West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology [2010, Japan, SICP 2914~8]
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CD box set release from Jimi Hendrix consisting four CDs filled with lots of unreleased and rare tracks. This edition includes a bonus DVD with documentary newly taken by Bob Smeaton (famous with the film "Festival Express").
Jimi Hendrix Biography:
James Marshall Hendrix
November 27th, 1942 - September 18, 1970
Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because he was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable that Jimi Hendrix's meteoric rise in the music took place in just four short years. His musical language continues to influence a host of modern musicians, from George Clinton to Miles Davis, and Steve Vai to Jonny Lang.
Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle's King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James "Al" Hendrix. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson. Entirely self-taught, Jimmy's inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.
Al took notice of Jimmy's interest in the guitar, recalling, "I used to have Jimmy clean up the bedroom all the time while I was gone, and when I would come home I would find a lot of broom straws around the foot of the bed. I'd say to him, `Well didn't you sweep up the floor?' and he'd say, `Oh yeah,' he did. But I'd find out later that he used to be sitting at the end of the bed there and strumming the broom like he was playing a guitar." Al found an old one-string ukulele, which he gave to Jimmy to play a huge improvement over the broom.
By the summer of 1958, Al had purchased Jimmy a five-dollar, second-hand acoustic guitar from one of his friends. Shortly thereafter, Jimmy joined his first band, The Velvetones. After a three-month stint with the group, Jimmy left to pursue his own interests. The following summer, Al purchased Jimmy his first electric guitar, a Supro Ozark 1560S; Jimi used it when he joined The Rocking Kings.
In 1961, Jimmy left home to enlist in the United States Army and in November 1962 earned the right to wear the "Screaming Eagles" patch for the paratroop division. While stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jimmy formed The King Casuals with bassist Billy Cox. After being discharged due to an injury he received during a parachute jump, Jimmy began working as a session guitarist under the name Jimmy James. By the end of 1965, Jimmy had played with several marquee acts, including Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, and Little Richard. Jimmy parted ways with Little Richard to form his own band, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, shedding the role of back-line guitarist for the spotlight of lead guitar.
Throughout the latter half of 1965, and into the first part of 1966, Jimmy played the rounds of smaller venues throughout Greenwich Village, catching up with Animals' bassist Chas Chandler during a July performance at Caf‚ Wha? Chandler was impressed with Jimmy's performance and returned again in September 1966 to sign Hendrix to an agreement that would have him move to London to form a new band.
Switching gears from bass player to manager, Chandler's first task was to change Hendrix's name to "Jimi." Featuring drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding, the newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience quickly became the talk of London in the fall of 1966.
The Experience's first single, "Hey Joe," spent ten weeks on the UK charts, topping out at spot No. 6 in early 1967. The debut single was quickly followed by the release of a full-length album Are You Experienced, a psychedelic musical compilation featuring anthems of a generation. Are You Experienced has remained one of the most popular rock albums of all time, featuring tracks like "Purple Haze," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Foxey Lady," "Fire," and "Are You Experienced?"
Although Hendrix experienced overwhelming success in Britain, it wasn't until he returned to America in June 1967 that he ignited the crowd at the Monterey International Pop Festival with his incendiary performance of "Wild Thing." Literally overnight, The Jimi Hendrix Experience became one of most popular and highest grossing touring acts in the world.
Hendrix followed Are You Experienced with Axis: Bold As Love. By 1968, Hendrix had taken greater control over the direction of his music; he spent considerable time working the consoles in the studio, with each turn of a knob or flick of the switch bringing clarity to his vision.
Back in America, Jimi Hendrix built his own recording studio, Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The name of this project became the basis for his most demanding musical release, a two LP collection, Electric Ladyland. Throughout 1968, the demands of touring and studio work took its toll on the group and in 1969 the Experience disbanded.
The summer of 1969 brought emotional and musical growth to Jimi Hendrix. In playing the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969, Jimi joined forces with an eclectic ensemble called Gypsy Sun & Rainbows featuring Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Juma Sultan, and Jerry Velez. The Woodstock performance was highlighted by the renegade version of "Star Spangled Banner," which brought the mud-soaked audience to a frenzy.
Nineteen sixty-nine also brought about a new and defining collaboration featuring Jimi Hendrix on guitar, bassist Billy Cox and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles. Performing as the Band of Gypsys, this trio launched a series of four New Year's performances on December 31, 1969 and January 1, 1970. Highlights from these performances were compiled and later released on the quintessential Band of Gypsys album in mid-1970 and the expanded Hendrix: Live At The Fillmore East in 1999.
