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Jimi Hendrix is not only one of my favorite musicians, but he is also an artist who had a major influence on how I hear music as well as how I see myself and the world I live in. It’s highly likely whenever the end of November swings around we’ll be doing some type of tribute to Jimi, but this year we had the great fortune of having his 69th birthday fall on a Sunday, so we dedicated all 2 hours of the program to music from Hendrix. I’ve included a lot of personal favorites and a number of rarities that have only recently seen the light of day, including “Suddenly November Morning” from (perhaps) the last remaining Holy Grail of Hendrix recordings, Black Gold, the full side plus of music from Electric Ladyland that I like to call the “Rainy Day Suite” (kind of trippy how Mitch Mitchell’s drum pattern ends up as a classic break on this Al Green record a few years later) and we close on my single favorite Hendrix performance, “Angel” recorded just at his home with his electric guitar. Hope you enjoy the tribute, it’s always a pleasure to celebrate cherished artists and something that I would never be able to do at other stations to the degree I do it at KPFK, so thanks to all of you who support the show and the station during our fundraisers and keep KPFK free and independent.

Melting Pot on KPFK #65: First Hour
Melting Pot on KPFK #65: Second Hour

Jimi Hendrix 69th Birthday Tribute: 11-27-2011

Jimi Hendrix – And The Gods Made Love…Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) – Electric Ladyland (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Love Or Confusion – Are You Experienced? (Reprise)
Arthur Lee & Love with Jimi Hendrix – Everlasting First – West Coast Seattle Boy (Sony Legacy)
Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing – Winterland (Experience Hendrix)
The Isley Bros. with Jimi Hendrix – Move Over and Let Me Dance Pt. 2 – In The Beginning (T-neck)

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Curtis Knight & the Squires featuring Jimi Hendrix – Happy Birthday – Flashing (Capitol)
Jimi Hendrix – Izabella – First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Experience Hendrix)
Jimi Hendrix – Nine To The Universe – Nine To The Universe (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Can You See Me – Historic Performances at the Monterey Pop Festival (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (Instrumental) – West Coast Seattle Boy (Sony Legacy)

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Jimi Hendrix – Freedom – The Cry of Love (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Power Of Soul – Band Of Gypsies (Capitol)
Jimi Hendrix – South Saturn Delta – South Saturn Delta (Experience Hendrix)
Jimi Hendrix – Wait Until Tomorrow – Axis: Bold As Love (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Belly Button Window – First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Experience Hendrix)
Jimi Hendrix – Castles Made Of Sand (Instrumental) – West Coast Seattle Boy (Sony Legacy)

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Jimi Hendrix – Rainy Day, Dream Away / 1983…A Merman I Should Turn To Be / Moon Turn The Tides…Gently Gently Away / Still Raining, Still Dreaming – Electric Ladyland (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Lullaby For The Summer – Valleys Of Neptune (Experience Hendrix)

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Jimi Hendrix – Message To Love – Live At Woodstock (Experience Hendrix)
Jimi Hendrix – Roomful Of Mirrors – Rainbow Bridge: Original Soundtrack Recordings (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Bold As Love – Axis: Bold As Love (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Born Under A Bad Sign – Blues (Experience Hendrix)

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Jimi Hendrix – Suddenly November Morning – West Coast Seattle Boy (Sony Legacy)
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ – Soundtrack Recordings from the Film Jimi Hendrix (Reprise)
Jimi Hendrix – Angel – Jimi By Himself: The Home Recordings (BSP)

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{closing theme} Jimi Hendrix – Pali Gap – Rainbow Bridge: Original Soundtrack Recordings (Reprise)

4 Responses to “Breakdown: Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute on KPFK’s Melting Pot”

  1. oilers1972

    Thank you for making this and so much other great music available!

  2. Jenny

    I woke up this am with the need to listen to this again! I was surprised that it was way back in '11 when I first heard this, but I'm grateful it's still here and I can listen again! Music helps you move through stuff! Suddenly November Morning I guess for me it is!

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