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Jimi Hendrix — Pali Gap
Album: Rainbow Bridge
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7.8

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Total ratings: 1840









Released: 1970
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Jus Jimi Jammin
That's enuf
Such a wonderful song
Just amazing
In my opinion, his greatest instrumental bar none. Ok, right up there with "Third Stone from the Sun" and "Villanova Junction." Yes, it was just a jam, but Hendrix thought enough to create space by comping in order to overdub second lead parts..while he was jamming.... what a mind.
Does it get any better than this?
I thought I had heard (& loved) everything Jimi ... but this is new Love it. This is what makes RP special
I appreciate and respect Jimi's playing so much, but not so much his singing. That makes this song a special treat!
 myersei wrote:


great story!
 

where is the photo?
 Xstar wrote:
Yeah awesome artist, and dead before he reaches 30! Nice job Jimi. Thanks for the memories. 
 
proper English is a racists concept 
Yeah awesome artist, and dead before he reaches 30! Nice job Jimi. Thanks for the memories. 
It's Jimi spelled with an imi
But are you hearing Jimmy?
I'm not a Jimmy fan. Don't care for most all of his music. I know he's one of the best. But this is fantastic!
Now boys and girls, that's how you play guitar...
....a big "9" from me......smoke it...
It sounds like Jim is just goofing off. Like he is just messing around and it sound this cool! What a flex!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Who is this guy? Gee whiz.. he nee needs to learn to play more simple "thud an drone" guitar  That's what poplar today!
 

nobody read you as a joke...that made it even funnier....to me at least.
I love RP emojis... so vintage. 
what a great musician.
wow. that just blew me away.
 flyingfish wrote:
After surfing Ho‘okipa on Maui we were heading home back to Kula. Going through Makawao and around Seabury we saw a bunch of cars parked along the road with people zombie like walking up the hill into the pastures. We parked and joined the procession. Found out Jimmy Hedrix was playing for the Rainbow Bridge movie he was working on. The most memorable moment was after a light shower Jimmy breaking into Here Comes the Sun. One of my friends that was with me recently found a photo of the Rainbow Bridge concert... there in the foreground are the three of us in our flannel long sleeve shirts. Great memories... thanks RP.
 

great story!
After surfing Ho‘okipa on Maui we were heading home back to Kula. Going through Makawao and around Seabury we saw a bunch of cars parked along the road with people zombie like walking up the hill into the pastures. We parked and joined the procession. Found out Jimmy Hedrix was playing for the Rainbow Bridge movie he was working on. The most memorable moment was after a light shower Jimmy breaking into Here Comes the Sun. One of my friends that was with me recently found a photo of the Rainbow Bridge concert... there in the foreground are the three of us in our flannel long sleeve shirts. Great memories... thanks RP.
I know Hendrix is one of the all time greats but this is one of the few songs of his that I actually like.
rory g    RIP
Definitely my all time favourite Hendrix piece. It was a complete surprise to find that Pali Gap wasn't streaming from my own media files haha. Billy Cox on bass comes in so strong and the piece develops with an almost fantasy-like feel. Hendrix was getting into some interesting stuff when it all ended. {#Cry}
Who is this guy? Gee whiz.. he nee needs to learn to play more simple "thud an drone" guitar  That's what poplar today!
From the first time I heard this when the Cry of Love album was released, and continues to this day, this track holds some fond memories. As soon as I hear it, it whisks me back to a special time in my life.
 thewiseking wrote:
it was generally out of disrespect and greed that the posthumous recordings, which Jimi considered not up to snuff, were released. This track, although he may be out of tune, has got some nice guitar playing on it though.

 
The magic is he actually makes the other dudes sound like they're out of tune while he's not.
Christopher Walken floating in space

GODLIKE  : )
My goodness. The older I get the more I appreciate the work of Mr Hendrix. 

As a left hander. . . it makes me want to pick up a guitar, turn it upside down and try to copy what he created. Maybe I'll do it on a ukulele instead. . . 
thanks folks, with my whole home sound system this sounds NICE !!
Juste pour se rappeler l'un des plus beau morceau de musique au passage;
https://hendrix.free.fr/chansons/little-wing.htm

Live
the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Konserthuset, Stockolm 1.8.1968
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdHHsoW6mMg
 TwoEars wrote:
This is the first I have heard this, this is fantastic!

