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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 11:28 AM
I do not have any live Hendrix CD's in my collection what should I own?

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 11:48 AM
Band of Gypsies for sure.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 11:51 AM
yep, Band of Gypsys.

After that, dang, hard to say for me. There are so many to choose from.

I'm a bit partial to Live at Berkeley, but I'm no expert. But a decent mix of both older and newer songs.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 12:06 PM
Another vote for Band of Gypsys. When I first heard it I didn't like it as much as the studio stuff, but over time it became the Jimi album I listen to the most. Them Changes is maybe the greatest wah-wah showcase there is, Power of Soul has, for my money, the best riff in rock guitar, and Machine Gun is an artistic achievement I'm not sure anybody has equaled - it's a sound painting with distortion and feedback. After that.... jeez, I don't know. Live at the Fillmore East has more tracks from the same run that produced Band of Gypsys, so there's some good stuff in there if you like loose, extended jams. If you favor Jimi's early stuff you might enjoy Radio One, which has a bunch of hits from early hits plus some cool blues covers (Hoochie Coochie Man, Hound Dog, Catfish Blues) and a cover of Day Tripper that I just love.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 12:18 PM
Here are some picks...

Band of Gypsies (already mentioned)

Jimi Hendrix Concerts - may be tough to find

http://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Hendrix-Concerts/dp/B00000I250/ref=sr_1_1?s=musi c&ie=UTF8&qid=1394125947&sr=1-1&keywords=jimi+hendrix+conce rts

Hendrix in the West - easy to find and inexpensive

http://www.amazon.com/Hendrix-West-Jimi/dp/B0055IU3WW/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&am p;ie=UTF8&qid=1394126171&sr=1-1&keywords=hendrix+in+the+west

Live at Woodstock - 2 CD's of an incredible performance

http://www.amazon.com/Live-At-Woodstock-2-CD/dp/B003YDZVBI/ref=sr_1_1?s=mus ic&ie=UTF8&qid=1394126224&sr=1-1&keywords=hendrix+woodstock

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 12:33 PM
Big Hendrix fan, here's what I'd recommend in chronological order;

- Jimi Plays Monterey- US debut in June '67

- Winterland (single highlights disc)- Oct '68

- Live at the Fillmore East- 16 songs from the Fillmore East stand that produced "Band of Gypsys" (which had 6 songs on original release)

You also can't go wrong with BBC Sessions/Radio One (early JHE) or Berkeley (May '70).

A bit trickier are, Woodstock (historic, one of Jimi's longest sets, band is under-rehearsed) and Isle of Wight (tired Jimi, late night set, tech issues) and kind of a gray market item overseas is the JHE performance at the Royal Albert Hall in Feb. 1969 (JHE's last show in the UK)

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 12:42 PM
i agree with marley and efus on the bbc/radio one sessions..it has a cool jam with stevie wonder on drums
 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 12:45 PM
The Winterland boxset.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 02:25 PM
Winterland Box set, Band Of Gypsys Live At The Fillmore East, Live At Berkeley, and BBC Sessions. The original Band Of Gypsys album leaves me a little flat, mostly because Buddy Miles won't STFU. Apparently this also annoyed Jimi, according to Eddie Kramer. The 2CD Live At The Fillmore East is an expansive set and Miles vocalizing is tempered by incredible jams and extended versions of Hendrix warhorses like Stone Free and Hear My Train A Comin'.

I'm also really digging the Miami Pop Festival recording that came out last year. I like Hendrix way too much so i tried to whittle it down, but if you get into it there are some splendid Bootleg+ quality official recordings through Dagger records like Live in Ottawa 1968, Woburn 1968, and Oakland 1969 which is just incredible. Hendrix was in the mood to jam and Jack Casady was on board for an 18 minute Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (not "Voodoo Chile"). Dammit, now I have to go listen to that

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 02:34 PM
Addendum: there's a bonus disc in the Lifelines box set that is live from The L.A. Forum April 26, 1969. Lots of sweet jams on that one. You may be able to find it by itself on the interwebs.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 02:37 PM
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Buddy Miles won't STFU. Apparently this also annoyed Jimi, according to Eddie Kramer.

And it annoys me too! But somehow the album is fantastic. He hogs the spotlight and doesn't sing or write anything interesting, but his drumming does propel the band. I prefer Mitch Mitchell and Mitchell/Cox is my favorite backing group for Jimi, but Band of Gypsys wouldn't sound like it does if Mitchell were behind the drum kit.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 03:06 PM
Thanks I new I would get some good answers on here,Now were is my credit card

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 03:23 PM
Yep...it has to be Band of Gypsies...for the funk groove...and because that was the show where Bill Graham challenged Jimi to cut out the over-the-top gyrations and fluff and show him he could really play. Jimi bore down and riffed hard. LOve it!

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 03:36 PM
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Buddy Miles won't STFU. Apparently this also annoyed Jimi, according to Eddie Kramer.

And it annoys me too! But somehow the album is fantastic. He hogs the spotlight and doesn't sing or write anything interesting, but his drumming does propel the band. I prefer Mitch Mitchell and Mitchell/Cox is my favorite backing group for Jimi, but Band of Gypsys wouldn't sound like it does if Mitchell were behind the drum kit.


That's exactly right about BoG. I really like the Baggy's Rehearsal tapes too. But to me, Mitch is the drummer for Jimi. Plus Mitch didn't scat sing all over of a grooving riff and ruin it

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 04:17 PM
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The Winterland boxset.


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