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    Re: New Dagger Release

    Mine arrived day before yesterday. Pretty underwhelming given how long it took to get here. I think it's a good package; good little booklet w/essays and photos. If the rollout hadn't been so botched i'd be happier. Jimi was clearly already a stellar guitarist and there's plenty of blistering leads. I doubt I'll give this more than a few spins. The tunes he doesn't solo on i'll pass on altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazid Manou View Post
    I'm still waiting mine (no email yet from EH LLC).
    Alleluia I received my CD this morning !

    YM

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    Re: New Dagger Release

    EH should be embarrassed releasing such a horrendous recording. It's overloading/ screeching all over the place. Should come w/ a warning sticker to NOT turn loud as it may damage your speakers. What a POS release. Not an upgrade.

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    What you playing it on? Got the vinyl and a CD copy and they don't display any of the issues you mentioned . far from audiophile quality but these are amateur recodings from 71/2 and 33/4 IP tapes.
    "That's the best news I ever heard" Bob Dylan

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    i really like it, its amazing how much was dubbed off and how much i never heard before, alot of chat i never heard before as well...so until you hear it...dont be so negative

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    Re: New Dagger Release

    I have no issues at all playing this recording (CD) on my system. I am also happy as there was a lot missing on my Early Jimi Hendrix vinyl version.

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    Re: New Dagger Release

    stplsd, outstanding that you took the time to transcribe this release. Amazingly cool. THANK YOU.

    One thing......I submit that these are the correct "lyrics" that Curtis has added to "Thaw Out".
    At least to my ears.

    Instead of
    "I said, I’ve got a new brown
    For sittin’ on the fence
    No, little girl
    She ain’t got no sense


    I hear:
    "I said I got no car
    I'm sitting on a fence
    You know (my) little girl
    She ain't got no sense"

    Anyway, no big deal, thanks again.

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    Re: New Dagger Release

    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    My take: Unlike YM. My not being a French Jimi 'press darling', he (YM) sold my stuff for cash to mags, uncredited, as if it was his own work - an outrageous act anywhere else apart from in 'jimiworld' apparently [I no longer live in a small island archipelago just short of the arctic circle, by the way, YM]

    George’s Club 20? Hackensack, New Jersey. Late December 1965/January 1966
    These tracks sound like dubbed fake “live” intro, and no genuine “live” background (they sound like stereo “studio” tracks originally, I would hazard, ie using Club 20 as such, or not) I haven’t heard the new LP yet – far too expensive for UK, Surely it is just pure laziness and disregard for that market that EH haven’t done a deal for a European release?
    Is everyone that has heard the new album now convinced there is an actual club audience audible on the tracks?
    EH and Kramer have compromised themselves far too much/too often in their later releases (although nowhere near the Chalpin/Douglas mess – yet), its becoming too close for comfort.

    Jimi played this song at several major junctures throughout his career, including his final concert at Fehmarn (I’m not sure which version is on the new album):

    Released by Howlin` Wolf on the 45 "Killing Floor / Louise" (Chess 1923).
    31 April 1965 Killin’ Floor by Howlin’ Wolf is a ‘New Action R&B single’ in Billboard.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    Jimmy: It’s workin’, decent enough
    Curtis : All right here we go
    Chalpin?: One, two
    Curtis : Like to let every one know that you’re bein’ recorded, this is being recorded live
    here at the fabulous Georges Club Twenty in Hackensack New Jersey
    Jimmy: Hee-hee
    Curtis :You’re…Stop laughin’ Jimmy
    Jimmy: It’s madness
    Curtis : You’re listenin’ to
    Jimmy: A-ha-ha
    Curtis : That’s pretty boy Jimmy James over there laughin’ ha-ha-ha-ha
    Chalpin?: Now that’s funny
    Curtis : He’s bashful a-huh. Ah-right we’re gonna get things underway with a tune entitled.
    What’s the name of it Jimmy? hee-ee
    Jimmy: Ha-ha, Lord, have mercy. I can’t see
    Curtis : Ha-ha-ha what’s the name of it?
    Jimmy: ‘Killin’ Foor’ ‘Killin’ Foor’
    Curtis : ‘Killin’ Floor’ ‘On The Killin’ Foor’
    Jimmy: An’ how I, how I keep walkin’ it down before you…

    KILLING FLOOR (Chester ‘Howlin Wolf’ Burnett)

    (You can tru’…)
    You can’t trust him

    I should have quit you long time ago-o-o
    I should have quit you baby
    Long time ago-o-o
    I should have quit you babe
    And went o-o-on back to Mexico

    (Man, you suck)
    Thanks for livin’

    Yeah, had I followed-uh
    My first mi-ind
    If I’d of follo-owed
    My fi-irst mi-ind
    I would have been gone
    Since my first time
    Come an’ dance

    (Ha-ha-ha)

    [Solo]

    (Tremendous)

    Yeah
    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    I’m just a messin ‘round hah
    Cry-y-yin on the killin’ floor

    Hey

    Curtis: Oh yeah, a little thing entitled ‘On The Killin’ Floor Y’all

    Vocal: Jimmy James
    Lead guitar: Jimmy James
    Sax: Lonnie Youngblood
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    KILLING FLOOR [2] (Chester ‘Howlin Wolf’ Burnett)

    I should have quit you long time ago-o-o
    I should have quit you, baby
    Long time ago-o-o
    But I’m mixed up, messin ‘round
    Cry-y-yin on the killin’ floor

    I should have made up
    My mind a long time ago
    I should have made up, baby
    My mind a long time ago
    Now I’m messed up cryin, cryin, cryin
    ‘Cause I didn’t go ba-ack to Mexico ha-ha-ha

    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    I wouldn’t have been here
    Cry-y-yin on the killin’ floor ah-rah-oo!

    [Solo]

    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    Lord, but I’m mixed up messin ‘round with ya baby
    I’m just-ah
    Cry-y-yin on the killin’ floor

    Aa-ow!
    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    Lord kno-ows I should have been gone
    I’m just sittin’ cryin’, cryin’
    Cry-y-yin on the killin’ floor


    Unfortunately not a cover of the great, original Smiley Lewis version. A dreadfully “professional” cover of the “sanitized” Elvis version.

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    Curtis: . . . Continuing on we gonna do a tune that’s very popular, a little tune entitled ‘Last Night’ . . .

    ONE NIGHT (David Bartholemew & Earl ‘King’ (as ‘Pearl’ King). Elvis Presley changed lyrics)

    One night with you
    Is what I’m a prayin’ for
    Yes, I am
    I need your sweet helpin’ hand
    Your love is strong water hi-igh

    Just ca-all my na-ame
    An’ I’ll be right by your side
    Yes, I will
    I need
    Got to have your sweet helpin’ hand now
    Your love is strong water high

    I will live very quiet li-ife
    You know, I ain’t never
    I ain’t never done no-o wrong, no-no
    Now I know that li-ife without you-ou
    Though we’ve been together
    We’re gonna stay together
    A long time

    Just ca-a-all my na-ame
    Hey!
    And I’ll be right by your side
    Yes, I will
    ‘Cause I need
    Got to have your sweet lovin’ hand now
    Your love is strong water hi-i-igh
    Hey!

    [Break]

    Always lived very quiet life
    You know, I ain’t never
    I ain’t never done no-o wrong, no-no
    Now I know that li-ife without you-ou
    Though we’ve been together
    We’re gonna stay together
    Le-e-eave

    Just ca-a-all my na-ame
    For I’ll be a right by your side
    Yes, I will
    ‘Cause I need
    Got to have your sweet helpin’ hand
    Your love is strong water hi-i-igh

    Lee Dorsey released the 45 "Get Out Of My Life, Woman / So Long" (Amy 945) in December 1965. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 1 January 1966. It reached # 5 on R&B Top 40 hit in February 1966 as well

    Vocals: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    Jimmy : Pure funk
    Woman: They disgust men who loathe body talk…
    Jimmy : ‘C’ sharp, okay
    Woman: … the first date
    Jimmy : One…


    GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN (Allan Toussaint)

    Get out my li-ife woman
    You don’t want me no mo-ore
    Get out my li-ife woman
    You don’t love me no mo-ore, yeah
    Get out my li-ife woman
    You don’t love me no mo-ore

    Get out my eyes teardrops
    Got to see my way arou-ou-ou-ound
    Get out my ey-eyes teardrops
    Got to see my way arou-ound, yeah

    Get out my li-ife heartache
    Heartaches uh-by the pou-ou-ou-ound
    I’m gonna play it one step for you

    Yeah!

    Hey! what’d I say now

    Ay-ow!

    (I’m gonna go up Ace)

    Get out my light, oh baby
    Tryin’ to make it to the to-op, yeah
    (Great stuff)
    Get out my light, oh baby
    Tryin’ to make it to the to-op, Lord, have mercy
    (‘A’)
    Get out my light, oh, baby
    Tryin’ to bring her to the town
    Hey!

    Lord, have mercy, what a thing

    Fa-har-out!

    Get out my life woman-uh ha-ha
    You’re in my wa-hay, yeah, Lord, have mercy
    Get out my life woman-uh
    You’re in my wa-a-ay
    Aren’t there all kind o’ time to play
    I don’t have no kind of time to play-ay-hey
    Wa-ow!

    [Woman1: “I’ve got a date.”
    Woman2: “Looks like you got it.”
    Woman1: ”Tell him I ain’t motherfuckin’ Cameron.”
    Curtis : Kill you
    Jimmy? : Mmh

    Incidentally the farewell single released (16 September 1966) by Noel’s band The Loving Kind, b/w Rhyme And Reason (Picadilly ZN 35342)
    Marvin Gaye 45 "Ain't That Peculiar / She's Got To Be Real" (Tamla 54122) September 1965. Billboard Hot 100 chart #8, R&B top 40 #1.
    Still in the charts in December 1965

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?
    Harmony vocals: unknown
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: (Heraldito) “Ditto” Edwards?
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?
    Dedicated to Curtis’ girlfriend Carol Shiroky [Later Jimmy’s girlfriend?]

    Jimmy: Ditto’s split
    Curtis : Ain’t that pe-cu-liar. This is for you, baby, Carol


    AIN’T THAT PECULIAR (William ‘Smokey’ Robinson, Robert Rogers, Warren Moore & Marvin Tarplin)

    Jimmy: Play it again

    Honey-y uh-you do me wro-ong but still I’m crazy about you
    Stay away from me long and I can’t do with out you
    Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and mo-ore
    But each hurt makes my lo-ove stronge-er than befo-ore
    I know that flowers grow from ra-ain
    But how can lo-ove grow from pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain
    (Pai-ai-ai-ai-ain)
    Ain’t that peculiar, baby
    (Ain’t that peculiar)
    Peculiar as can be
    (Peculiar as can be)
    Ain’t that peculiar, Honey
    (Pecu-oo-oo-ooh)
    Peculiar as can be, woo!

    uh-You tell me li-ies that are beyond the best of me
    Havin’ so much lo-ove for you, that I don’t wanna see
    The things you’re doin’ baby are desi-igned to make me blu-ue
    Well, it’s a doggone shame my love for you
    Makes all your life seem cruel
    If the truth can make love last longer
    How can li-ies make our love stronger
    Hey-ey-ey-ey
    (Hey-hey-hey)

    Ain’t that peculiar baby, peculiar as can be
    (That’s peculiar baby, peculiar as can be)
    Ain’t that peculiar honey, peculiar as can be
    (Ain’t that peculiar honey, peculiar as can be)

    Hey-hey-hey, Hey-hey-hey
    Ah-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Hey-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Ah-ah-ha (Ah-ah-ah)
    Hey-hey (Hey, hey, hey)
    Ah-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Ah-ah-ah, woo-oo

    You do me wro-ong but still I’m cra-azy ‘bout you
    Stay away from me lo-ong and I can’t do-o with out you
    Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and mo-ore
    But each hurt makes my lo-ove stronge-er than befo-ore
    I know that flowers grow from ra-ain
    But how can lo-ove grow from pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain
    (Pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain)
    Baby, peculiar as can be
    Ain’t that peculiar, honey, peculiar as can be
    That peculiar, baby, peculiar as can be
    (Peculiar as can be)
    Ain’t that peculiar, Honey
    (Ain’t that peculiar, Honey)
    Peculiar as can be
    (Peculiar as can be)
    But I don’t understand it now, now
    It’s so strange sometimes
    Ain’t that peculiar, Honey
    Peculiar as can be
    The way you make me feel
    Sounds so real
    All the lies you tell me
    It’s so strange
    Ain’t that peculiar, baby
    Peculiar as can be
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    I don’t understand it now
    Hey!
    It’s so strange sometimes
    Get the feelin’
    uh-Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Hey!


