LISTEN TO GLOBAL PREMIERE OF “MANNISH BOY” –
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING
JIMI HENDRIX ALBUM BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY (OUT MARCH 9)
LONDON (Perfect Music Today) 1/16/18/ Earlier today legendary engineer/producer Eddie Kramer premiered “Mannish Boy” by Jimi Hendrix on BBC Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show. The track is currently available globally on all digital platforms for purchase and streaming. “Mannish Boy” is a foretaste of Both Sides of the Sky, the new Hendrix album set for release March 9 from Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings.
Listen to “Mannish Boy” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t0Qp9K_y6M
Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” was reworked by the trio that would come to be known as Band of Gypsys (Jimi Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox, drummer Buddy Miles) during their first ever recording session on April 22, 1969 at the Record Plant in New York. This lineup would make its public debut during four performances at the Fillmore East on New Year’s Eve 1969 and New Year’s Day 1970, from which the live albums Band of Gypsys (1970) and the acclaimed Machine Gun (2016) are derived.
Both Sides of the Sky, the album home of “Mannish Boy,” is the final volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in Jimi Hendrix’s archive. It follows Valleys of Neptune (2010) and People, Hell and Angels (2013), which both cracked the top 5 on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart. Recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, and featuring appearances by Stephen Stills, Johnny Winter and Lonnie Youngblood, Both Sides of the Sky contains 10 unreleased tracks. It will be available on CD, digital, and as a numbered 180-gram audiophile vinyl 2LP. The project was co-produced by Eddie Kramer, Jimi Hendrix’s recording engineer on all of his albums made during his life, along with Janie Hendrix and John McDermott.
Eddie Kramer talks about Jimi Hendrix and Both Sides of The Sky with Shaun Keaveny: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05v0j84
Both Sides of the Sky track list (out March 9):
1) Mannish Boy*
2) Lover Man*
3) Hear My Train A Comin’*
4) Stepping Stone*
5) $20 Fine*+
6) Power Of Soul^
8) Things I Used to Do#
9) Georgia Blues++
10) Sweet Angel*
12) Send My Love To Linda*
13) Cherokee Mist*
^ Previously unavailable extended version
+Featuring Stephen Stills
#Featuring Johnny Winter
++Featuring Lonnie Youngblood
Produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.
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