West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (22 novembre 2010)
1. The Isley Brothers: Testify
2. Don Covay: Mercy, Mercy
3. Don Covay: Can't Stay Away
4. Rosa Lee Brooks: My Diary
5. Rosa Lee Brooks: Utee
6. Little Richard: I Don t Know What You Got But It's Got Me
7. Little Richard: Dancing All Around The World
8. Frank Howard & The Commanders: I'm So Glad
9. The Isley Brothers: Move Over And Let Me Dance
10. The Isley Brothers: Have You Ever Been Disappointed
11. Ray Sharpe: Help Me (Get The Feeling) Part One
12. The Icemen: (My Girl) She's A Fox
13. Jimmy Norman: That Little Old Groove Maker
14. Billy Lamont: Sweet Thang
15. King Curtis: Instant Groove
01. Fire (previously unreleased alternate recording)
02. Are You Experienced? (previously unreleased recording)
03. May This Be Love (previously unreleased alternate recording)
04. Can You See Me (previously unreleased alternate recording)
05. The Wind Cries Mary
06. Love Or Confusion (previously unreleased alternate recording)
07. Little One (previously unreleased recording)
08. Mr. Bad Luck (previously unreleased alternate recording)
09. Cat Talking To Me (previously unreleased alternate recording)
10. Castles Made Of Sand (previously unreleased recording)
11. Tears Of Rage (previously unreleased recording)
12. Hear My Train A Comin (previously unreleased recording)
13. 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be) (previously unreleased recording)
14. Long Hot Summer Night (previously unreleased recording)
15. My Friend (previously unreleased recording)
16. Angel (previously unreleased recording)
17. Calling All The Devil s Children (previously unreleased alternate recording)
18. New Rising Sun ( previously unreleased alternate recording)
1. Hear My Freedom (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
2. Room Full Of Mirrors (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
3. Shame, Shame, Shame (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
4. Messenger (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
5. Hound Dog Blues (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
6. Untitled Basic Track (1968) - Previously Unreleased Recording
7. Star Spangled Banner (1969) - Previously Unreleased Original Mix
8. Purple Haze (1969) - Previously Unreleased Original Mix
9. Young/Hendrix (1969) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
10. Mastermind (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
11. Message To Love (1969) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
12. Fire (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
13. Foxey Lady (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
1. Stone Free (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
2. Burning Desire (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
3. Lonely Avenue (1969) - Previously Unreleased Recording
4. Everlasting First (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording (featuring Arthur Lee)
5. Freedom (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
6. Peter Gunn/Catastrophe (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
7. In From The Storm (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
8. All God's Children (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
9. Red House (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
10. Play That Riff [Thank You] (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
11. Bolero (1970) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
12. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) - Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording
13. Suddenly November Morning (1970) - Previously Unreleased Recording
La version vinyle comprend un ordre de titres légèrement différent :
LP1 - Side A
A1. Isley Brothers: Testify
A2. Don Covay: Mercy, Mercy
A3. Don Covay: Can’t Stay Away
A4. Rosa Lee Brooks: My Diary
A5. Rosa Lee Brooks: Utee
LP1 - Side B
B1. Isley Brothers: Move Over And Let Me Dance
B2. Isley Brothers: Have You Ever Been Disappointed
B3. The Icemen: (My Girl) She’s A Fox
B4. Ray Sharpe: Help Me (Part One)
B5. Billy Lamont: Sweet Thang
LP2 - Side A
C1. Frank Howard & Commanders: I’m So Glad
C2. Jimmy Norman: That Little Old Groove Maker
C3. Little Richard: I Don t Know What You Got But It’s Got Me
C4. Little Richard: Dancing All Around The World
C5. King Curtis: Instant Groove
LP2 - Side B
D2. Are You Experienced
D3. May This Be Love
D4. Can You See Me
D5. Cat Talking To Me
LP3 - Side A
E1. The Wind Cries Mary
E2. Love Or Confusion
E3. Little One
E4. Mr Bad Luck
E5. Castles Made Of Sand
LP3 - Side B
F1. Tears Of Rage
F2. Hear My Train A Comin’
F3. 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)
F4. Long Hot Summer Night
F5. My Friend
LP4 - Side A
G1. Hear My Freedom
G3. Calling All The Devil’s Children
LP4 - Side B
H1. Untitled Basic Track
H2. Room Full Of Mirrors
H3. Shame, Shame, Shame
H4. New Rising Sun
LP5 - Side A
I1. Star Spangled Banner
I2. Purple Haze
LP5 - Side B
LP6 - Side A
K1. Hound Dog Blues
K3. Foxey Lady
LP6 - Side B
L1. Stone Free
LP7 - Side A
M1. Message To Love
M2. Burning Desire
M3. Lonely Avenue
LP7 - Side B
N1. Everlasting First
N3. Peter Gunn/Catastrophe
N4. In From The Storm
N5. Play That Riff
LP8 - Side A
O1. All God’s Children
O2. Red House
LP8 - Side B
P2. Hey Baby
P3. Suddenly November Morning
Track-by-Track Product Description: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (4 CD/DVD Box Set)
1. The Isley Brothers: “Testify”
Jimi auditioned for the Isley Brothers in early 1964 and landed a position in the I.B. Specials, the group's touring band. Jimi's first recording session with the group followed shortly after, resulting in the fiery "Testify”.
2. Dan Covay: “Mercy, Mercy”
3. Dan Covay: “Can’t Stay Away"
Hendrix took part in another notable session recording in March 1964, lending guitar to the Don Covay classic “Mercy, Mercy” as well as “Can’t Stay Away”.
4. Rosa Lee Brooks: “My Diary”
5. Rosa Lee Brooks: “Utee”
These two rare 1965 recordings feature Jimi with Rosa Lee Brooks, a Los Angeles based R and B artist. Neither recording has ever been commercially issued on CD.
6. Little Richard: “I Don’t Know What You Got But It’s Got Me”
7. Little Richard: “Dancing All Around The World”
Jimi became a member of the Upsetters, Little Richard's touring ensemble and recorded one single during his brief tenure as Richard's guitarist. "I Don't Know What You Got But It's Got Me" was written by Don Covay and issued by Vee-Jay Records in November 1965.
8. Frank Howard and The Commanders: “I’m So Glad”
After he parted ways with Little Richard in the summer of 1965, Jimi reconnected with his former Army friend Billy Cox in Nashville. Cox recruited Jimi to lend guitar to Frank Howard and The Commanders recording of “I’m So Glad”.
9. Isley Brothers: “Move Over And Let Me Dance”
10. Isley Brothers: “Have You Ever Been Disappointed”
After leaving Little Richard, Hendrix briefly reprised his position with the Isley Brothers. His final, August 1965 session with the group yielded the uptempo "Move Over And Let Me Dance" and "Have You Ever Been Disappointed".
11. Ray Sharpe: “Help Me (Get That Feeling) Part One”
Jimi joined famed saxophonist King Curtis at Atlantic Studios in January 1966 and added guitar to Ray Sharpe's "Help Me (Part One)", which was subsequently issued as a single on Atlantic's Atco subsidiary later that year.
12. The Icemen: “(My Girl) She’s A Fox”
“(My Girl) She’s A Fox” by The Icemen is perhaps the strongest of his pre-Experience career. Hendrix’s Curtis Mayfield influenced guitar styling is the song’s strongest attribute.
13. Jimmy Norman: “That Little Old Groove Maker”
14. Billy Lamont: “Sweet Thang”
Jimi participated in the 1966 studio sessions which led to both of these songs. These were Jimi’s last known recording sessions before Chas Chandler discovered him at the Café Wha? later that summer.
15. King Curtis: “Instant Groove 2:22”
King Curtis returned to the original “Help Me (Get That Feeling)” master in 1969 and supplemented this with additional overdubs. Hendrix’s guitar part remained and this ‘new’ recording was titled "Instant Groove".
This alternate version presents the original four track recording of each instrument [before the four-track to four-track mix reductions] in their full length and features Mitch Mitchell’s superb drumming in stereo.
2. “Are You Experienced?”
This is Jimi’s extraordinary initial take of “Are You Experienced?”.
3. “May This Be Love”
This alternate version features Jimi’s doubling his lead vocal track throughout while also making his rhythm guitar part more prominent in the stereo image.
