Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia
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January 15th, 1968
The second Experience album, Axis: Bold As Love, (Reprise Records, RS 6281) is released in America.
July 30th, 1969
Reprise Records, Jimi’s US distributor, issues the popular compilation Smash Hits.
Jimi enjoys a vacation to Mogador, Morocco. His travel begins on July 30 and extends through August 6.
April 08th, 1970
With Band Of Gypsys riding high in the Billboard US album chart, Reprise Records issued the single “Stepping Stone” coupled with “Izabella”. Apart from “All Along The Watchtower”, Jimi had little success at US Top 40 radio. “Stepping Stone” and “Izabella” proved to be no exception. Moreover, Capitol Records complained that Reprise was trying to distract consumers from Band Of Gypsys. As the delivery of that album had resolved a bitter lawsuit between Hendrix, Capitol, and Reprise, the single quickly faded from view and has since become a prized collector’s item. For those unable to track down an original vinyl copy, both versions can now be heard as part of the Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection issued in May 2001.