Friday, 2 September 2016

Jimi Hendrix - The Things I Used To Do (Gypsys Rehearsals)

Jimi Hendrix 
'The Things I Used To Do'
Band Of Gypsys Rehearsals
(Golden Memories GM 890 738 / 1989 / 1CD)
(Outtakes 1968-69 / Band of Gypsys Rehearsals, Baggy's, New York City, NY 18-19.12.69)
Studio Soundboard recordings
Encoded: 192 Kbps MP3

One of the rarest Bootlegs of Jimi, released in 1989 by Golden Memories. The sound quality is top.
Rehearsals in a Greenwich Village loft with Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles.
The Izabella Tracks recorded at the Record Plant. All tracks recorded in 1969.
Engineering by Eddie Kramer. Recorded by Wally Heider, with the Mobile Unit.

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01. The Things I Used To Do - with Johnny Winter on steel guitar
02. Three Little Bears - longer version
03. Gypsy Eyes - diff. mix two guitars
04. Who Knows - try out
05. Who Knows - longer version
06. Message To Love
07. Message To Love
08. Izabella - inst. short jam
09. Izabella - inst. break down the mix
10. Izabella - inst. rehearsal
11. Izabella - inst. long version
12. Izabella - with vocal diff. mix from original 4 track tape

Opening this disc, is a blues jam between Jimi and Johnny Winter called The Things I Used To Do. Some great blistering guitar work, from both Jimi and Johnny. A whole album from these two would be a very interesting thing indeed. Following that is yet another visit to the Three Little Bears, this time it's the incomplete version. A different mix of Gypsy Eyes, from the album Electric Ladyland is next. After that, it's Band Of Gypsy tracks featuring Jimi on guitar, Buddy Miles on drums, and Billy Cox on bass. Who Knows, and Message To Love are the band rehearsing and preparing for their 4 shows at the Fillmore East, on December 31st/69 & January 1/70. Izabella features the same lineup, this time at work in the studio. -Original

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