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Recording

Avril 18th, 1968

The Experience record “Long Hot Summer Night” at The Record Plant (321 West 44th Street) in New York. Al Kooper later overdubs piano on the track. It was during this session that Hendrix gave Kooper his Stratocaster, (See Issue #5, page 6, ‘None Take Hendrix Strat’ for details on recent Auction featuring this guitar).

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Avril 20th, 1968

For three days, the band rehearses and records “Little Miss Strange” at The Record Plant. The track is first recorded under the title, “Lilacs For Captain Curry’s Coffin” (or “Little Miss Strange Test Session”). On the second day of recordings, the song takes it’s final naming incarnation, “Little Miss Strange.”

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Avril 23rd, 1968

Redding’s four-hour sessions at The Record Plant resulted in the addition of additional acoustic guitars to “Little Miss Strange.”

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Avril 26th, 1968

Back at The Record Plant, this emotionally trying session for the group resulted in several takes of “Gypsy Eyes” for which little progress was seen.

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Avril 28th, 1968

Hendrix and Mitchell record 41 takes of “Gypsys Eyes” at The Record Plant. Later that night Redding prepares a rough mix of “Little Miss Strange” and also additional rhythm parts onto the April 20th master tape of “Little Miss Strange.”