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Jimi Hendrix Bootlegs

A few years ago, I ran across a couple lo-fi MP3’s from Jimi Hendrix’s live material. The songs are “Fast Blues,” which is a jam session, and a cover of “Like a Rolling Stone.” I’ve been able to trace the first song to a bootleg recording of a show Hendrix did with B.B. King at the Generation Club. I’ve seen conflicting dates for that show and I’m not even sure what the song’s actual title is.

I’m not sure where the cover of “Like a Rolling Stone” comes from. When I found the song the artist was listed as being “Jimi Hendrix & B.B. King,” which may or may not be correct. It could come from the same bootleg recording as “Fast Blues” or it could come from a completely different live show. I know Hendrix liked to play “Like a Rolling Stone” in concert, so it could have come from just about anywhere.

Either way, these two tracks make for an awesome listen despite the background hiss you get from the low quality of the recordings. But they’re high quality in spirit. You can’t go wrong with Hendrix. You just can’t.

Oh, and if anyone has any information about these songs that they’d like to throw in then just leave a comment. Additionally, I’m going to title the songs as they were titled when I downloaded them. I don’t feel knowledgeable enough to start changing information.

No CD to sell this time, but here’s a pile of Jimi Hendrix bootlegs. They’re technically not for sale, but you can see what’s around.

5 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix Bootlegs

  • Anonymous

    fast blues credited to jimi hendrix and bb king is in fact a jam with al kooper, the butterfield band rythmn section and elvin bishop, butterfield’s guitarist. recorded during the same week as the bbking jams and also at the generation club.

  • Anonymous

    ya i downloaded those songs too and wondered where they came from….i was also wondering where the hendrix and jim morrison bootlegs came from…..does anyone know??

  • Anonymous

    the Morrison Hendrix bootlegs come from a Jam seesion they had at a club,
    you can but the Ep however it is just the two rockstars (especially Morrison) stoned and drunk into oblivion.
    the Ep is called : High Live ‘n’ Dirty

  • Griffin Waterman

    The stuff with Morrison can be found on many bootlegs with several different titles such as Morrison’s Lament and Woke up this Morning and Found Myself Dead. Also, there are several versions of Jimi’s “Like A Rolling Stone” floating around. I know of two released live cuts, one from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and one from (I think) the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Also, there is a live studio recording called The King’s Jam by Hendrix and B.B. King whih is mostly just jams (which are very good and I highly recommend tracking down. The last track of the 8 on this record is a cover of “Like A Rolling Stone”, so it is very likely that you have this version.


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