Jimi Hendrix – 03/17/1968 – New York, NY

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Jimi Hendrix
1968-03-17
Cafe au Go-Go
New York City, New York

01. Little Wing// [09:13.73]
02. //Everything’s Gonna Be Alright [08:45.41]
03. //Three Little Bears Part 1-> [15:54.11]
04. Three Little Bears Part 2// [06:24.33]
05. Instrumental Jam [08:42.15]
06. //Stormy Monday [08:22.46]
07. //Jam I [06:14.00]
08. Jam II “Drunk Again” [17:00.57]

Band:
Jimi Hendrix (guitar)
Elvin Bishop (guitar)
Buddy Miles (drums)
Paul Butterfield (vocals, harmonica)
Harvey Brooks (bass)
Philip Wilson (drums)
Herbie Rich (organ)
James Tatum (sax)

Main Source original info:
Taped by: ?
Transfered by: ?
Bootleg Title: Blues At Midnight (Midnight Beat MB CD 037)

Main Source: SBD>??>CD>WAV>SHN

Alt. Source: SBD>??>FLAC(unknown lineage)
Alt. Source original info:
This is the most complete version of this jam that I’ve been able to find. It was bootlegged in the 90s (i think) but that release, although sounding a bit better, was not as complete as this torrent. There’s some great playing from all the musicians involved here, and as you can see below this isnt the Experience, its Jimi and friends playing at a jamsession at the Cafe Au Go Go in NYC. I think this is one of the sessions (like the BB King session torrented only days ago) that Jimi recorded himself on his reel2reel as he had the habit of doing around that time. Its a Stereo Soundboard recording but it doesnt sound as clear in some places as i would like it to sound, nevertheless a more complete version than on any bootleg. audio: Jimi on (2-5), with Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Elvin Bishop on guitar, Harvey Brooks on bass, Herbie Rich on organ, Buddy Miles on drums, Phillip Wilson on drums and a certain Jack (James Tatum) on sax, stereo soundboard recording; 80.39 minutes, excellent quality

Remastering info:
Remastering preformed on both sources with Wavelab 5.0 and plugins. All patches preformed with cross fades and overlapping. Most of the hiss on both sources was removed without using noise reduction. On both sources the vocal levels are low through out. Both sources were tracked diffrently which made it more difficult to figure when tracks went where. I used the setlist above because it was found in more places on the net. Plus D01t08(Jam II “Drunk Again”) at the end of the track it sounds like they say “good night folks”. D01t01(Little Wing) thru D01t06(Stormy Monday) the Main Source was used. D01t01(Little Wing) both sources cut/fade out @ 9:13. D01t02(Everything’s Gonna Be Alright) Fades in on both sources. D01t03(Three Little Bears Part 1) Fades in on both sources, digital pop @ 9:59 on both channels removed. D01t04(Three Little Bears Part 2) Main Source Fades out @ 6:15, Alt. Source was used to patch from 6:15 thru 6:24, Alt. Source cuts off @ 6:24. D02t02(Stormy Monday) both sources fade in at the same spot. D02t03(Jam I) and D02t04(Jam II “Drunk Again”) Alt. source was used, levels raise and drop through out both tracks. D01t07(Jam I) drop out on both channels @ 00:15 and 00:45 removed.

Remastering by twiley 09/16/2004.

Thanks to ecocats for the Main Source and Johan for the Alt. Source :)

ENJOY!

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