    Jimmy played some of the guitar on Covay’s original. He also spoke of his part in it during his 1965 meeting with Steve Cropper at Stax in Memphis and also included it as part of the JHE live set in the early days. It also has to be said that it sounds very much like Mick Jagger’s vocal style is basically just him mimicking Covay?

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Harmony vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?

    ?: What’s the number on there? Remember that ‘cause I want to hear it..

    MERCY, MERCY (Don Covay)

    All right a little toon made popular by Don Co’-Corvay, ‘Mercy’

    Ha-ave mercy
    Have mercy, baby, yea-eah
    Ha-ave mercy
    Have mercy o-on me

    I said, I went to see-ee a Gypsy
    To have my-y fortune read
    She said ‘Curtis, your baby’s gonna leave you now,
    Her bags are packed up under the bed’
    An’ I cried ‘Have mercy’

    Have mercy, baby, yea-eah
    Have mercy
    Have mercy o-on me

    I cried
    If you lea-eave me, baby
    Girl, if you put me do-own
    I said I’m goin’ to run near this river child
    And jump overboard and dro-own

    Cryin’, have mercy
    Have mercy, baby, yea-eah
    Have mercy
    Have mercy o-on me
    (Ee-ah-ha-ha-ha-ha)

    I cried
    (Hey-hey) Baby
    (Hey-hey) Child now
    What you tryin’ to do
    (Hey-hey) Baby
    (Hey-hey) Child
    Please don’t say we’re through
    Aaah-ooooh!

    I cried, If you lea-eave me, baby
    Little girl if you put me do-own
    (Baby)
    I said I’m goin’ to run near this river child
    And jump, jump, jump, jump! ju-ah-mp!
    Cry-in’ ha-ave mercy
    Have mercy baby, yea-eah
    Have mercy
    Have mercy o-on me

    (I cried hey-hey baby now)
    (Hey-hey child) Child
    (What you tryin’ to do) Oh!
    (Hey-hey baby now)
    (Hey-hey child)
    Please don’t say we’re through
    (Aaa-oooh!)

    I cried (Ooh!)
    If you lea-eave me, baby
    Girl, if you put me-e do-own
    I said I’m goin’ to run near this river child
    And jump, jump, jump, jump! (Aaa-ee-aah!) ju-ah-mp!
    Cry-in’ ha-ave mercy
    (Mercy now)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Mercy (Me-ercy)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Baby (Baby)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Baby (Baby)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Baby
    Smashed
    (Lord, have mercy)

    Jimmy: Do it?


    I’m not sure which version is on the album?:

    This is mainly Bo Diddley's original lyrics, from his (double ‘A’ side) first single, "Bo Diddley / I'm A Man" (Checker 814) released in 1955 and re-issued as Checker 997 in 1961. But it has Muddy’s ‘B. O. Y.’ bit added – as has every version Jimi recorded.
    A Billboard hit for the Yardbirds in December 1965

    A ‘diddley bow’ is a simple instrument played in the south, on which several well known ‘blues’ guitar players learnt. It is made from wire tied to a nail on a piece of wood or wall and wound tight, it is played using a round bar, cut off bottle neck or tube to fret it.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Sax : Lonnie ‘Youngblood’ (Thomas)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    I’M A MAN / MANISH BOY [sic] (Otha Ellas Bates aka Ellas ‘Bo Diddley’ McDaniel
    & McKinley ‘Muddy Waters’ Morganfield)
    It is ‘Manish’ (a non dictionary coloquial word) not ‘Mannish’ – an incorrectly percieved grammatical ‘correction’ of the original.

    (Ah-ooh! ah-ooh!)
    Yea-eah!
    Down in Louisiana way, baby
    Hey, I’m gonna tell you somethin’-uh
    I’m gonna tell you how big and bad I am
    Hey, when I was a little boy
    At the age of five
    I had somethin’ in my pocket, baby, ooh
    Keep a whole lot of folks alive

    Now I’m a man
    (A-oo-ooh!)
    Aged twenty o-one
    You know, baby
    We could have a whole lot of fun
    ‘Cause I’m a man
    Spelt with a capital ‘M’
    ‘A’ child
    ‘N’ boy
    Manish boy, what I’m
    What I’m sayin’, baby, woo-oh
    I feel so suspicious
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Yea-yeah-yeah
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Aa-ow!

    All you big, healthy women
    Stand in line
    I’m gonna make love to you, baby
    In a hours time
    The line I shoot-uh
    Will never miss
    The way I make love to you, baby
    Ah, you just can’t resist

    Goin’ down South-uh to Kansas to
    Bring back my second cousin’-uh
    ‘Little Willie John The Conquerdoo’*
    ‘Cause I’m a man-uh
    Spelt with a capital ‘A’
    ‘N’-uh
    I’m a man
    uh-Like a rollin’ stone
    Ain’t gonna gather no kind o’ moss
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah!
    Look out babe

    [Solo]

    Woo!…woo!

    Yeah, that’s what’s happenin’
    All you pretty women
    Like I said before
    Stand in li-ine
    I’m gonna make love to you, baby
    In about a hours time

    Goin’ down South-uh to Caroline1
    I got a big old fat pig down there
    She lookin’ almost fine
    Whoa-oh-oh-oh
    Hey-hey-ey-ey-ey
    Whoa-oh-oh-oh
    Yea-ea-ea-eah

    I got a girl-uh named Louise
    She’s out-o’-sight mama
    She was born to please
    I got a little ‘booger bear’2
    Her name is Sue
    She ain’t all that handsome but-uh
    She knows just what to do

    “There was two old maids 3
    layin’ in the bed heh
    One played with the other one and-uh
    He looked up and said
    Wake up old maid
    Don’t you sleep so damn sound
    You know what you promised-uh
    uh-When you first lay down.”

    ‘Cause I’m a man
    Spelled ‘M’
    ‘A’ chi-ild
    ‘N’ boy
    What’d I say now
    Manish boy

    Oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh Suh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    It’s all right baby
    To do it tonight
    ‘Cause the snow is comin’ down
    Still that ain’t no reason to beat around

    What’d I say now

    *‘John The Conqueror’ root – Jimi doesn’t sound too familiar with this Hoodoo charm, yet.
    Also a possibe name-check for the R&B singer ‘Little Willie John’ best known for his hits "All Around the
    World" (1955),"Need Your Love So Bad" and "Fever" (both 1956),
    1aka ‘pussy’ –literally vagina, a woman personified as such
    2These three verses (in italics) are not from the original songs
    3This verse is a part of “Two Old Maids” a traditional lyric used by many different artists among whom Chick
    Willis’ single “Stoop Down Baby” only recorded and released in 1972 on the obscure ‘LaVal’ label is very
    similar and also uses this verse. Jimi also recorded versions in 1969 & 1970 (with the added ‘Mother
    Hubbard’ verse that Chick also used in his much later (1974) (Part 2) ‘The Way You’re Stoopin’ Down Baby
    I Can Deal With That’) ‘Reginald’/’Big Bang’ etc..
    Another possible influence on Jimi’s lyric may have been ‘blue’ comedian Red Foxx’s ‘Two Old Maids’ from
    his 1957 LP Laff of the Party Vol 4 (Dootoo DTL-250)

    TWO OLD MAIDS IN A FOLDING BED by Billy Mitchell

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    I need some loving, that's just what I need

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Kiss Me, Why not kiss me?

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Oh you know you're driving me crazy
    What can I do? What can I do for

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Yes, yes, we have no bananas
    We have no bananas for

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Keep your sunny side up, just keep your sunny side up
    ...


    CAN I PLAY WITH YOUR POODLE by Lightnin’ Hopkins, 1947?

    Yes, two old maids they were layin' in the bed
    Well, one turned over this is what she said
    Can I play with your poodle?

    Can I play with your poodle?
    I mean your little poodle dog


    AIN’T IT CRAZY by Lightnin’ Hopkins 1962

    Two old maids layin' in the bed
    One turned over this is what she said
    Ain't we crazy
    Ain't we crazy
    You know it's crazy
    To keep on rubbin' at that ---


    STOOP DOWN BABY by Chick Willis 1972

    “Two old maids was layin’ in the bed
    One turned over to the other one and said
    Wake up old maid
    Don’t sleep so damn sound
    You know now what you promised
    When you first lay down.”

    With dubbed on “live” background:

    Every version of this Jimi recorded is basically Bo’s original (as was Muddy’s ‘reply’ version), but always ads Muddy’s ‘B.O.Y.’ addition.

    vocals: Jimmy James
    lead guitar: Jimmy James
    rhythm guitar: unknown
    bass: unknown
    drums: unknown

    Jimmy: Okay then y’all, here you go…

    I’M A MAN / MANNISH BOY [2] (Otha Ellas Bates aka Ellas ‘Bo Diddley’ McDaniel
    & McKinley ‘Muddy Waters’ Morganfield)
    When I was a boy
    At the age of five
    I had somethin’ in my pocket baby
    Keep a whole lot of folks alive

    Now I’m a man
    Aged twenty one
    You know, baby
    We could have a lot of fun
    ‘Cause I’m a man
    Spelt with a capital ‘M’
    ‘A’ child
    ‘N’ boy
    Manish boy

    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Yea-yeah-yeah
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Yea-yeah

    All you pretty women
    Stand in line
    I’m gonna make love to you, baby
    In a hours time

    The line I shoot
    Will never miss
    The way I make love to you, baby
    You just can’t resist

    I’m a man
    Spelt with a capital ‘M’
    ‘A’ child
    ‘N’ boy
    Manish boy

    Like a rollin’ stone
    Like a rollin’ stone
    Like a rollin’ stone
    Like a rollin’ stone
    Like a rollin’ stone
    Like a rollin’ stone

    [Solo]

    All you pretty women
    Stand in line
    I’m gonna make love to you
    In a hours time
    The line I shoot
    Will never miss
    The way I make love to you, baby
    You just can’t resist

    Goin’ down South ah, to Conquerdoo*
    Bring back my second cousin
    Molly and Sally the Conquerdoo*

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Yeah-yeah-yeah
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Yeah-yeah-yeah
    Yeah
    Yeah
    Yeah

    *‘John The Conqueror’ root – Jimi doesn’t sound too familiar with this Hoodoo charm, yet.
    With dubbed on “live” backround:

    Basically the instrumental ‘Thaw Out’ by Albert Collins released on single "Backstroke / Thaw-Out" (Hall Records 45-1925) in November 1964.

    Intro: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix) & Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNair)
    Vocal: Curtis Knight , thankfully, a very short, vague rap and recitation of a random list of some cities in the south, to the detriment of the music, this enabled him to later claim BMI songwriter credit, although he, shoddily, didn’t recognise Collins as the composer of the music
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: (Napoleon) ‘Hank’ Anderson?
    Drums: unknown
    Demented tambourine overdub: some complete numpty (probably Curtis, or Ed Chalpin)


    THAW OUT (aka - in ‘Jimi world’ - “Drivin’ South” ) (Albert Collins)

    Curtis : Yeah, right now we’re gonna feature Jimmy James, Jimmy’s gonna do a little toon*
    for you, of his own selection. You’re gonna like it, gonna feature Jimmy here. What are you gonna do for the people Jimmy, on Christmas plus one?
    Jimmy: Little thing called ‘Drivin’ South’ in brrrrrr [cold]
    Curtis : A little thing called ‘Driving South’
    Jimmy: In ‘D’, y’all know what’s happenin’
    Curtis : In ‘D’
    Jimmy: One
    Curtis : If you ain’t never been there, you’re gonna take a trip with us now, baby. If you ain’t got no car, put on some skates
    Jimmy: Get ninety nine pairs of shoes and walk the rest of the way!* Lord have mercy, y’all ready? One two…

    Jimmy: Yea-eah, that smell like breakfast
    Thank you very much
    Little bit, of an Olympic jam

    What’d I say now, sit down

    Yeah… Yeah

    One time

    Doodle-doodle [in unison with guitar]

    Look out, baby

    Hey

    (“Asshole Jimmy”?? Sounds like Curtis’ next line was overdubbed to cover this?)
    Curtis : Watch out Jimmy! there’s a tree in the road ha-ha!