4. “Can You See Me”
This mono mix of “Can You See Me” was prepared during the final mixing sessions for the Are You Experienced? album.
5. “The Wind Cries Mary”
This inspired Stockholm performance makes clear how this song was a highlight of many 1967 Experience concert performances.
6. “Love Or Confusion”
An alternate version of this classic Are You Experienced track.
7. “Little One”
This unique session with Traffic’s Dave Mason presaged Jimi’s future creative explorations outside the Experience trio concept.
8. “Mr. Bad Luck”
“Mr. Bad Luck” was a Hendrix original whose roots traced back to the guitarist’s 1966 performances in Greenwich Village as Jimmy James and The Blue Flames. The finished master included here features different bass and drums parts by Mitchell and Redding.
9. “Cat Talking To Me”
“Cat Talking To Me” was yet another promising Axis: Bold As Love era track Jimi had in development.
10. “Castles Made Of Sand”
An alternate version of this classic Axis: Bold As Love track.
11. “Tears Of Rage”
This home demo features Jimi on electric guitar recording Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel’s “Tears Of Rage”. Jimi learned the song from listening to a privately circulated copy of Bob Dylan and the Band’s unreleased ‘Basement Tapes’ as the song had not yet officially appeared on disc by either Dylan or the Band at the time of this recording.
12. “Hear My Train A Comin’”
This is an early 1968 electric guitar and harmonica demo of Jimi’s blues masterwork.
13. “1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)”
14. “Long Hot Summer Night”
These intimate recordings of “1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)” and “Long Hot Summer Night” foreshadow the definitive renditions later completed at the Record Plant for Electric Ladyland.
15. “My Friend”
This engaging, acoustic demo nearly mirrors the studio recording Jimi made shortly thereafter in March 1968.
This solo electric demo was recorded in Jimi’s New York hotel room in early 1968.
17. “Calling All The Devil’s Children”
This full force Experience rocker was cut shortly after the competition of Electric Ladyland in October 1968. The song’s ending is sheer lunacy, as Jimi led an impromptu comedy sketch.
18. “New Rising Sun”
Working alone, Jimi created this moody, extended instrumental playing both guitar and drums. West Coast Seattle Boy presents the song in its full length as prepared by Jimi.
1. “Hear My Freedom”
This exuberant session features Jimi, Noel, an unnamed Hammond organist [believed to be Lee Michaels], Buddy Miles on drums together with Mitch Mitchell adding cowbell and additional percussion.
2. “Room Full Of Mirrors”
3. “Shame, Shame, Shame”
For this medley, Jimi was joined by percussionist Rocki Dzidzornu. He adopted a faster tempo and blended “Shame, Shame, Shame”—itself a variation of “It’s Too Bad,” another February 1969 original composition—to create this unique medley.
4. “Messenger 3:50”
A superb new Hendrix original recorded by the Experience in October 1968.
5. “Hound Dog Blues”
Jimi first recorded a version of “Hound Dog” for BBC radio audiences in October 1967. The Experience, augmented here by Traffic’s Chris Wood on saxophone and Jerry Goldstein on piano, cut this rollicking, high velocity interpretation of the Big Mama Thornton classic later popularized by Elvis Presley in February 1969.
6. “Untitled Basic Track”
This muscular recording, highlighted by a scorching lead guitar part from Jimi, was recorded by the Experience in October 1968.
7. “Star Spangled Banner”
8. “Purple Haze”
These two charged performances hail from Jimi’s April 26, 1969 Los Angeles Forum concert. Jimi regularly performed these two songs in sequence during this period. “Star Spangled Banner” would later be memorialized at the Woodstock festival, yet Jimi had long included his interpretation as part of the Experience’s stage repertoire.
9. “Young/Hendrix “
Jimi’s openness to jamming and other unscripted musical collaborations led to a number of memorable recordings--not the least of which is this celebrated April 1969 session with organist Larry Young. This version is more than twice as the recording that had once been available as part of the since deleted 1980 posthumous album Nine To The Universe.
This September 1969 studio recording features Jimi recording an original song by his old Nashville friend Larry Lee.
