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Friday, December 19, 2008

A Jimi Hendrix Christmas...on the next Vinyl Monday

In Christmas of 1969, while rehearsing for the Band Of Gypsys performance at New York's Fillmore East, Jimi put together three holiday favorites straight to two-track recorder. He paired it with his version of Three Little Bears (recorded in May of '68), and put it out as a goof. This is an exceptional snapshot of Jimi Hendrix just having fun with some friends. This is not a typical polished and produced Hendrix recording, just an intimate portrait of a true artist letting it all hang out on raw tape.

As is our tradition, Vinyl Monday presents both sides of the rare single
Band Of Gypsys - "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year"
Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne
Three Little Bears