 
+1. And intended for release or not, Santana-like or not - I just love it! 
it was generally out of disrespect and greed that the posthumous recordings, which Jimi considered not up to snuff, were released. This track, although he may be out of tune, has got some nice guitar playing on it though.
 GTT wrote:
When I clicked this on, I mistook the guitar for a voice, and I've been thinking how this man could make his guitar sing.

 
His guitar could make him sing!
When I clicked this on, I mistook the guitar for a voice, and I've been thinking how this man could make his guitar sing.
Imagine what he would be playing for us today if he were still with us! Outstanding guitar.
Truly excellent.
Awesome track, this goes in the library.
 Proclivities wrote:
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I have no idea why there's so much loathing for this track. Seems pretty good to me.


I'm not sure if it's so much loathing as it is disappointment.  This is from one of the posthumous album releases, which contained mostly unfinished tracks and rough demos - some of which had instrumentation tacked on after Jimi's death.  Many of the tracks were not intended for release by Hendrix and to a lot of people, the releases seemed a way for labels to cash in on his demise.

 
So was this one of those bastardized tracks?  The gueetar is flat out great.
I admire the guitar work, but don't much like the song.
cool beyond words  
Wow......

Carlos Santana, please move over and let the real master unwind.   
Some tracks you just know exactly where & how you came to first heard them. When the members of Blondie did the UK Radio1 'Star Special' in about '78 or '79, Pali Gap was one of the tracks they chose to play, and where i first heard this great track (sorry but i don't care about the history/politics/etc - i'm only interested in the music). Took me 25 years to get a copy of it. Fantastic to hear it on RP and for those new to it to get to hear it too. I love it. Cheers.
7.7 rating are you deaf?
This is Jimi........
Top drawer 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I have no idea why there's so much loathing for this track. Seems pretty good to me.


I'm not sure if it's so much loathing as it is comparative disappointment.  This is from one of the posthumous album releases, which contained many unfinished tracks and rough demos - some of which had instrumentation tacked on after Jimi's death.  Many of the tracks were not intended for release by Hendrix, and to a lot of people, the releases seemed a way for labels to cash in on his demise.
Absolutely freakin god damned awesome.  Why have I never been played this Jimi track before.  Heads must roll.

I have no idea why there's so much loathing for this track. Seems pretty good to me.


Now there's a pulsing mandala wind blowing through my head. I turned up the volume and the colors intensified.
Wow.
Probably the greatest showcase of Jimi's technical and artistic abilities in one song.  One of my top 5 or 10 all time musical pieces of any genre.  The dude was just impossibly good.
I thought this was some more bad Santana nonsense.
Now I see that it's Hendrix, from whom I've not heard a thing I dislike, until now.
{#Frown}
Grating.
 kingart wrote:

I hear that. And agree. Except that Jimi was playing like this before Carlos hit the world stage. And you might do well to say that Santana has a lot of Jimi in him. I think he'd be perfectly happy to hear you say that. As to why you're not a Jimi fan, that's a disconnect between you and the keepers of guitar nirvana to figure out. 

 
Before Carlos hit the "world" stage, he had been playing professionally, often almost every night, for some years in Mexico, then S. Cali and San Fran area. I don't think Jimi was that prolific at the time.

Read Santana's auto-bio.
fabulous
This is the first I have heard this, this is fantastic!
{#Notworthy} thank you
 helgigermany wrote:


 
Thanks for sharing.  That certainly needed to be repeated.
 helgigermany wrote:
Awful! I do not like the old recordings!

 


Had not the slightest idea this even existed. Luckily I put on RP on time today.
Srat-o-Master Love his blues!
Outstanding. 
Unbelievable sound - never bettered since.
My all time favorite Jimi song.
 Dosequis wrote:
This guy has put out a lot of crap. This is just more proof.

 
Bill Plug your ears... DosEquis... Feck off 
OMG...THANK YOU for not playing Manic Depression, Purple Haze, Watch Tower...etc.
This man had so much talented work beyond the mainstream overplayed numbers we always hear! 
psd for sure
 
 Theotis wrote:
It's been a long, long time since I have heard this tune.  Nice. 

