Studio Recordings 1965 and 1966

Better Times Ahead. CD only thus far.

Don’t Accuse Me. The most recent vinyl outing for this track is the longest mix and is found on You Can’t Use My Name from Sony / EH. While the mono version is on [THIS VERSION IS IN FACT STEREO Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix], Get That Feeling [mono London] and Flashing [mono Capitol] another stereo edit is included on Flashing [stereo Capitol], The Legends Of Rock [mastered too fast], In Memoriam and Get That Feeling [London].

Everybody Knew But Me. CD only.

Fool For You Baby. This appears on Flashing [stereo Capitol], Guitar Giants Vol 1, Day Tripper, Soul with an edit of this version on CD. The mono outing can be found on Flashing [mono Capitol]. Here we get a second entry from Sony / EH, with another stereo mix and again it runs longer.

Gotta Have A New Dress. A new stereo mix again from Sony /EH appears on the vinyl You Can’t Use My Name and once again runs a little longer than other versions available. Originally found in stereo on Get That Feeling, In Memoriam, Soul and an alt’ stereo mix on Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix. A mono mix appears on Get That Feeling [mono London].

Hornet’s Nest. A strange omission from the recently issued Sony / EH vinyl, this track is included on the CD variant of You Can’t Use My Name. Various stereo mixes appear on Flashing [stereo Capitol], Guitar Giants Vol 2, Jimi Hendrix Instrumental, In Memoriam, Get That Feeling [London], The Legendary Jimi Hendrix and Day Tripper. With an alt’ mix of this on Hush Now. The mono mix appears on Get That Feeling [mono London], Flashing [mono Capitol].

How Would You Feel.  The opening track from the Sony / EH vinyl has a longer new stereo mix. The mono mix comes in two flavours! While the 45RPM single has the vocal dry the version on Get That Feeling [mono Capitol] has it with some reverb added. The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, Get That Feeling [stereo Capitol], Guitar Giants Vol 2, The Legends Of Rock, Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight along with Soul has the stereo variant. An odd mix appears on The Legendary Jimi Hendrix.

If You Wanna Make A Fool Of Somebody. CD only.

Killing Floor. Guitar Giants Vol 1 and What’d I Say, Early Jimi Hendrix with an alt’ mix.

Knock Yourself Out. A.k.a Flying On Instruments. This appears on the vinyl outing from Sony / EH with a much longer version. This is a stereo outing too. A couple of different and shorter stereo variants can be found on Get That Feeling [London], In Memoriam, Day Tripper and Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix, Guitar Giants Vol 1. For the mono version Get That Feeling [mono London].

Last Night. Guitar Giants Vol 2, Last Night [Time Wind] with an alt version to be found on Birth Of Success and Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2.

No Such Animal. Found originally in two parts on the 45RPM outing of this recording it can be found as a single recording on the compilation album Pop In.

Simon Says. Another new mix from Sony / EH but sadly for us this has been omitted from the vinyl. But we have a number of different mixes spread across various recordings to choose from. Mono mixes of a couple of variant edits can be found on either The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York or Strange Things [mono London], Get That Feeling [mono Capitol]. A stereo mix can be found on Get That Feeling [mono Capitol], The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Hush Now [Astan], In Memoriam, Strange Things, Guitar Giants Vol 3, Hush Now [Time Wind] and a stereo mix of the mono that appears on The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York can be found on The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix.

Station Break. This new to us track did make the vinyl outing. I urge you to check the comments on Niko’s site regard this track and the “strange” edit, http://earlyhendrix.com/reviews

Strange Things. Again this appears on the Sony / EH vinyl as new mix but with more or less identical timing as the previous appearance of this track. In its mono mix this can be found on Strange Things [mono London] and Get That Feeling [mono Capitol]. An odd mix of this track is found on Jimi Hendrix Instrumentals though the vocal can be heard very faintly! The so called “vocal” version is on Get That Feeling [stereo Capitol], The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Guitar Giants Vol 2, In Memoriam, Strange Things [stereo London] and Soul.

