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    Machine Gun prototypes?

    I can hear some melody lines in the Woodstock' Hear My Train A Comin.
    And Jimi used part of MG lyrics in Earth vs Space jam at Newport Pop.

    What are the earliest live prototypes of the Machine Gun?

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    Re: Machine Gun prototypes?

    Dick Cavett show, 1969 of course:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7AmBKX3N9A

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    Re: Machine Gun prototypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by skizzle View Post
    Dick Cavett show, 1969 of course:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7AmBKX3N9A
    The above mentioned performances would have been before he played Cavett, however.

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    Re: Machine Gun prototypes?

    What do you mean with prototypes? Concerning the basic pattern it seems to have evolved from Catfish Blues > Hear My Train > Voodoo Chile (slight return) > Machine Gun with probably some other songs (Izabella?) thrown in along the way. If you talk licks and phrases, there must be dozens more.

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    Re: Machine Gun prototypes?

    Certainly, the ending of I Don't Live Today / The Star Spangled Banner on 24 may of 1969, at San Diego, there are some machine gun shoots and cries. It's a real Machine Gun prototype.
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