Jimi By Himself: The Home Recordings (1968)
Out Of Print 1995 CD – Not A Boot
For years these tapes have made the rounds under different bootleg titles, but Jimi By Himself: The Home Recordings is actually a legitimate 1995 CD release that was packaged inside of a book, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend Of Jimi Hendrix. Only 30 minutes long, this disc was created to push sales of the now out-of-print graphic novel. It worked, too. Most bought the book just for this collectible. Skeletal performances and great sound quality make for a fascinating listen to Jimi’s Electric Ladyland demos. It’s just Hendrix, in a Greenwich Village apartment with his electric guitar, notebook and tape recorder (and the occasional ringing phone). It doesn’t get any more up-close and personal than this. The book & CD is under $5 at Amazon.
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