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June 16, 1970

Back at Electric Lady Jimi records the master takes of “Night Bird Flying” and “Straight Ahead.” Joined by percussionist Juma Sultan these sessions proved to be among his most productive in the post-Electric Ladyland days. He follows these recordings with takes of “Beginnings,” “Freedom,” and a loose recording simply titled “Messing Around.”

Beginnings Electric Lady Freedom Juma Sultan Night Bird Flying Recording Straight Ahead

June 17, 1970

Returning once again to Electric Lady, Hendrix enthusiastically kicked off the session right where the prior night’s left off. In visiting “Straight Ahead” Hendrix, Billy Cox, and Mitch Mitchell concentrated on forming a new master take of the song. The trio then moves to recordings for “Astro Man.” Feeling playful, Jimi brings the session to a quick halt before yelling for tape machine to start recording. Assured that the tapes are rolling Jimi breaks into a high octave vocal take of “Drifter’s Escape.”

billy cox Electric Lady Hendrix Mitch Mitchell Recording Straight Ahead

July 19, 1970

Back at Electric Lady Studios, Jimi once again worked on “Night Bird Flying,” “Straight Ahead,” “Astro Man,” Freedom,” and “Dolly Dagger.”

Astro Man Dolly Dagger Electric Lady Studios Freedom Night Bird Flying Recording Straight Ahead

August 20, 1970

The session kicks off with a short, slow blues jam but is cut short due to a malfunctioning tape machine. When the system is repaired Hendrix begins to work on a series of rough mixes for “Straight Ahead,” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Ezy Rider,” “In From The Storm,” “Drifting,” “Angel,” “Belly Button Window,” “Dolly Dagger,” and “Freedom.” French television broadcasts L’Appiche De Monde: Festival Atlanta, which includes Jimi’s performance of “Stone Free” captured during the July 4th celebration in Georgia.

Angel Belly Button Window Drifting Ezy Rider In From The Storm L’Appiche De Monde Recording Room Full Of Mirrors Straight Ahead

August 22, 1970

Returning to Electric Lady, Jimi continues to work on rough mixes for “Night Bird Flying,” “Straight Ahead,” “Drifter’s Escape,” “Ezy Rider,” “Come Down Hard On Me,” “Beginnings,” “Cherokee Mist,” “In From The Storm,” “Valleys Of Neptune,” “Astro Man,” and “Belly Button Window” overdubs.

Beginnings Cherokee Mist Come Down Hard On Me Drifter’s Escape Electric Lady Ezy Rider In From The Storm Night Bird Flying Recording Straight Ahead