There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Blues was originally released in late April and was one of the last releases with Alan Douglas in charge. The album opens with the acoustic Hear My Train A Comin' that appears in the movie Jimi Hendrix and ends with the electric version from the soundtrack to Rainbow Bridge. Voodoo Chile Blues is edited together from two different takes during the Electric Ladyland sessions when the song Voodoo Chile was being worked on.
Steve Winwood and Jack Casady both play on the song. The version of Catfish Blues on here was recorded for a Dutch tv show in November There isn't a bad moment on this cd and the performances are all top notch.
If you keep your eye out, like I did, there's also a version of this that comes with a 30 minute documentary called the Blues. Out of the albums which have the fingerprints from producer Alan Douglas all over the liner notes, this release near the end of his romp through the Jimi Hendrix vault of tapes actually makes sense.
With the s bringing a good dose of pop culture nostalgia to the stage, screen and vinyl -- "Grease", "America Graffiti", "Happy Days", "41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti", "Pin Ups" by David Bowie, "Rock 'n' Roll" by John Lennon, Capitol Records releasing the "Endless Summer" compilation of hits from the Beach Boys, the covers on "15 Big Ones" by the Beach Boys -- it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Hendrix would have recorded an album to salute the legendary blues artists which helped shape his sound.
Compiled by Bruce Gary, drummer for The Knack and ace session musician, the 11 tracks feature six that were previously unreleased and the remainder not as readily available in to the general public due to albums bouncing in-and-out-of-print.
And even where Douglas does a slice and dice to create "Voodoo Chile Blues", the final product is a cool jam. The instrumental rendition of "Born Under a Bad Sign" is jaw-dropping filthy. The presentation is wrapped around "Hear My Train a Comin'"; an acoustic version to kick things off and an extended live electric jam as the closer.
Instead of trying to convince everyone with ears glued to FM radio that he was a mystical Svengali who could channel the ghost of Hendrix by twisting a nob on the mixing board and erasing musicians on master tapes with Nixonian glee, Douglas allows the music to do the talking You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover, indeed. What is there to say about Jimi Hendrix? Their will never be another man like him I think this is one of my favorite albums by far from Mr. Forget all the hippie-dippy stuff you've read about.
The drugs, women etc. This dude was a hard-worker, a perfectionist who drove himself, his bands, producers etc. He was a blues traveler. He called it electric blues, absorbing all that came before and transforming it to a new form. Get this album. It unlocks the key to the core of who Jimi was.
The rest of his music will make more sense to you after you digest this album. A well-packaged blues assault on your senses! Not sure how much more there is left to release in the JH vault, but this one is still stuck in my car CD player and I get lots of questions like "Is this a bootleg I haven't yet heard? Would rather have had just one, but it works. Richard A. Jarmusik Top Contributor: Classic Rock. I've been a Jinni Hendrix fan for decades, in fact he died 2 days before my second birthday.
I know just like other artists from his time its great to hear him cover some of the songs of those that influenced him. If your a fan of Jimi's it a great cd to add to your collection. It would be nice of other artists would release cd's of the artist that influenced them. If there is any doubt as to the value of this CD just listen to Voodoo Chile Blues, it will blow the top right off your head!!!!
The Hear My Train A Comin' electric version will also blow your socks off your feet and clear across the room. Born Under A Bad Sign will peel your forehead right off too. It seems logical to begin with this collection which contained Experience outtakes tracks 1 to 9 that were revisited in by Chas Mitch and Noel!
It seems that some boxes of tapes were found at Olympic Studios, so Chas was contacted and he then brought in Mitch and Noel, to patch up some of the outtakes.
Chas obviously had an album in mind and this was done with care, so the sound quality is top class. On some tracks "Sunshine Of Your Love" for example Mitch's drums sound a little too fresh 80s production techniques so they don't work as well as they could have.
Chas decided to let Mitch and Noel create lyrics and then sing over a couple of the tracks. Some collectors have fused the jams back together. Takin' Care Of No Business Gypsy Blood aka: Cryin' Blue Rain Lover Man February Room Full Of Mirrors Bad Luck Shame, Shame, Shame February Tracks 10 to 20 were taken from some tapes that Billy Cox had recuperated. These have turned up on a multitude of other collections. Freedom June Lover Man Summer Valleys Of Neptune Summer Freedom Instrumental, Summer Dolly Dagger Outtake, Bleeding Heart Outtake, Earth Blues Outtake, Ezy Ryder Outtake, Izabella Autumn Ezy Ryder December , includes a short false start Room Full Of Mirrors Outtake, This is interesting collection was taken from a Dutch radio tribute show "Wereldberoemd" which means "World Famous" on their Radio 6 in November There are some fascinating rarities here.
The whole concert must be somewhere will it see an official release soon? The version of "Come On" is the French single version, which was an entirely different take to the one on "Ladyland" or on "Lifelines"! A nice collection of the original mono recordings from the BBC sessions. The official versions were enhanced with faked stereo. The Experience have broken up but Mitch stays on to help Jimi put together a new band with some of his friends.
They practice in a rented house in Shokan near Woodstock. The musicians are just feeling around each other and getting to know Jimi's music in preparation for the Woodstock Festival concert, for which they were ill prepared.
It's easy to say that the band weren't very good, but who is when they play together for the first time? There was no audience here so it's not a "performance" up for judgement. One musn't forget also that Jimi deliberately left space for Larry Lee which created comparative lulls which never happenned with The Experience.
The CD has very good sound and apart from the attempts at familiar numbers, there a few interesting loose jams. One senses Jimi's desire to stretch out away from the three piece thing. The very short twelth track begins as a " Machine Gun" type riff then goes very breifly into " If Six was Nine "! A very rare occurence and the only time I've ever heard Jimi touch it outside of "Axis".
The last two tracks are from a very relaxed and spacey jam at the Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock, one of which features a flute player. Jimi talks and plays a little with his old Greenwich Village chum Paul Caruso in "early ". It chugs along with a nice funky rhythm for around 8 minutes and features an off the cuff rapping vocal from Jimi. The Baggy's Rehearsal Sessions. Mitch Mitchell [ah].
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