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    1970-04-26 Cal Expo, Sacramento, USA audience RESEED

    this is a reseed. Think I grabbed this from Dime a few years ago. Sorry, I did NOT keep the original folder name, if you want to help out seeding, you will have to put your files into this folder....

    JIMI HENDRIX / BILLY COX / MITCH MITCHELL

    "CAL EXPO OUTDOORS"
    STATE FAIRGROUNDS, SACRAMENTO, CA, USA

    Presented by Strongwinds and Concerts West
    Support: The Buddy Miles Express & Blue Mountain Eagle
    1 Show: 3.00 PM
    17,000 People

    Lineage: Master> Tape (2)> CDR> EAC> WAV> FLAC (via dBpower AMP, low compression)
    Very Good- Audience Recording

    Setlist:

    LOVER MAN
    SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC
    FREEDOM
    MACHINE GUN
    FOXY LADY
    ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS
    EZY RIDER
    PURPLE HAZE
    STAR SPANGLED BANNER
    VOODOO CHILD

    --


    April 26, 2000 marks 30 years since Jimi played his second show of the '70 tour, an afternoon show at the 'Cal Expo' State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, Calif.. Daylight shows (hell, daylight period!) were fairly rare for Jimi and coming the afternoon after (and some distance from) the previous evening's LA Forum show it would not be surprising if Jimi had pulled an all-nighter - note that he is pictured in Sacramento wearing the exact same clothes as the previous night! The stage was apparently set up in front of the grandstands at the fairground's racetrack. News reports refer to a windy day, though thankfully the tape doesn't show many obvious wind blasts (mic movement rumble is another story...). Even though it was an outdoor show, the tape has the sound of a hall's acoustics so the taper may have been in a semi-enclosed area. The guitar is most prominent (though still a bit distant), vocals and bass low but audible, and the drums are virtually non-existent. There's a bit of static and the tape appears cut between songs. As a side note, one of the tales we hear of this date is from a stage builder/ stage hand named Craig Chaquico, who would go on to make a name for himself as a guitarist for Jefferson Starship and others. I've always wondered if that's him at side stage watching Jimi in the Sacramento pic that appears in the booklet for the 'First Rays' CD (the face in question appears behind the credits for 'Straight Ahead')! Despite the (for Jimi) early morning hour, some photos show Jimi really getting into it (well, it looks like he contorting his face with the music...maybe he's just yawning!).

    - 'Lover Man' fairly rare as a set opener. Short as usual, under 3 min. Afterward we hear a lot of audience calls to "sit down!".

    - 'SCM' gets a long solo this time (after a very short set-opening version the previous night), featuring some nice bent intervals around 2:20. After some fiery playing Jimi switches to some long sustained single string notes at 4:30, conjuring effortless overtones on virtually every note! At 7:30 he switches to some muted strums...

    - ...segueing perfectly into the intro for 'Freedom' (it's a natural transition as they're the same key, C# using the open B and E strings ringing out on top- though he never again joins the two). Jimi's solo over the bridge changes feature some sliding intervals with a very eastern sounding tonality. After this song there's some tuning and the tape cuts quickly in and out of a very strange snatch of an unfamiliar riff with some vocals- goes by real quick, could be Jimi messing around between songs or possibly just an artifact on the tape.

    - 'Machine Gun' gets a very cool free form intro of about :30 before the familiar opening riff. Jimi would do this occasionally around on this period and it really sets the mood (then again, just hearing the ominous wobble of the Univibe sets the mood pretty well by itself!). Typically intense opening solo, lots of high register/high speed runs and wide bends, morphing into some multi-layered feedback. Jimi once again uses the guitar to imitate the backing voices on the BoG record (BTW The Buddy Miles Express opened this show and the LA show the night before). Revisits the hammered on notes with 'wobbly' whammy bar vibrato as heard on the album.

    - Some loud mic rumble during 'Foxy', though seems more from mic movement than wind. Typically wild coda.
    - 'Roomful of Mirrors' stands on its own this day after anchoring the 20 minute medley in LA. Jimi adds some scat singing near the end.

    - 'Purple Haze' appears *before* 'Star Spangled Banner' here, which is opposite Jimi's typical placement (then again, since when was Jimi 'typical'?). Jimi mixes up a few words but no matter, the crowd digging it.

    - By the set ending VC(SR) we seem to be hearing Mitch a little better (just a little), either he's had his mics turned up or the taper has moved in a bit! Jimi starts his solo aggressively then backs off for a cleaner sound around 3:30. Sounds like he tries using the Univibe for a bit, with some manipulation of the speed control pedal. Again repeats the "If I don't see you no more...' line 4X, then goes 'full shred' for the final solo, ending by restating the opening riff and adding a little dental work. The tape cuts the song, and show, a bit prematurely (but probably not much so) at 8:30.

    At 50+ minutes this is a fairly short show, though understandable as it's Jimi's second show/venue in less than a day!


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    Re: 1970-04-26 Cal Expo, Sacramento, USA audience RESEED

    Olvatore - How R U my friend? I heard this existed but never knew where 2 get it, so a special treat is expected here later today ! !
    Just when I thought I was about to raise the ratio a bit too Oh well . . .
    Just below the surface of our everyday world lie riches . . .

