Saturday, June 25, 2016

NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in New York 1970 - 1DVD - January 1 - different than official release!!

So, here as promised the RAW UNCUT reel-to-reel B&W footage from the Band of Gypsies fillmore concert on 1 1 1970.
It's 53 minutes of video, all shot from the balcony on a reel-to-reel recorder by Jan Blom.

This is quite different from the commercial DVD release:
It is the uncut direct footage of the high balcony camera angle ( the Blom angle) .
It is in PAL and transferred with lesss noise reduction, therefore a little more grain and drop-outs , but in my opinion more sharpness and detail in the blacks than on the BOG DVD, which was released in poor NTSC.
I do apologize for the TimeCode, as this DVD was made from a direct VHS from the mastertapes.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

NEW: Eric Burdon & Jimi Hendrix live in London 1970 - 2CD - September 16

The guest appearance of Jimi Hendrix with Eric Burdon and War at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club occupies a special place in the recorded Hendrix legacy. Occurring only a little over a day before Hendrix's untimely death, the jam represents his last public performance. Considering that very few of Jimi's club appearances were recorded (other than those that Jimi recorded himself in the spring of 1968), the fact that this final performance would be recorded must be considered extremely unlikely. But in fact it was recorded, and parts of this recording have circulated for about 30 years. Until now it has never been known exactly how much of this performance was committed to tape, or by whom. Some guessed that a member of War had made this recording; others thought that the taper was Jerry Goldstein, War's manager at the time. But very recently the whole recording has appeared, and the man that recorded it, Bill Baker, has also stepped forward.

The first appearance of this material was on a bootleg LP, Can You Please Crawl out Your Window, that was produced sometime in the mid to late 1970s. That LP included two tracks from the Ronnie Scott's Club performance, Mother Earth and Tobacco Road, which closed sides one and two respectively. Of reasonable quality, these recordings represented the only portions of the concert available until a 40-minute tape of the jam came into circulation some years later. This tape contained slightly longer versions of Mother Earth and Tobacco Road and also included several songs on which Jimi didn't play Paint It Black, Spill the Wine and Mystery Train. All of these songs were incomplete to varying degrees, and the entire tape was of poor audio quality, substantially worse than the quality of the two tracks on the bootleg LP. It was not known whether other songs were played during the show, and if so whether Jimi had played on them.

This remained the state of affairs until several months ago, when the taper of this concert came forward with his story and a complete copy of his master tape. The fan that taped this recording is Bill Baker, a resident of West London. He never intentionally kept this recording back; in fact, he gave copies to numerous people throughout the years. One of these was the source for the poor-quality tape copy that came into circulation. However, somehow the complete recording in master quality had never made it into general circulation within the collecting community.

Bill was 20 years old in 1970, and had recently become a big fan of Eric Burdon and War. He tells the story of how he came to attend and record the show that night at Ronnie Scott's Club.

I first heard 'Spill the Wine' while on an extended holiday in Italy. When I heard it, it completely blew me away, he says. I couldn't believe how good it was. I also heard about the Isle of Wight festival but unfortunately returned to England a week late for that. After I got back I went to a QPR [Queens Park Rangers] football game with an old friend and he told me about a free show by Eric Burdon and War in Hyde Park coming up on Saturday the 12th of September. So I went to that with a few mates. I recall that John Sebastian was also on the bill. During the concert, Burdon told the audience to make sure to go to the shows they were playing at Ronnie Scott's during the upcoming week, and to 'freak all those jazz freaks out of the place.' So I decided I'd have to be at one of the shows. I ended up deciding to go on Wednesday night, the 16th.

I invited my younger brother to go with me, but he had to work the next day and decided not to go. I was out of work at the time. So I ended up going alone. I got there early and was just about the first into the club, so I was able to be in the very first row. Front row seat, about two feet away from the drum kit. I talked with the members of the group a bit before the room filled up. I had brought my Sony cassette recorder with me, and one Philips C-90 cassette. I set the microphone on my table right there at the edge of the stage.

