Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts (Remastered) Jimi Hendrix

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
22.11.2019

Label: Legacy Recordings

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Classic Rock

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  • 1Power of Soul (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)05:30
  • 2Lover Man (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)03:14
  • 3Hear My Train a Comin' (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)09:06
  • 4Changes (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)05:58
  • 5Izabella (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)03:29
  • 6Machine Gun (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)08:54
  • 7Stop (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)05:30
  • 8Ezy Ryder (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)05:55
  • 9Bleeding Heart (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)06:38
  • 10Earth Blues (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)06:24
  • 11Burning Desire (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 1st Set)09:40
  • 12Auld Lang Syne (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)03:54
  • 13Who Knows (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)08:40
  • 14Fire (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)05:15
  • 15Ezy Ryder (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)04:24
  • 16Machine Gun (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)13:51
  • 17Stone Free (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)17:22
  • 18Changes (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)08:06
  • 19Message to Love (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)03:37
  • 20Stop (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)07:02
  • 21Foxey Lady (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 12/31/69 - 2nd Set)06:45
  • 22Who Knows (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)10:52
  • 23Machine Gun (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)12:33
  • 24Changes (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)07:25
  • 25Power of Soul (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)06:19
  • 26Stepping Stone (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)05:31
  • 27Foxey Lady (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)07:21
  • 28Stop (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)06:07
  • 29Earth Blues (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)08:50
  • 30Burning Desire (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 1st Set)08:57
  • 31Stone Free (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)13:12
  • 32Power of Soul (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)09:10
  • 33Changes (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)09:33
  • 34Message To Love (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)05:22
  • 35Machine Gun (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)11:52
  • 36Lover Man (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)02:35
  • 37Steal Away (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)05:53
  • 38Earth Blues (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)05:54
  • 39Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)05:59
  • 40We Gotta Live Together (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)09:48
  • 41Wild Thing (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)03:13
  • 42Hey Joe (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)03:57
  • 43Purple Haze (Live at the Fillmore East, NY - 1/1/70 - 2nd Set)04:55
  • Total Runtime05:14:32

Info for Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts (Remastered)



Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970. Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 albums, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially. Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as supercharged Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.

Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970. Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs or 8LPs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially or have been newly remixed plus the full extended versions of songs originally released on the 1970 Band of Gypsys album. Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix’s legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career filled with indefinite possibilities. Earlier in 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience had closed a musical chapter and the guitarist assembled a new trio dubbed Band of Gypsys, consisting of Hendrix, his longtime friend Billy Cox, on bass, whom he had befriended when both were serving with the 101st Airborne Division Cox and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles, who would also contribute occasional lead vocals. Hendrix was inspired by his collaboration with Cox and Miles and this creative renewal drove the development of promising new material such as “Power Of Soul,” “Burning Desire” and the extraordinary “Machine Gun.” By the end of January 1970, the band was history, but the blend of funk, rock and soul pioneered by the trio had a profound impact. Notable devotees include funk pioneers Parliament-Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers and Bootsy Collins, extending all the way forward to hip-hop.

Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as supercharged Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate’s “Stop,” “Steal Away,” by Jimmy Hughes and a searing “Bleeding Heart” by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music. The lavish package is filled with unseen photos from talent such as Fillmore East house photographer Amalie Rothschild, Jan Blom (whose iconic, color saturated images provided the original artwork for 1970’s Band of Gypsys) as well as Marshall Amplifier representative Marc Franklin, who had full access to the group in their dressing room backstage. The booklet features remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott - the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.

Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix
Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because he was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable that Jimi Hendrix's meteoric rise in the music took place in just four short years. His musical language continues to influence a host of modern musicians, from George Clinton to Miles Davis, and Steve Vai to Jonny Lang.

Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle's King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James 'Al' Hendrix. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson. Entirely self-taught, Jimmy's inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.

Al took notice of Jimmy's interest in the guitar, recalling, 'I used to have Jimmy clean up the bedroom all the time while I was gone, and when I would come home I would find a lot of broom straws around the foot of the bed. I'd say to him, `Well didn't you sweep up the floor?' and he'd say, `Oh yeah,' he did. But I'd find out later that he used to be sitting at the end of the bed there and strumming the broom like he was playing a guitar.' Al found an old one-string ukulele, which he gave to Jimmy to play a huge improvement over the broom.

