JIMI HENDRIX The L.A. Forum Concert (1969)

The L.A. Forum Concert (1969)
Legit, Out Of Print Release.

With the glut of live Hendrix tapes available, it’s amazing there are still “official” releases that are coveted, yet out-of-print. Case in point: The L.A. Forum Concert. Originally issued by Reprise as part of an awful 1991 box set, Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story, this excellent April 26, 1969, L.A. Forum material was included as a stand alone concert disc. Well-recorded, it’s over 70 minutes and captures the original Experience (Mitch Mitchell & Noel Redding) stretching out during the band’s Electric Ladyland tour. “I Don’t Live Today” has re-surfaced on a couple of official compilations.


Tax Free (13:56)
Red House (11:07)

Spanish Castle Magic (11:43)

The Star Spangled Banner (2:29)

Purple Haze (6:56)

I Don’t Live Today (7:06)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/Sunshine Of Your Love (17:15)

 

18 Comments

  • 1
    bruis
    April 17, 2007 - 13:14 | Permalink

    You're right, this is a gem, lost among the usual piles of dross. Thanks for drawing attention to it.

    • 2
      May 19, 2013 - 17:26 | Permalink

      I was at this concert, I was 14 years old. One of the opening acts was a group we
      had never of, Chicago Transit Authority ! I’ll always remember my father taking me to the
      Groove Co. record store by Crescent Hts. / Sunset Bl. in Hollywood to by my ticket.

      • 3
        Willard
        May 19, 2013 - 17:42 | Permalink

        Cool. Never saw the guy myself.

  • 4
    Anonymous
    November 15, 2008 - 19:05 | Permalink

    brilliant show.. and it's definitely live, thanks so much! redman

  • 5
    Anonymous
    November 16, 2008 - 12:43 | Permalink

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

  • 6
    The Riverboat Captain
    November 16, 2008 - 23:48 | Permalink

    Great sounds. RIP Mitch.

  • 7
    ion-p
    November 17, 2008 - 00:23 | Permalink

    Fantastic! Yes, RIP Mitch – the beat goes on. Thanks Willard. (I'm watching Redux right now…)

  • 8
    carlinhosdeipanema
    November 23, 2008 - 01:43 | Permalink

    Great post, indeed at Mitch's height, as for the JHE…
    Wish u all the best and tks for so many gems

  • 9
    kc jones
    November 24, 2008 - 21:33 | Permalink

    lookin forward to listening to this :). thanks

  • 10
    Art Simon
    January 11, 2009 - 20:44 | Permalink

    Thanks Williard, I hadn't heard of this one. Great Performance and recording!

  • 11
    W
    December 13, 2010 - 20:23 | Permalink

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  • 12
    Brian
    January 5, 2012 - 01:04 | Permalink

    This one’s new to me so I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

    -Brian

  • 13
    April 13, 2012 - 23:16 | Permalink

    Who’s better than Willard? Nobody, that’s who. Thanks for putting this back up.

  • 14
    Anonymous
    June 2, 2013 - 10:35 | Permalink

    thanks for posting this. i actually have that box set on cassette! you’re right that this live material is the best thing on there. it will be nice to hear it again since my tape player is currently broken. have you ever come across the ‘stages’ box from around that time? it’s got another four live shows all professionally mixed. worth looking into if you haven’t heard it. anyway, thanks again for the forum concert.

    • 15
      Willard
      June 2, 2013 - 12:06 | Permalink

      Used to have Stages but haven’t seen or heard it in a long time. Thanks for commenting.

  • 16
    Nappyrags
    September 3, 2013 - 17:27 | Permalink

    And I believe this isn’t the complete show either…can’t remember (HA!) which tunes are missing but there’s another set that has them…anyone know this?

    • 17
      Willard
      September 3, 2013 - 19:09 | Permalink

      It’s not the complete show.

  • 18
    Supersonic75
    January 28, 2014 - 06:05 | Permalink

    Thanks much for this. I’ve been on a big Hendrix live kick recently, after hearing some of “Live at the Miami Pop Festival” which so far is just amazing and amazingly well-recorded. Thanks again….

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