Saturday, March 26, 2005

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Review by Joe Viglione
Urban legend has it that bootlegger Rubber Dubber would have a truck outside the concert hall to record the records they released, with Jimi Hendrix's Live at the Los Angeles Forum and the Rolling Stones' European boot being two of their more famous efforts before allegedly getting busted. In a world where the Grateful Dead and Phish decided to give live music away to perpetuate their respective myths, and Frank Zappa's "beat the boots" campaign no doubt inspired Experience Hendrix to legitimize these recordings on their own imprint, the last vestiges of '70s bootlegs became collector's items and exciting gray-area treasures. The sonic quality here is not very impressive, but the performance is great. Side three is titled on the disc label as if "Room Full of Mirrors" is the one long jam on the side, but "Hey Baby/New Rising Sun" and "Freedom" are part of the mammoth jam, along with a drum solo. Glimpses of what would become The Cry of Love album are here (indeed, Rubber Dubber published the first version of "Brown Sugar," available from the aforementioned Rolling Stones double disc they issued). This disc was also released on Munia, catalog #M1622, as happens with boots — other underground distributors repackage and keep the sounds in circulation. There's a very cool "Star Spangled Banner"/"Purple Haze" 11-minute medley, close to eight minutes of "Voodoo Child," and over 77 minutes of Jimi Hendrix. The title, six dollar price, and Rubber Dubber logo are rubber-stamped on the blank white cardboard cover. A real artifact from the day.


Tracks




Title
Composer
Time

1 Spanish Castle Magic Hendrix 5:11
2 Foxey Lady Hendrix 4:00
3 Getting Your Brothers Shoes Together Hendrix 2:40
4 Getting My Heart Back Together Again Hendrix 9:24
5 Message to Love Hendrix 4:30
6 Easy Rider Hendrix 2:53
7 Machine Gun Hendrix 9:58
8 Room Full of Mirrors Hendrix 20:22
9 The Star Spangled Banner and Purple Haze Key, Smith 11:00
10 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Hendrix 7:56

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Releases
Year
Type
Label
Catalog #

1970 LP Munia M1622

April 25, 1970 LIVE AT THE LA FORUM

Jimi Hendrix

Album

Live at the Forum Los Angeles: April 25, 1970

Rating


Release Date

1970

Recording Date


Apr 25, 1970

Label


Munia

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Review by Joe Viglione
Urban legend has it that bootlegger Rubber Dubber would have a truck outside the concert hall to record the records they released, with Jimi Hendrix's Live at the Los Angeles Forum and the Rolling Stones' European boot being two of their more famous efforts before allegedly getting busted. In a world where the Grateful Dead and Phish decided to give live music away to perpetuate their respective myths, and Frank Zappa's "beat the boots" campaign no doubt inspired Experience Hendrix to legitimize these recordings on their own imprint, the last vestiges of '70s bootlegs became collector's items and exciting gray-area treasures. The sonic quality here is not very impressive, but the performance is great. Side three is titled on the disc label as if "Room Full of Mirrors" is the one long jam on the side, but "Hey Baby/New Rising Sun" and "Freedom" are part of the mammoth jam, along with a drum solo. Glimpses of what would become The Cry of Love album are here (indeed, Rubber Dubber published the first version of "Brown Sugar," available from the aforementioned Rolling Stones double disc they issued). This disc was also released on Munia, catalog #M1622, as happens with boots — other underground distributors repackage and keep the sounds in circulation. There's a very cool "Star Spangled Banner"/"Purple Haze" 11-minute medley, close to eight minutes of "Voodoo Child," and over 77 minutes of Jimi Hendrix. The title, six dollar price, and Rubber Dubber logo are rubber-stamped on the blank white cardboard cover. A real artifact from the day.


Tracks




Title
Composer
Time

1 Spanish Castle Magic Hendrix 5:11
2 Foxey Lady Hendrix 4:00
3 Getting Your Brothers Shoes Together Hendrix 2:40
4 Getting My Heart Back Together Again Hendrix 9:24
5 Message to Love Hendrix 4:30
6 Easy Rider Hendrix 2:53
7 Machine Gun Hendrix 9:58
8 Room Full of Mirrors Hendrix 20:22
9 The Star Spangled Banner and Purple Haze Key, Smith 11:00
10 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Hendrix

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Little Richard / Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix AMG site
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Aoojweaz04xs7

was originally here on Little Richard's site:
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Variations On A Theme: Red House
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Akarma Records - Little Richard's site
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There are only two instances of {$Jimi Hendrix}
performing with
{$Little
Richard} known to exist on tape. There's the {@Vee
Jay} single, {&"I
Don't What You Got... Parts 1 & 2"} produced by
{$Bumps Blackwell}, and
a live performance at Revere Beach, Massachusetts of
{$Little Richard}
in concert with {$Jimi Hendrix} on guitar, recorded by
the legendary
mastering engineer and disc jockey Little{$Walter
DeVenne}. According
to very reputable sources, this {@Alfa} release,
{^Friends From The
Beginning} is totally bogus. There's {$Aki Tomita's}
illustrations of
{$Hendrix} and {$Penniman} on the front and back
cover, there are
ridiculous liner notes that are almost as absurd as
the ones producer
{$Johnny Brantley} etched on the back of {^Jimi
Hendrix and Lonnie
Youngblood: Two Great Experiences Together} (an album
reportedly
containing a couple of actual songs with Jimi and
tracks that feature a
{$Hendrix} sound alike to fill out the disc), and
there's the music.
The album claims to be produced by {$Bumps Blackwell}
and {$Little
Richard} but most likely is not. The version of
{&"Tutti Frutti"}
which ends side one sounds like a simple guitar lesson
being played
over
a quick studio session with vintage sixties ambiance.
Where a true
"bootleg" album contains rare performances that fans
treasure, and a
"counterfeit" is usually an identical reproduction of
legit albums by
unscrupulous individuals, fraudulent recordings like



{^Friends From The
Beginning} serve no purpose but to confuse the public
and harm the reputations of the artists whose names
appear on these travesties. It is a deception. There
is no {$Jimi Hendrix} on this record.

This album says it is a 1972 release, and it actually
credits most of the songwriting to {$Little Richard}
and {$Jimi Hendrix}. Of value to fans only as a
bizarre artifact from an industry where the artist and
the public are both being cheated. Author {$John
McDermott} from the official {@Experience Hendrix}
company has written {-Hendrix: Setting The Record
Straight} on {@Warner Books} to help clear situations
like this up . Such a book is very necessary for an
artist whose catalog is rife with items like {^Friends
From The Beginning} - it is suggested you
spend your money on the book rather than this pathetic
album.




PPX 6 CD Set
http://martinobrien.co.uk/music/jimi/jh_ppx.shtml

radiorarities.com

Here's an interesting site for radio broadcasts found in
the usenet newsgroups:
alt.fan.jimi-hendrix
alt.music.jimi.hendrix

http://www.radiorarities.com/

http://www.radiorarities.com/showitemlist.asp?NoCache=0%2E522803&passed_criteria=YES&passed_rec=320&CurPage=17


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