Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia
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July 01st, 1970
Today’s session proved one of the most fulfilling for Jimi at his new studio. Here, recordings focused on “Dolly Dagger,” “Bolero,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Drifting,” and “Slow Part,” which would posthumously be retitled “Pali Gap” by Michael Jeffrey who wanted to craft a stronger tie with that song and the title of his Hawaiian film, Rainbow Bridge. The session later included work on “Midnight Lightning” and “Beginnings” before returning to “Dolly Dagger” before night’s end.
July 02nd, 1970
Another day of recordings at Electric Lady resulted in considerable progress on “Ezy Rider.”
July 04th, 1970
The Experience headline the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival in Byron, Georgia. Although a three-day event, acts also performing on the 4th included Rare Earth, Chambers Brothers, Lee Michaels, Jethro Tull, Cactus, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys, Rotary Connection, and The Gypsy. When Hendrix took to the stage he lead his power trio through a dazzling set of old and new favorites including: “Fire,” “Lover Man,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House,” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Message To Love,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Freedom,” “Foxey Lady,” “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Stone Free,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Straight Ahead,” and “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).”
July 05th, 1970
The Experience perform two shows at Miami Jai Alai Fronton in Miami, Florida.
July 14th, 1970
In returning to Electric Lady Studios Jimi records “Come Down Hard On Me,” “Bolero,” and “Midnight Lightning.” Despite the work accomplished on this night, Hendrix had the tape boxes marked DO NOT USE.