man’. Jim Morrison also butchered this during the
infamous Scene club jam on 18? March 1968.

112. Something You Got - Alvin Robinson 1964
A New Orleans musician. We are told this was at the start of ‘The Popeye’ dance craze in the Crescent City. Billboard Pop #52; Cashbox R&B # 6. Maxine Brown released a duet of this with Chuck Jackson for Wand records later in 1964, Billboard Pop # 55. Also recorded by Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Any Curtis Knight involvement??](probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

113. Gloria - Them 1964
JHE recorded a humorous version of this, featuring groupies and a dope bust, in 1968 at TTG Studios, Hollywood. Censored on the MCA Jimi Hendrix Experience 4 album set (although featuring several overt sexual references, only a small piece was removed which included the dreaded ‘F’ word) Interestingly on the 1966 Ray Sharpe (& King Curtis ) single ‘Help Me (Get The Feeling)’, that Jimi played on, the music is almost identical, only the lyrics appear different, although neither “Van” Morrison or Hendrix are credited;)

114. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Solomon Burke 1964
Noel Redding remembers this as one of the songs they played during rehearsals for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Original features dubbed “live audience” who also sing some back up. Burke claims Jimmy played beautifully on this when touring with him. There is no other evidence that Jimmy toured with Burke though;)

115. Hold What You’ve Got - Joe Tex 1964
Also recorded by (with much hilarity) Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

116. I Feel Fine – The Beatles 1964
The first record ever to feature intentional feedback guitar (by John Lennon). Jimi usually quoted this during performances of ‘Hey Joe’

117. Mercy, Mercy – Don Covay & the Goodtimers 1964
According to Don Covay and others, Jimmy is the lead guitartist, or alternatively the rhythm on the original, and according to Steve Cropper showed him how he played it. He also recorded a version with the “Squires” and played it as part of the early Jimi Hendrix Experience set list.

118. What A Shame — The Rolling Stones 1964
‘B’ side of Heart Of Stone’ in the US. Released on 19 December. Jimi quoted lyrics from this during the blues jam at the Scene Club on 18? March 1968, and during the long Room Full Of Mirrors jam at Toronto on 3 May 1969.

119. I Can’t Help Myself - The Four Tops 1965
The fantastic Brenda Holloway!! backed by the King Curtis band was filmed singing this for the 1965 ABC TV special Beatles at Shea Stadium. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) Jimmy (harmony vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

120. Ain’t That Peculiar – Marvin Gaye 1965
Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

121. Land Of A 1000 Dances – Cannibal & The Headhunters 1965
A Latino version of this. This hit single features a dubbed “live” audience and degraded “live” sound similar to the “Curtis Knight” “live” recordings. Also recorded by Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Any Curtis Knight involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

122. Last Night - The Mar-Keys 1965
Another of the many instrumentals covered, also recorded by “The Squires” [Any Curtis Knight involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

123. Shotgun - ‘Junior Walker’ & The All Stars 1965
Jimmy (aka Maurice James) was filmed with members of Little Richard’s review ‘The Royal Company’ backing a song & dance duo - Buddy and Stacy (who were also part of Richard’s touring revue at this time - performing this for Nashville’s pioneering Night Train TV show in 1965. “Maurice” stands out from the rest of the band, being positioned directly to the right centre with Buddy & Stacy and using some of the the stage moves that he later used with JHE, including sweeping his elbow down the guitar neck. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (Harry Jensen/Jimmy - lead guitar?/ rhythm guitar? that’s what the intro says, but. . .(probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

124. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown 1965
Also recorded by Lonnie Youngblood (vocal & sax) and “The Squires” [Any Curtis Knight involvement??] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

125. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones 1965
The Stones’ original features an early use of the fuzz box by Keith Richard. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) Jimi also quoted this at Randall’s Island festival and at the Isle Of Wight festival in 1970 during ‘Hey Joe’, possibly as a comment on the rubbish state of the sound system etc. Jimi aquired a rudimentary fuzz device not long after this single, apparently made by Ken Pine of the Fugs..

126. Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding 1965
Also recorded by Lonnie Youngblood (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight involvement?] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

127. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket 1965
Jimmy backed up Picket at least one time with the King Curtis band, at a hugely prestigious Atlantic records celebration gig, along with Percy Sledge and (Little) Esther Philips. Jimi & Noel also jammed on this with Stevie Wonder (on drums) at the BBC in 1967. Jimi: “Most groups wouldn’t let me do my own thing, like feedback ‘In The Midnight Hour’.” Apparently some acts allowed him the concession of playing this song with feedback at the time. Probably only the Isley Brothers though, who let him have a short solo spot.

128. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs 1965
Yet another Latino hit. Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)
Lonnie Youngblood also released his own version [no Hendrix involvement] in 1966

129. I’ll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye 1965
Also recorded by Curtis Knight (vocal) and “The Squires” (Lonnie Youngblood sax) (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

130. Thaw Out - Albert Collins 1965
Jimmy arranged his version of this and he, or quite likely Curtis (and/or Ed), re-titled it ‘Drivin’ South’ (see 089. Stranger Blues) to avoid paying royalties. Curtis unfortunately raps over the beginning of “The Squires” version, very likely a later overdub, as is the obnoxious tambourine (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)
JHE recorded three different versions of this for the BBC in 1967, Jimi also played it in concert and used it in jams several times.

131. Day Tripper – The Beatles December 1965
Also recorded by Jimmy & Curtis (vocal duet) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966). During his 1967 visit to the USA Jimi recorded an instrumental jam based on this, with Ray Lucas on drums & ‘Bugs’ Gregory on bass at Studio 76, which was unfortunately later cut up by Ed Chalpin who then added dodgy overdubs by unknown musicians and vocals by Curtis. The JHE later recorded a version with vocals ( including a tribute – “Hey, Owsley can you hear me now!”) for the BBC in 1967

132. Hang On Sloopy (originally ‘My Girl Sloopy’ by the Vibrations, 1964 Cashbox R&B # 10) – The McCoy’s 1965
Later the “house band” at Steve Paul’s Scene Club, where Jimi jammed frequently from 1967 onwards. First released in 1964, on Atlantic, by ‘black’ R&B group the Vibrations as ‘My Girl Sloopy’ – incidentally featuring a dubbed on ‘live audience’ and with a ‘Latin’ feel. Also recorded by Jimmy & Curtis (vocal duet) and “The Squires” (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

133. Killing Floor – ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ 1965
A song Jimi played from at least 1966 through to his last official concert, at ‘The Love & Peace Festival’ in September 1970 on the Isle of Fehmarn, West Germany. Two versions were also recorded by Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight later intro only?] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966) One version interestingly is in stereo, with the dubbed on “live” intro, but minus the dubbed on “live” “audience sounds”

134. Like A Rolling Stone - ‘Bob Dylan’ 1965
Jimmy/Jimi was a major fan of Bob. According to his then girlfriend Faye Pridgon, he once spent the last of their cash on, what was obviously, given the circumstances, his ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ LP [this has much later been wrongly confused by her with ‘Blonde On Blonde’, see London photo], which he played as loudly as possible and forced several friends to listen to. Faye, “You could hear it at 42nd Street probably, We almost got put out behind Bob Dylan”. His first label credit was on the Curtis Knight single “How Would You Feel”, as “arranged by”, the music was basically this song (Dylan was uncredited). He was also photographed in London in 1967 posing holding a Lenny Bruce LP and with the ‘Blonde On Blonde’ LP cover propped up facing the camera (which is where I feel the confusion of this title of ‘the Dylan LP’ came from;) I’m not saying he didn’t hear it, shortly before leaving, but he was obviously smitten well before B on B, andwhen he was actually living with her). A favourite of the JHE stage set from 1966 until 1969, although,reportedly, not recorded in the studio to Jimi’s satisfaction. Any studio recordings are missing, if indeed a studio recording was ever actually attempted;).

135. Hey Joe – Tim Rose 1966
The song that brought Jimi to the attention of the European public, although it didn’t sell at all in the USA, the promo copy’s being more common! Jimi’s version is very close to Tim’s, uniquely slow arrangement, even down to the female backing vocals. Jimi acknowledged his debt to him on stage by dedicating it to him on at least one occasion. Hopefully Crosby’s overweening ego was severely dented on hearing Jimi’s version at Monterey. Obviously (hopefully) he had not heard the JHE single or he would have left it out! What an embarrassing moment – that is if he has ever seen it;)
Obviously I love a lot of Crosby’s music though, but come on! He couldn’t possibly have heard it, surely, he obviously thought he was putting him (this unknown [to him] black punk) ‘in his place’ with their (he obviously thought) unassailably “classic” version – ha-ha-ha! Interesting that Jimi later indirectly referenced the Byrds recording of jet engines on their ‘Fifth Dimension’ LP (the choice of band name for the first psyche oriented ‘black’ [ie former ‘R&B’] group), but saying he liked to do ‘it’ [ie jet engine noises] himself just with his guitar. He was later very complimentary of CSN&Y which included Crosby - Crosby probably didn’t even notice;)

136. Shapes Of Things – The Yardbirds March 1966
Jimi: [made comments on this, I will find eventually]

137. Wild Thing – The Troggs 1966
The famous climax to most early JHE shows, including the notorious, incendiary end to the JHE debut USA performance at Monterey, the second and the last time he set fire to his guitar, the few other stories of him burning a guitar appear to be “mistaken”, if not just blatant fabrication.