There were other groups on the bill that night; I remember a gospel group, and the Alan Haven Trio, who I liked quite a lot. There was a disco above the main room; I went up there between live acts. I recall there was lively salsa music with lots of people dancing. The live music started around 8 o'clock and ended around 2 or 3 AM Thursday morning. So War was late getting on stage, maybe around midnight, and most or all of the War performance was actually during the early hours of the 17th. I taped the first set, got a good recording of that, although the first side of the tape ran out before the end. I wanted to save the other side for the second set.

At intermission I went back to the dressing room and talked with the group between sets. I told them I had taped the set, and they said that was fine with them. I got them to autograph my copy of 'Spill the Wine' that I had brought with me. When I went out for the second set, my seat was taken so I went to the upper level. A young lady, an American, was there with a guy, and she invited me to join them at their table. So I sat with them there, right at the front and to the left of the stage, right above Lonnie Jordan, the organist for War. So the second set was taped from a different seat. The girl saw I was taping the gig, and asked me to make a copy for her, which unfortunately I never did.

During the set the girl I was sitting with said, 'Look, Jimi Hendrix and Eric's wife!' I didn't see him enter, but Hendrix had appeared, and I saw him sit with Angie Burdon, at a table to the left of the stage. Jimi had his guitar with him. You can hear Eric invite Jimi up onto the stage for 'Mother Earth'. He got up and played on the song with the band, using his white strat. Near the end of that song, Hendrix left the stage to go back and sit with his girlfriend. Burdon asked him to come back, which is also on the tape. He did rejoin the band for the end of the song and also played on 'Tobacco Road' The tape side ran out shortly after this song started, but I flipped it over and re-recorded over the start of the first set on side one.

After the show was over, Hendrix hung around for a bit and I went over to talk with him. He was sitting there with a pint in front of him, but white wine rather than beer; he offered some to me and I accepted. So we 'spilled the wine' together on that night. He was polite and friendly, and happy to chat. I asked if I could record the conversation, but he said that probably wasn't a good idea. So we just talked. I borrowed a pen and asked if he would sign the sleeve that I had with me for War to sign. He said sure, 'but take the record out so it doesn't fuck up the grooves. 'I had an apple and he asked if he could have a bite, and I said sure, so he took one; in fact, I think he kept the apple and finished it. Finally Jimi got up to leave with his girlfriend and said to me, 'Hope to see you soon, man.' I left the club in the early morning hours and took a cab back home.

I remember that there was a U.S. photographer at the show, from New York City if I recall correctly. He took pictures throughout the evening. I have no idea what became of him, or of the photographs.

I got back home and later that day (Thursday) I made a dub of the cassette onto a 5' reel tape, since I wanted to give a copy to the group, who were staying in a hotel in London for several days. On Friday (the 18th) I went to the hotel, and found Jerry Goldstein (War's manager), Eric Burdon and his parents, Zoot Money, and some others in the upper-floor lobby. I gave Goldstein the tape dub, and talked with them and with some other people for awhile. Jerry recalls that he gave me 20 pounds sterling for the tape. When I left I took the lift down to the ground floor, and when I got out I saw a group of people standing there. Some of the girls were crying, and I recognized them from the group that had been with Eric earlier. I asked them what was wrong but they didn't answer, they just got in the lift crying. I took the tube home. It was only later that day that I read in the evening paper that Jimi was dead.

In the mid-70s, Bill approached an employee at the BBC to investigate the possibility of releasing his recording from Ronnie Scott's. He wasn't able to arrange this, but he did make copies of the tape onto 7'reels. Bill took these to a record shop owner in Hammersmith, who agreed to have LPs made. But after a short while he told Bill that he had decided to pull the plug on the deal, so Bill retrieved the reels from the man. However, as we know an LP did appear. What eventually came from this was the well-known bootleg LP Can You Please Crawl out Your Window This LP was a hodge-podge of material, combining material from a 1976 BBC radio show with the Reprise Christmas promo single. The LP also included nearly complete versions of three BBC recordings (the original radio show only contained incomplete versions). But the real gems on the LP were the two Hendrix tracks from the War recording. Bill never made a penny from this release, although he received some LPs from the deal. But the unpleasant episode discouraged him from ever trying again to release this in any formal way, either officially or unofficially.

