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Recording

May 06th, 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.

Recording

May 07th, 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

Recording

May 21st, 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.

Recording

May 22nd, 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.