Monday, February 28, 2011

Jimi Hendrix Are you experience!




Jimi Hendrix Are you experience!

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Early in 1966 at the Cheetah Club on Broadway at 53rd Street, Linda Keith, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, befriended Hendrix and recommended him to Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham and later, producer Seymour Stein. Neither man took a liking to Hendrix's music, and they both passed. She then referred Hendrix to Chas Chandler, who was ending his tenure as bassist in The Animals and looking for talent to manage and produce. Chandler liked the song "Hey Joe" and was convinced he could create a hit single with the right artist.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing on Dutch television in 1967

Impressed with Hendrix's version, Chandler brought him to London and signed him to a management and production contract with himself and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery. It was Chandler who came up with the spelling change of "Jimmy" to "Jimi". Chandler then helped Hendrix form a new band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with guitarist-turned-bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, both English musicians. Shortly before the Experience was formed, Chandler introduced Hendrix to Pete Townshend and to Eric Clapton, who had only recently helped put together Cream. At Chandler's request, Cream let Hendrix join them on stage for a jam on the song "Killing Floor". Hendrix and Clapton remained friends up until Hendrix's death. The first night he arrived in London, he began a relationship with Kathy Etchingham that lasted until February 1969. She later wrote a well received autobiographical book about their relationship and the sixties London scene in general.

Hendrix sometimes had a camp sense of humor, specifically with the song "Purple Haze". A mondegreen had appeared, in which the line "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" was misheard as "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy." In a few performances, Hendrix humorously used this, deliberately singing "kiss this guy" while pointing to Mitch or Noel, as he did at Monterey. In the Woodstock DVD he deliberately points to the sky at this point, to make it clear. A volume of misheard lyrics has been published, using this mondegreen itself as the title, with Hendrix on the cover.

30 comments:

  1. "excuse me as I kiss this guy" HAHAHAHA!

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  2. Awesome song. My personal favourite from Hendrix.

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  3. he is so awesome, sad he died so young

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  4. Purple Haze, one of my all time favorites!

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  5. Great song, but I feel its used too much

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  6. Hendrix is really over rated....I mean sure he's good but come on man!

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  7. hendrix was ok, a little overrated in the past few years

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  8. Hendrix is a legend, there will never be anyone else like him. RIP Jimi

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  9. I fucking love Jimi! Foxy Lady is without a doubt one of the greatest songs ever.

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  10. I can truly appreciate Hendrix in the frame of mind I'm currently at.

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  11. I love your blog, I'm totally following!

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  12. Dutch television - best of all!
    http://baxxmans.blogspot.com/

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  13. Ahh, one of the songs that made me like Hendrix!

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  14. I bet the 'Stones' manager's regretting that! =P

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  15. Great great musician, and one of my favorite songs of his. First poster posted that he says "excuse me while I kiss this guy", I think it actually goes "excuse me while I kiss the sky".

    That's just how I've always heard it.

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  16. I really love jimmy hendrix.
    his music is so awesome!

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