Hendrix was working intermittently on a new album, tentatively titled First Ray Of The New Rising Sun (finally released in 1997), when he died in London on September 18, 1970 from "drug-related complications." Many of the songs probably wouldn't have made the actual release if Hendrix had lived.
Hendrix wrote this as a tribute to R&B legend Curtis Mayfield, who played with Jimi early in his career.
Suggestion credit: Bertrand - Paris, France
There are around four guitar tracks. The backwards solo and fills, two guitar effect (univibe) and one last guitar with no special effect. The univibe was probably Hendrix' favorite effect. A Similar sound was created with a Leslie speaker used in "Little Wing."
According to Hendrix' producer Eddie Kramer, Jimi had the uncanny ability to record a solo backwards, all the while knowing exactly how it would sound after the tape was flipped back over.
An alternative mix recorded July 23, 1970 starts out with Jimi saying, "Let me do some sea sounds."
Buzzy Linhart played a vibraphone on this track, which was added after Hendrix' death.
Suggestion credit: Gonzalo - BsAs, Argentina, for all above
Charlie from Virginia Beach, VaI wish I could post this at facebook for my friends. Some people don't know he could do this.
Barry from New York, NyAnyone ever check out the film RAINBOW BRIDGE? That was made (at least Henrix's appearences) during a break in the recording sessions for Hendrix's new album. That's one long mess of a movie, long and boring. Luckily the Jimi Hendrix concert footage livens things up a bit but unfortunately only a brief portion exits in this film.
Mota from .Wow....what can you say about this song and the lyrics? A very sad sounding song but also beautiful.
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.