Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hendrix - "Roomful of Mirrors" @ the Royal Albert Hall, 2.24.1969

The Experience with Rocky Dzidzornu on congas, Dave Mason on guitar, and Chris Wood on flute. Dzidzornu (aka Rocky Dijon) played with the Stones on tracks that include "Sympathy for the Devil," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'." Mason and Wood, at the time, made up half of Traffic; Wood had played on Electric Ladyland.

This clip comes from the film Experience, the soundtrack to which was released on two separate LPs back in the '70s. So far, Experience Hendrix has declined to do anything with this material; the definitive Albert Hall versions of "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Child" were even stricken from the EH version of In the West.

Here you can see Jimi outgrowing the Experience and moving in the direction he'd pursue during his Woodstock sojourn, which culiminated in his performance at the festival on 8.18.1969.


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