Lover Man

Album: Valleys of Neptune (2010)


  • Modeled after BB King's "Rock Me Baby," this blues workout is about fleeing a lady's bedroom upon her lover's return. This version was recorded at London's Olympic Studios on February 16, 1969 but there are several different recordings of this Hendrix original available elsewhere under slightly varied titles.

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  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceThe version released on Valleys of Neptune is one of the best recordings of that song by Jimi. It's also one of the best songs on the album.
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