138. Get Out Of My Life Woman - Lee Dorsey 1965/66
Note: This only entered the Billboard chart on 08 January 1966. Another New Orleans musician. [“A step towards ‘hip hop’” according to (the excellent) Mojo magazine]. Also recorded by Jimmy (vocal) and “The Squires” [Curtis Knight involvement?] (probably at Studio 76 in early 1966)

139. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations 1966
Jimi & Noel jammed on this with Stevie Wonder (on drums) at the BBC in 1967
Also covered much later by the Rolling Stones.

140. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window - Bob Dylan 1966
Bob’s ‘disappearing’ single. JHE recorded this for the BBC in 1967, and also played it live a handful of times in 1968

141. East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band 1966
Remembered by Richard Thomson of Fairport Convention (fellow Track Records artists in 1967 whom Jimi, loyally, mentioned) as a song they jammed together on in New York .
Ezy Rider thinks that Jimi quoted part of Bloomfields intro in his version of Thaw Out, but I think Bloomfield is quoting Thaw Out! Whatever it turns out thanks are due to Ezy R for noticing this.

142. Two Trains Running - Butterfield Blues Band 1966
A combination of verses Muddy Waters’ ‘Rollin’ Stone ‘ and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (no credit).
Jimi re-arranged this, just reversing the order of the verses and adding his unique musical embellishment, for his ‘Catfish Blues’. See individual entries for above titles.

143. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles 1966
The first recording of Jimi playing this is during the infamous blues jam at the Scene club in March 1968. Just after an extremely intoxicated Jim Morrison falls, groaning, to the floor Jimi starts to play this (ha-ha-ha, geddit?). He subsequently quoted this a couple of times during different songs at later concerts.

144. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra 1966
Jimi often quoted this during the solo on Wild Thing. Jimi was signed to Frank’s own company Reprise Records in the USA & Canada, and was, apparently, very appreciative in his early days of ‘crooners’, regardless of ‘colour’

145. La Poupée Qui Fait Non [“The ‘doll’ (ie ‘chick’) who says no”] – Michel Polnareff 1967
Jimmy Page apparently played the session guitar on this.
JHE recorded a studio instrumental version of this after hearing this major European hit while playing there in 1967.

146. Dear Mr Fantasy – Traffic 1967
Played at least twice by JHE in 1968, Traffic appear to have been Jimi’s favourite UK group, next to?/or more so? Cream. Steve Winwood, Dave Mason & Chris Wood all contributed to Electric Ladyland. Dave Mason, Chris Wood & Jim Capaldi (off stage left, un–mic’ed) also took part in the jam at the original JHE’s last concert on mainland England, at the Albert Hall on 24 February 1969. This jam line-up was a foretaste of the ‘Gypsy Sun & Rainbows’/ ‘Band Of Gypsys’/’Sky Church’, ie the usual trio - guitar, bass and drums - plus rhythm guitar and congas (& occasional flute)

147. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles 1967
Sometimes used as an opener after he successfully used it at the Saville in 1967 - a couple of days after it’s release, much to Paul McCartney’s delight (he was in the audience)

148. Tales Of Brave Ulysses - Cream 1967
In a BBC interview in 1967 Jimi said (slyly) , this was the first record that he heard the wah-wah pedal being used on, although he first heard it being used by Frank Zappa and almost immediately featured it prominently on both sides of his single Burning Of The Midnight Lamp which was released the day after the Cream single (ha-ha-ha) and later - to his severe cost – at a session with Curtis Knight at Ed Chalpin’s studio.

149. Outside Woman Blues – Cream 1967
Quoted several times by JHE usually during Sunshine Of Your Love - a tribute to Cream

150. Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream 1967
Played frequently as an instrumental, after Cream split up, (quite often with the above) as a tribute, introduced - tongue in cheek: “Not trying to say that we can play it better than them”;).

151. Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King 1967
Jimi recorded at least one cover by all four ‘Kings’ of the guitar. Recorded as a studio instrumental by the Band Of Gypsy’s in 1969. Cream also famously recorded a cover of this on their 1968 LP ‘Wheels Of Fire’. As well as being admired by Jimi, Albert King was also a notable ‘fan’ of Jimi’s [unlike most other R&B stalwarts who generally dissed him, with obviously made up rubbish – apart from Albert & also BB King] and recorded an excellent version of Jimi’s classic blues, ‘Red House’, before he died.

