BBC Sessions
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Some of Jimi Hendrix's live radio broadcasts for the BBC were released by Rykodisc in 1988 on Radio One, but The BBC Sessions, remastered and fleshed out into a two-disc completist's dream, is perhaps the best document of how the Experience sounded live in 1967. From blues stomps such as Muddy Waters's "Catfish Blues" to surly R&B vamps such as the three takes of Curtis Knight's "Driving South," Hendrix explores his roots with hardscrabble passion. Meanwhile, he pushes the psychedelic-pop spectrum with surprisingly rich versions of studio-tweaked numbers like "The Burning of the Midnight Lamp." There's plenty of slop--a stumbling jam with Stevie Wonder on "I Was Made to Love Her"--and lots of horsing around and awkward interview fragments. But in its balance of pop form, interstellar improv, R&B pedigree, and sheer charm, The BBC Sessions is about as accurate and honest a snapshot of the charismatic, still-pimply 24-year-old phenom as you're likely to hear. --James Rotondi

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tracklisting: Foxey Lady [Alternate Take]
Alexis Korner Introduction
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
Rhythm and Blues World Service
Hoochie Coochie Man, (I'm Your) - (Alexis Koerner)
Traveling With the Experience
Driving South
Little Miss Lover
Introducing the Experience
Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Catfish Blues
Stone Free
Love or Confusion
Hey Joe
Hound Dog
Hear My Train a Comin'
Purple Haze
Killing Floor
Radio One
Wait Until Tomorrow
Day Tripper
Spanish Castle Magic
I Was Made to Love Her
Brand New Sound
Hey Joe [Alternate Take]
Manic Depression
Driving South [Alternate Take]
Hear My Train a Comin' [Alternate Take]
Happening for Lulu
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Lulu Introduction
Sunshine of Your Love
title: BBC Sessions
rating: 3
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 02-06-1998
price: $19.98
net Rating: 4.5
last lookup time: 137386848
genre: Blues Rock
Psychedelic Rock
Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Guitar Gods
Rock Guitarists
fullTitle: BBC Sessions
currentValue: $7.33
created: 137386848
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
asin: B000007OJ9
artist: Jimi Hendrix