Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Redhouse (Variations On A Theme)

(U.S 1967-1970)
."Red House" is a blues song, written by famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix and originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
There are two different takes of this song: the original version (mono) that appeared on the UK issue of Are You Experienced?, and the alternate version (stereo) featured on the 1969 USA Smash Hits compilation on which bass player Noel Redding plays electric guitar tuned down to resemble a bass guitar. Despite Hendrix's complaints, the song was omitted from the USA issue of Are You Experienced because the recording company reportedly argued that "America does not like blues".
The original mono take became available in the USA & Canada when it was released (minus the chat at the end) on the posthumous Blues album. The alternate stereo take (3:50) recorded around the same time (included in this compilation), was unavailable outside of USA & Canada until the Kiss The Sky CD compilation. The Blues album also features a live studio jam version - onto which Hendrix's introduction from a different jam has been dubbed - "Electric Church Red House". This was recorded by Jimi at TTG Studios in LA on 10/29/68 with Buddy Miles on drums and featuring Lee Michaels playing Hammond organ. This version is included in this compilation bootleg. For a full description of the 3 studio versions, see Vagabond's World

While playing Red House at Woodstock, Hendrix snapped his high E-string in the middle of the performance and kept playing the second half of the song with just five strings. "Long" versions of the song like the Woodstock rendition are generally about 6–10 minutes. One of the longest live versions of the song is a nearly thirteen-minute long version on 5/24/69 at the San Diego Sports Arena, which is found on Hendrix in the West, a live album sampling four different shows.

"Red House" was inspired by Hendrix's first love Betty Jean Morgan and the New York apartment where Hendrix first met Keith Richard's then-girlfriend Linda Keith.
The song has been covered by many other blues musicians, and is widely regarded as a blues standard to be judged by. [extract from wikipedia]

.The posting was ripped from CD at 320kps. Limited artwork is supplied.

.Red House Lyrics
(by Jimi Hendrix)

. Well there's a red house over yonder
That's where my baby stays
Lord there's a red house over yonder
Oh that's where my baby stays
I ain't been home to see my baby
In ninety-nine and one half days
Wait a minute, something wrong here
My key won't unlock this door
Wait a minute, something wrong here
Lord have mercy this
key won't unlock this door
(something wrong here)
I gotta bad, bad feeling
My baby don't live here no more
(That's ok, I still got my guitar...look out!)
Well I might as well look back over yonder
Way back up over the hill
Lord I might as well go back over yonder
Way back yonder across the hill
Even though my baby don't love me no more
I know her sister will

[taken from]
Track Listing
01 - Red House, Berkeley, CA, 5-30-70 (7:33)
02 - Red House, Newport Pop, Devonshire Downs, CA, 6-20-69 (8:15)
03 - Red House, Studio, Hollywood, CA, 1969 (7:22)
04 - Red House, LA Forum, CA 4-26-69 (10:56)
05 - Red House, Albert Hall, London, England, 2-24-69 (11:41)
06 - Red House, Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 10-10-68 (14:16)
07 - Red House, San Diego, 5-24-69 (13:07)
08 - Red House, Olympic Studios, London. England April 69 (3:50)

Redhouse Link (153Mb) New Link 19/09/2020


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  2. track 02 wrong artwork, its:
    New York Pop, Downing Stadium, Randall's Island, New York City, NY 17.07.7

    1. Sorry date typing error= 1970-07-17

  3. Red House Revisited Vol. 1 & 2 Flac + art

    Wonderfully heavy, 19 tracks, burnproof

    1. Thanks heaps for this Derya - a nice addition to the Redhouse collection

    2. Hi katznkitz, would it be somehow possible to get these Red House Revisited links in private from you (e-mail: or since the links on the blog are no longer available/active ? I'm a big JH fan and I would love to specificaly hear your work? It's my fave JH composition. Thank you very much ! :-)


    3. I've posted all 3 volumes here for you tintin

    4. Thank you so much, AussieRock, You Rock ! :-))

  4. any chance of the other 4 cds from the reference library?

    1. Sorry, but this is the only one I have (sourced from the Internet some years ago)