Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Jams In Stockholm (1969)

A jam session at the Konserthusetin in Stockhom, Sweden, on January 9, 1969, with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, composed of Jimi Hendrix (lead guitar/lead vocals), Noel Redding (bass/backing vocals) and Mitch Mitchell (drums). This was filmed by Swedish TV. Hendrix mentions that the band hasn’t played together in six weeks, so this will be considered “a jam session” and to see “what happens tonight.” [It was actually the second night of a 14-date European tour, the band having played the previous evening at Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden.] It is evident from this video that the band gets off to a rough start, uncoordinated, but the band at times catches up to Hendrix. But even on a “bad night,” this performance is worth watching, just to see Hendrix play his mesmerizing guitar. There are some good moments in the set; and this film is an essential documentary of an important subculture that influenced the larger surrounding culture 50 years ago.

Here is the setlist:
  1. Killing Floor
  2. Spanish Castle Magic
  3. Magic Fire
  4. Hey Joe
  5. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  6. Red House
  7. Sunshine of Your Love

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