    I said, I’ve got a new brown
    For sittin’ on the fence
    No, little girl
    She ain’t got no sense

    Drivin’ south
    Drivin’ south
    Drivin’ south
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Topeka, Kansas
    Joplin, Missouri
    Arkansas

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    Macon, Georgia

    Drivin’ South, baby
    Goin’ home

    Jimmy : Hey

    Curtis : He’s doin’ it with his teeth y’all, he’s doin’ it with his teeth y’all, eat that guitar, eat it, eat it, eat it!

    Drivin south, hey!

    How about it Ladies and Gentlemen? Take a bow Jimmy, that’s an’ original tune wrote by Jimmy, a little thing entitled - written, I should say wrote, written, written, wrote, called - ‘Drivin’ South’1, goin’ home where they got sweet potatoes, fatback and things . Down there where all the soul food2 and all the swingin’ people come from. Can I get a witness to that? Is anybody from down there besides me?

    * Lyrics from the Elmore James’ song ‘Stranger Blues’:
    “I’m goin back down South, if I have to wear out ninety nine pair shoes
    Jimi’s title and introduction:
    Drivin’ SouthGet ninety nine pairs of shoes and walk the rest of the way
    1Actually 90% ‘Thaw Out’ by Albert Collins, with some crap ad-lib by ‘Knight’ . And, ok, if
    you really want to be a dick about it, there is possibly a brief quote of another, heavily
    derivative of Thaw Out itself, a minor instrumental tune on Collins’ LP worked in there
    somewhere
    But any unbiased person without a, ‘Jimi must be defended at any cost no matter how
    absurd’ complex, listening to Thaw Out and Jimi’s rendition will hear it as Jimi’s
    take on Thaw Out.
    2Note. Jimmy played on the Lonnie ‘Youngblood’ (Thomas) single ‘Soul Food That’s A What I Like’ around
    this time

    With dubbed on “live” background:

    Jimmy Reed 45 "Baby What You Want Me To Do / Caress Me" (Vee-Jay VJ 333) November 1959. Billboard Hot 100 #37, R&B top 40 #10,.

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Backing vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?

    Curtis: Well, all right. We’d like to do a little thing, a little Jimmy Reed thing, talkin’ ‘bout…
    you know what I’m sayin’, here we go, Jimmy Reed…


    BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO (Jimmy Reed)

    Howl!

    (Yeah)

    Oh baby-y-y
    You’ve got me runnin’, you’ve got me hidin’
    (You’ve got me hidin’)
    You’ve got me runnin’, hide’, hid, run
    (You’ve got me runnin’, hide, hide run)
    Anyway you wanna let it roll
    (Anyway you wanna let it roll)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    All right

    You’ve got me doin’ what you want
    (You’ve got me doin’ what you want)
    Baby, why do you wanna let go
    (Baby, why do you wanna let go)

    I’m goin’ up, I’m goin’ down
    (I’m goin’ up, I’m goin’ down)
    I’m goin’ up, down, down, up
    (I’m goin’ up, down, down, up)
    Anyway you wanna let it roll
    (Anyway you wanna let it roll)
    Yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah)
    (Curtis, look what’s happenin’)

    You’ve got me doin’ what you want
    (You’ve got me doin’ what you want)
    Baby, but you wanna let go
    (Baby, but you wanna let go)

    Yeah, all right!

    [Solo]

    You’ve got me peepin’, you got me hidin’
    (You’ve got me peepin’, you got me hidin’)
    You’ve got me peepin’, hide, hide, peepin’
    (You’ve got me peepin’, hide, hide, peepin’)
    Anyway you wanna let it roll
    (Anyway you wanna let it roll)
    (All right, shut the door)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    You’ve got me doin’ what you want
    (You’ve got me doin’ what you want with it)
    Baby, what you want me to do now?
    Yeah, in the morning screamin’ ou-out



    Marvin Gaye 45 "I'll Be Doggone / You've Been A Long Time Coming" (Tamla 54112), released 26 February 1965. #1 on the Billboard R&B and #8 (20 March 1965) Hot 100 chart.

    Vocal : Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Backing: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Occasional vocal interjections: unknown
    Lead : Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rythm : unknown
    Bass : unknown
    Drums : unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?


    CK: Gonna do a Marvin Gaye song, ladies and gentlemen - ‘I’ll Be Doggone’. . .


    I’LL BE DOGGONE (William "Smokey" Robinson/Warren Moore/Marvin Tarplin [guitarist])

    We-ell, I'll be doggone if I wouldn't work all day
    (Baby)
    And I'd be doggone if I wouldn't bring you my pay
    (Pretty baby)
    But if I ever caught you runnin’ around
    Blowin’ my money all over this tow-own
    Wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey!
    (I'd be long gone, I’d be long gone)
    Baby, I wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey, hey
    (I'd be long gone. I’d be long gone)

    Oh, I'd be doggone
    (If love ain’t the sweetest thing, baby)
    And we'll be doggone if you ain't
    (Warm as a breath of spring. . .Oh, baby)
    I know you make me feel like nobody could
    If I ever found out that you’re no good
    I wouldn't be
    (Doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be long gone)
    Baby, I would’t be doggone
    (Wouldn’t be doggone, I’d be long gone, I’ll be stro-ong)

    Ah-hah
    Now did you hear me
    Well, now what’d I say
    Oh-oh believe me now

    Well, every woman should try-y to be
    Whatever her man wants her to be
    And I don’t want much
    All I want from you
    Is for you to be true to me

    Well, I'll be doggone
    (If love ain’t a special thing, baby)
    And I'll be doggone if you ain't
    (Warm as a breath of spring, baby)
    If I live to be a hundred years old
    If you ever let that pretty girl go-o
    I wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone))
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be go-one)
    Baby, I would’t be
    (Doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (Doggone, I’d be long gone, I’ll be go-one)
    Baby, I wouldn’t be
    (Doggone)
    (Wouldn’t be doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be go-one)
    Baby, baby now, I-I wouldn’t be
    (Doggone)
    Baby hey-hey
    (I’d be long. . . Baby I. . .)

    Now can you hear me
    Well, now what’d I say
    Oh-oh believe me now

    Well, every woman should try-y to be
    Whatever her man wants her to be
    And I don’t want much
    All I want from you
    Is for you to be true to me

    Well, I'll be doggone
    (If love ain’t a special thing, baby)
    And I'll be doggone if you ain't
    (Warm as a breath of spring [Hey], baby)
    Now, if I live to be
    (A hundred years old)
    If you ever let that pretty girl go-o
    I wouldn't be
    (Doggone)
    (Wouldn’t be doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be go-one)
    Baby, I would’t be
    (Doggone)
    (Wouldn’t be doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be lo-ong)
    Baby, baby now, I wouldn’t be
    (Doggone)
    (Wouldn’t be a drag!)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone)
    (Guess, guess we’ll swing, oh, baby
    Hey-hey-yeah)


    The last verse (in italics) is a Curtis Knight addition
    Dedicated to Curtis’ “girlfriend”* Carol Shiroky, [later Jimmy’s “girlfriend”*?]
    *Was Curtis not a pimp (is there an elephant in the room here? Anybody?

    Vocal : Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass : unknown
    Drums : unknown

    Curtis : We’re gonna slow things down a bit for all the lovers, I’m gonna dedicate this to my lady. A little toon entitled I Got A Sweet Little Angel, this is for you, Carol
    Jimmy: One, two, three…


    SWEET LITTLE ANGEL
    (Riley) ‘BB’ (Blues Boy) King’s cover of Robert ‘The Nighthawk’ McCollum’s ‘Black Angel Blues’)

    Hey!
    I got a sweet little angel
    An’ I love the way
    I said I Iove the way she spreads her wings
    Wooooooo!
    I’ve got a sweet
    Got a sweet little angel
    And I love the way
    I love the way she spreads her wing

    Lord, when that women spreads her wings
    Above me now, now, now, now
    I wanna tell you people
    That I get joy and everythi-ing

    I asked her for a nickel
    And she gave me a twenty dollar bi-ill
    Asked my woman for a nickel
    And she gave me a twenty dollar bill, now
    Don’t you know I asked my woman
    For a little drink of liquor now, now, now
    And that woman ga-ave
    She gave me a whiskey still
    That’s why, that’s why, that’s why, that’s why, that’s why
    That’s why I said I got a sweet
    I got a sweet little angel, wooooh
    And I love the way
    I said I love the way she spreads her wings
    I got a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, hey-eah!
    And I love the way
    I love the way she spreads ow!
    Hey-yeah
    Play the blues!

    [Solo]

    [Curtis’ lines]:

    “I said I woke up
    Woke up this mornin’ now
    Tears was runnin’ down my baby’s eyes
    I said I woke up
    I woke up this mornin’, yeah, now
    And tears was runnin’ down my baby’s face
    She said she was cryin’
    ‘Cause I wasn’t in the bed beside her
    And you know, you know
    That’s a ma-ans place now
    Hey!”

    Originally released by Hank Ballard
    This featured in the 31 July 1965 Billboard ‘Radio Programming’ ‘Hits Of Yesteryear’ (Change of pace programming from your libaries shelves) R&B singles top 10 at # 10.

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Harmony vocals: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: Harry Jensen?
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?

    Harry, wake up

    LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO

    There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

    ‘Cause there’s a house party way across town
    ah-People comin’ from mi-iles around
    Put on your pretty red dress
    Let’s go see about this mess
    ‘Cause that’s it, let’s get and go away

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    For there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    Hey

    We’re gonna have a whole lot o’ fun
    We’re gonna greet the risin’ Sun
    All night lo-ong we’re gonna ball
    Until I hear your mama call
    For that’s it, let’s get and go away
    (Hey-ey!)

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    Hey

    Play it ‘bad’ son!

    [Solo]

    Yeah!

    We’re gonna have a whole lot o’ fun
    I’m gonna greet the risin’ Sun
    All night lo-ong we’re gonna ball
    Until I hear your mama call
    ‘Cause that’s it, (Yeah!) let’s get (Yeah!) and go away

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

    [Outro]

    We’re gonna have a whole lot o’ fun
    We’re gonna greet the risin’ Sun
    All night lo-ong we’re gonna ball
    Until I hear your mama call
    ‘Cause that’s it, (Hey!) let’s get (Yeah!) and go away
    (Aaah!)

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    For there’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)


    Albert King song released in 1961 Travellin’ To California b/w Dyna Flo (King 5588) Knight and Chalpin later released this, cynically re-titled as, ‘California Night’ [ie ‘Knight’, geddit?] to claim royalties. The only connection to ‘Every day I Have The Blues’ is it uses one line “Nobody loves me, nobody cares for me at all”, this line comes from Memphis Slim’s ‘B’ side song ‘Nobody Loves Me’ (1959) which used the first verse ‘Every day I have the blues’ taken from Pine Top’s three verse song of the same name, released in 1935. This became confusing when Slim’s song was retitled, ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’ (composer credit given as ‘Chapman’ – ie ‘Memphis Slim’) and released as an ‘A’ side by Lowell Fulson which then became a huge hit, subsequently copied by many others over the years.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    TRAVELLIN’ TO CALIFORNIA (Albert ‘King’ [Nelson])

    [Woman Screams]
    Scream, baby, I don’t care
    Woo-oo! Lord, have mercy

    Yes, Sir. You dig that?

    Yeah, nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all

    Nobody loves me-e
    If I could get that note again I’d be into somethin’
    Nobody cares for me at all
    I ain’t mockin’

    That’s why I’m on my way to California, wow!
    And I won’t be back till late fall
    On my wayward
    I’ve got a friend I used to know
    On my wayward, baby
    Yes, I’ve got a friend I used to know
    She lived down in Lou’siana
    Way down in The Gulf of Mexico, ha-ha

    [Solo]

    (Wooh, …?)

