Friday, February 8, 2013

Full Show Friday: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stockholm '69

Last year we searched the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and posted them to the site monthly.  That was all well and good but this year RtBE is upping the ante with a show every week to celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...The Jimi Hendrix Experience!

The Experience was on it's last legs before Jimi would move onto other things like the amazing Band Of Gypsies at the end of the year. There is a lot written about this tour and Open Culture captures it well here. I agree though even on off nights the band was better then most, if this is an off night as Noel stated.  Either which way, this is professionally shot and the sound is perfect, so that is a major bonus for a 40+ year old video.

Some highlights are the funk strumming Hendrix shows off in the middle of "Spanish Castle Magic" at the 13:40 mark, the killer "Red House" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". I will agree Hendrix does seem to be going through the motions with the older tunes, but it is almost impossible for a song like "Fire" not to pack a punch.    

  1. “Killing Floor” by Howlin’ Wolf
  2. “Spanish Castle Magic”
  3. “Fire”
  4. “Hey Joe” by Billy Roberts
  5. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
  6. “Red House”
  7. “Sunshine of Your Love” by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown and Eric Clapton

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