U.F.O. Again, some interesting comments here: http://earlyhendrix.com/reviews  Omitted from both the CD and vinyl outing McDermott confirms Jimi’s involvement [on guitar] on this track. This is found on The Legends Of Rock in mono while in stereo it is found on TheGreat Jimi Hendrix In New York, Hush Now [Astan and Time Wind], Guitar Giants Vol 2, Birth Of Success, Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2, Jimi Hendrix Featuring Curtis Knight, Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight.

Welcome Home. This opens side two of the Sony / EH vinyl with a new mix and no fade. Slighly different with a couple of extra guitar notes at the beginning can be found elsewhere. Two slightly different mono mixes can be found, firstly the 45RPM and Strange Things [mono London], Get That Feeling [mono Capitol] and Soul. Stereo wise this track appears in more than one mix on Get That Feeling [stereo Capitol], Guitar Giants Vol 1, Welcome Home [Time Wind] or slightly differently on Welcome Home [Astan]. Another varint stereo mix is on The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, In Memoriam or Strange Things [stereo London].

You Don’t Want Me. Again I’ll point out the comments here that should be noted, http://earlyhendrix.com/reviews No real difference as to what we find elsewhere with this mix found on the Sony / EH album, You Can’t Use My Name. Guitar Giants Vol 3, Day Tripper and Soul brought us the mono version while The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix along with Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight gave up the stereo mix.

From The Benjamin Franklin Studios. 4th Edition. Part 2: The Appendices can [and should] be obtained from here:

http://www.jimpress.co.uk/order.html


Just a little humour brought to proceedings of course, for the best detail of this saga I'll point you in the direction of Jimpress's very own Gary Geldeart whose contribution's can be found in a number of the Fanzine publications and of course in From The Benjamin Franklin Studios, 4th edition, pt 2. This long running saga cannot really be shortcut as I have attempted to here, so if your serious about wanting to understand these recordings and the substituent butchering of these recordings then FTBFS is a must. To that end what is here is simply an overview.


As to what is exactly in the grooves of the records listed here or the variants of these records which are not listed here is a work beyond any of us as I know of no one who owns all possible variants of these pressings. With a little over 60 track titles we can but wonder just how it got to this state in the first instance. It takes little effort to really understand the reasoning behind all of this of course.


Here's a list of those song titles and a note as to how many variants are listed for that song, mono, stereo, enhanced, edit of, live, studio live etc etc.


The grouping of these recordings is a difficult thing in itself as some of the live recordings are not really live as in a venue live but probably studio live with added applause but that’s not the issue for this site. This is where I have "conformed" to what we have in FTBFS 4th incantation publication. I find the lay out for this detail in the publication makes a lot of sense and makes for easier reading even if I don't fully agree or it fails to sit with what I have documented elsewhere. Also, using this publication as reference has allowed me to include detail I otherwise did not have documented as I don't own all of the vinyl referenced on this page.

So to begin with here’s the material that is considered genuinely live, recorded in mono[?] at Georges Club 20, Hackensack, New Jersey.

Ain’t That Peculiar. The original mono can be found on collectors “tape”. This really is all you need but a recording with overdubs and running shorter can be found on the Birth Of Success, Welcome Home [both Time Wind and Astan label] and Early Jimi Hendrix albums and an alt’ mix of this can be found on Guitar Giants Vol 1

Bleeding Heart. Here we have a couple of edited versions. Found on Guitar Giants Vol 1 and Mr Pitiful [Astan and Time Wind] with an edited version of this edit appearing on the same Guitar Giants Vol 1 and also the Time Wind’s Welcome Home.


Bo Diddley. A couple of versions of this circulate, while the “stereo” copy remains in collectors circles the original mono recording can be found on Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix.


Bright Lights, Big City. Here again we get two alternate mixes from the original mono. That mono version is found on What’d I Say, In The Beginning [Everest] and Early Jimi Hendrix. While one alt’ mix is contained to CD the other can be found [mastered way too fast!] on Last Night [Time Wind].


