Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Philadelphia 1970 - 1CD - May 16 - mp3 & flac links

Jimi Hendrix

Praying at the Temple

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
May 16, 1970
Audience recording

01 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
02 - Johnny B. Goode
03 - Machine Gun
04 - Lover Man#
05 - Foxy Lady
06 - Red House
07 - Freedom#
08 - Fire
09 - Hear My Train A Comin' « Keep On Groovin'
10 - Purple Haze
11 - Voodoo Child (slight return)

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Aarhus 1970 - 1CD - September 2 - mp3 & flac links

Jimi Hendrix
Vejlby Risskov Hall
Aarhus, Denmark
September 2, 1970


Quality: B++

 Message to Love
 Hey Baby/Drum solo

Jimi Hendrix: Guitar, vocals
Mitch Mitchell: drums
Bill Cox: bass

Notes: (Based on Chris Dixon's "Ask the Axis" site and Tony Brown's `The Final Days')

This a date that lives in infamy in Jimi's legend, for the concert is cut short when Jimi proves to be in no shape to play, due to some unknowable combination of physical illness, fatigue and lifestyle. Jimi had his 'off days' like anyone, but only once before did a concert have to be prematurely cut short, that being the last Band of Gypsys performance at Madison Square Garden in NYC on 1/28/70. There are any number of reports of why Jimi was in this condition, how he acted before the show ("I am not sure I will live to be 28 years old") and after the show ("It's winter and the tracks are easy to follow...now the seaons have have changed, I've lost the track."

It's amazing that this recording even exists, Aarhus being a smaller town in Denmark. Yet someone faithfully brought along their tape deck and made quite an excellent recording, capturing all the instruments and Jimi's voice quite well.

Jimi greets the crowd by asking "Are you doing all right?" and that point the taper starts his machine and we here Jimi's follow up.... "I said are you doing all right?" The crowd responds with a cheer to which Jimi responds "Thank god, thank God" then asks for "...a minute to try and tune up". After a pause he says "Welcome to the electric circus, our first song will be called 'Freedom'..." Jimi's voice does sound a little different, a little slurred with a noticable difference in his distinctive cadence. He begins 'Freedom' a bit too slow and starts missing chords almost immediately. He starts singing at :40 but fumbles for the words, singing only about two words out of both the second verse and chorus. He manages a little soloing at 2:45 but the bridge is pretty rough. The songs ends, on a wrong chord, at about 5:00. Not a good start. Jimi follows up by saying "That's where freedom is at...right on..", his voice trailing off.

He dedicates the next song to "The world, the galaxy, space.." and says "it's a thing called...let me get it right..". He begins counting up the frets to the starting chord and is heard counting then said "lost track" an old joke of his, showing he still has a sense of humor even if he is not feeling well.

He tries to tune up a bit and after a few moments of dead air the audience begins rhythmically clapping and Jimi then shuts them up by playing a couple of chords. After an uncomfortable silence Jimi says "Actually I forgot what I was here for...oh right, 'Message to Love' ". This number fares the best of the night, though it's still just barely hanging in there. The climbing intro goes OK, but Jimi hits a wrong chord afterward then lingers on the root chord for a couple of extra bars. He waits almost 1:45 before starting the vocals. He remembers more words than not, but each line is invariably delayed, showing him to be literally out of sync. Most of the composed riffs seem to come to him instinctively and he wisely doesn't try too many embellishments. At 2:25 he starts soloing but soon switches to longer sustained single notes, tentatively trying a few faster runs. At 3:25 the ever supportive Billy improvises a climbing variation on the riff as Jimi continues soloing. He holds it together, but barely, quoting Power of Soul (as he had the previous night) briefly at 4:35. He goes back to the main riff at 5:30, attempting one word of the last verse, then starting it over. At 6:45 he does the bridge. It starts OK but Jimi gets off rhythm. Does some of the "Everybody, come alive..." words and at least they all get out of the bridge at the same time! A little more soloing and he slurs the final ascending riff to an E chord...

...sneaking in a little tuning and trying some moving figures around the E as he had done in many a jam leading into 'Hey Baby'. Mitch and then Billy fall into the slow groove behind Jimi, but at 1:25 Mitch stops and Jimi does a few tentative single note lines and flamenco-style pull offs and runs. At 2:30 he starts the 'Hey Baby' intro proper, dropping a chord or two but regaining a little momentum with a slightly fuller tone. The intro ends at 3:50 and Jimi does a few clipped chords with the Univibe, then a trill and a few strums of the Am root chord for HB, then he stops playing at 4:20. Mitch picks it up with a drum solo as, reportedly, Jimi leaves the stage (he's also pictured sitting down on the stage at one point). Mitch soldiers on for about 3 more minutes, pounding out a solo which is met with cheers. The tape ends and Jimi never returned to the stage.