    Yeah

    (Wooh, ….?)

    Yeah

    She wiggles when she walks-uh
    And Lord, Lord, Lord
    She’s built up from the ground
    Oh, Lord, have mercy
    She wiggles when she walks, baby
    Lord, and she’s built u-up from the ground-uh
    Hey, that’s as Lou’siana will show
    There ain’t nobody prettier around

    Yeah…

    vocals: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    sax: Lonnie ‘Youngblood’ (Thomas)
    rhythm guitar: unknown
    bass: unknown
    drums: unknown
    Jimmy: Wait on, have yourself a party… ‘B’ flat. One, two, three…


    TRAVELLIN’ TO CALIFORNIA [2] (Albert ‘King’ [Nelson])

    Yeah

    [Solo]

    (Turn it off; buddy, what is it?; [Woman]: Switch that off;
    I think acually what they need is some…)

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares fo-or me at all

    I’m on my way to California
    And I won’t be back till late fall
    If not at all
    On my wayward, baby
    I’ve got a friend I used to kno-o-ow
    On my wayward, baby
    I’ve got a friend I used to kno-ow
    She lived down in Lou’siana
    Way down in The Gulf of Mexico

    [Solo]

    Yeah

    Yes, sir

    One more time

    She wiggles when she walk-uh
    She’s built u-up from the ground
    All I miss is her ‘booger bear’*
    She wiggles when she walk, baby
    Lord, she’s built up from the ground
    Everybody’s after my baby
    But I am the only one in town

    Hey

    * aka ‘pussy’ - literally ‘vagina’

    Original lyrics by Albert King from his 1961 single:

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all
    Oh
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all*

    I’m goin’ to California
    And I won’t be back till fall

    Yes
    On my way west
    I’m gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Well
    On my way west
    I’m gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Because I once had there
    a friend I used to know

    [Solo]

    Well
    She wobbles when she walks
    She got the long curl hangin down
    Well
    She wobbles when she walks
    And she got the long curl hangin down
    Oh
    My baby she makes love with me
    Better than anyone in your town

    Original lyrics by Albert King from his 1962 LP ‘The Big Blues’:

    You know
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all*
    No
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all

    I’m goin’ to California
    And I won’t be back till fall

    On my west
    Gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Yes
    On my west
    I’m gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Oh, because I once had there
    a friend I used to know

    [Solo]

    She wobbles when she walks
    And she’s built up from the ground
    Oh
    She wobbles when she walks
    My baby’s built up from the ground
    Yeah
    And when she’s by my side
    I don’t want nobody else around

    *This ‘nobody loves me’ verse is from from Memphis Slim’s ‘B’ side “Nobody Loves Me”, which uses the first verse, only, of Pine Top’s ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, more or less complete, for it’s 1st verse.

    ‘Every day I Have The Blues’ (Chapman [ie ‘Memphis Slim’]) by Lowell Fulson’s Combo (1950)

    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    When you see me runnin’, baby
    ‘bout you I hate to lose

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Speakin’ of bad luck, people
    Well, sure I’ve had my share

    I’m gonna pack my suitcase
    Movin’ on down the line
    I’m gonna pack my suitcase
    Yes, I’m movin’ on down the line
    You know there ain’t nobody worried
    An’ there ain’t nobody cryin’

    ‘Nobody Loves Me’ by Memphis Slim & the House Rockers (1949)

    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    Ain’t about the girl I got
    Baby, it’s you I hate to lose

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Speakin’ of bad luck, people
    You know I’ve had my share

    [Break]

    Goin’ to pack up my suitcase
    Movin’ on down the line
    Goin’ to pack up my suitcase
    Movin’ on down the line
    No doubt nobody worried
    Ain’t nobody cryin’

    Every day I Have The Blues by ‘Pine Top’ (1935)

    Every day
    Every day I have thee blues
    Every day
    Every day I have thee blues
    And it would greive me kind lover
    If I had you to lose

    Sometimes
    Sometimes
    I just don’t know
    Sometimes
    Sometimes
    I just don’t know
    My baby she wants to quit me
    But I love her more and more

    She treats me mean
    But I give her gifts
    Because of good things she had done
    She treats me mean
    But I give her gifts
    Because of good things she had done

    Like she was my companion
    when i did not have anyone

    [Solo]

    When I was sick
    She came and sat down on my bed
    When I was sick
    She came and sat down on my bed
    Said she gave me my medicine
    And she rubbed my achin’ head

    ie ‘Travellin’ to California’ was/is an original composition by Albert King and bears no fundamental resemblance to the song ‘Every Day I Have the Blues’ apart from that one line.


    An unusual choice for a group without a piano player?
    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Harmony vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    Jimmy: Right now we’re gonna do a little thing by Ray Charles called What’d I Say. Goes
    something like this here…


    WHAT’D I SAY (Pt 1) & (Pt 2) (Ray Charles)

    (?: E flat, E flat!)

    Hey mama don’t go treatin’ me wrong
    Comin’ off all night long, hey-e-ey
    Tell me what’d I say
    Tell me what’d I say
    Tell me what’d I say

    Tell your ma, tell your pa
    I’m gonna send you back to Arkansas
    Hey-ey
    If you don’t do right
    If you don’t do right now
    If you don’t do ri-ight

    Everybody with a whisky glass
    Get up an’-uh shake your ass

    Hey-hey-hey
    What’d I say
    Tell me what’d I say

    Oh, when you see me in a misery
    Come on, baby, see about me
    Hey-hey
    If you don’t do right
    If you don’t do right now
    If you don’t do right

    Tell your mammy, tell your pappy
    I’m gonna whip you till your hair gets ‘nappy’* hah!-ha-ha-ha
    If you don’t do right
    If you don’t do right
    Oh-aaaah!
    Tell me what’d I say

    What’d I say, (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say-ay (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say-now (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)

    uh-Well-uh I wanna kno-ow (Baby, I wanna know)
    Oh I wanna kno-ow (I wanna know)
    Oh-aaaaah! yeah
    (I wanna kno-ow)
    (I wanna kno-ow)
    Oh I wanna know (I wanna kno-ow)
    Tell her I wanna know (I wanna kno-ow)

    Yea-ah, shake that thing-uh
    (Shake that thing)
    Shake that thing-uh
    (Shake that thing)
    Hey, shake that thing
    (Shake that thing)
    Baby, Shake that thing
    (Shake that thing)
    Baby shake that thing now
    (Shake that thing)
    Woo-ah shake that thing

    Do you know what?
    You know we look so good
    (uh-look so good)
    You look so good
    (Baby you look so good)
    You look so good
    (You look so good)
    uh-Like a soul sister should
    (Like a soul sister should)
    Baby, you look so good
    (You look so good)
    Whoa! oh, so good
    Hey, baby, listen now

    Hey-e-ey-ey (Hey-ey-e-ey)
    Hoe (Hoe)
    Hey (Hey)
    Ho (Ho)
    Hey, hey
    Waaaow! what’d I say

    What’d I say
    What’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)
    What’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say now (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I sa-ay (Tell me what’d I say)
    One more time
    Hey-e-ey-ey (Hey-ey-e-ey)
    Ho-ho-ho (Ho-ho-ho)
    Hey-hey-hey (Ho…ho)
    Hey-hey-hey (Hoe)
    Ow!
    I’d say (I’d say)

    Tell me what’d I say (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (What’d I say)
    Do belong South
    Hey-e-ey-ey (Hey-ey-e-ey)
    Ho-ho-ho-ho (Ho-ho-ho-ho)
    Oo-ah (Ooh)
    Ah-ah (Ooh, ooh)
    Ah! Ow!

    Tell me what’d I say
    Oh, what’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)
    Waa-aa-aa-I-ay! (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    Yeah, well now
    You look so good (Look so good)
    Well now
    You look so goo-ood (Look so good)
    Hey
    You look so good (Look so good)
    Baby, look so good (Look so good)
    Baby, look so goo-ood (Look so good)
    Ah, Lord have mercy (Aah-aah)

    * ‘Nappy’ hair – often taken as being a racist, denigrating description (when used in this fashion by ‘whites’
    and ‘blacks’), this is an analogy between some sub-Saharan Africans’ hair and the short fuzzy ends of
    fibers on the surface of cloth called ‘naps’. In this case it is used to mean ‘messed up’.


    A cover of the Cannibal & The Headhunters (Latino) recorded, with dubbed “live” sound, hit version b/w I'll Show You How to Love Me (Rampart 624). Billboard Hot 100 #30 February 1965
    The most famous version [?] by Wilson Picket wasn’t recorded until 11 May 1966 and was therefore released too late for it to be an influnce on this.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Harmony vocals: unknown
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine [overdub?]: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?


    LAND OF A 1000 DANCES (Chris Kenner)

    The drums! One, two, rock and roll. One, two, three, four…

    Louder

    Everybody say
    Na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    One more time (That’s all right)
    Na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na

    Hey, you got to know how to ‘Pony’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘Bony Moronie-yeah’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘Mashed Potato’ (Oh yeah)
    This old brain is (Knackered) (Oh yeah)
    ‘Pony’ time (Oh yeah)
    Lookin’ fi-i-ine (Oh yeah)
    ‘Watusi’ baby (Soul yeah) Yeah
    Come on, baby (Oh yeah)
    Take you to a place, baby (Oh yeah)
    ‘Cro-oss the tracks (Oh yeah)
    Name of the place, baby (Oh yeah)
    Let’s just say ‘I Like It Like That’ (Oh yeah)

    “You take Sally* (Oh yeah)
    An’ I’ll take Sue”* (Oh yeah)
    We’re gonna rock awa-ay (Oh yeah)
    All our blues (Oh yeah)
    Come on, baby (Oh yeah)
    Come on, baby (Oh yeah)
    Come on, baby-y (Oh yeah)
    ‘Monkey’ time (Oh yeah)
    You’re lookin’ fine (Oh yeah)
    ‘Watusi’, baby (Soul) (Oh yeah)
    Dance like crazy (Oh yeah)
    Get down on your knees, baby (Oh yeah)
    Do the ‘Sweet Pea’ (Oh yeah)
    Go over on your back (Oh yeah)
    I say I like it like that (Oh yeah)
    I like it like that now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children-uh (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, no-ow! (Oh yeah)

    [Solo]

    (Hit me)

    Yes, suh

    Hey-ey yeah

    Oh…wooh! wooh!

    Everybody, everybody
    Everybody, everybody
    Said na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Come on, everybody, come on, everybody
    Stay here with it
    Na-na-na-na-na (Oh yea-ah)
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na

    Hey, do what I say
    You got to know how to ‘Pony’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘Bony Moronie’ (Oh yeah)
    Shake it baby-y (Oh yeah)
    You’re lookin’ kind of crazy-y (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, now, ow (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children (Oh yeah)
    Get away from the bar

    Hey
    (Dooh, dooh)
    Woo-oo-ooh
    Doo-doo-dee
    Doo-dy-dih-dooh
    Sing
    Doo-doo-dee
    Doo-doo-doo-doo-ooh
    Doo-doo-doo
    (Hey, look out, baby, catch on)
    (Hey)
    (Yeah)
    Ooh!
    Go back up here
    Lord, have mercy
    Yeah

    * line from the old song ‘Cocaine’:
    “You take Sally an’ I’ll take Sue
    Ain’t no difference between the two
    Cocaine”

    (later versions: “Runnin’ all ‘round my brain”)


    Original release by Earl King on the 45 "Come On (Part 1) / Come On (Part 2)" (Imperial 5713) in 1960.
    In December 1965 Roy Orbison reached the Billboard Hot 100 with Let The Good Times Roll, which is so similar it’s basically the same song.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix) & [unknown]
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear) ?
    Tambourine: Ace Hall
    Bass: Harry Jensen
    Drums: George Bragg


    COME ON (Part 1) (Earl King) [Instrumental, Band call]

    ?: Hey, chief, ooh!
    Jimmy: Say, let’s do this...
    ?: That little fucker’s…
    Jimmy: Maybe let’s do this, stop fuckin’ eatin’
    ?: I have an old cornet…
    ?: Quarter
    Jimmy: Two… One…

    Ah-ey!

