RIP: Mitch Mitchell – Voodoo Chile Sessions

Damn, they’re dropping like flies people. The last surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience passed away Wednesday at the age of 61. The man sat behind Jimi at both the Monterey Pop Festival (of burning guitar fame) and Woodstock. Mitchell’s blending of jazz and rock elements into a lead drumming style was unprecedented in the mid to late sixties with Ginger Baker and Keith Moon on a very short list of peers.

In memory of Mitch here are some rehearsal sessions for Electric Ladyland where he’s playing like his hair’s on fire.

The Record Plant, NYC 5/2/68

Jimi Hendrix – Guitar & vocals, Mitch Mitchell – Drums, Jack Casady – Bass, Steve Winwood – Organ

Voodoo Chile (take 1)

Voodoo Chile (take 2)

Voodoo Chile (take 3)

Voodoo Chile (take 4)

The Record Plant, NYC 5/3/68

Jimi Hendrix – Guitar & vocals, Mitch Mitchell – Drums, Noel Redding – Bass

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 1)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 2)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 3)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 4)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 5)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 6)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 7)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 8)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 9)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 10)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 11)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (take 12)

It all fits on a single CD. Here’s some art work: Voodoo Session Art

1 Response to “RIP: Mitch Mitchell – Voodoo Chile Sessions”

  1. 1 migmanlkp Nov 18th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

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