The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The L.A. Forum Concert 1969 (Bootleg)

Selasa, 26 Februari 2013

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Lots of Jimi Hendrix live albums have been released up to now, but this one is special as for the first time - outside of the bootleg domain - you will be able to hear the whole ‘LA Forum’ show as it happened on April 26, 1969. The LA Forum was a great venue with a capacity of 17,264 and that evening the audience was able to witness a Jimi Hendrix Experience in top-notch form, in spite of the fact the police had to put in a great effort to keep the audience off the stage.

Jimi Hendrix Experience -  1 Sided Promo Only Single UK 1967

Early in 1966, at the Cheetah Club on Broadway at 53rd Street, Linda Keith, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, befriended Hendrix and recommended him to the Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham and later, producer Seymour Stein. Neither man appreciated Hendrix's music, and they both passed. She then referred Hendrix to Chas Chandler, who was ending his tenure as bassist in the Animals and looking for talent to manage and produce. Chandler liked the song "Hey Joe" and was convinced he could create a hit single with the right artist.

Impressed with Hendrix's version, Chandler brought him to London in September 1966 and signed him to a management and production contract with himself and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery. Chandler then helped Hendrix form a new band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, with guitarist-turned-bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, both English musicians. Chandler also convinced Hendrix to change the spelling of his first name from "Jimmy" to the more exotic "Jimi".

Shortly before the Experience was formed, Chandler introduced Hendrix to Brian Auger, Eric Burdon, Pete Townshend, and Eric Clapton, who had only recently helped put together Cream. At Chandler's request, Cream let Hendrix join them on stage for a jam. Hendrix performed two songs, one of which was "Killing Floor". Hendrix and Clapton remained friends until Hendrix's death. The first night Hendrix arrived in London, he began a relationship with Kathy Etchingham that lasted until February 1969. She later wrote an autobiographical book about their relationship and the sixties London scene in general.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - First Issue White Label UK 1967

After his enthusiastically received performance at France's number 1 venue, the Olympia theatre in Paris on the Johnny Hallyday tour, an on-stage jam with Cream, a showcase gig at the newly opened, pop-celebrity-oriented nightclub Bag O'Nails, and the all important appearances on the top UK TV pop shows Ready Steady Go! and the BBC's Top of the Pops, word of Hendrix spread throughout the London music community in late 1966. His showmanship and virtuosity made instant fans of reigning guitar heroes Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, as well as Brian Jones and members of the Beatles and the Who, whose managers signed Hendrix to their new record label, Track Records.

Hendrix's first single was a cover of "Hey Joe", using Tim Rose's slower arrangement of the song including his addition of a female backing chorus. Backing this first 1966 "Experience" single was Hendrix's first songwriting effort, "Stone Free". Further success came in early 1967 with "Purple Haze", which featured the "Hendrix chord" and "The Wind Cries Mary". The three singles were all UK Top 10 hits; they were also popular internationally in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan (though they failed to sell when released later in the US).

Onstage, Hendrix was also making an impression with sped up renderings of the B.B. King hit "Rock Me Baby" and Howlin' Wolf's hit "Killing Floor". On March 31, 1967, while booked to appear at the Astoria in London as a support act on a tour that also included Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdink and the Walker Brothers, Hendrix and Chandler talked back-stage about ways to increase the band's media exposure. Chandler asked journalist Keith Altham for advice and Altham suggested that they needed to do something more dramatic then the stage show of the Who, which involved the smashing of instruments. Hendrix replied: "Maybe I can smash up an elephant", to which Altham replied: "Well, its a pity you can't set fire to your guitar". Chandler immediately asked road manager Gerry Stickels to get them some lighter fluid. Hendrix gave an especially dynamic performance before setting his guitar on fire at the end of his 45-minute set. In the wake of the notable stunt, London's tabloid press called Hendrix the "Black Elvis" and the "Wild Man of Borneo".