California Night. There are five versions which originate from Georges Club. Mr Pitiful and Guitar Giants Vol 1 have the mono, while What’d I Say, Early Jimi Hendrix, Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2 and Jimi Hendrix Featuring Curtis Knight features an edited variant with overdubs. A version of this without overdubs circulates in collectors circles and yet another [slight] variant can be found on CD. Lastly, an enhanced version of the original mono can also be found on CD.


Day Tripper. For the moment this is a simple entry though it gets as confusing as the rest of this material when we list “studio” recordings. Found on In The Beginning [Everest].


Get Out Of My Life Woman. The original recording can be found on “tape” in collectors circles while the slightly shorter version containing overdubs can be found on a number of albums, including The Legends Of Rock, Guitar Giants Vol 1, Birth Of Success, Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2, Welcome Home [Astan and Time Wind].


Hang On Sloopy. Found on Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix, Last Night [Astan] and Jimi Hendrix And Curtis Knight. Slightly altered with added echo this can be found with full introduction on In The Beginning [Everest] and Last Night [Time Wind].


Hold What You Got. The “straight” copy and intro can be found on “tape” while on vinyl it is found on Mr Pitiful and Guitar Giants Vol 3.


I Got You. This has yet to be found on vinyl!


I’ll Be Doggone. What I’d Say and Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2 with Welcome Home [Astan] with a variant.


I’m A Man. Guitar Giants Vol 2.


Land Of A Thousand Dances. This is found on a number of vinyl releases: Birth Of Success, Legends Of Rock, Guitar Giants Vol 1, In The Beginning [Everest] and Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2.


Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go. While In The Beginning [Ember], Jimi Hendrix Featuring Curtis Knight both have this mono recording they also have added applause. The latter album also has this track without added applause and a little bit of extra Knight chat at the beginning [this is why FTBFS is invaluable because I didn’t know this]. Welcome Home [Time Wind] and Last Night has an edit of the guitar solo from this recording.


Money. Mono but according to FTBFS a questionable venue! This can only be found on CD.

Satisfaction. Another recording in which the best place to find it is on collectors “tape” as no vinyl or CD appears to carry this original stereo version. Birth Of Success, Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2 and incomplete on Guitar Giants Vol 3. An alt’ mix of this vinyl appearance can be found on CD.


Stand By Me. In The Beginning [Everest] and Mr Pitiful [Astan and Time Wind]

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. Can be found in its unadulterated mono form only on “tape” while an alt’ mix is found on Guitar Giants Vol 1, Birth Of Success, In The Beginning [Everest], Early Jimi Hendrix Vol 2, Welcome Home [Astan and Time Wind] and Jimi Hendrix And Curtis Knight.


Sweet Little Angel. The original mono is to be found on In The Beginning [Ember] while an unaltered mono minus the added crowd can be found on Guitar Giants Vol 3. An alt’ mix of the crowd noise mono can be had on Last Night [Astan] [marred by too fast mastering] and an alt’ of this alt’ will be found on CD. A.k.a. Not My Fault, this is simply a composite of the solos and found [again mastered too fast] on Last Night [Astan], and presented at the correct speed on Guitar Giants Vol 3 and Last Night [Time Wind].


Twist And Shout. Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix, Guitar Giants Vol 1, In The Beginning [Everest] and Jimi Hendrix And Curtis Knight.

Wooly Bully. Guitar Giants Vol 1, In The Beginning [Everest], Mr Pitiful.

You Got What It Takes. Again mastered too fast on Last Night [Astan] it is found at the correct speed on Guitar Giants Vol 2, In The Beginning [Everest] and Last Night [Time Wind]. For a copy with crowd noises see In The Beginning [Ember].




Studio Recordings 1967.

