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Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Bleeding Heart 2) Guitar Idea 3) Ezy Ryder 4) Midnight 5) Bleeding Heart 6) Villanova Junction Blues 7) Jam Following a difficult and unproductive series of sessions at Olympic Studios in February 1969, the Experience did not return to the recording studio as a unit until April, when they gathered with engineer Eddie Kramer at New York’s Olmstead Studios to try and recapture their momentum.
Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Jam 2) Hear My Train A’ Comin’ 3) Ezy Ryder
Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1)Midnight 2)Trash Man Takes of the extended instrumental workouts “Midnight” and “Trash Man” were the most promising songs to emerge from these early April 1969 Olmstead sessions. “Midnight” had begun to take form two months earlier at the February 1969 sessions at Olympic Studios. The song was originally titled “Midnight Lightning” before Jimi shortened it simply to “Midnight”. “Midnight” is now available as part of the 1998 album South Saturn Delta. A heavily truncated version of “Trash Man”, filled out with posthumously recorded overdubs, was issued part of the controversial [and long since deleted] 1975 album Midnight Lightning.
April 4, 1969 Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1)Trash Man
Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Jam With Electric Sitar 2) Ships Passing In The Night 3) Ezy Ryder Working without Mitch and Noel, Jimi enjoyed a night of jamming and experimentation. The evening’s highlight came when Jimi recorded an extended, untitled jam session playing an electric sitar, an instrument given to him by its inventor, Vinnie Bell.
Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Stone Free 2) Hear My Train A Comin’ 3) Lullaby For The Summer Jimi revisited “Stone Free”, his first ever Experience composition. This new rendition showcased a more sophisticated arrangement than that of the November 1966 recording which had served as the b-side for “Hey Joe”. Pleased with the group’s progress, Hendrix recorded lead guitar and vocal overdubs during two subsequent sessions on April 9 and 14. While not released during Jimi’s lifetime, this version of “Stone Free” was issued as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set. Work was also completed on “Hear My Train A Comin” although no final masters were achieved. Jimi also attempted to further develop “Lullaby For The Summer”, which would later evolve as “Ezy Ryder”.
Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1)Hear My Train A Comin’ 2)Stone Free New attempts were made at “Hear My Train A Comin’” while Jimi added overdubs to the “Stone Free” master begun on April 7.
Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1 ) Solo Guitar 2 ) Jam With Unknown Bass & Drummer 3 ) Jam With Mitch & Noel 4 ) Jam With Percussion 5 ) Bass Jam 6 ) Sunshine Of Your Love 7 ) Ships Passing Through The Night 8 ) Jams With Larry Young and Buddy Miles A night filled with spirited jam sessions. The evening was capped off with a superb, jazz tinged workout with Buddy Miles and organist Larry Young. A portion of this jam was later issued as part of the [now deleted] 1980 compilation Nine To The Universe.
Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Keep On Groovin’
April 22, 1969 Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Mannish Boy Jimi, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox dedicate this evening to recording an uptempo remake of Muddy Waters’ classic “Mannish Boy”. The song was later issued as part of the popular album Jimi Hendrix :Blues. This multi-exposed image of Jimi Hendrix recording at Record Plant Studios in New York, New York was taken on April 22, 1969. Photo: Willis Hogan Jr. / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC