Jimi Hendrix covered this at some of his concerts, unaware that he was the inspiration for the bass line.
Hendrix did an impromptu performance of the song when he appeared on Happening for Lulu
, BBC TV show in England hosted by the prim and proper "To Sir With Love
" singer. After playing part of his scheduled song "Hey Joe
," Hendrix stopped the performance and said, "We'd like to stop playing this rubbish and dedicate a song to the Cream, regardless of what kind of group they may be in. We dedicate this to Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce."
This version appears on the Experience Hendrix 2CD/3LP The BBC Sessions
towards the end of Disc 2/Side 6 on the LP. An instrumental version appears on the 2010 Valleys of Neptune
album, which was recorded by Hendrix at London's Olympic Studios on February 16, 1969.
Hendrix engineer and producer Eddie Kramer recalled to Toronto's The Globe and Mail
: "Jimi loved Cream, he loved Eric Clapton. It was a fabulous song, he loved to play it, and he would just rip into it whenever the mood hit him." (thanks, Jippers - Gosford, Australia)