    (Ow!)

    Yeah…yeah, yeah, Lord
    Hey!

    Wooh!

    Wooh! Hey!

    Play on drums

    [Drum break]

    Woo-ooh! Perfect
    Perfect

    Hey, hey, hey
    (Hey, hey, hey)
    Yea-eah, yea-eah
    (Yea-eah, yea-eah)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
    Hey, hey, hey
    (Hey, hey, hey)

    We got George on the drums
    (We got George on the drums)
    Harry on the bass
    (Harry on the bass)
    Ace playin’ his tambourine
    (Ace playin’ his tambourine)
    An-uh give me one more drink
    Ahooh!
    Woo-ooh!
    Hey!

    Oh yeah

    For the past forty minutes

    You’ve been listening to the music of ‘The Lovelights’

    Featuring: handsome Harry on lead guitar ha

    Good lookin’ Ditto on the drums’

    And the fabulous Jimmy James

    Long tall handsome Ace on the bass

    Yours truly Curtis Knight here

    Were gonna take a short break
    But we’ll be right backs
    Rat or I please say
    Rap right back

    Yeah

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Lead guitar: Harry Jensen
    Rhythm guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: (Horace) “Ace” Hall
    Drums: (Heraldito) “Ditto” Edwards


    BAND OUTRO (composer unknown)

    Oh yeah

    For the past forty minutes

    You’ve been listening to the music of ‘The Lovelights’

    Featuring: handsome Harry on lead guitar ha

    Good lookin’ Ditto on the drums’

    And the fabulous Jimmy James

    Long tall handsome Ace on the bass

    Yours truly Curtis Knight here

    Were gonna take a short break
    But we’ll be right backs
    Rat or I please say
    Rap right back

    Yeah
    Wow, how long did it take you to write all that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenders Fingers View Post
    What you playing it on? Got the vinyl and a CD copy and they don't display any of the issues you mentioned . far from audiophile quality but these are amateur recodings from 71/2 and 33/4 IP tapes.
    The "issues" I mentioned are it was recorded on a tape recorder in which the levels were frequently overloaded. It doesn't matter what system it's played on, the source recording blows. My "system" is awesome, including $1000 phones. I listened once and doubt I'd ever revisit this. IMO, a total waste of a Dagger release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souldoggie View Post
    stplsd, outstanding that you took the time to transcribe this release. Amazingly cool. THANK YOU.
    Quote Originally Posted by souldoggie View Post

    One thing......I submit that these are the correct "lyrics" that Curtis has added to "Thaw Out".
    At least to my ears.

    Instead of
    "I said, I’ve got a new brown
    For sittin’ on the fence
    No, little girl
    She ain’t got no sense


    I hear:
    "I said I got no car
    I'm sitting on a fence
    You know (my) little girl
    She ain't got no sense"

    Anyway, no big deal, thanks again.


    Thanks sd that sounds about right, I'll go for that I'd probably had too much by that point
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    STPLSD, thanks for transcribing the disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpstat View Post
    STPLSD, thanks for transcribing the disc.
    I haven't heard it yet The above is just from the ATM
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    I have finally got to hear the new CD (what a shame they never included their funky version of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (etc., etc.). If this is representative of their act, then in winter '65/'66 this was the band I would have liked to see the most, apart from Bob Dylan electric.
    The lyrics are clearer in some places than what I had previously and the very short bits transcribed in latest UV helped, although I think there are a couple of errors there as well And what's with their bizarrely persistent retitling: "'You Got Me Running' appearing here, under the title [correct title] BWYWMTD,” as if the song was not always and still is BWYWMTD!]. So I've corrected the errors I've noticed I made - a couple of bits are still debatable -

    George’s Club 20? Hackensack, New Jersey. Late December 1965/January 1966
    These tracks sound like dubbed fake “live” intro, and no genuine “live” background (they sound like stereo “studio” tracks originally, I would hazard, ie possibly using Club 20 as such, or not) I haven’t heard the new LP yet – far too expensive for UK, Surely it is just pure laziness and disregard for that market that EH haven’t done a deal for a European release?
    Is anyone that has heard the new album now convinced there is an actual club audience audible on the tracks?
    EH and Kramer have compromised themselves far too much/too often in their later releases (although nowhere near the Chalpin/Douglas mess – yet), its becoming too close for comfort.
    Whether ‘Curtis Knight and The Lovelights’ ever played a gig under that name is debatable, the story (that only turned up in time for this release) just doesn’t match with the other info. on this period. Whereas there is abundant info on ‘Curtis Knight’ and ‘Curtis Knight & The Squires’.
    Some asides have been removed or are inaudible in this mix.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Jimi played this song at several major junctures throughout his career, including this, his jam with Cream, his final concert at Fehmarn, a.o.:

    Released by Howlin Wolf on the 45 "Killing Floor / Louise" (Chess 1923).
    13 March 1965. ‘Louise’, the ‘B’ side is listed as a 4 star R&B single under ‘Spotlights’ section in Singles Reviews
    31 April 1965 Killin’ Floor by Howlin’ Wolf is a ‘New Action R&B single’ in Billboard.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    Jimmy: Is it workin’, decent enough?
    Curtis : All right here we go
    ?: One, two
    Curtis : Like to let every one know that you’re bein’ recorded, this is bein’ recorded live here
    at the fabulous...
    Jimmy: Bullshit...
    Curtis : ... George’s Club Twenty in Hackensack New Jersey
    Jimmy: ...hee-hee
    Curtis :You’re… Stop laughin’ Jimmy
    Jimmy: ‘Fabulous’...
    Curtis : You’re listenin’ to
    Jimmy: ...a-ha-ha
    Curtis : That’s pretty boy Jimmy James over there laughin’ ha-ha-ha-ha
    Jimmy: Now that’s funny
    Curtis : He’s bashful a-huh. Ah-right we’re gonna get things underway with a toon entitled.
    What’s the name of it Jimmy? hee-ee
    Jimmy: Ha-ha, Lord, have mercy. Okay, let’s see...
    Curtis : Ha-ha-ha what’s the name of it?
    Jimmy: ‘Killin’ Foor’, ‘Killin’ Foor’
    Curtis : ‘Killin’ Floor’ ‘On The Killin’ Foor’
    Jimmy: An’ how I, how I could walk up an’ down before you…

    01. KILLING FLOOR (Chester ‘Howlin Wolf’ Burnett)

    Hit it

    I should have quit you long time ago-o-o
    I should have quit you, baby
    Long time ago-o-o
    I should have quit you, babe
    And went o-o-on back to Mexico
    Ha-ha-ha

    (Play your stuff)
    Makes a livin’

    It had of followed-uh
    My first mi-ind
    If I’d of follo-owed
    My fi-irst mi-ind
    I would have been gone
    Since my first time
    No thanks
    Ha-ha-ha

    [Solo]

    Yeah
    Lord kno-ows, I, I, I should have been gone
    Lord kno-ows, I, I should have been gone
    I’m just a messin ‘round ha-ha
    Cry-y-yin on the killin’ floor

    Hey now

    Curtis: Oh yeah, a little thing entitled...
    Jimmy: Kill’...
    Curtis: ...‘On The Killin’ Floor Y’all’
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    All right. Continuing on, we’re gonna do a tune that’s very popular, a little tune entitled...
    Jimmy: Heh, okay bring it on
    Curtis: ...‘Last Night’’...

    Released by the Mar-Keys on the 45 "Last Night” / “Night Before" (Satellite S-107),
    June 1961. Entered Billboard ‘Hot 100’ 3 July, reached #3

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown


    02. LAST NIGHT (Mar-Keys)

    [Instrumental]

    Yeah
    ...
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Lee Dorsey released the 45 "Get Out Of My Life, Woman / So Long" (Amy 945) in December 1965. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 1 January 1966. It reached # 5 on R&B Top 40 hit in February 1966 as well

    Vocals: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]
    Jimmy : ‘C’ sharp, okay. Okay
    Jimmy : One…


    03. GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN (Allan Toussaint)

    Get out my li-ife woman
    You don’t want me no mo-ore
    Get out my li-ife woman
    You don’t love me no mo-ore, yeah
    Get out my li-ife woman
    You don’t love me no mo-ore

    Get out my eyes teardrops
    Got to see my way arou-ou-ou-ound
    Get out my ey-eyes teardrops
    Got to see my way arou-ound, yeah

    Get out my li-ife heartache
    Heartaches uh-by the pou-ou-ou-ound
    I’m gonna play it one step for you

    Yeah!

    Hey! what’d I say now

    Ay-ow!

    (I’m gonna go up, Ace)

    Get out my light, oh baby
    Tryin’ to make it to the to-op, yeah
    (Sing your stuff)
    Get out my light, oh baby
    Tryin’ to make it to the to-op
    Lord, have mercy
    (Ain’t fakin’)
    Get out my light, oh, baby
    Tryin’ to break her to the town

    Yeah!

    Lord, have mercy, what’d I say

    Fa-ha-har-out!

    Get out my life woman-uh ha-ha
    You’re in my wa-hay, yeah
    Lord, have mercy
    Get out my life woman-uh
    You’re in my wa-a-ay
    Haven’t got all kind o’ time to play
    I don’t have no kind of time to play-ay-hey
    Wa-ow!

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Marvin Gaye 45 "Ain't That Peculiar / She's Got To Be Real" (Tamla 54122) September 1965. Billboard Hot 100 chart #8, R&B top 40 #1.
    Still in the charts in December 1965
    Incidentally the farewell single released (16 September 1966) by Noel’s band The Loving Kind, b/w Rhyme And Reason (Picadilly ZN 35342)

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?
    Harmony vocals: unknown
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: (Heraldito) “Ditto” Edwards?
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?
    Dedicated to Curtis’ “girlfriend” Carol Shiroky [Later Jimmy’s “girlfriend?”]

    Curtis : Ain’t that pe-cu-liar. This is for you, baby, Carol


    04. AIN’T THAT PECULIAR (William ‘Smokey’ Robinson, Robert Rogers, Warren Moore & Marvin Tarplin [guitarist])

    Jimmy: Play it

    Honey-y, uh-you do me wro-ong but still I’m crazy ‘bout you
    Stay away from me long and I can’t do with out you
    Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and mo-ore
    But each hurt makes my lo-ove stronge-er than befo-ore
    I know that flowers grow from ra-ain
    How can lo-ove grow from pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain
    (Pai-ai-ai-ai-ain)

    Ain’t that peculiar, baby
    (Ain’t that peculiar)
    Peculiar as can be
    (Peculiar as can be)
    Ain’t that peculiar, honey
    (Pecu-oo-oo-ooh)
    Peculiar as can be, woo!
    (Peculiar as can be)

    uh-You tell me li-ies that are beyond the best of me
    Havin’ so much lo-ove for you, that I don’t wanna see
    The things you’re doin’, baby, are desi-igned to make me blu-ue
    Well, it’s a doggone shame my love for you
    Makes all your life seem cruel
    If the truth can make love last longer
    How can li-ies make our love stronger
    Hey-ey-ey-ey
    (Hey-hey-hey)

    Ain’t that peculiar baby, peculiar as can be
    (That’s peculiar baby, peculiar as can be)
    Ain’t that peculiar honey, peculiar as can be
    (Ain’t that peculiar honey, peculiar as can be)

    Hey-ey-hey, Hey-ey-hey
    Ah-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Hey-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Ah-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Hey-hey (Hey, hey, hey)
    Ah-ah-ah (Ah-ah-ah)
    Ah-ah-ah, woo-oo
    You do me wro-ong, but still I’m cra-azy ‘bout you
    Stay away from me lo-ong and I can’t do-o with out you
    Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and mo-ore
    But each hurt makes my lo-ove stronge-er than befo-ore
    I know that flowers grow from ra-ain
    How can lo-ove grow from pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain
    (Pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ain)

    Baby, peculiar as can be
    Ain’t that peculiar, honey, peculiar as can be
    That peculiar, baby, peculiar as can be
    (Peculiar as can be)
    Ain’t that peculiar, honey
    (Ain’t that peculiar, honey)
    Peculiar as can be
    (Peculiar as can be)


    But I don’t understand it now, now
    It’s so strange sometimes
    Ain’t that peculiar, honey
    Peculiar as can be
    The way you make me feel
    Sounds so real
    All the lies you tell me
    It’s so strange


    Ain’t that peculiar, baby
    Peculiar as can be
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’


    I don’t understand it now
    Hey!
    It’s so strange sometimes
    Get the feelin’
    uh-Do you get the feelin’
    Do you get the feelin’
    Hey!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Don Covay released this on ‘Mercy, Mercy’ b/w ‘Can’t Stay Away’ (Rosemart RSM 7879).
    It entered Billboard’s ‘Hot 100’ 5 September 1964, reaching #35
    Jimmy played some of the guitar on Covay’s original. He also spoke of his part in it during his 1965 meeting with Steve Cropper at Stax in Memphis and also included it as part of the JHE live set in the early days. It also has to be said that it sounds very much like Mick Jagger’s vocal style is basically just him mimicking Covay?