By the summer of 1958, Al had purchased Jimmy a five-dollar, second-hand acoustic guitar from one of his friends. Shortly thereafter, Jimmy joined his first band, The Velvetones. After a three-month stint with the group, Jimmy left to pursue his own interests. The following summer, Al purchased Jimmy his first electric guitar, a Supro Ozark 1560S; Jimi used it when he joined The Rocking Kings.

In 1961, Jimmy left home to enlist in the United States Army and in November 1962 earned the right to wear the 'Screaming Eagles' patch for the paratroop division. While stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jimmy formed The King Casuals with bassist Billy Cox. After being discharged due to an injury he received during a parachute jump, Jimmy began working as a session guitarist under the name Jimmy James. By the end of 1965, Jimmy had played with several marquee acts, including Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, and Little Richard. Jimmy parted ways with Little Richard to form his own band, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, shedding the role of back-line guitarist for the spotlight of lead guitar.

Throughout the latter half of 1965, and into the first part of 1966, Jimmy played the rounds of smaller venues throughout Greenwich Village, catching up with Animals' bassist Chas Chandler during a July performance at Cafe Wha? Chandler was impressed with Jimmy's performance and returned again in September 1966 to sign Hendrix to an agreement that would have him move to London to form a new band.

Switching gears from bass player to manager, Chandler's first task was to change Hendrix's name to 'Jimi.' Featuring drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding, the newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience quickly became the talk of London in the fall of 1966.

The Experience's first single, 'Hey Joe,' spent ten weeks on the UK charts, topping out at spot No. 6 in early 1967. The debut single was quickly followed by the release of a full-length album Are You Experienced, a psychedelic musical compilation featuring anthems of a generation. Are You Experienced has remained one of the most popular rock albums of all time, featuring tracks like 'Purple Haze,' 'The Wind Cries Mary,' 'Foxey Lady,' 'Fire,' and 'Are You Experienced?'

Although Hendrix experienced overwhelming success in Britain, it wasn't until he returned to America in June 1967 that he ignited the crowd at the Monterey International Pop Festival with his incendiary performance of 'Wild Thing.' Literally overnight, The Jimi Hendrix Experience became one of most popular and highest grossing touring acts in the world.

Hendrix followed Are You Experienced with Axis: Bold As Love. By 1968, Hendrix had taken greater control over the direction of his music; he spent considerable time working the consoles in the studio, with each turn of a knob or flick of the switch bringing clarity to his vision.

Back in America, Jimi Hendrix built his own recording studio, Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The name of this project became the basis for his most demanding musical release, a two LP collection, Electric Ladyland. Throughout 1968, the demands of touring and studio work took its toll on the group and in 1969 the Experience disbanded.

The summer of 1969 brought emotional and musical growth to Jimi Hendrix. In playing the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969, Jimi joined forces with an eclectic ensemble called Gypsy Sun & Rainbows featuring Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Juma Sultan, and Jerry Velez. The Woodstock performance was highlighted by the renegade version of 'Star Spangled Banner,' which brought the mud-soaked audience to a frenzy.

Nineteen sixty-nine also brought about a new and defining collaboration featuring Jimi Hendrix on guitar, bassist Billy Cox and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles. Performing as the Band of Gypsys, this trio launched a series of four New Year's performances on December 31, 1969 and January 1, 1970. Highlights from these performances were compiled and later released on the quintessential Band of Gypsys album in mid-1970 and the expanded Hendrix: Live At The Fillmore East in 1999.

As 1970 progressed, Jimi brought back drummer Mitch Mitchell to the group and together with Billy Cox on bass, this new trio once again formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience. In the studio, the group recorded several tracks for another two LP set, tentatively titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. Unfortunately, Hendrix was unable to see this musical vision through to completion due to his hectic worldwide touring schedules, then tragic death on September 18, 1970. Fortunately, the recordings Hendrix slated for release on the album were finally issued through the support of his family and original studio engineer Eddie Kramer on the 1997 release First Rays Of The New Rising Sun.

From demo recordings to finished masters, Jimi Hendrix generated an amazing collection of songs over the course of his short career. The music of Jimi Hendrix embraced the influences of blues, ballads, rock, R&B, and jazz a collection of styles that continue to make Hendrix one of the most popular figures in the history of rock music. (Source: Sony)

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