Death News...

I went through and compiled some tapes I had from that day and the following days documenting this historic and tragic event. Alexis Korner has some interesting things to say that turned out to be spot on about Jimi's legacy. To me Jimi was the most talented and coolest rock stars that ever walked this Earth. His talent was amazing and unassailable....this was not some rich kid who emerged from an art school, rather a poor kid who rode the wings of his talents to the top of the world. Maybe commentors can give a thought or two on Jimi...maybe you were lucky enough to see him play and want to share what that was like. Jimi, we miss you...

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Monday, June 20, 2016

RE-UP: Jimi Hendrix live at Atlanta International Pop Festival 1970 - 1DVD

Jimi Hendrix
The Atlanta Reel DVD [aka. "Atlanta Pop Festival"] (ATM DVD 005 / 29.05.2004 / DVD-R)

(Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle Georgia Raceway, Byron, GA 04.07.70) Video / Audio Composite *

[* This DVD features the video from the "Jimi Hendrix At The Atlanta Pop Festival" laserdisc put it into correct order. The Audio from "All Along The Watchtower" (10) through the end comes from ATM 114 "The Atlanta Reel", and a mix of "Stages", the laserdisc audio, and a touch of the Space Mix (available ATM 173-174 "Atlanta + Space") has been used for the beginning. The goal in the non-Reel-audio sections was to use sources with the least amount of fake crowd noise added by Alan Douglas. The audience source (also available ATM 173-174 "Atlanta + Space") has been used as an intro and an outro, and also to patch the beginning of "All Along The Watchtower" (10). There is a minute of black screen at the beginning while Jimi tunes up, and the last seven or eight minutes (from "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun" (5) through the end of the audience outro) play over a simple title.]

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NEW: Jimi Hendrix live in Newport 1969 - 1DVD - June 22

Newport69 DVD

22 june 1969

All the 16mm Jimi Hendrix footage in the best possible quality

From a 1st gen VHS tape

21 minutes, EX-

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

RE-UP: Jimi Hendrix "The Complete Winterland Reels" - 6CD - October 10, 11 & 12, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Complete Winterland Reels
(ATM 208-210/ATM 211-213)

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, October 10, 1968 (complete 1st
& 2nd show), October 11, 1968 (complete 1st show & 2nd show) and
October 12, 1968 (complete 1st & 2nd show).

Stereo Soundboard Digitally Restored (except October 11, tracks
5-7, 1st gen audience recording).

Artwork included

This is an upgrade of ATM 011-016 "Three Nights of Winter". The
sound of this compared to the 2nd Gen used for ATM 011-016 is
somewhat different. This version has more bass and it's also
"dryer" in sound (less reverb) than the 2nd Gen version. An
earlier flawed version of this Set is also in circulation. That
Set, sometimes also known as "Winterland Raw Source" and "A Raw
Winter", suffers from index clicks, DAT clicks and buzzes all
throughout, and was "leaked" to the general public by a mistake.
The Clean version (this) has 9 tracks on Disc 4 (11.10.68/2nd
Show), while the flawed version only has 8 (same amount of music,
just one less index mark).

The more than six hours of live music assembled here gives
Hendrix fans the first opportunity to compare The Experience’s
live performances. 2-performances per night for 3-days recorded
during the band’s temporary residence at San Francisco’s Winter-
land arena. Given that these recordings have been assembled from
a variety of different sources, the sound quality, with exception
of the last 3 tracks on Disc 3, which, as the soundboard tape had
mysteriously stopped running, have been taken from a less-than
perfect audience recording is excellent, and as usual, Jimi’s
virtuoso delivery is as varied and unpredictable as ever, as are
the technical problems which were invariably the sub-text of the
majority of Hendrix concerts.

