Thursday, September 24, 2009

1968/10/16 - 1968/10/31 - TTG Studios, Hollywood, California - The Jimi Hendrix Experience



Jimi Hendrix and The Experience had just completed 6 shows in 3 days at the historic Winterland Ballroom in San Fracnsico, CA a few weeks prior to booking time at TTG Studios, the most advanced studio set up of its time, having the only 16 track recorder around! Jimi, Mitch and Noel settled into a rented house in Benedict Canyon where they resided and had lavish parties, one of which almost killed Hendrix as he was stopped by a boulder before going off the side of a cliff in one of his many Corvettes. Jimi and his band were becoming more disconected. The amount of material pulled from just the trio of Mitch, Noel and Jimi was very little and the amount of musicians who would join Hendrix during his stay at TTG is a direct reflection of how the band had come to operate as a unit. The Experience had just finished their masterpiece, Electric Ladyland and would eventually release it during their time at TTG Studios. This would prove to be the bands first attempts on recordings for new songs to be included on the bands 4th LP. Little did the band know, Hendrix and The Experience would split up before an album of new material could be realized and released.

Check out the only footage to exist from Hendrix's stay in Los Angeles, October of 1968



All of the following detailed descriptions of Jimi's stay in Los Angeles comes from the official Hendrix Encyclopedia

October 16, 1968
Los Angeles, California


Jacoba Atlas interviews Jimi Hendrix at his rented house, for the February 1969 issue of Hullabaloo and January 1969 issue of Teen Set magazine.

Also, sometime around the beginning of his stay, Jimi jams with Jack Bruce and a few other friends, heres the notes from yuotube member ferrymuskitta:

Recorded Oktober 16th or 17th, 1968 at TTG Studios (Studio B), 1441 N. McCadden St. Hollywood, CA.

Jimi Hendrix - guitar, Jim McCarty - guitar, unknown - guitar. Jack Bruce - bass, Buddy Miles - drums.

Set list:

1. (JS 10) Jam #5 [12 Bar in E]
2. (JS 11) Jam #6 in E
3. (JS 12) I Just Wanna Make Love To You
4. (JS 6) Jam #1 [12 Bar Blues in E]
5. (JS 7) Jam #2 in D
6. (JS 8) Jam #3
7. Sunshine Of Your Love
8. (JS 9) Ka, #4 in D
9. Sunshine Of Your Love









October 18, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:
Izabella // Messenger

Hendrix records his first version of "Izabella" with Mitchell and Redding at TTG Studios (a.k.a. - Sunset-Highland Studios) at 1441 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood, California. Also recorded during this session was an newly penned composition titled, "Messenger."

October 19, 1968
Fillmore West, San Francisco, California
Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, California
[ JAM SESSION ]


Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell attend Cream's final U.S. concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California. Hendrix later jams with Lee Michaels at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood and then throws a party back at his rented house. Hendrix reportedly trashes his Corvette Stingray in a severe accident; fortunately, he was not hurt in the accident.

October 20, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:
Messenger [15 takes]

Fifteen takes of "Messenger" were completed at TTG Studios before the final rendition, which includes piano accompaniment by Lee Michaels was put to tape.



October 21, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:
Call All The Devil's Children [27 takes]

Hendrix records twenty-seven takes of "Calling All The Devil's Children," a tongue-in-cheek "party" song.





October 22, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:

Mr. Bad Luck (AKA Mr. Lost Soul) [26 takes] \\ Look Over Yonder
Back at TTG Studios, Hendrix revives the sessions of "Mr. Bad Luck" (previously known as "Mr. Lost Soul") and later decides to rename the song "Look Over Yonder" after the seventeenth take.



October 23, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:

The New Rising Sun (AKA Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)) \\ Introductions \\ Peace
Hendrix makes early headway on a new track, "The New Rising Sun" later released as "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" posthumously on 1997's First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. Take two of the five renditions put to tape would be later chosen as the master recording. Also recorded were "Introductions" and "Peace."



October 24, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:
Peace [15 takes] \\ Peace In Mississippi \\ Peace Jam \\ Here He Comes (AKA Lover Man)

This session started with the group revisiting the previous day's recording of "Peace," which was then replaced with fifteen fresh recordings of the track. "Peace In Mississippi," "Peace Jam," and "Here He Comes" are also recorded at TTG Studios on this day.



October 25, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ Studio Recordings ]


TAPE LOG:

Slow Walkin' Talk
Jimi records a bass track on Robert Wyatt's "Slow Walkin' Talk" at TTG Studios. The track is later pressed onto a one-sided acetate recording.







October 27, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ STUDIO RECORDINGS ]


TAPE LOG:
Jam Session

Back at TTG Studios, The Experience fail to make any headway on recordings, with only one recording, titled "Jam Session," considered complete from this session.

October 29, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ STUDIO RECORDINGS ]


TAPE LOG:
Here He Comes (AKA Lover Man) // Electric Church - Red House

"Here He Comes" (later retitled as "Lover Man") and "Electric Church-Red House" are recorded at TTG Studios. The stunning "Electric Church-Red House" features both Mitchell and Buddy Miles on drums, Redding on Bass, and Lee Michaels on organ. The track is later released on the posthumous compilation Jimi Hendrix :Blues.

Hendrix completes a telephone interview with Alan Welsh for the November 9 issue of Melody Maker magazine.





October 30, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ STUDIO RECORDINGS ]


TAPE LOG:
Let Me Stay // Magic Carpet // Morning Glory // Mr. Guy Fawkes // Yes, I Need Someone

Jimi Hendrix lends his hand as a producer at Eire Apparent's studio recordings at TTG. Included in this day's recording itinerary are "Let Me Stay," "Magic Carpet," "Morning Glory," "Mr. Guy Fawkes," and "Yes I Need Someone."

October 31, 1968
TTG Studios, Hollywood, California
[ STUDIO RECORDINGS ]


TAPE LOG:
Captive In The Sun // Clown

Hendrix returns to TTG Studios to continue work with Eire Apparent. Recordings for "Captive In The Sun" and "Clown" are completed during this session.





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