Ballard Of Jimi. One stereo version appears on the 45 RPM issue backed with You Don’t Want Me and a slight different stereo mix can be had as the A side of the 45RPM that is backed with Gloomy Monday, Decca. Two other stereo mixes can be found on either, In Memoriam, The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York and Soul or Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix and Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight. As a mono mix it can be found on the 45 RPM , again backed with Gloomy Monday but this is the London label. Also a mono mix of one of the other alt’ stereo mix’s can be found on Get That Feeling [mono London]. All mixes use the same backing track and this can be found on Guitar Giants Vol 2, The Legends Of Rock, Instrumentals, My Best Friend [Astan and Time Wind].

Day Tripper. The basic instrumental track was used to form this song along with Flashing and Future Trip. That basic recording can be found on My Best Friend [Astan and Time Wind] and Guitar Giants Vol 3. On The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Hush Now [Astan] and The Legendary Jimi Hendrix we get a stereo mix with added vocal. An alternate version of this stereo mix is found on The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, Flashing [stereo Capitol], Guitar Giants Vol 3, Hush Now [Time Wind], Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight and Soul. A mono mix can be found on Flashing [mono Capitol].

Flashing. A couple of different mono mixes appear on either Flashing [mono Capitol] or Get That Feeling [mono London]. While we have three other stereo mixes only two appear on vinyl, these being The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, Flashing [stereo Capitol], The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Guitar Giants Vol 2, Day Tripper, Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight or Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix, In Memoriam, Get That Feeling [London], Soul.

Future Trip. For the stereo look for In Memoriam,  Get That Feeling [London], Day Tripper and for the mono mix The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Get That Feeling [mono London], Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight.

Get That Feeling. The original instrumental take, though incomplete in all instances can be found on Second Time Around [Astan and Time Wind] along with Guitar Giants Vol 1. A longer but edited and over dubbed version of this is found on The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, In Memoriam, Strange Things [stereo London] and the Legendary Jimi Hendrix. With an alt’ mix of this on Get That Feeling [stereo Capitol], Legends Of Rock, My Best Friend [Time Wind]. The Mono mixes of these stereo mixes can be found on Strange Things [mono London] and for the latter stereo mix, Get That Feeling [mono Capitol].

Gloomy Monday. This appears on You Can’t Use My Name from Sony / EH and is in fact a previously unheard take. The other [known] two takes appear on bootleg issues of course, the self-same titled LP, You Can't Use My Name [Rock Folders] or The Wizard [Amazing Kornyphone]. Various mixes of the first take appear on the following. For the mono mixes Strange Things [mono London] while a different mix appears in mono on Hush Now [Astan] and another on the B side of the 45 RPM release Ballard Of Jimi backed with Gloomy Monday [London]. For the stereo versions of these mixes see Flashing [stereo Capitol], The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Guitar Giants Vol 3, The Legendary Jimi Hendrix. Or for another alt stereo mix, In Memoriam, Strange Things [stereo London]. And a third alt steeo mix can be found on Guitar Giants Vol 3, Hush Now [Time Wind].

Happy Birthday. To cover all the known variations of the stereo mix you need to look at the following for the “vocal” version, Flashing [stereo Capitol], In Memoriam, Get That Feeling [London] or My Best Friend [Time Wind]. An alt mix of this is on My Best Friend [Astan] while the instrumental of this is on Second Time Around [Astan and Time Wind]. Soul also carries yet another different edit. For the mono lovers Get That Feeling [mono London], Flashing [mono Capitol].

Hush Now. The initial take that was cut short is found on Jimi Hendrix Instrumental. A crazy version appears on The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Hush Now [Time Wind] and Guitar Giants Vol 3. A different take of this appears on The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York and The Legends Of Rock. An alt’ mis appears on Jimi Hendrix Instrumental, Second Time Around [Astan and Time Wind], Guitar Giants Vol 3 while the complete instrumental [with echo] appears on Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix, Guitar Giants Vol 2, Hush Now [Time Wind]. The complete stereo vocal of this is on In Memoriam, Get That Feeling [London] and the mono is found on Hush Now [Astan]