Extraordinary Archives Traded Material series of the highest
quality Hendrix recordings available in traders' circuits. All
recordings in the ATM series are taken from the lowest generation
masters available, and they have all been digitally restored
unless otherwise indicated.

Jimi Hendrix: guitar (all tracks)
Mitch Mitchell: drums (all tracks)
Noel Redding: bass (all tracks)
Jack Casady: bass (disc 2, tracks 6, 7)
Virgil Gonzales: flute (disc 3, track 2)
Herbie Rich: organ (disc 4, tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)


DISC 1: 1ST SHOW (October 10)

1. Intro/Tune-up (0:24)
2. Are You Experienced (7:36)
3. Voodoo Child (slight return) (7:38)
4. Red House (14:51)
5. Foxy Lady (6:12)
6. Like A Rolling Stone (9:44)
7. (This Is America) Star Spangled Banner (5:27)
8. Purple Haze / Outside Woman Blues (6:01)

Total running time: 58:00

DISC 2: 2ND SHOW (October 10)

1. Intro/Tune-up (2:28)
2. Tax Free (13:33)
3. Lover Man (4:27)
4. Sunshine Of Your Love (9:09)
5. Hear My Train A Comin' (12:57)
6. Killing Floor (with Jack Casady on bass) (9:19)
7. Hey Joe (with Jack Casady on bass) (5:31)
8. (This Is America) Star Spangled Banner (6:32)
9. Purple Haze (5:59)

Total running time: 70:38

DISC 3: 1ST SHOW (October 11)

1. Intro (2:02)
2. Are You Experienced (with Virgil Gonsales on flute) (17:05)
3. Voodoo Child (slight return) (8:14)
4. Red House (11:50)
5. Foxy Lady (5:44)
6. (This Is America) Star Spangled Banner (6:32)
7. Purple Haze (5:59)

Total running time: 57:35

DISC 4: 2ND SHOW (October 11)

1. Intro (0:29)
2. Tax Free (Drum & Bass) (20:32)
3. Spanish Castle Magic (11:05)
4. Like A Rolling Stone (with Herbie Rich on organ) (11:32)
5. Lover Man (with Herbie Rich on organ) (5:39)
6. Hey Joe (with Herbie Rich on organ) (5:13)
7. Fire (with Herbie Rich on organ) (4:44)
8. Foxy Lady (with Herbie Rich on organ) (5:13)
9. Purple Haze (5:53)

Total running time: 64:35

DISC 5: 1ST SHOW (October 12)

1. Intro (2:29)
2. Fire (3:47)
3. Lover Man (5:37)
4. Like A Rolling Stone (12:14)
5. Foxy Lady (6:53)
6. Drum & Bass Jam (Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell) (8:58)
7. Tax Free (8:14)
8. Hey Joe (6:50)
9. Purple Haze (3:39)
10. Wild Thing (3:28)

Total running time: 61:57

DISC 6: 2ND SHOW (October 12)

1. Intro (1:32)
2. Foxy Lady (8:22)
3. Manic Depression (5:55)
4. Sunshine Of Your Love (9:07)
5. Little Wing (4:40)
6. Spanish Castle Magic (7:06)
7. Red House (12:08)
8. Voodoo Child (slight return) (7:02)
9. (This Is America) Star Spangled Banner (4:57)
10. Purple Haze (7:02)

Total running time: 67:57


RE-UP: Jimi Hendrix live at Atlanta Pop Festival 1970 - 2CD - July 4 - soundboard

Jimi Hendrix
Atlanta International Pop Festival
Middle Georgia Raceway
Byron, GA

01. Intro
02. Fire
03. Lover Man
04. Spanish Castle Magic
05. Red House
06. Room Full Of Mirrors
07. Hear My Train A Comin'
08. Message To Love
09. All Along The Watchtower
10. Freedom
11. Foxy Lady
12. Purple Haze
13. Hey Joe
14. Voodoo Child
15. Stone Free
16. The Star Spangled Banner
17. Straight Ahead
18. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

NEW: Jimi Hendrix "The Story Of Life" - 8CD - various live and studio

Various Dates, Live and Studio

Quality: Excellent

Full Artwork Included

I heard Hendrix say: "Life Is Music and if you Miss Out I feel sorry
for Your Gypsy Soul..."

