S035 . . . And The Gods Made Love
Jimi? (timpani), Jimi (ba, gs?). Special effects: Jimi (backword vo at half speed), tape manipulations.
recorded at PLA, 29?/06/68.
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: <1> This song was originally recorded with the title: At Last The Beginning. <2> Jimi: '... a 90-second sound painting of the heavens. I know it's the thing people will jump on to criticise so we're putting it right at the beginning to get it over with. It's typifying what happens when the Gods make love or whatever they spend their time on.' <3> Jimi's backward vocal (including the line 'Okay, one more time') comes from a studio rehearsal session of 'Voodoo Chile' (Rec: PLA, 01?/05/68).
S036 Have You Ever Been (To Elecric Ladyland)
Jimi (gs, ba, vo), Jimi or Mitch (ta), Mitch (dr). Special effect: phasing (on dr).
recorded at PLA, between 04/68 and 06/68.
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: Refer to S153 for a completely different studio recording known as: Electric Lady Land.
S037 Crosstown Traffic
Jimi (gs, pi, kazoo, lv), Mitch (dr, hv on 'Crosstown' parts), Noel (ba, hv on 'Crosstown' parts), Dave Mason (hv on 'Tarffic' parts). Special effect: pultec filter (on Jimi's vo).
recorded at OLY, 20 and 21/12/67 (basic track); PLA, 04/68 or 05/68 (4-track to 12-track transfer, plus additional recordings).
engineered by Eddie (OLY); Gary (PLA).
produced by Chas (OLY); Jimi (PLA).

S038 Voodoo Chile
Jimi (gi, vo), Mitch (dr), Jack Casady (ba), Steve Winwood (or), unknown (crowd noises).
recorded at PLA, 01 or 02/05/68; PLA, 10?/06/68 (final mix).
engineered by Eddie.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: <1> Steve Winwood: 'Out in the corridor were all these musicians waiting to be given their chance to play. Jimi came out and said "Hi, come in." There were no chord sheets, no nothing. He just started playing. It was a one- take job, with him singing and playing at the same time.' <2> The crowd noise during this song were recorde separately and overdubbed.
S039 Little Miss Strange
Jimi (gs), Mitch (dr, hv), Noel (gi, ba, acoustic gi, lv).
composed by Noel Redding.
recorded at PLA, 22/04/68 (basic track); PLA, 25/04/68 (additional recordings); PLA, 28/04/68 (mixing).
engineered by Gary & Eddie.
produced by Jimi & Noel.
Wiped on 05/05/68: Noel (ba). Added on 05/05/68: Noel (new ba take).

S040 Long Hot Summer Night
Jimi (gs, ba, lv, hv, voice), Mitch (dr), Al Kooper (pi), unknown (hv).
recorded at PLA, 18/04/68; PLA, 26/07/68 (final mix).
engineered by Gary.
produced by Jimi.

S041 Come On (Part 1)
Jimi (gi, vo), Mitch (dr), Noel (ba).
composed by Earl King (real name: Solomon Johnson).
recorded at PLA, 27/08/68.
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: <1> Song a.k.a.: Let The Good Times Roll. <2> Jimi recorded 14 takes in total of this song. This is take 14.
S042 Gypsy Eyes
Jimi (gs, ba, vo), Mitch (dr).
recorded at PLA, last week 04/68 or first week 05/68.
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: This song is about Jimi's mother, Lucille.
S043 Rainy Day, Dream Away
Jimi (gs, vo, coughs and sniffs, talking), Jimi? (ba), Buddy (dr), Larry Faucette (congas), Freddie Smith (sa), Mike Finnigan (or).
recorded at PLA, 10/06/68.
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: The idea for the lyric line 'Hey man, it's raining' (by Jimi in a funny voice) came from a Bill Cosby story which was on the Bill Cosby LP (Revenge - Wamer Bros. WS1691 [USA]) Jimi had in his record collection. Bill Cosby does his lyric line ('Hey man') in that same funny voice, which Jimi adapted for his song.
S044 1983 . . . (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
Jimi (gs, ba, pe, vo), Mitch (dr), Chris Wood (fl). Special effects: Jimi (backward gi); Chris Wood (bit of backward fl); seagulls sound created via microphone feedback from Jimi's headphones while 'squeaking', with added delay, echo etc.; heavy delay on vo; slowed down and speeded up tape manipulations.
recorded at PLA, 23?/04/68.
engineered by Gary or Eddie.
Mixing: Jimi & Eddie.
produced by Jimi.

S045 Moon, Turn The Tides . . . Gently Gently Away
Jimi (gs). Special effect: slowed down and speeded up tape manipulations.
recorded at PLA, 23?/04/68.
engineered by Gary or Eddie.
Mixing: Jimi & Eddie.
produced by Jimi.

S046 Still Raining, Still Dreaming
Jimi (gs, vo, voice), Jimi? (ba), Buddy (dr), Mike Finnigan (or).
recorded at PLA, 10/06/68.
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
Mixing: Jimi & Eddie.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: Written 19/05/68 in Hallandale, Florida.
S047 House Burning Down
Jimi (gs, ba, vo, voice), Mitch (dr). Special effect: phasing (on gi).
recorded at PLA, 01/05/68 (basic track); PLA, 08/68 (additional recording); PLA, 23/08/68 (final mix).
engineered by Eddie or Gary.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: Jimi: 'We made the guitar sound like it was on fire. It's constantly changing dimensions, and up on top that lead guitar is cutting through everything.'
S048 Voodoo Child (slight return)
Jimi (gi, vo), Mitch (dr), Jimi or Mitch (maracas), Noel (ba).
recorded at PLA, 03/05/68 (basic track); PLA, 05/68 (maracas overdub).
engineered by Eddie.
produced by Jimi.
NOTE: <1> Jimi recorded eight takes in total of this song. This is take eight. <2> Jimi: 'Somebody was filming us as we started doing that . . . it was like, Okay, boys, look like you're recording. It was in the studio and they were recording it . . . so it was one-two-three and then we went into "Voodoo Child".'

Appearances

S035 - S048 appeared on S037 appeared on S037, S048 appeared on S037, S040, S042, S043, S046, and S048 appeared on S038, S041 appeared on S037, S042, and S048 appeared on S039 appeared on

quoted from Electric Gypsy 2 (pp. 530/1)

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