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    Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Should be thread on this but couldn't find it.

    Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East West (1966):

    Two Trains Running > Catfish Blues

    East West > Driving South (Hendrix uses some riffs from this song for Driving South)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwMq...ROCK%20CHANNEL

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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Hansson & Karlsson 'Canada Lumberyard' > Little Wing.

    Recorded august 4, 1967. A month later and they were playing with Jimi.

    Its not exactly the same chord progression but I think there's similarities.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivdvlszr2_U

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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Al Kooper Supersession Season of the Witch > Rainy Day Dream Away

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2msS...nel=Hairyblues
    https://vimeo.com/170063784

    It is not the same but the funky feel is the same. It must be one of the first funk songs recorded and the album, Supersession, was a big hit. It was recorded in LA in May 1968 and released in July, and although Mike Bloomfield played on Side one, he couldn't make it the second day session and being in LA Stephen Stills replaced him, recording this song. Interestingly, Hendrix jammed with Stills on 21 May 1968 in LA and recorded Rainy Day Dream Away in the "June-August 1968" sessions.

    Interesting note: Supersession was apparently the first album to bring some musicians together in a studio, and record them while jamming. It was instant fame and gold for Al Kooper. However, Hendrix did that all the time in New York (where Al Kooper was too and who knew Hendrix), and Hendrix recorded his "supersession" Voodoo Chile 2 or 3 May 1968. I don't think this can all be coincidence.

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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezy Rider View Post
    Should be thread on this but couldn't find it.

    Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East West (1966):

    Two Trains Running > Catfish Blues
    I got this observation from Mojo Navigator and entered it on every one of my entries in the Concerts section where this song is known to have been played. They have been there for a very long time, so there is no doubt you will have seen it there, and there are several other threads I have posted it on this site.
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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    I got this observation from Mojo Navigator and entered it on every one of my entries in the Concerts section where this song is known to have been played. They have been there for a very long time, so there is no doubt you will have seen it there, and there are several other threads I have posted it on this site.
    Nope. Was just listening to the album. But hey, sorry for not crediting you ;-) So, if you know of any more songs, please put them here!

    Albert Collin's Thaw Out is usually given as the inspiration for Driving South, but Paul Butterfield's, or rather Mike Bloomfield's guitar playing on East West was also a part that he integrated into Driving South. It's on the same LP as Two Trains Running (something that Mojo Navigator missed).

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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezy Rider View Post
    Nope. Was just listening to the album. But hey, sorry for not crediting you ;-)
    Albert Collin's Thaw Out is usually given as the inspiration for Driving South, Mike Bloomfield's guitar playing on East West was also a part that he integrated into Driving South (something that Mojo Navigator missed).
    This thread is already covered by another with almost identical title: 'Who influenced Jimi', it includes discussion of the song Thaw Out...
    http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthr...highlight=thaw
    This is almost entirely songs that "inspired" Jimi. It has a mass on songs on it, so you will just end up just repeating sings that are already there.
    Last edited by stplsd; 08-30-17 at 12:26 AM.
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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    STPLSD you're cute, you found the thread I couldn't find ;-)))

    Play an instrument? Make songs yourself? Listen to music a lot?

    It is about chords, riffs, lyrics, whatever that Hendrix copied and turned around and incorporated in his songs. As others did with Hendrix's songs. That is what musicians usually do. So, if you hear a song or part of a song that is copied, quoted or similar to a Hendrix song, place post it here. Most of the so-called influences (Bob Dylan, Lightning Hopkins etc) are too general. It should be possible to hear the same or similar riff, chord progression etc.

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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezy Rider View Post
    Should be thread on this but couldn't find it.
    Well, I found it for youhttp://crosstowntorrents.org/showthr...highlight=thaw

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezy Rider View Post
    Most of the influences (Bob Dylan, Lightning Hopkins etc) are too general.

    inspired/influenced - potato/potata. No it's mostly songs especially the later half, there are far too many duplicate threads here, so people end up wasting their time. eg. your 'Thaw Out' comments, there is already discussion of this song on the original thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezy Rider View Post
    post it here.
    No thanks. I'll post at http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthr...highlight=thaw with all the other songs that inspired/influenced (potato/potata) him
    I think this thread is superfluous.
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    Re: Songs that inspired Hendrix songs

    George Benson - Thunder Walk, released on Giblet Gravy (1968), which has a riff similar to the main riff of Hendrix / Mitchel's - Beginnings (Woodstock 1969)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntnqO7fVyZI

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