152. Stop – Howard Tate 1967
A notable 1968 R&B hit for singer Tate, it also entered the Billboard Pop chart. Later in 1968 Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield used this as the basis for an instrumental jam on theirSuper Session LP. Buddy and the group stay very close to the original vocal version of the Tate recording for their three Band of Gypsy’s performances, though.

153. Aware Of Love - The Impressions 1967
A song from their ‘The Fabulous Impressions’ LP. The Gypsy Sun & Rainbows version recorded as the second part of a medley with Gypsy Woman at the Woodstock festival with Larry Lee on vocal. It’s quite likely a cover of the earlier, Jerry Butler (& The Impressions) version, though both are the same song written by Curtis Mayfield.

154. Tax Free - Hansson & “Karlsson” (Carlsson) 1967
In 1967 they were Sweden’s premier ‘psychedelic/alternative’ group. Jimi made friends with them when they jammed at Stockholm’s 1st (short lived) psychedelic venue - Klubb Filips, and when they were his support group at the Akademiksa Foreningen in Lund.
JHE played this quite often during their 1968 & 69 concerts and recorded an excellent completed studio version in 1968, during the sessions for ‘Electrc Lady Land’, but it didn’t make the LP.

155. All Along The Watchtower – ‘Bob Dylan’ Dec 1967
From Dylan’s John Wesley Harding LP. One of the all time greatest cover versions of any song, Jimi really made this his own, although he appears to have been reluctant to play it at concerts and almost always fluffed the last line of the first verse lyrics. There is only one version when he sings this line clearly – San Bernardino 1970.

156. Drifters’ Escape – ‘Bob Dylan’ 1967
Another cover from Dylan’s John Wesley Harding LP. Jimi spent a lot of time on this very different, yet, overall - despite the numerous lead guitar takes - disappointingly awkward arrangement.

157. Tears Of Rage – ‘Bob Dylan’ with ‘The Hawks’ (later aka ‘The Band’) 1967
One of Bob’s many recordings with The Hawks at the ‘Big Pink’ house, circulated amongst friends in the biz, including Jimi. Jimi & Paul Caruso recorded a charmingly raw, intimate duet of this in a hotel in 1968 on Jimi’s portable tape deck.

158. Asteroid — Pete Moore 1968
Cinema advertising company Pearl & Dean’s dramatic theme, quoted in concert by Jimi several times during the outro solo of Freedom. eg at Fort Worth 9 May 1970.

159. Crossroads – Cream 1968
Played as the basis of a very odd version of ‘Red House’ at the infamous blues jam with Jim Morrison at the Scene club in March 1968

160. Pearly Queen - Traffic 1968
Often heard as the basis of the “Session Thing” jam at Electric Lady studios in 1970, and what’s the problem?

161. Race With The Devil – The Gun 1968
Often heard as an influence on a couple of late European tour live versions of “Midnight Lightnin’”, and what’s the problem?

162. Everyday People – Sly & the Family Stone 1968
A 1968 hit for them. This jammed together with the ‘B’ side ‘Sing A Simple Song’ are basically “Buddy’s” ‘We Got To Live Together’, even the title comes from there! (thanks to ‘purplejim’ for pointing this out)
Jimi only jammed on ‘We Got To Live Together’ twice, both times with Buddy. It does appear to be an indirect political statement by Jimi (via Buddy), a rejection of the ridiculous ‘aparteid’ position of the ‘black nationalists’ ie the ‘Nation of Islam’; ‘Yorubists’, Karenga and his ‘lets speak Swahili’ nut jobs, the SNCC coup by Stokely etc. The Black Panthers can be looked upon almost as ‘moderates’ in comparison to these race/religion nutters.

163. Sing A Simple Song – Sly & the Family Stone 1968
‘B’ side of ‘Everyday People’. See above (thanks to ‘purplejim’ for pointing this out)

164. I Just Want To Make Love To You (original 1954 title: ‘Just Make Love To Me’) – Muddy Waters, from his 1968 LP Electric Mud. Instrumentally just a ‘psyche update’ on his earlier ‘Just Make Love To Me’ (Willie Dixon). One of the jams recorded at TTG 16 or 17 October 1968 with Jimi gtr, Jack Bruce bs, Jim McCarty gtr, Buddy Miles dms.
First noticed by [?] and publicised in Jimpress.

165. Five To One — The Doors 1968 (possibly only recorded after this jam)
Jim Morrison groans out the chorus to this during the infamous blues jam at the Scene club on 18? March 1968.