 Backstage Jimi told the promoter that he was sick and couldn't play anymore and that he wanted no payment and promised to come back within a month and play a free show.

  "I got to the dressing room," said Otto Fewser, the hall manager. "Hendrix collapsed in my arms and we sat him upon a chair. He was cold, a cold fever, they asked for cocaine. `We have not cocaine,' I said."

 By this point in the tour Jimi had played four nights in a row and was battling a fever and cold. His comment: "Why I work so hard, I wish I knew" made during this tour is apropos. And there would be no rest...he played Copenhagen the following night, and as if to makeup for Aarhus, played one of his most amazing shows ever there...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Maui 1970 - 1DVD - July 30

This an amazing document of the Rainbow Bridge Concert, made by Mike Parker, with almost all of the available concert footage plus some great filler footage, all synched to the soundboard audio. A true piece of art!

Jimi Hendrix
Rainbow Bridge Concert
Haleakala Crater
Maui, Hawaii, USA

No lineage info, but sourcing info included in this text file

note: the checksum file VIDEO_TS.md5 must be put in the VIDEO_TS folder before verification!

Original info:

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Hendrix at Maui
Haleakala Crater

Chaptered w/Menu

01.assasin (not song...but a Jimi clip)
02.Pali Gap
03.Spanish Castle Magic
04.Lover Man
05.Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
06.In From the Storm
07.Message to Love
08.Foxy Lady
09.Hear My Train A'Comin
10.Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
12.Purple Haze
13.Dolly Dagger
14.Villanova Junction
15.Ezy Rider
16.Jimi Raps 1
17.Jimi Raps 2
18.Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

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Sourcing info, to give credit where credit is due:

I made this. It is the 25 minutes of Rainbow Bridge Jimi Hendrix footage, 20 minutes of outtakes, and the Strange Day On Maui footage (about 10 minutes), all re-synced to the songboard audio. The songs are full-length, although the film footage is not. The gaps are filled in with Maui footage, 60`s stuff, surfing footage, and Strange Day On Maui footage.

The audio is the overdubbed-drums source, the only one available, so the drums are out of sync a bit. It's hardly noticeable though. Hope you all enjoy it.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW: Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys live in New York 1970 - 1CD - mp3 & flac links

Jimi Hendrix and his Band Of Gypsys

Madison Square Garden 1970-01-28

EarthBluesMerge v1.0 (2005-05-11)

1. intro - filmsoundtrack source (0:00-2:34)

2. Who Knows - filmsoundtrack source (0:00-3:49)
              film/aud merge (3:49-6:59)
              audience source (6:59-8:39)
              film/aud merge (8:39-12:11)

3. Earth Blues - audience source (0:00-2:48)
                aud/film merge (2:48-4:34)
                audience source (4:34-8:59)

Sources used:

Box of Gypsys: The Complete Recorded Legacy - 30th Anniversary Edition (ATM 075-083 / 1999-2000 / 9CDR Box)
These are the Raw Sources from which the Composite set ATM 066-071 "Box of Gypsys" mainly is made.

Jimi Hendrix - Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Miles  - Drums, Vocals
Billy Cox    - Bass, Vocals

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NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Munster 1969 - 1CD - January 14 - mp3 & flac links

A Magic Time

Halle Munsterland
Munster, Germany
January 14, 1969

A vinyl-to-CD transfer of the bootleg LP transferred by Kees De Lange.

One of the best audience recordings from January '69 European tour.

1. Come On (part 1)
2. Spanish Castle Magic
3. Red House
4. Fire
5. Foxy Lady
6. All Along The Watchtower
7. Hey Joe
8. Voodoo Child
9. Purple Haze


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW: Jimi Hendrix "Video Experience" - 1DVD

ATMDVD004 - Video Experience

Collection of the best sources i've seen for these shows.

Chapter index:

1- Rainbow Bridge Vibratory Color Sound Experiment, Maui
2- TOTP 67
3- TTG Studios, Gloria 68
4- Newport 69
5- NY Rock Festival,Singer Bowl 68
6- Fillmore East 69
7- Popside 67
8- Lulu Show 69

More info on cover.

Video Attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Display Mode: Only Pan&scan
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (525/60)
Frame Rate: 30.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 5.02Mbps

Audio Attributes:
Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not specified
Number of Audio channels: 2
Bitrate: 192 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

RE-UP: Jimi Hendrix live in Offenbach 1967 - 1DVD - pro-shot


*a little black and white set*

"Beat Beat Beat", German TV Broadcast
Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany

May 18, 1967

EX Quality B&W Pro-Shot Video
PAL / 720X576 / 4:3
Video bitrate: 5999kbps
Video system: 25.000frms/s
AC3 5.1 sound / Audio bitrate: 384kb/s
Total Running Time: 9'56 long

MASTER PRO-SHOT > VHS ? > DVD > DVD Shrink (extraction)


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