June 14, 2010 – 3:53 am

This piece of vinyl history is a mostly instrumental collection of unreleased Hendrix.

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Electric Birthday Jimi [no label, 1CD]

Outtakes 1968-70 plus Buddy Miles Jam, New York City, NY 14.11.69.

Another well-pressed 1987 vinyl bootleg from the same label that did “First Rays of The Rising Sun”, and this collection is mostly instrumental. Please note that I give Track 4 its correct title “Excerpt from Nine To The Universe”. The bootlegger has mistitled it “Strato Strut”. Interestingly, the folks at “Experience Hendrix” liked that title, and later gave the name “Strato Strut” to a totally unrelated piece of music that they released in 2000. - Philip Cohen

On entertainment value, this may not rate highly but guitarists might get more from this all-electric experience.

Top marks again for sound quality. Thanks Phil.

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This site listed this bootleg as
Electric Birthday, Jimi ([No label] EBJ 01 / 1987 / 1LP) ftbfs: B097
(Outtakes 1968-70 plus Buddy Miles Jam, New York City, NY 14.11.69)

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Lonely Avenue (demo) includes radio DJ talk with Alan Douglas (7.7MB)
Track 02. World Traveler (demo) (11.1MB)
Track 03. It’s Too Bad (outtake) ^ (14.9MB)
Track 04. Excerpt from Nine To The Universe (outtake) * (7.8MB)
Track 05. Cherokee Mist (div. mix) (9.4MB)
Track 06. Guitar Improvisation (demo) (7.3MB)
Track 07. Midnight Lightning (outtake) (5.3MB)
[TT: 46:32m]

Recorded at the Record Plant 1969 with Jimi Hendrix/ Billy Cox/ John McLaughlin/ Dave Holland, Roland Robinson and Buddy Miles.

^ Tk 3 is the full, uncut version, much longer than what was released on the Jimi Hendrix Experience 4CD boxset.

*On the original bootleg LP cover, Track 4 is incorrectly titled “Strato Strut”. In 2000, the Hendrix Estate gave the title “Strato Strut” to an entirely different piece of music.

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  2. Thanks, Philip, for digitizing the only Hendrix bootleg LP I own. Great stuff and a great transfer. Keep up the good work.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 14, 2010

  3. The transfer to digital was done many years ago with a turntable/phono cartridge set-up that I no longer own(Dual “Golden One” turntable with an Ortofon X3-MC cartridge) dubbing(via Sony 1000ES preamplifier) to a Sony DTC-75ES DAT recorder. The Dual turntable was an ancient forerunner of today’s audiophile turntables. I used an SAE 1000 “Impulse noise reduction” unit to slightly suppress vinyl noise.
    I could have done a fresh transfer on my present-day equipment(Technics SL-1210Mk2 with Audio-Technica AT440ml phono cartridge) but I decided to go with my vintage transfer to digital, though I had never played the vinyl L.P. again after transfering it to digital.

    By Philip Cohen on Jun 14, 2010

  4. Great Thanks for this!

    By Udo on Jun 14, 2010

  5. thanks for these two jimi hendrix vinyls. listening to these is like doing post-grad level research - and i thought i finished school a longtime ago! :-)

    I-) ihor

    By me-me-me on Jun 15, 2010

  6. thanks phil..yer a good man.

    By sluggo on Jun 15, 2010

  7. Thanks again for more great music.

    By Dennis on Jun 15, 2010

  8. Thank you Phil. A nice addition to my vast Hendrix collection. Maybe I already have this tracks somewhere. More Hendrix please!

    By tony lauber on Jun 15, 2010

  9. Thanks for more great bootleg vinyl. Can’t wait to hear this one.

    By Matt on Aug 11, 2010

  10. the labels no correspont to the mp3?

    By taxbluesman on Aug 13, 2012

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