Jan 19, 2009

Diggin' In The Crates "Are You Experienced?" Edition

Another impromptu eBay discovery:

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Label: Rock Folders (bootleg)
Vinyl: Standard black vinyl

I have a good amount of legit Hendrix releases, and one semi-legal one (that infamous Woke Up One Morning And Found Myself Dead album that features a drunken Jim Morrisson howling atonally about anal sex), but this is my first ever Hendrix vinyl bootleg. Pretty good sound despite its varied origins. First side (tracks 1-6) is a selection from a Dutch radio session and studio outtakes from 1967-1968 and the second side (tracks 7-10) is live material from the concert that resulted in his Rainbow Bridge movie.

The title comes from a comment Jimi makes to producer Ed Chalpin before attempting the first take of "Gloomy Monday", as heard on this record.

And look, Mom - a track listing and a zip file (320 kbps, iTunes compatible gapless mp3s)!

1. Catfish Blues (Vitus Studios/Bussem Radio, Rotterdam, Holland 11-10-67)
2. You Can't Use My Name (Ed Chapin in booth, PPX Studios, N.Y., N.Y., July 1967)
3. Gloomy Monday (Take 1) (PPX Studios, N.Y., N.Y., July 1967)
4. Gloomy Monday (Take 2) (PPX Studios, N.Y., N.Y., July 1967)
5. 1983 (Electric Lady Land Studios, N.Y., N.Y., 1968)
6. Untitled Instrumental (Electric Lady Land Studios, N.Y., N.Y., 1968)
7. Dolly Dagger (Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970)
8. Freedom (Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970)
9. Stone Free/Hey Joe (Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970)
10. Maui Sunset (Complete) (Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970)

Here's a link to the sound files for the curious. I ripped these primarily for my own use (flowing to CD-R and iPod) and the link will only be active for the next two weeks because I don't want to offend the Hendrix estate.

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