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August 14, 1970

Having returned from Hawaii, Jimi quickly jumped back into the studio where further progress could be made on the recordings from July. Tonight’s session included work on overdubs for “Dolly Dagger” and “Freedom.”

Dolly Dagger Freedom Recording

August 18, 1970

With more overdubs required on “Dolly Dagger”, Jimi returned to Electric Lady with Eddie Kramer and Dave Palmer where additional parts for the track were put to tape.

Dave Palmer Dolly Dagger eddie kramer Electric Lady Recording

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

August 26, 1970

Electric Lady Studios officially opens with a grand celebration with Jimi in attendance. Reprise Records issues the LP Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival (MS 2029), which features the unique pairing of Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding from the 1967 event. Hendrix’s involvement on the release came in the form of recordings of “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Can You See Me,” and the incendiary “Wild Thing.” This album marked the very last recordings of Jimi Hendrix to be released during his lifetime.

Electric Lady Studios Monterey International Pop Festival Recording Reprise Records Wild Thing