Karl J. Geisler
Jimi Hendrix - guitar, vocals
Billy Cox - bass
Mitch Mitchell - drums
Larry Lee - guitar
Jerry Valez - percussion
Juma Sultan - percussion
This is Jimi and the Gypsy Suns and Rainbows line-up jamming up at
the "shokan house" (8/69, Shokan, NY) and at the Thinker Street Cinema (11/8/69,
Woodstock, NY) preparing for Woodstock.
The sound quality is good. It doesn't sound like a produced, professional
studio recording, but the instruments are well balanced, and the recording
is quite clean.
The interesting thing about these sessions is that many of these jams or early
fragments of songs never became full-fledged tunes, while others are well-known
and loved my millions. Further, I've never seen any of this stuff on other
boots, though I'm by far the most boot-experienced Jimi freak.
Some of these titles were made up by the people who put the cd together, denoted
by an "*".
Izabella - Instrumental - Beginnings/If 6 was 9 - Shokan Sunrise* - Izabella
- Flute Instrumental - Jimi's March - African Instrumental - Message of Love
- Beginnings - Jimi's March*