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12-04-09, 07:15 PM
'The ballad of Jimi'

was it really recorded in 1965 and written by Jimi himself?

12-04-09, 07:27 PM
Give us a break mate! Why not include the title in your post and then people can decide whether they want to check it out?
Anyway it's just a load of post Jimi cashing in by Curtis & Ed. Curtis changed his own (Curtis') earlier lyrics (released in an earlier Ed Chalpin sponsered 1967 cash in) to fit, it's well documented.

purple jim
12-05-09, 01:22 AM
When the song was originally recorded in 1966, it was simply titled "My Best Friend".
Here's what it says at earlyhendrix.com:
"This 1966 version is so far only known to appear on the "Music for Pleasure"-label lp "Strange Things" MFP 2M046-95397, released in France in 1974. Again it's hard to tell if it actually has Hendrix playing on it as the guitar part is very basic which really isn't typical for Jimi."