Saturday, December 26, 2009

A special treat for y'all!

It was a blustery boxing day, many years ago, in a warm cozy little club in Hackensack, New Jersey, that an entirely unknown Jimi Hendrix recorded this, with Curtis Knight and the Squires, of which he was a member at the time.
Immediately after this, he would be discovered in a club just like this, doing the exact same things...
But this was before anyone knew who he was...
an it smokes...
Here's the first one (i'll post more in a bit...)

DRIVING SOUTH (note.. top quality sound.. ATM calibre!)

Curtis Knight should REALLY get a special mention for how much he supported Jimi in those days... until then Jimi'd been roped in by very strict guidelines as very much a 'sideman'.. but Curtis gave hinm lots of room to show off, and stretch out, and is truly under appreciated for his contribution..
So , THANK YOU, mr Curtis Knight Sir.. from those of us that know!

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