Love Love. Another track that sees just how much you can squeeze out of a recording. A with a number of others listed here the vast majority is worthless as it serves simply to exploit. Instrumental in its most complete form here, The Legends Of Rock and Jimi Hendrix Instrumental. An incomplete alt’ mix on The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York and Guitar Giants Vol 3 while the mono instrumental appears on Second Time Around [Astan and Time Wind]. The other version of this title appears in stereo and mono and a variety of mixes on the following: Flashing [stereo Capitol], then we have another variant on In Memoriam while another appears on The Eternal Fire Of Jimi Hendrix, The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Guitar Giants Vol 2, Strange Things [stereo London]. A couple of different mono mixes  of the differing stereo mixes can be found on Flashing [mono Capitol] and Strange Things [mono London]. Two more alt’ stereo mixes are on either Hush Now [Astan] and Day Tripper while a completely new backing track can be found on The Legendary Jimi Hendrix.

No Business. The mono is to be had on Get That Feeling [mono Capitol and mono London]. Two differing stereo mixes are to be had on either Get That Feeling [stereo Capitol], In Memoriam, Get That Feeling [London], Hush Now [Time Wind], Soul  or Hush Now [Astan], Looking Back With Jimi Hendrix.

Odd Ball. Well at least we only have one version to deal with here but with four variants only two of which appear on vinyl. Flashing [stereo Capitol], The Great Jimi Hendrix In New York, Guitar Giants Vol 2, My Best Friend [Astan], In Memoriam, Strange Things [stereo London], My Best Friend [Time Wind], The Legendry Jimi Hendrix. The mono mix appears on Strange Things [mono London] and Flashing [mono Capitol].

You Can’t Use My Name
. A chat captured on tape and appeared on bootleg vinyl, You Can't Use My Name [Rock Folders] or The Wizard [Amazing Kornyphone]. In its most complete form on the 2015 Sony / EH release You Can’t Use My Name.

Considered stereo live recordings.

California Night. Guitar Giants Vol 1. FTBFS notes this as track 14.

Come On. In The Beginning [Ember] and an alt’ version can be found on Second Time Around [Astan and Time Wind], Guitar Giants Vol 1 and Jimi Hendrix Featuring Curtis Knight.

Driving South. Welcome Home [Astan]. While this can also be found with overdubs on The Legends Of Rock, What’d I Say, Early Jimi Hendrix [though incomplete on the latter]. An unedited version of what appears on the latter three can be found on Time Winds Welcome Home.

I Got You. Has yet to turn up on vinyl.

I’LL Be Doggone. Welcome Home [Time Wind]

I’m A Man. The Legends Of Rock, Birth Of Success, In The Beginning [Everest], Early Jimi Hendrix and Day Tripper.

Just A Little Bit. In The Beginning [Everest] and Mr Pitiful while the original can only be found on collectors “tapes”.

Killing Floor. Guitar Giants Vol 1 and Mr Pitiful.

Mercey, Mercy. Mr Pitiful.

Money.Last Night [Astan and Time Wind] and Guitar Giants Vol 3 have this and a version with crown noise can be found on In The Beginning [Ember].


Mr Pitiful. In The Beginning [Everest]

One Night With You. A song so far only found on collectors “tape”

Outro Theme. Only found on bootleg or official CD.

Shotgun. CD and collectors “tape”.

Something You Got. Mr Pitiful.

There Is Something On Your Mind. In The Beginning [Ember] and without crowd noise L’Extraordinaire Jimi Hendrix.

Walking The Dog. With crowd added on In The Beginning [ Ember] and without crowd it is on Guitar Giants Vol 2, In The Beginning [Everest], Last Night [Astan and Time Wind] and Jimi Hendrix Featuring Curtis Knight.

You Got Me Running. This can be found as the original track on Guitar Giants Vol 2, Last Night [Time Wind], Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight. With added echo on Last Night [Astan], with crowd added on In The Beginning [Ember], the repeated guitar solo on Welcome Home [Astan], Guitar Giants Vol 3 and Last Night [Time Wind].



Vinyl Records