8 cd for four volumes, An Incredible collection of Unreleased and live Music
Don't MISS this one...

Releaser: thewall

CD 1:
101 - Collage (songs & interviews)
102 - Hey Joe
103 - Jimi Interview
104 - How Would You Feel
105 - Love Or Confusion
106 - Sgt Peppers Lonlely Heart Club Ban
107 - All Along The Watchtower
108 - Little Wing 3
109 - Electric Church Red House
110 - Spanish Castle Magic
111 - Hear My Train A Comin
112 - Rock N Roll Band
113 - Stepping Stone (Band of Gypsies)
114 - Gloria
115 - My Dairy
116 - Utee
117 - The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
118 - Little Miss Lover
119 - Foxy Lady
120 - Catfish Blues
121 - Slow Walkin Talk

CD 2:
201 - Traffic Jam
202 - Hey Baby Jam
203 - Jazz Jam
204 - Moonlight Jam
205 - Studio Catastrophe
206 - Valley Of Neptune (Take 2)
207 - Rainy Day Super Jam
208 - Nervous Breakdown
209 - Captain Coconut And Cherokee Mist Jam MLK
210 - Crash Landing

CD 3:
301 - Lover Man
302 - Voodoo Chile
303 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
304 - Red House
305 - Angel
306 - 1983
307 - First Jam

CD 4:
401 - 7 Dollars In My Pocket
402 - Devil Jam (Winter Jam)
403 - Lover Man
404 - Midnight Lightning I
405 - Further On Up The Road
406 - The Things I Used To Do
407 - One I Had A Woman
408 - Machine Gun
409 - Lord I Sing The Blues For Me And You
410 - Country Blues
411 - Stop

CD 5:
501 - Midnight Lightning
502 - Lower Alcatraz
503 - There Goes Easy Rider and 7 Dollars In My Pocket
504 - Heavy Rider Jam (Ezy Rider Jam)
505 - Easy Blues
506 - Gypsy Boy
507 - Peace In Mississippi
508 - Bluesiana Jam (BB King Slow Instrumental Jam)

CD 6:
601 - Two Guitar Jam (Electric Ladyland Oouttakes)
602 - San Francisco Bay Blues Jam (Electric Ladyland Outtakes)
603 - Gypsy Eyes (Unrel Studio Outtake)
604 - Cherokee Mist (Unrel Live Studio Jam NY 68)
605 - The Street Thing (Unrel Studio Outtake)
606 - In From The Storm (Unrel Studio Outtake)
607 - Freedom (Unrel Studio Outtake)
608 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow II (Unrel Studio Outtake)
609 - Belly Button Window (Unrel Instrumental Studio Outtake)
610 - Captain Coconut and Cherokee Mist (Unrel Studio Outtake)
611 - Rider Blues (Unrel Studio Outtake)
612 - Electric Ladyland Theme (Unrel Instrument Studio Outtake)
613 - Jazzy Jamming (Southern Saturn Delta) (Unrel Studio Jam)

CD 7:
701 - She's So Fine
702 - Axis Bold As Love
703 - Exp
704 - Up From The Skies
705 - Love Jam (Jazz Jimi Jam)
706 - Electric Ladyland Jam
707 - Pass It On
708 - Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
709 - Stone Free
710 - Hey Joe
711 - Freedom
712 - Red House
713 - Ezy Rider
714 - New Rising Sun Theme (Instrumental)

CD 8:
801 - Fire
802 - Getting My Heart Back Together Again
803 - Spanish Castle Magic
804 - Purple Haze
805 - Tax Free
806 - Message To Love
807 - Red House
808 - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
809 - Machine Gun
810 - Hey Baby (Land Of The New Rising Sun)