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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Jeff Beck (1968) and Jimi Hendrix Experience (1969)
November 21, 2022 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Jeff Beck (1968) and Jimi Hendrix Experience (1969)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

In the two plus years I have hosted this show, this will be the third time I have featured Jimi Hendrix (shows 5 and 51). Tonight is my 83rd live bootleg show and I'm close to slowing down. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists, spread across dozens of genres. I live to share these shows with you, free of charge. They have been shared with me, and I am thrilled to pay it forward (so to speak).

Let's start off with some boogie from the Jeff Beck Group, circa 1968, featuring a very young Rod Stewart on vocals, along with Ronnie Wood on bass, Mickey Waller on drums and of course Jeff Beck on guitar. The first is a full show from their set July 24, 1968 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. This is a remastered edition, which has been phase corrected and cleaned of all glitches and digi-noise. I recall buying "Truth" on LP back in the mid-80s when I was a teenager, and that album blew my young, fragile mind. It still does.
Notes from Whofans' original torrent,

Also known as the Bill Graham Masters

This has the best sound quality of this group in existence. Jeff is on fire, and we get to hear Jeff sing more than any other live show I know of (not that that is neccessarily a good thing). "The Sun is Shining" is worth the price of admission alone. Also, Let Me Love You has a great swing to it, and Jeff's Les Paul tone is awesome.

Updated Lineage: SBD > unknown > CDR > CDR > EAC > FLAC > dime download > Adobe Audition for clean up and retracking with Izotope ozone for phase correction > TLH Flac level 8

There is some Jeff Beck filler from the BBC in 1968. I know you're gonna dig.

Our headliner tonight is the one and only Jimi Hendrix Experience, from the LA Forum, April 26, 1969, showcasing the late guitar icon at the height of his abilities. It features the original Experience lineup with Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums, just in time for what would have been Hendrix's 80th birthday (Nov 27).

What a brilliant show from a band at the top of its form. There are a ton of posthumous Hendrix releases, but I think you're going to have a near impossible time finding something that is going to top what you listen to here tonight.

Lineage: Soundboard Recorded live by Wally Heider and Bill Halverson

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Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.


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