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    You are welcome! If there is anything else you still look for, let me know, I will be happy to reseed if I have it!

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    How about a COMPLETE Temple Stadium gig on a Silver CD?
    Soundboard (of course). IN Stereo. No EQ. No cuts. No pops. From beginning to end, with a bit of audience mixed in ! !
    Yes I'm on druggz. Shhhhhh

    Anyway - Back 2 Earth Blues . . . . . I'm dying to hear this. Thanx again Olve
    Just below the surface of our everyday world lie riches . . .

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    Thank you Olvatore !

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    I'll think I'll grab this so I have a flac version, thanks!

    I am realy dying to know if video if this show actually exists, because it was professionally captured

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    a big thanks, this looks great.

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    thank you very much. the band of gypsys stuff is very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bop9 View Post
    thank you very much. the band of gypsys stuff is very interesting.
    yes, it is. but this is not BOG, this is with Mitch Mitchell & Billy Cox. the Cry of Love line-up.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepharaohsden View Post
    I am realy dying to know if video if this show actually exists, because it was professionally captured
    Well, allegedly EH has it in their possession now. Why dont you email, write, or phone them to try and find out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanincr View Post
    Well, allegedly EH has it in their possession now. Why dont you email, write, or phone them to try and find out?
    I have done such things, no responses...

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    Hello-- terrific post- I appreciate it Does anyone have art work for this title?

    thank you

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    The only times Jimi and his band was called anything other than The Jimi Hendrix Experience was at Woodstock where he was contracted to play as 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience', but as he no longer had a group he formed this loose coalition to fulfill this contract and after being announced as said, he introduced them as 'Gypsy Sun And Rainbows' and, almost in the same breath as a 'Band of Gypsys'. The only other time was another short term coalition to fulfill another outstanding contract (Ed Chalpins LP) at the two nights actually billed as 'Band of Gypsys' at the Fillmore E. and a one off at Madison Sq Gardens. The only mention of the name 'Cry of love' prior to Jimi's death was a comment he made in an interview just prior to his last tour "I called the tour The Cry Of Love because that's what it is" All billing, contracts, posters, advets tickets etc for this tour only state 'Jimi Hendrix Experience', or sometimes (as previously) just 'Jimi Hendrix'

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    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    The only times Jimi and his band was called anything other than The Jimi Hendrix Experience was at Woodstock where he was contracted to play as 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience', but as he no longer had a group he formed this loose coalition to fulfill this contract and after being announced as said, he introduced them as 'Gypsy Sun And Rainbows' and, almost in the same breath as a 'Band of Gypsys'. The only other time was another short term coalition to fulfill another outstanding contract (Ed Chalpins LP) at the two nights actually billed as 'Band of Gypsys' at the Fillmore E. and a one off at Madison Sq Gardens. The only mention of the name 'Cry of love' prior to Jimi's death was a comment he made in an interview just prior to his last tour "I called the tour The Cry Of Love because that's what it is" All billing, contracts, posters, advets tickets etc for this tour only state 'Jimi Hendrix Experience', or sometimes (as previously) just 'Jimi Hendrix'
    It's amazing how this "Cry of Love" fictional band name got popular among fans and biographers. Who actually started this rumor that had even grown into a 'fact' in many people's heads? I'd really like to know.
    Some of our members from the days of "Hey Joe list" might be able to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilovious View Post
    It's amazing how this "Cry of Love" fictional band name got popular among fans and biographers. Who actually started this rumor that had even grown into a 'fact' in many people's heads? I'd really like to know.
    Some of our members from the days of "Hey Joe list" might be able to answer.
    well, when i used it in an earlier comment i was speaking of the Cry of Love line-up, not the Cry of Love band. Sure, it was the Cry of Love Tour, I guess somewhere along the way some people mixed it up. Then again, although this line up was announced as the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1970, it certainly somehow wasn´t. So, why not just have another label /phase mention that makes sure Cox was with Mitchell. The term Cry of Love could be fitting I think.

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    I don't know, but I can't DL this show :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by univibs View Post
    I don't know, but I can't DL this show :-(
    Just checked and have no problems downloading at all. Speed is good and I'll
    finish the torrent in less than 30 minutes. So the problem must be on your side (if you don't believe me, read my nick one the "leechers" list in a few minutes).

    When you have a problem like this and want someone to help you,
    please describe the kind of a problem you have in as many details as you can.
    What kind of messages your torrent client is receiving (if any), how many torrents are you donloading at the same time, what type of Internet connection do you have etc...
    Last edited by Emilovious; 09-06-08 at 10:49 AM.

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    Made the cover. Use it if you like it:


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    Last edited by Emilovious; 09-06-08 at 02:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilovious View Post
    Just checked and have no problems downloading at all. Speed is good and I'll
    finish the torrent in less than 30 minutes. So the problem must be on your side (if you don't believe me, read my nick one the "leechers" list in a few minutes).

    When you have a problem like this and want someone to help you,
    please describe the kind of a problem you have in as many details as you can.
    What kind of messages your torrent client is receiving (if any), how many torrents are you donloading at the same time, what type of Internet connection do you have etc...
    thank you.

    well I DL 5 shows right now,they doing well,but the Cal Expo is stuck on 0.0%.
    I don't get it.
    I use "Vuze" with my cable conection.
    hope that helps

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