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Harmony vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?

    05. MERCY, MERCY (Don Covay)

    All right a little toon made popular by Don Cor’-Covay, ‘Mercy’

    Ha-ave mercy
    Have mercy, baby, yea-eah
    Ha-ave mercy
    Have mercy o-on me

    I said, I went to see-ee a Gypsy
    To have my-y fortune read
    She said, ‘Curtis, your baby’s gonna leave you now,
    Her bags are packed up under the bed’

    An’ I cried, ‘Have mercy’
    Have mercy, baby, yea-eah
    Have mercy
    Have mercy o-on me

    I cried,
    ‘If you lea-eave me, baby.
    Girl, if you put me do-own’
    I said, ‘I’m goin’ to the nearest river, child
    And jump overboard and dro-own’

    Cryin’, ‘Have mercy
    Have mercy, baby, yea-eah
    Have mercy
    Have mercy o-on me’

    I cried,
    (Hey-hey) Baby
    (Hey-hey) Child now
    What you tryin’ to do
    (Hey-hey) Baby
    (Hey-hey) Child
    Please don’t say we’re through
    Aaah-ooooh!

    I cried, ‘If you lea-eave me, baby
    Little girl, if you put me do-own’
    (Baby)
    I said, I’m goin’ to the nearest river child
    And jump, jump, jump, jump! ju-ah-mp!
    Cry-in’, ‘Ha-ave mercy
    Have mercy baby, yea-eah
    Have mercy
    Have mercy o-on me

    (I cried, ‘hey-hey, baby, now)
    (Hey-hey, child) Child
    (What you tryin’ to do) Oh!
    (Hey-hey, baby, now)
    (Hey-hey, child)
    Please don’t say we’re through
    (Aaa-oooh!)

    I cried, (Ooh!)
    ‘If you lea-eave me, baby
    Girl, if you put me-e do-own’
    I said, ‘I’m goin’ to the nearest river, child
    And jump, jump, jump, jump! (Aaa-ee-aah!) ju-ah-mp!
    Cry-in’, ‘Ha-ave mercy
    (Mercy now)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Mercy (Me-ercy)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Baby (Baby)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Baby (Baby)
    Mercy (Mercy)
    Baby
    Smashed
    (Lord, have mercy)

    Jimmy: Do it?
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    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]

    This is mainly Bo Diddley's original lyrics, from his (double ‘A’ side) first single, "Bo Diddley / I'm A Man" (Checker 814) released in 1955 and re-issued as Checker 997 in 1961. But it has Muddy’s ‘B. O. Y.’ bit added – as has every version Jimi recorded.
    A Billboard hit for the Yardbirds in December 1965

    A ‘diddley bow’ is a simple instrument played in the south, on which several well known ‘blues’ guitar players learnt. It is made from wire tied to a nail on a piece of wood or wall and wound tight, it is played using a round bar, cut off bottle neck or tube to fret it.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Sax : Lonnie ‘Youngblood’ (Thomas)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown


    06. I’M A MAN / MANISH BOY [sic] (Otha Ellas Bates aka Ellas ‘Bo Diddley’ McDaniel & McKinley ‘Muddy Waters’ Morganfield)
    It is ‘Manish’ (a non dictionary coloquial word) not ‘Mannish’ – an incorrectly perceived grammatical ‘correction’ of the original.

    (Ah-ooh! ah-ooh!)
    Yea-eah!
    Down in Louisiana way, baby
    Hey, I’m gonna tell you somethin’-uh
    I’m gonna tell you how big and bad I am
    Yeah, when I was a little boy
    At the age of five
    I had somethin’ in my pocket, baby, ooh
    Keep a whole lot of folks alive

    Now I’m a man
    (A-oo-ooh!)
    Aged twenty o-one
    You know, baby
    We could have a whole lot of fun
    ‘Cause I’m a man
    Spelt with a capital ‘M’
    ‘A’, child
    ‘N’, boy
    Manish boy, what I’m
    What I’m sayin’, baby, woo-oh
    I feel so suspicious

    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Yea-yeah-yeah
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Aa-ow!

    All you big, healthy women
    Stand in line
    I’m gonna make love to you, baby
    In a hour’s time
    The line I shoot-uh
    Will never miss
    The way I make love to you, baby
    Ah, you just can’t resist

    Goin’ down South-uh to Kansas to
    Bring back my second cousin’-uh
    ‘Little Willie John The Conquerdoo’*
    ‘Cause I’m a man-uh
    Spelt with a capital ‘A’
    ‘N’-uh
    I’m a man
    uh-Like a rollin’ stone
    Ain’t gonna gather no kind o’ moss
    Oh-oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah!
    Look out, babe

    [Solo]

    Woo-oo!…woo!

    Yeah, that’s what’s happenin’
    All you pretty women
    Like I said before
    Stand in li-ine
    I’m gonna make love to you, baby
    In about a hour’s time

    Goin’ down South-uh to Caroline1
    I got a big old fat pig down there
    She lookin’ almost fine
    Whoa-oh-oh-oh
    Hey-hey-ey-ey-ey
    Whoa-oh-oh-oh
    Yea-ea-ea-eah

    I got a girl-uh named Louise
    She’s out-o’-sight mama
    She was born to please
    I got a little ‘booger bear’2
    Her name is Sue
    She ain’t all that handsome but-uh
    She knows just what to do

    There was two old maids3
    layin’ in the bed, heh
    One maid looked [at] the other one
    And-uh he looked up and said

    Wake up old maid,
    Don’t you sleep so damned sound’
    You know what you promised-uh
    uh-When you first lay down.”
    ‘Cause I’m a man
    Spelled ‘M’
    ‘A’, chi-ild
    ‘N’, boy
    What’d I say
    Manish boy

    Oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Oh-oh-oh,suh
    Oh-oh-oh-oh

    It’s all right, baby
    To do it tonight, yeah-eh-heh
    ‘Cause the snow is comin’ down
    Snow ain’t no reason to beat around

    What’d I say

    The three verses in italics are not from the original songs
    *‘John The Conqueror’ root – Jimi doesn’t sound too familiar with this Hoodoo charm, yet.
    Also a possible name-check for the R&B singer ‘Little Willie John’ best known for his hits "All Around the World" (1955),"Need Your Love So Bad" and "Fever" (both 1956),
    1South Carolina
    2aka ‘pussy’ –literally vagina.
    3This verse is a part of Jimi’s take on “Two Old Maids” a traditional lyric used by many different artists among whom Chick Willis’ single “Stoop Down Baby” only recorded and released in 1972 on the obscure ‘LaVal’ label is very similar and also uses this verse. Jimi also recorded versions in 1969 & 1970 (with the added ‘Mother Hubbard’ verse that Chick also used in his much later (1974) (Part 2) ‘The Way You’re Stoopin’ Down Baby Can Deal With That’) ‘Reginald’/’Big Bang’ etc...
    Another possible influence on Jimi’s lyric may have been ‘blue’ comedian Red Foxx’s ‘Two Old Maids’ from his 1957 LP Laff of the Party Vol 4 Dootoo DTL-250)

    TWO OLD MAIDS IN A FOLDING BED by Billy Mitchell

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    I need some loving, that's just what I need

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Kiss Me, Why not kiss me?

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Oh you know you're driving me crazy
    What can I do? What can I do for

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Yes, yes, we have no bananas
    We have no bananas for

    Two old maids in a folding bed
    One turned over to the other and said
    Keep your sunny side up, just keep your sunny side up
    ...



    CAN I PLAY WITH YOUR POODLE by Lightnin’ Hopkins, 1947?

    Yes, two old maids they were layin' in the bed
    Well, one turned over this is what she said
    Can I play with your poodle?

    Can I play with your poodle?
    I mean your little poodle dog


    AIN’T IT CRAZY by Lightnin’ Hopkins 1962

    Two old maids layin' in the bed
    One turned over this is what she said
    Ain't we crazy
    Ain't we crazy
    You know it's crazy
    To keep on rubbin' at that ---


    One turned over to the other one and said

    Don’t sleep so damn sound
    You know now what you promised
    When you first lay down.”

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    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]

    Basically the instrumental ‘Thaw Out’ by Albert Collins released on single "Backstroke / Thaw-Out" (Hall Records 45-1925) in November 1964.

    Intro: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix) & Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNair)
    Vocal: Curtis Knight , thankfully, a very short, vague rap and recitation of a random list of some cities in the south, to the detriment of the music, this enabled him to later claim BMI songwriter credit, although he, shoddily, didn’t recognise Collins as the composer of the music
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: (Napoleon) ‘Hank’ Anderson?
    Drums: unknown
    Demented tambourine overdub: some complete numpty (probably Curtis, or another Ed Chalpin hireling)


    07. THAW OUT (aka - in ‘Jimi world’ - “Drivin’ South”;. Albert Collins, ad-lib vox C. Knight)

    Curtis : Yeah, right now we’re gonna feature Jimmy James, Jimmy’s gonna do a little toon*
    for you, of his own selection. You’re gonna like it, gonna feature Jimmy here. What are you gonna do for the people Jimmy, on Christmas plus one?
    Jimmy: Little thing called ‘Drivin’ South’ in brrrrrr [cold]
    Curtis : A little thing called ‘Driving South’
    Jimmy: In ‘D’, y’all know what’s happenin’
    Curtis : In ‘D’
    Jimmy: One
    Curtis : If you ain’t never been there, you’re gonna take a trip with us now, baby. If you ain’t got no car, put on some skates
    Jimmy: Get ninety nine pairs of shoes and walk the rest of the way!* Lord have mercy, y’all ready? One two…
    ...

    Jimmy: Yea-eah, I feel like breakfast
    Thank you very much
    Little bit of, of an Olympic jam

    What’d I say now, sit down

    Grrumph

    Yeah…

    Yeah

    One time

    Doodle-doodle [in unison with guitar]

    Look out, baby

    Hey

    (Asshole)
    Curtis : Watch out Jimmy! there’s a tree in the road ha-ha!

    I said, I’ve got a new broad
    A sittin’ on a fence
    You know, little girl
    She ain’t got no sense

    Drivin’ south
    Drivin’ south
    Drivin’ south
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Topeka, Kansas
    Joplin, Missouri
    Arkansas

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    Macon, Georgia

    Drivin’ South, baby
    Goin’ home

    Jimmy: Hey

    Curtis: He’s doin’ it with his teeth y’all. He’s doin’ it with his teeth y’all. Eat that guitar, eat it, eat it, eat it!

    Drivin south, hey!

    Curtis: How about it Ladies and Gentlemen? Take a bow Jimmy, that’s an’ original toon wrote by Jimmy, a little thing entitled - written, I should say wrote, written, written, wrote, called - ‘Drivin’ South’1, goin’ home where they got sweet potatoes, fatback and things. Down there where all the soul food2 and all the swingin’ people come from.
    Jimmy?: [in a silly squeaky voice?/talking guitar?] Yeah, yeah
    Curtis: Can I get a witness to that? Is anybody from down there besides me?

