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THE SPOONFUL/VOODOO CHILE TIMELINE


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Posted By POTTTUS On Fri, Aug 10th At 11:53 PM
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FIRST OF ALL , I HAVE NEVER MADE ANYONE MAD TO
MY KNOWLEDGE.THEY DECIDE TO ALLOW THEMSELVES TO
REACT EMOTIONALLY WHEN PRESENTED WITH FACTS THAT
DIFFER FROM THEIR PRECONCEIVED IDEAS OF "THE WAY
IT WAS".I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH.FOR
EXAMPLE:
(1) CREAM RECORDED THE LIVE VERSION OF
"SPOONFUL" ON 3-10-68 AT THE WINTERLAND
AUDITORIUM .
(2)JIMI RECORDED "VOODOO CHILE" ON OR ABOUT
5-2-68 AT THE RECORD PLANT IN NEW YORK,WITH FINAL
MIXING ON OR AROUND 6-10-68.
(3)CREAM'S THIRD ALBUM "WHEELS OF FIRE" WAS
RELEASED IN JULY OF '68 IN THE U.S. , AUGUST '68
IN THE U.K."SPOONFUL" WAS ON THIS ALBUM.
(4) "VOODOO CHILE" FIRST APPEARED ON
"ELECTRIC LADYLAND" IN OCTOBER OF '68.
FIRSTLY , "SPOONFUL" WAS A FULLY REALIZED
IMPROVISATIONAL TOUR DE FORCE UNHEARD OF IN ROCK
CIRCLES AT THAT TIME , AND WAS MORE INSPIRING
THAN 90% OF ALL JAZZ BLOWING.TO DISMISS THIS AS
PSYCHEDELICISED BLUES SHOWS THAT YOU EITHER DON'T
UNDERSTAND MUSIC , OR YOU'RE JUST BEING
DEFENSIVELY DIFFICULT.
"VOODOO CHILE" WAS A JAM.THERE IS A
DIFFERENCE.JIMI AND MITCH WERE ABLE TO STRETCH A
LITTLE , BUT THE OTHERS WERE ONLY ALONG FOR THE
RIDE , AS THEY WERE SIMPLY HANGING AROUND THE
STUDIO WHEN JIMI ASKED THEM TO HAVE A
PLAY.WINWOOD IS COMPING , AND JACK CASADY IS ALL
BUT INAUDIBLE.THERE IS VERY LITTLE TELEPATHIC
INTERPLAY AS IS EVIDENT IN THE BEST JAZZ GROUPS
.
THE JHE DID NOT HAVE ANY LIVE MATERIAL TO
COMPETE WITH "SPOONFUL" , SO THEY MADE A DOUBLE
ALBUM (AGAIN COPYING CREAM'S "WHEELS OF FIRE"
CONCEPT) INCLUDING "VOODOO CHILE" ,"MERMAN" , AND
"STILL RAINING ... ETC."AS JAM FILLER.

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