As 1970 progressed, Jimi brought back drummer Mitch Mitchell to the group and together with Billy Cox on bass, this new trio once again formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience. In the studio, the group recorded several tracks for another two LP set, tentatively titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. Unfortunately, Hendrix was unable to see this musical vision through to completion due to his hectic worldwide touring schedules, then tragic death on September 18, 1970. Fortunately, the recordings Hendrix slated for release on the album were finally issued through the support of his family and original studio engineer Eddie Kramer on the 1997 release First Rays Of The New Rising Sun.
From demo recordings to finished masters, Jimi Hendrix generated an amazing collection of songs over the course of his short career. The music of Jimi Hendrix embraced the influences of blues, ballads, rock, R&B, and jazz a collection of styles that continue to make Hendrix one of the most popular figures in the history of rock music.
01. The Isley Brothers - Testify [04:07]
02. Don Covay - Mercy, Mercy [02:27]
03. Don Covay - Can't Stay Away [02:52]
04. Rosa Lee Brooks - My Diary [02:21]
05. Rosa Lee Brooks - Utee [01:58]
06. Little Richard - I Don't Know What You Got But It's Got Me [04:03]
07. Little Richard - Dancing All Around The World [03:00]
08. Frank Howard & The Commanders - I'm So Glad [02:40]
09. The Isley Brothers - Move Over And Let Me Dance [02:41]
10. The Isley Brothers - Have You Ever Been Disappinted [06:19]
11. Ray Sharpe - Help Me (Get The Feeling) Part One [02:34]
12. The Icemen - (My Girl) She's A Fox [02:44]
13. Jimmy Norman - That Little Old Groove Maker [02:15]
14. Billy Lamont - Sweet Thang [02:34]
15. King Curtis - Instant Groove [02:24]
01. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Fire [alternate mix] [02:51]
02. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Are You Experienced? [early take] [06:03]
03. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / May This Be Love [alternate mix with double-tra... [03:19]
04. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Can You See Me [alternate mono mix] [02:35]
05. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / The Wind Cries Mary [Stockholm 5-9-67] [03:56]
06. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Love Or Confusion [alternate mix with different... [03:18]
07. Jimi Hendrix with Dave Mason or Brian Jones / Little One [04:10]
08. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Mr. Bad Luck [02:58]
09. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Cat Talking To Me [02:54]
10. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Castles Made Of Sand [Take 16 - minus Noel Redd... [03:13]
11. Jimi Hendrix with Paul Caruso / Tears Of Rage [home demo] [05:21]
12. Jimi Hendrix with Paul Caruso / Hear My Train A Comin' [home demo] [04:39]
13. Jimi Hendrix / 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be) [home demo] [03:31]
14. Jimi Hendrix / Long Hot Summer Night [home demo] [02:33]
15. Jimi Hendrix / My Friend [home demo] [03:59]
16. Jimi Hendrix / Angel [home demo] [03:14]
17. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Calling All The Devil's Children [05:38]
18. Jimi Hendrix / New Rising Sun [extended version] [07:25]
01. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Hear My Freedom [05:23]
02. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Room Full Of Mirrors [02:32]
03. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Shame, Shame, Shame [03:00]
04. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Messenger [03:22]
05. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Hound Dog Blues [04:43]
06. The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Untitled Basic Track [03:50]
07. Star Spangled Banner (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, 26th April 1969) (Origi... [02:32]
08. Purple Haze (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, 26th April 1969) (Original Mix) [05:49]
09. Jimi Hendrix & Larry Young / Young/Hendrix (Alternate Recording) [21:00]
10. Mastermind [04:43]
11. Message To Love (Alternate Recording) [03:28]
12. Fire (Live at Fillmore East, New York, 31st December 1969 (Second Show)) [04:42]
13. Foxy Lady (Live at Fillmore East, New York, 31st December 1969 (Second Show)) [06:30]
01. Jimi Hendrix with Band Of Gypsys / Stone Free [Fillmore East, 31-12-69 2nd show] [14:46]
02. Jimi Hendrix with Band Of Gypsys / Burning Desire [08:49]
03. Jimi Hendrix / Lonely Avenue [04:25]
04. Love with Jimi Hendrix / Everlasting First [complete version] [04:14]
05. Jimi Hendrix / Freedom [04:19]
06. Jimi Hendrix / Peter Gunn/Catastrophe [extended version] [02:56]
07. Jimi Hendrix / In From The Storm [alternate mix] [03:37]
08. Jimi Hendrix / All God's Children [06:21]
09. Jimi Hendrix / Red House [Berkeley, 30-5-70 1st show] [07:30]
10. Jimi Hendrix / Play That Riff [00:38]
11. Jimi Hendrix / Bolero [05:33]
12. Jimi Hendrix / Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) [alternate mix] [06:05]
13. Jimi Hendrix / Suddenly November Morning [04:14]
01. Age Of Zero
02. The Army
03. Rolling Stone
04. Walker Brothers
05. Plastic Beatles
06. We've Been Together
09. Machine Gun
10. In From The Storm