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May 06, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording Jimi returned to New York and booked an evening session at the Record Plant dedicated to playbacks of previously recorded material and mixing. His session concluded at 2:30 a.m. and the guitarist left the studio to go to the Scene nightclub.

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May 07, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) “Jam #1” 2) “Jam #2” 3) “Ships Passing Through The Night” 4) “Jam Part II” [“The Things I Used To Do”] In the early morning hours of May 7, Jimi returned from the nearby Scene Club with Steve Stills and Johnny Winter in tow. The three guitarists enjoyed a lengthy jam session which culminated in a rollicking rendition of Guitar Slim’s “The Things I Used To Do”. Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Later that afternoon, Hendrix joined Mitchell, Redding and his road crew to fly to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The group checked into the Ramada Inn in Tuscaloosa prior to performing that evening at the Memorial Coliseum. Jimi Hendrix is photographed during The Experience’s performance at Memorial Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on May 7, 1969. Photo: Marshal Haglar / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

new york Record Plant Recording Ships Passing Through The Night Studio Recording

May 13, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Keep On Groovin’ 2) Jam Session 3) Solo Demos A long evening dedicated solely to jamming. Jimi was joined by bassist Billy Cox, organist Sharon Layne, an unnamed percussionist, and a second guitarist known only as Sean.

billy cox jam session Keep On Groovin Recording Sharon Layne Solo Demos

May 14, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Freedom 2) Jam 292 3) Untitled Jam 4) Horn & Piano Jam Backed by Mitch Mitchell, bassist Billy Cox, and organist Sharon Layne, Jimi recorded “Jam 292”, which was later posthumously issued as part of Jimi Hendrix :Blues. Later that evening, the group was joined by an unnamed trumpet player who contributed to series of untitled instrumental jams before the session concluded.

billy cox Freedom Horn & Piano Jam Jam 292 Jimi Mitch Mitchell Recording Sharon Layne Untitled Jam

May 15, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Untitled Jam 2) Blues Jam 3) Instrumental 4) Stone Free 5) With The Power Of God 6) Slow Blues A marathon session at the Record Plant with Jimi joined by Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Sharon Layne, and an unnamed trumpet player. The group was also joined briefly by the horn section from The Buddy Miles Express.

Blues Jam Instrumental Recording Slow Blues Stone Free Untitled Jam With The Power Of God

May 16, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) “Stone Free” Instrumental takes with Billy, Jimi & Mitch In the early morning hours, Hendrix, Mitchell, and Cox recorded a number at attempts of a remake of “Stone Free”. No final masters were achieved however. Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland With Buddy Miles Express, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Lover Man Hear My Train A Comin’ Fire Red House I Don’t Live Today Foxey Lady Spanish Castle Magic Purple Haze Sunshine Of Your Love Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Experience travel to Baltimore, Maryland where they perform at the Civic Center.

Cox Hendrix Mitchell Recording Stone Free

May 21, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Hear My Train A Comin’ 2) Villanova Junction 3) Earth Blues 4) Untitled Blues 5) Jam With Buddy Miles On Guitar 6) Earth Blues 7) Bleeding Heart Jimi returned to the Record Plant to record with Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, and an unnamed conga player. Over the course of this lengthy session, the group cut a superb rendition of the Elmore James blues standard “Bleeding Heart”. This recording was later edited and issued as part of Jimi Hendrix: Blues.

Bleeding Heart Earth Blues hear my train a comin' Jam With Buddy Miles On Guitar Record Plant Recording Untitled Blues Villanova Junction

May 22, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Message From Nine To The Universe For the second consecutive evening, Jimi was joined by Cox, Miles, and an unnamed percussionist. Their focus was centered on “Message From Nine To The Universe” an early hybrid of “Earth Blues” and “Message To Love”. A heavily edited version of this take was later issued as part of the [now deleted] 1980 compilation Nine To The Universe.

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