    * Lyrics from the Elmore James’ song ‘Stranger Blues’:
    “I’m goin back down South, if I have to wear out ninety nine pair shoes
    Curtis’ title and Jini’s introduction:
    Drivin’ SouthGet ninety nine pairs of shoes and walk the rest of the way
    1Actually 90% ‘Thaw Out’ by Albert Collins, with some crap ad-lib by ‘Knight’ . And, ok, if you really want to be a dick about it, there is possibly a brief quote of another, heavily derivative of Thaw Out itself, a minor instrumental tune on Collins’ LP worked in there somewhere[IMG]file:///C:\DOCUME~1\ren\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_ima ge002.gif[/IMG]
    But any unbiased person without a, ‘Jimi must be defended at any cost no matter how absurd’ complex, listening to Thaw Out and Jimi’s rendition will hear it as Jimi’s take on Thaw Out.
    2Note. Jimmy played on the Lonnie ‘Youngblood’ (Thomas) single ‘Soul Food That’s A What I Like’ around this time
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    Jimmy Reed 45 "Baby What You Want Me To Do / Caress Me" (Vee-Jay VJ 333) November 1959. Billboard Hot 100 #37, R&B top 40 #10.

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Backing vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?

    Curtis: Well, all right. We’d like to do a little thing, a little Jimmy Reed thing, talkin’ ‘bout…
    you know what I’m sayin’, here we go, Jimmy Reed…


    08. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO (Jimmy Reed)

    Howl!

    (Yeah)

    Oh baby-y-y
    You’ve got me runnin’, you’ve got me hidin’
    (You’ve got me hidin’)
    You’ve got me runnin’, hide’, hid, run
    (You’ve got me runnin’, hide, hide run)
    Anyway you want to let it roll
    (Anyway you want to let it roll)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    All right

    You’ve got me doin’ what you want
    (You’ve got me doin’ what you want)
    Baby, but you won’t go home
    (Baby, but you won’t go home)

    I’m goin’ up, I’m goin’ down
    (I’m goin’ up, I’m goin’ down)
    I’m goin’ up, down, down, up
    (I’m goin’ up, down, down, up)
    Anyway you want to let it roll
    (Anyway you want to let it roll)
    Yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah)
    (Curtis, look what’s happenin’)

    You’ve got me doin’ what you want
    (You’ve got me doin’ what you want)
    Baby, but you won’t let go
    (Baby, but you won’t let go)

    Yeah, all right!

    [Solo]

    You’ve got me peepin’, you got me hidin’
    (You’ve got me peepin’, you got me hidin’)
    You’ve got me peepin’, hide, hide, peepin’
    (You’ve got me peepin’, hide, hide, peepin’)
    Anyway you want to let it roll
    (Anyway you want to let it roll)
    (Jimi: All right, shut the door)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    You’ve got me doin’ what you want, baby
    (You’ve got me doin’ what you want)
    Baby, what you want me to do now?
    Yeah, in the morning screamin’ ou-out

    Curtis: Ditto, you got it

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    Marvin Gaye 45 "I'll Be Doggone / You've Been A Long Time Coming" (Tamla 54112), released 26 February 1965. #1 on the Billboard R&B and #8 (20 March 1965) Hot 100 chart.

    Vocal : Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Backing: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix) and another, unknown
    Lead : Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rythm : unknown
    Sax: Lonnie ‘Youngblood’ (Thomas)
    Bass : unknown
    Drums : unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?


    09. I’LL BE DOGGONE (William "Smokey" Robinson/Warren Moore/Marvin Tarplin [guitarist])

    We-ell, I'll be doggone if I wouldn't work all day
    (Baby)
    And I'll be doggone if I wouldn't bring you my pay
    (Baby)
    But if I ever caught you runnin’ around
    Blowin’ my money all over this tow-own
    I wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey!
    (I'd be long gone, I’ll be long gone)
    Baby, I wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey, hey
    (I'd be long gone. I’ll be long gone)

    Well, I'll be doggone if love
    (ain’t the sweetest thing (Yeah), baby)
    And I'll be doggone if you ain't warm
    (as a breath of spring...Yeah, baby)

    If I live to be a hundred years old
    If you ever let that pretty girl go
    I wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be long go-one)
    Baby, I would’t be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be long gone)
    Ah-hah

    Now did you hear me
    Well, now what’d I say
    O-oh believe me now

    Well, every woman should try-y to be
    Whatever her man wants her to be
    And I don’t want much
    All I want from you
    Is for you to be true to me

    Well, I'll be doggone
    (If love ain’t this precious thing, baby)
    And I'll be doggone if you ain't warm
    (as a breath of spring, baby)

    I know you make me feel like nobody could
    If I ever found out that you’re no good
    (Hey)
    I wouldn't be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be long gone)
    Baby, I would’t be
    (Doggone, doggone)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, I’ll be long gone)
    Baby, baby now I wouldn’t be
    (Doggone, that could be a drag)
    Hey-hey-hey

    Baby, baby now I wouldn’t be
    (Doggone, give me a break)
    Hey-hey-hey
    (I’d be long gone, gi’me a break pretty baby)

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]

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    Dedicated to Curtis’ “girlfriend”* Carol Shiroky, [later Jimmy’s “girlfriend”*?]
    *Was Curtis not a pimp? Is there an elephant in the room here? Anybody?

    Vocal : Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass : unknown
    Drums : unknown

    Curtis : A little toon entitled I Got A Sweet Little Angel. This is for you, Carol
    Jimmy: One, two, three…


    10. SWEET LITTLE ANGEL
    (Riley) ‘BB’ (Blues Boy) King’s cover of Robert ‘The Nighthawk’ McCollum’s ‘Black Angel Blues’)

    Hey!

    I got a sweet little angel
    An’ I love the way
    I said I Iove the way she spreads her wings
    Wooooooo!
    I’ve got a sweet
    Got a sweet little angel
    And I love the way
    I love the way she spreads her wings
    Lord, when that women spreads her wings
    Above me now, now, now, now
    I wanna tell you people
    That I get joy and everythi-ing

    I asked my woman for a nickel
    And she gave me a twenty dollar bi-ill
    Asked my woman for a nickel
    And she gave me a twenty dollar bill, now
    Don’t you know I asked my woman
    For a little drink of liquor now, now, now
    And that woman ga-ave
    She gave me a whiskey still


    That’s why, that’s why, that’s why, that’s why, that’s why
    That’s why I said I got a sweet
    I got a sweet little angel, wooooh
    And I love the way
    I said I love the way she spreads her wings
    I got a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, hey-eah!
    And I love the way
    I love the way she spreads ow!
    Hey-yeah
    Play the blues!

    [Solo]

    [Curtis’ lines]:

    “I said I woke up
    Woke up this mornin’ now
    Tears was runnin’ down my baby’s eyes
    I said I woke up
    I woke up this mornin’, yeah, now
    And tears was runnin’ down my baby’s face
    She said she was cryin’
    ‘Cause I wasn’t in the bed beside her
    And you know, you know
    That’s a ma-ans place now

    Yeah!

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    Original 45 released by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, June 1960. ‘Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go’ b/w ‘If You’d Forgive Me’ (King 45-500)
    21 Nov 1960, reached #6 Billboard ‘Hot 100’ and #1 ‘Hot R&B Sides’
    Also featured in the 31 July 1965 Billboard ‘Radio Programming’ ‘Hits Of Yesteryear’ (Change of pace programming from your libaries shelves) R&B singles top 10 at # 10.

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Harmony vocals: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: Harry Jensen?
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?





    11. LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO (Hank Ballard)

    There’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    There’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

    ‘Cause there’s a house party way across town
    ah-People comin’ from mi-iles around
    Put on your pretty red dress
    Let’s go see about this mess
    ‘Cause that’s it (Get)
    Let’s get (Yeah) and go away

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    There’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    Hey

    We’re gonna have a whole lot o’ fun
    We’re gonna freak the risin’ Sun
    All night lo-ong we’re gonna ball
    Until I hear your mama call
    ‘Cause that’s it
    Let’s get and go away
    (Hey-ey!)

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

    Look out, let’s go!

    [Solo]


    Yeah

    We’re gonna have a whole lot of fun
    I’m gonna greet the risin’ Sun
    All night lo-ong we’re gonna ball
    Until I hear your mama call
    ‘Cause that’s it, (Yeah!)
    Let’s get (Yeah!) and go away

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

    [Solo]

    We’re gonna have a whole lot of fun
    We’re gonna greet the risin’ Sun
    All night lo-ong we’re gonna ball
    Until I hear your mama call
    ‘Cause that’s it, (Hey!)
    Let’s get (Yeah!) and go away
    (Aaah!)

    ‘Cause there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)
    For there’s a thrill upon the hill
    (There’s a thrill upon the hill)
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    (Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go)

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]

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    Albert King song released in 1961 ‘Travellin’ To California’ b/w ‘Dyna Flo’ (King 5588) Knight and Chalpin later released this, cynically re-titled as, ‘California Night’ [ie ‘Knight’, geddit?] to claim royalties. The only connection to ‘Every day I Have The Blues’ is that it has one line: “Nobody loves me, nobody cares for me at all”, that is very close to one line: ‘Nobody loves me, nobody seems to care’ in Memphis Slim’s ‘B’ side song ‘Nobody Loves Me’ (1959) which used the first verse: ‘Every day I have the blues’, taken from Pine Top’s obscure three verse song, ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, released in 1935. This became confusing when Slim’s song was retitled, ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’ (composer credit still ‘Chapman’ – ie ‘Memphis Slim’) and released as an ‘A’ side by Lowell Fulson which then became a huge hit, subsequently copied by many others over the years.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: unknown
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    Jimmy: This goes out to all the soul folks out there. I hear y’all makin’ a lot of noise out there. Go ahead on, have yourself a party. Goes something like this here. ‘B’ flat. One, two, three, an’...


    12. TRAVELLIN’ TO CALIFORNIA (Albert ‘King’ [Nelson])

    Yeah!

    [Solo]

    Nobody loves me-e
    Nobody cares fo-or me at all

    No, nobody loves me-e-e
    Nobody cares fo-or me at all

    I’m goin’ to California
    And I won’t be back till late fall
    Or not at all
    On my wayward, baby
    I’ve got a friend I used to kno-o-ow
    On my wayward, baby
    I’ve got a friend I used to kno-ow
    She lived down in Lou’siana
    Way down in The Gulf of Mexico

    [Solo]

    Yeah

    Yes, sir

    One more time

    She wiggles when she walk-uh
    She’s built u-up from the ground
    All I missed is her ‘booger bear’*
    She wiggles when she walk, baby
    Lord, she’s built up from the ground
    Everybody’s after my baby
    But I am the only one in town

    Yeah

    [Outro]

    *aka ‘pussy’ - literally ‘vagina’

    Original lyrics by Albert King from his 1961 single:

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all
    Oh
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all*

    I’m goin’ to California
    And I won’t be back till fall

    Yes
    On my way west
    I’m gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Well
    On my way west
    I’m gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Because I once had there
    a friend I used to know

    [Solo]

    Well
    She wobbles when she walks
    She got the long curl hangin down
    Well
    She wobbles when she walks
    And she got the long curl hangin down
    Oh
    My baby she makes love with me
    Better than anyone in your town

    Original lyrics by Albert King from his 1962 LP ‘The Big Blues’:
    You know
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all*
    No
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody cares for me at all

    I’m goin’ to California
    And I won’t be back till fall

    On my west
    Gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Yes
    On my west
    I’m gonna stop off in old New Mexico
    Oh, because I once had there
    a friend I used to know

    [Solo]

    She wobbles when she walks
    And she’s built up from the ground
    Oh
    She wobbles when she walks
    My baby’s built up from the ground
    Yeah
    And when she’s by my side
    I don’t want nobody else around

    *This ‘nobody loves me’ verse is very close to a line in Memphis Slim’s ‘B’ side “Nobody Loves Me”, which uses the first verse, only, of Pine Top’s ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, more or less complete, for it’s 1st verse.

    ‘Every day I Have The Blues’ (Chapman [ie ‘Memphis Slim’]) by Lowell Fulson’s Combo (1950)

    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    When you see me runnin’, baby
    ‘bout you I hate to lose

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Speakin’ of bad luck, people
    Well, sure I’ve had my share

    I’m gonna pack my suitcase
    Movin’ on down the line
    I’m gonna pack my suitcase
    Yes, I’m movin’ on down the line
    You know there ain’t nobody worried
    An’ there ain’t nobody cryin’

    ‘Nobody Loves Me’ by Memphis Slim & the House Rockers (1949)

    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    Every day
    Every day I have the blues
    Ain’t about the girl I got
    Baby, it’s you I hate to lose

    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Nobody loves me
    Nobody seems to care
    Speakin’ of bad luck, people
    You know I’ve had my share

    [Break]

    Goin’ to pack up my suitcase
    Movin’ on down the line
    Goin’ to pack up my suitcase
    Movin’ on down the line
    No doubt nobody worried
    Ain’t nobody cryin’

    Every day I Have The Blues by ‘Pine Top’ (1935)

    Every day
    Every day I have thee blues
    Every day
    Every day I have thee blues
    And it would grieve me kind lover
    If I had you to lose

    Sometimes
    Sometimes
    I just don’t know
    Sometimes
    Sometimes
    I just don’t know
    My baby she wants to quit me
    But I love her more and more

    She treats me mean
    But I give her gifts
    Because of good things she had done
    She treats me mean
    But I give her gifts
    Because of good things she had done

    Like she was my companion
    when i did not have anyone

    [Solo]

    When I was sick
    She came and sat down on my bed
    When I was sick
    She came and sat down on my bed
    Said she gave me my medicine
    And she rubbed my achin’ head

    ie ‘Travellin’ to California’ was/is an original composition by Albert King and bears no fundamental resemblance to the song ‘Every Day I Have the Blues’ (ie originally ‘Nobody Loves Me’ by Memphis Slim) apart from that one line.

    Curtis: Oh yeah. Continuing on and as I said we’re bein’-you’re being recorded live. We’re
    makin’ an album right here at fabulous Club 20 in Hackensack, New Jersey.
    Jimmy: Right now we’re gonna do a little thing by Ray Charles called What’d I Say. Goes
    something like this here…

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Harmony vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown

    13. WHAT’D I SAY (Pt 1) & (Pt 2) (Ray Charles)

    Hey mama don’t go treatin’ me wrong
    Comin’ up all night long, hey-e-ey
    Tell me what’d I say
    Tell me what’d I say
    Tell me what’d I say

    Tell your ma, tell your pa
    I’m gonna send you back to Arkansas
    Hey-ey
    If you don’t do right
    If you don’t do right now
    If you don’t do ri-ight
    Everybody with a whisky glass
    Get up an’-uh shake your ass

    Hey-hey-hey
    What’d I say
    Tell me what’d I say

    Oh, when you see me in a memory
    Come on, baby, sit by me
    Hey-hey
    If you don’t do right
    If you don’t do right now
    If you don’t do right

    Tell your mammy
    Tell your pappy
    I’m gonna whip you till your hair gets ‘nappy’*
    Hah!-ha-ha-ha
    If you don’t do right
    If you don’t do right
    Oh-aaaah!

    Tell me what’d I say
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    What’d I say,
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say-now
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say
    (Tell me what’d I say)

    uh-Well-uh I wanna kno-ow
    (Baby, I wanna know)
    Oh I wanna to kno-ow
    (I wanna know)
    Oh-aaaaah! yeah
    (I want to kno-ow)
    (I want to kno-ow)
    Oh, I want to know
    (I want to kno-ow)
    Tell her I want to know
    (I want to kno-ow)

    Yea-ah, shake that thing-uh
    (Baby, shake that thing)
    Shake that thing-uh
    (Shake that thing)
    Hey, shake that thing
    (Shake that thing)
    Baby, Shake that thing
    (Shake that thing)
    Baby, shake that thing now
    (Shake that thing)
    Woo-ah shake that thing

    You know what thing
    You know it looks so good
    (uh-look so good)
    You look so good
    (Baby you look so good)
    You look so good
    (You look so good)
    uh-Like a soul sister should
    (Like a soul sister should)
    Baby, you look so good
    (Baby, look so good)
    Whoa! oh, so good
    Hey, baby, listen now

    Hey-e-ey-ey
    (Hey-ey-e-ey)
    Hoe (Hoe)
    Hey (Hey)
    Ho (Ho)
    Hey, hey
    Waaaow!
    What’d I say

    What’d I say
    What’d I say
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    What’d I say
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say now
    (Tell me what’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I sa-ay!
    (Tell me what’d I say)

    One more time
    Hey-e-ey-ey (Hey-ey-e-ey)
    Ho-o-wo (Ho-ho-ho)
    Hey-hey-hey (Ho…ho)
    Hey-hey-hey (Hoe)
    Ow!
    I’d say (I’d say)

    Tell me what’d I say (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (What’d I say)
    Do me a long sound
    Hey-e-ey-ey (Hey-ey-e-ey)
    Ho-ho-ho-ho (Ho-ho-ho-ho)
    Oo-ah (Ooh)
    Ah-ah (Ooh, ooh)
    Ah! Ow!

    Tell me what’d I say
    Oh, what’d I say (Tell me what’d I say)
    Waa-aa-aa-I-ay! (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    Tell me what’d I say (What’d I say)
    What’d I say (What’d I say)
    Yeah, well now
    You look so good (Look so good)
    Well now
    You look so goo-ood (Baby, Look so good)

    Hey
    You look so good (Look so good)
    Baby, look so good (Look so good)
    Baby, look so goo-ood (Look so good)
    Ah, Lord have mercy (Aah-aah)

    * ‘Nappy’ hair – often taken as being a denigrating description (when used in this fashion by ‘whites’ and ‘blacks’), this is an analogy between some sub-Saharan Africans’ hair and the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth called ‘naps’. In this case it is used to mean ‘messed up’.

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    A cover of the Cannibal & The Headhunters (Latino) recorded, with dubbed “live” sound, hit version b/w I'll Show You How to Love Me (Rampart 624). Billboard Hot 100 #30 February 1965
    The most famous version [?] by Wilson Picket wasn’t recorded until 11 May 1966 and was therefore released too late for it to be an influnce on this.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Harmony vocals: unknown
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: unknown
    Drums: unknown
    Tambourine [overdub?]: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)?

    The drums! One, two, rock and roll. One, two, three, four…


    14. LAND OF A 1000 DANCES (Chris Kenner)

    Loud

    Everybody say
    Na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    One more time
    (That was nice)
    Na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na

    Hey, you got to know how to ‘Pony’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘Bony Moronie’-yeah (Oh yeah)
    ‘Mashed Potato’ (Oh yeah)
    This O’Grady (Oh yeah)
    ‘Pony’ time (Oh yeah)
    Lookin’ fi-i-ine (Oh yeah)
    ‘Watusi’ baby (Soul yeah) Yeah
    Come on, baby (Oh yeah)
    Take you to a place, baby1 (Oh yeah)
    ‘Cro-oss the tracks (Oh yeah)
    Name of the place, baby (Oh yeah)
    Let’s say ‘I Like It Like That’ (Oh yeah)

    “You take Sally* (Oh yeah)
    An’ I’ll take Sue”* (Oh yeah)
    We’re gonna rock awa-ay (Oh yeah)
    All our blues (Oh yeah)

    Come on, baby (Oh yeah)
    Come on, baby (Oh yeah)
    Come on, baby-y (Oh yeah)

    ‘Monkey’ time (Oh yeah)
    You’re lookin’ fine (Oh yeah)
    ‘Watusi’, baby (Soul) (Oh yeah)
    Dance like crazy (Oh yeah)
    Get down on your knees, baby (Oh yeah)
    Do the ‘Sweet Pea’ (Oh yeah)
    Over on your back (Oh yeah)
    An’ play ‘I like it like that’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘I like it like that,’ now (Oh yeah)

    Bye, bye, children, now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children-uh (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children (Oh yeah)
    No-ow!

    [Solo]

    (Fool me)

    Yes, suh

    Hey-ey yeah

    Oh…wooh! wooh!

    Everybody, everybody
    Everybody, everybody
    Said na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na
    Come on, everybody, come on, everybody
    Stay here with it
    Na-na-na-na-na (Oh yea-ah)
    Na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Na-na-na-na

    Hey, do what I say
    You got to know how to ‘Pony’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘Bony Moronie’ (Oh yeah)
    ‘Jerk’ it baby-y (Oh yeah)
    You’re lookin’ kind of crazy-heh-heh (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, now (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children, uh, ow (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children (Oh yeah)
    Bye, bye, children (Oh yeah)
    Play this funk

    Hey
    (Dooh, dooh)
    Woo-oo-ooh
    Doo-doo-dee
    Doo-dy-dih-dooh
    Hey
    Doo-doo-dee
    Doo-doo-doo-doo-ooh
    Doo-doo-dee
    (Hey, look out, baby, catch on)
    (Hey)
    (Yeah)
    Ooh!
    Go back up here
    Lord, have mercy
    Yeah


    Dance songs mentioned are: ‘Bony Moronie’ – Larry Willians’ (1957), ‘Pony Time’ – Chubby Checker (1961), The Monkey Time – Major Lance (1963), ‘Wah Watusi’ – The Orlons (1963), ‘The Jerk’ – The Larks (1964).
    1Four lines from Chris Kenner’s ‘I Like It Like That’ (1961)
    *Line from old song about cocaine, ‘Take A Whiff On Me’:
    “Youl take Sally
    And I'll take Sue
    It's a mighty little difference

    between them two”

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Original release by Earl King on the 45 "Come On (Part 1) / Come On (Part 2)" (Imperial 5713) in 1960.
    In December 1965 Roy Orbison reached the Billboard Hot 100 with Let The Good Times Roll, which is so similar it’s basically the same song.

    Vocal: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix) & [unknown]
    Lead guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Rhythm guitar: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear) ?
    Tambourine: Ace Hall
    Bass: Harry Jensen
    Drums: George Bragg and Ditto Edwards

    Jimmy: Maybe let’s do this. Maybe let’s do this; stop fuckin’ eatin’. Two… One…


    15. COME ON (Part 1) (Earl King) [Instrumental, Band call]

    Okay!

    (Ow!)

    Yeah-eh
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Hey!

    Wooh!

    Wooh! Hey!

    Play on George
    [Drum break]

    Woo-ooh!
    Help me
    Help me
    Help me

    Hey, hey, hey
    (Hey, hey, hey)
    Yea-eah, yea-eah
    (Yea-eah, yea-eah)
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
    Hey, hey, hey
    (Hey, hey, hey)

    We got George on the drums
    (We got George on the drums)
    Harry on the bass
    (Harry on the bass)
    Ace playin’ the tambourine
    (Ace playin’ the tambourine)
    An’-uh Ditto on the drums
    Ahooh!

    Woo-ooh!
    Hey!

    Oh yeah

    [Fake Chalpin ‘audience ambience’ added between tracks here by EH]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Vocal: Curtis ‘Knight’ (McNear)
    Lead guitar: Harry Jensen
    Rhythm guitar: Jimmy ‘James’ (Hendrix)
    Bass: (Horace) “Ace” Hall
    Drums: (Heraldito) “Ditto” Edwards


    16. Band Outro (composer unknown)

    For the past forty minutes
    You’ve been listening to the music of ‘The Lovelights’
    Featuring: handsome Harry on lead guitar, ha
    Good lookin’ Ditto on the drums’
    And the fabulous Jimmy James
    Long, tall, handsome Ace on the bass
    Yours truly Curtis Knight here

    Were gonna take a short break
    But we’ll be right blacks
    Black, or I heard you sayin’
    Black right back
    Yeah
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Re: New Dagger Release

    Awesome, stplsd.

    I have a request, if/when you have time and energy. I've always struggled to hear the lyrics of "Wipe The Sweat", Jimi's first recorded lead vocal trading verses with Lonnie (Thomas) Youngblood.
    It sounds like a blatant attempt at creating a new dance craze, or a description of a short-lived one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-23QHQkuxew

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    Re: New Dagger Release

    Monette Moore - "Two Old Maids In A Folding Bed" (Moore/Williams)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nol7FanxS4

    Perhaps the original source of the "old maids" lyric.

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