Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia
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June 16th, 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.”
June 17th, 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.”
June 26th, 1970
Hendrix returned to Electric Lady where he revisited a number of previously recorded compositions for overdubbing. Work on this night included visits to “Message To Love,” “Earth Blues,“ “Steeping Stone,” Valleys Of Neptune,” and a rough demo of “Heaven Has No Sorrow.”
July 02nd, 1970
Another day of recordings at Electric Lady resulted in considerable progress on “Ezy Rider.”
July 15th, 1970
Additional sessions at Electric Lady saw Hendrix revitalize previous work on “Come Down Hard On Me.” In 1973 Electric Lady’s engineer John Jansen posthumously edited the track for inclusion on Loose Ends.