Jimi Hendrix - Early Recordings To Be Released


Jimi Hendrix's pre-The Jimi Hendrix Experience recording history will be compiled on a new collection next month. You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) - The RSVP/PPX Sessions includes 14 songs from the guitar hero's days as a session musician. This release will come out on March 24th via Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings. More of Hendrix's early recordings are promised after this first collection debuts.

The music comes from 1965-67, when Hendrix played guitar for the New York City group Curtis Knight & The Squires. Two of the tracks performed by Knight & The Squires and included on You Can't Use My Name ("Hornet's Nest" and "Knock Yourself Out," both instrumentals) were written by Hendrix and were the first songs composed by him to be released on record.

For years, this music has showed up in various forms. You Can't Use My Name, according to a press release announcing the compilation, is the "first attempt to present this music in its original context." In addition to the songs, the set includes previously unreleased studio chatter from 1967 with Hendrix asking that his name not be used when the recording is released.

Jimi Hendrix was hamstrung throughout his career by litigation over these recordings in the U.S. and U.K. and these fights continued until his family ultimately prevailed in litigation. After acquiring the rough master tapes, those 88 Knight studio recordings were placed in the hands of Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer, who worked on all three The Jimi Hendrix Experience albums as well as authorized posthumous LPs like Valleys Of Neptune and First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. Kramer was tasked with cleaning up the tapes and delivering one cohesive collection spotlighting Hendrix's early work.





You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) - The RSVP/PPX Sessions is due out on CD and 150-gram vinyl. Tracklist:

01. How Would You Feel
02. Gotta Have A New Dress
03. Don't Accuse Me
04. Fool For You Baby
05. No Such Animal
06. Welcome Home
07. Knock Yourself Out [Flying On Instruments]
08. Simon Says
09. Station Break
10. Strange Things
11. Hornet's Nest
12. You Don't Want Me
13. You Can't Use My Name
14. Gloomy Monday

Source: theguardian.com
Band profile: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
 
Posted: 21.02.2015 by Bad English


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21.02.2015 - 14:39
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Ummm it's extremely rare!!
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21.02.2015 - 17:47
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
The first 3 albums by this guy were amazing, but what came out after his death was just from another movie... feeling excited for this is not really in my plans.
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21.02.2015 - 18:54
Rapid Fire
Agree, tons of rare stuff have been release after Jimmi's death, but most of them are fillers and mere curiosities. I may listen to this just out of curiosity, but I don't expect anything outstanding.
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22.02.2015 - 01:45
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Written by Rapid Fire on 21.02.2015 at 18:54

Agree, tons of rare stuff have been release after Jimmi's death, but most of them are fillers and mere curiosities. I may listen to this just out of curiosity, but I don't expect anything outstanding.


I think that most of those recordings are just raw jams done during the rehearsal and recording times for the first 3 albums. They seem to be mostly incomplete. They were most probably scrapped and did not make it on the original 3 records. Probably this is why they suck in comparison to what they released while Hendrix was still alive. Collectors will surely appreciate it, but those who are more interested in quality than just completing a collection for the sake of it do not need to purchase them.
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