Rolling Stone described Are You Experienced as Hendrix's "epochal debut", and they ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time, noting his "exploitation of amp howl" and describing the material as "soul music for inner space." The founding editor of Guitar World called it, "the album that shook the world ... leaving it forever changed". When Track records sent the master tapes for "Purple Haze" to Reprise for remastering, they wrote the following words on the tape box: "Deliberate distortion. Do not correct." First released in the UK in May 1967, Are You Experienced, reached number 2 in the UK charts. The original version of the LP contained none of the previously released singles or their B-sides.

Released in the US in August by Reprise Records, Are You Experienced, reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The US and Canadian versions of Are You Experienced featured a new cover by Karl Ferris and a new song list, with Reprise removing "Red House", "Remember" and "Can You See Me" to make room for the first three single A-sides omitted from the UK release: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". "Red House" is the only original twelve-bar blues written by Hendrix. The album offered a startling introduction to the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the album was a blueprint for what had become possible on an electric guitar, basically recorded on four tracks, mixed into mono and only modified at this point by a "fuzz" pedal, reverb and a small bit of the experimental "Octavia" pedal on "Purple Haze", produced by Roger Mayer in consultation with Hendrix. A remix using the mostly mono backing tracks with the guitar and vocal overdubs separated and occasionally panned to create a stereo mix was also released, only in the US and Canada.

As an adolescent during the 1950s, rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry earned Hendrix's interest. In 1968, he told Guitar Player magazine that electric blues artists including Muddy Waters, Elmore James and B.B. King influenced him during the beginning of his career, he also cited Eddie Cochran as an early influence.[163] Of Muddy Waters, the first guitarist Hendrix became aware of, he said: "I heard one of his records when I was a little boy and it scared me to death because I heard all of these sounds."

Band of Gypsys bassist, Billy Cox, stated that during their time serving in the US military, he and Hendrix listened to mostly southern blues artists such as Jimmy Reed, B.B. King and Albert King. According to Cox, "Albert King was a very, very powerful influence" on Hendrix. Howlin' Wolf also influenced Hendrix, who performed Wolf's "Killing Floor" as the opening number to the set of his US debut at the Monterey Pop Festival. Soul guitarist Curtis Mayfield also significantly influenced Hendrix.

In early 1967, when asked what he thought about the music of the Beatles, Hendrix replied: "Oh, yes. I think its good. They're one group you can't really put down because they're just too much."[167] During the same interview, when asked if he had ever seen Pink Floyd perform, Hendrix replied: "I've heard they have beautiful lights but they don't sound like nothing." In 1970, during his final interview he commented: "They're doing a different type of music. They're doing more of a space type of thing, I mean inner space".
Hendrix owned and used a variety of guitars during his career. However, his guitar of choice (and the instrument that became most associated with him), was the Fender Stratocaster. He started playing the model in 1966 and thereafter used it prevalently in his stage performances and recordings.

Hendrix bought many Stratocasters and gave some away as gifts. The original Fender Stratocaster Sunburst that Hendrix burnt at the Astoria in 1967, and that he kept as a souvenir, was given to Frank Zappa by a Hendrix roadie at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival. After Astoria, the guitar was restored, and Hendrix had burned it again onstage in Miami. Once in Frank Zappa's hands, Zappa had it restored again and used it himself. As well as playing it, it was this guitar that Zappa chose to be photographed with for the cover of the January 1977 edition of Guitar Player.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1969/04/26 The LA Forum 

01. Intro  02:33
02. Tax Free  15:41
03. Foxy Lady  04:50
04. Red House  11:13
05. Spanish Castle Magic  11:22
06. Star Spangled Banner  02:20
07. Purple Haze  06:30
08. I Don't Live Today  07:34
09. Voodoo Chile  09:18
10. Sunshine Of Your Love  01:55
11. Voodoo Chile (Reprise)  05:41

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