Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Columbia 1968 - 1CD - August 16 - mp3 & flac links

1968-08-16 (FRIDAY):  Merriwather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

1. Are You Experienced
2. Rock Me Baby
3. Foxy Lady
4. Hey Joe
5. Fire
6. I Don't Live Today
7. Purple Haze
8. Wild Thing << Star Spangled banner << Taps

(AUD) 46 minutes, good quality (1-8)

2nd gen tape from Kdl. digital mono

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NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Dallas 1968 - 1CD - August 3 - mp3 & flac links

This is a fairly good true stereo audience recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, August 3, 1968, in Dallas, TX.  It sounds like the taper had a pretty good recorder for the time, but it was overwhelmed by the volume.  The highlight is the very rarely played Traffic cover which opens the show.

There are multiple versions of this recording making the rounds.  This one is from a trade CDR which was marked as 2nd generation, pitch corrected.  Total time is 60:35 and the pitch sounds about right to me.  Ripped from CDR using foobar2000 paranoid mode, tagging via foobar2000 as well.

01. intro
02. Dear Mr. Fantasy
03. Rock Me Baby
04. Foxy Lady
05. I Don't Live Today
06. Hey Joe
07. Fire
08. Red House
09. Purple Haze
10. Wild Thing


Saturday, January 10, 2015

NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in New York 1968 - 1CD - March 2 late show - mp3 & flac links


Hunter College, New York City, NY 2 march 1968; 2nd Show
Aud; 1st Gen - Digitally restored, Phase & Speed corrected

1 "Tax Free" (5)
2 "Foxy Lady" (22)
3 "Like A Rolling Stone" (5)
4 "Killing Floor" (11)
5 "Red House" (14)

Total time: 25:24

The "best" previously circulated version of this recording was formerly believed to be a master clone, but new info shows that this is not correct. Recordings such as the one included on ATM 039 "Hunter / Hilton" are in fact just 2nd Gen at best, so this 1st Gen version IS an upgrade, and the "best" version currently in circulation. The reason for the Master / 2nd Gen confusion was probably that the lineage of the old recording was listed as DAT Master > CDR. However, this so-called "DAT Master" wasn't actually a real Master, but merely a DAT copy of a 2nd Gen tape (at best). Anyway: There's no new music here compared to old version, but the recording starts a few seconds earlier, so it's marginally longer. As was the case with the Fillmore East 1968 upgrade, this recording has been doing the rounds at JPIO this summer.

Artwork included.

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NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Milwaukee 1968 - 2CD - early & late show - mp3 & flac links

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Live in Milwaukee

ATM 004 / 05.12.1998 / 2CDR
The Scene, Milwaukee, WI 28.02.68
1st Show complete, 2nd Show almost complete Aud; 1st Gen
Master > DAT > Cassette > CDR * - Digitally Restored (Eq'd & edited **)

There's some confusion surrounding the exact lineage for this set, but this is most likely correct.
It is however possible that it's in fact a copy of the Master, with no cassette in the lineage.
** The Raw version of this tape has the following cuts during the 1st Show: Intro has 5 cuts and silence,
"Tax Free" (17) has a short cut and silence at 0.21, and "Red House" (91)
has a short cut and silence at 1.31; These cuts have all been spliced together here.

Disc 1
Early Show

01. Tuning
02. Tax Free
03. Fire
04. Red House
05. Foxy Lady
06. The Wind Cries Mary
07. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
08. Purple Haze

Disc 2
Late Show

01. Tuning
02. Bold As Love (Instrumental)
03. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
04. Spanish Castle Magic
05. Stone Free
06. I Don't Live Today
07. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
08. Foxy Lady
09. Manic Depression
10. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man

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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 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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