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Album Description & Collectors information:


 One of Hendrix's early works was the LP album "Dawn of Jimi Hendrix," which featured his collaborations with Curtis Knight.

Jimi Hendrix first met Curtis Knight in 1965, while he was still a struggling musician trying to make a name for himself in New York City. Knight was a seasoned R&B singer who had already released several albums and was looking for a new guitarist for his band, the Squires. Hendrix auditioned for Knight and was immediately hired as the lead guitarist.

Over the next two years, Hendrix and Knight worked together on a series of recordings, including the LP album "Get That Feeling," which was released in 1967. However, due to contractual disputes with their record label, the album was credited solely to Curtis Knight, with Hendrix only receiving a small mention on the cover.

To capitalize on Hendrix's growing popularity, another LP album was released in 1968 under the title "Dawn of Jimi Hendrix." This album featured songs from the sessions Hendrix had recorded with Knight, as well as several live performances from the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, New York City.

"Dawn of Jimi Hendrix" is significant in several ways. First, it provides a glimpse into Hendrix's early career, before he became a solo artist and formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The album showcases Hendrix's guitar playing and songwriting abilities, which would later become legendary.

Second, the album highlights Hendrix's collaborations with Curtis Knight, who played a significant role in shaping Hendrix's sound and style. Knight's R&B background provided a foundation for Hendrix's blues and rock influences, resulting in a unique fusion of styles that would become a hallmark of Hendrix's music.

Third, the album also reflects the broader cultural context of the late 1960s, when rock music was undergoing a transformation. Hendrix's use of feedback and distortion, along with his incorporation of elements from different genres, reflected the experimental and innovative spirit of the era.

This album "JIMI HENDRIX FEAT. CURTIS KNIGHT France" is a French pressing with liner notes in French

Music Genre:

Rock, Blues, Soul 

Record Label Information:

DIsques Esperance ESP 155503

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

Made in France
Complete Track-listing of the album "JIMI HENDRIX FEAT. CURTIS KNIGHT France"

The detailed tracklist of this record "JIMI HENDRIX FEAT. CURTIS KNIGHT France" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. I'm a Man
  2. UFO
  3. Money
  4. What I Say
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. California Night
  2. Walkon the Dog
  3. Hard Night
  4. Let's Go, Lets Go, Let's Go

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Jimi Hendrix was a true original, a musician whose innovative approach to the guitar helped to define a generation of rock music. His untimely death cut short a career that was still full of promise, but his influence continues to be felt to this day. He remains a true icon of American music, and his legacy is a testament to the power of creativity and innovation in the arts.

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