11. “Message To Love”
This studio recording was created with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox over the course of two productive sessions in December 1969 and January 1970. Jimi’s August 22, 1970 mix preserves the original full length master and his last work on behalf of the song.
12. “Fire [Live]"
This is a live recording from 12/31/69 at the Fillmore East.
13. “Foxey Lady [Live]”
This is a live recording from 12/31/69 at the Fillmore East.
1. “Stone Free”
These three incredible live performances were recorded during the second Fillmore East performance by the Band Of Gypsys on December 31, 1969.
2. “Burning Desire”
“Burning Desire” was yet another promising new original Jimi honed throughout the latter stages of 1969 and then into 1970. This Band Of Gypsys recording made on January 16, 1970 session, stands as the closest Jimi ever came to realizing a finished master for this song.
3. “Lonely Avenue”
This up tempo, blues-based original was recorded in November 1969 together with Buddy Miles.
4. “Everlasting First”
Jimi teamed with Arthur Lee and Love in March 1970 to record “The Everlasting First”. This alternate version presents the complete recording, as opposed to the truncated version Lee included as part of Love’s False Start when it was released in December 1970.
“Freedom” was one of Jimi’s most promising new songs. This take was a highlight from this inspired May 1970 Record Plant session.
6. “Peter Gunn/Catastrophe”
Jimi jumped into this impromptu medley of “Peter Gunn” and Frankie Laine’s “Catastrophe” between takes. “Jimi had a quick wit and he kept you on your toes,” recalls Kramer. “He was always doing something like this to break things up.” This is a longer extract than what had once been included as part of the 1972 posthumous album War Heroes.
7. “In From The Storm”
This intricately crafted studio recording was one of the songs wholly recorded at Electric Lady Studios in 1970. This alternate recording documents Hendrix’s final work on the song.
8. “All God’s Children”
This was the first song Jimi, Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox recorded together at Electric Lady Studios in June 1970.
9. “Red House”
Jimi’s two legendary performances at the Berkeley Community Theater on May 30, 1970 have provided his legacy with some of his finest ever live recordings. This version of “Red House” makes its welcomed debut here as part of this collection.
10. “Play That Riff”
This short extract provides a lighthearted glimpse of Jimi and Eddie Kramer at work in the new Electric Lady Studios.
12. “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)”
Jimi intended for these July 1, 1970 Electric Lady Studios recordings of “Bolero” and “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” to flow together as one. This medley was recorded live in the studio with Jimi, Billy and Mitch joined by two percussionists.
13. “Suddenly November Morning”
“Suddenly November Morning” was among a series of home recordings the guitarist made in 1970 that have gained notoriety in the years since his death as being part of “Black Gold”—the name of another promising original in this rich archive.
Source : Amazon.com
Hendrix fait la couverture du Rolling Stone US du 1er avril. Le principal article s'appelle Last Days and Lost Music of Jimi Hendrix
, un autre à ses côtés Unheard Hendrix
On retrouvera sur l'anthologie ("multidisc anthology of rare and unheard music from the guitarist's early sideman recordings to some of his very last sessions
") à venir : - An alternate "May This Be Love" with different vocals and lead guitar ;
- An instrumental take of "Castles Made of Sand" from 1967 with just Jimi and Mitch ;
- "Burning Desire" from January 16, 1970
(de quoi réjouir Purple Jim !).
McDermott en dit : "[It] will feature unreleased or commercially unavailable music, pulling it together in a cohesive way. You get to hear 'My Diary' (a 1964 single made with Rosa Lee Brooks) to 'Black Gold' and some demos Jimi was working on before his death.
Il contiendra en outre un "definitive documentary
" signé Bob Smeaton.
Par ailleurs sont mentionnés les sorties du Royal Albert Hall '69 et du Miami Pop Festival '68. McDermott parle aussi d'une "proper presentation
" des enregistrements de février 68 (octobre ???) au Winterland.
Il continue sa quête de document perdus : "McDermott is still putting out the call for the lost Dallas June 5th, 1970 show that was offered to Warner Brothers and then turned down and asking for people to get a hold of him if it turns up. Chris, it appears they want this one really badly.
Source : Rolling StoneLe sondage