 
Yeah- it's so sweet. I think if Jimi had lived, this might have been his direction today and music as a whole would be different.
How come I've never heard this? leave it to RP.....
This is the Jimi that I really miss... while the psychedelic stuff was great.... his real love was the blues and there is soooooo very little of this great stuff out there!

Damn you were amazing! 
 Theotis wrote:
It's been a long, long time since I have heard this tune.  Nice. 

 
me too - lovin' it
It's been a long, long time since I have heard this tune.  Nice. 
{#Bananajam}
awesome psd {#Meditate}
 lasker98 wrote:
It's hard to pick a favourite Hendrix song but this would be right up there for me. Incredible guitar in this.

 
{#Yes}
Mind bogglingly awesome.  {#Eek}
It's hard to pick a favourite Hendrix song but this would be right up there for me. Incredible guitar in this.

Your response means nothing to me. You sucko-barfo !! Ha.
awesome = Godlike
 Dosequis wrote:
This guy has put out a lot of crap. This is just more proof.
 
Virtually all your ratings are "sucko barfo"; no one cares what a troll thinks.
This guy has put out a lot of crap. This is just more proof.
Blew me away when I first heard this in the mid 90's. I'd been a studio album fan of Hendrix's for a while and was just starting to discover some of his live performances. This one stood out as very different from other songs and I began to appreciate the diversity in styles that Hendrix had.  It was a time where my ears were getting some training wheels. Good memories. What a gift Jimi gave us.
 Proclivities wrote:

There was an awful lot of horrible music back in the 1960's and 70's.  Thankfully most of it is all-but-forgotten by now.  It's a matter of knowing where to listen for good music - which did seem a lot easier back then.


 
Yeah! and the reason I listened to Reiner Schwartz way back then and Radio Paradise now is that transcendent ear for the timeless vs the trendy.
I was going to say I've never heard this...

... but the truth is, in the late 60s and early 70s, listening to Reiner Schwartz on CHUM-FM, late into the wee hours I probably DID hear this.  Just too blitzed to remember.
 shayde wrote:
I know it's heresy to say this, but I'm not a big Jimi fan.  But, this has a lot of Santana in it... it's quite tasty.

 
I hear that. And agree. Except that Jimi was playing like this before Carlos hit the world stage. And you might do well to say that Santana has a lot of Jimi in him. I think he'd be perfectly happy to hear you say that. As to why you're not a Jimi fan, that's a disconnect between you and the keepers of guitar nirvana to figure out. 
 lily34 wrote:
i can't believe this...i'm not sure i've ever heard this one before. wow.

  I know, right? I've never heard this before, I thought maybe Bill had added some new material, turns out not only is it not new to RP, but it's not 'new' at all. But it is quite wonderful, a nice change from what we usually hear from JH. 
Nice!
 ferwoman wrote:

My thoughts exactly! Very nice -- to state it in an understated manner.

 

Me too.
A good buddy of mine was at Rainbow Bridge in Maui at the time. Sadly, I saw the movie a few days ago and it didn't have impact I remembered when it was released. He had a major impact on my life but in retrospect I wish he'd stuck to the blues. That's what Jimi said he had planned.
 jocelynsart wrote:
have never heard this Hendrix song, like it!

 
My thoughts exactly! Very nice -- to state it in an understated manner.
Strat-o-master !
REAL SURF MUSIC..............................{#Bananajam}
This guy, when diddling around, had more going on than others get out of a freaking symphony orchestra; love it forever for its raw unabashed shine!
 WonderLizard wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Most Hendrix sounds bad to me but I give this a 7. Awesome playing, as usual, with a spare arrangement that isn't a flood of hippie trippy cliches.

Xstar wrote:
Jimmy was here before there was anything you could call a "trippy" cliches.  He laid the track everyone else walked in and made cliche.  Very little was around before JH.

Hmm. IMHO Jimi stood on the shoulders of giants. He was primarily a blues artist and learned much of his repertoire from acoustic masters like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters and electric masters like David "T Bone" Walker, Charlie Christian, Buddy Guy, and The Kings (Albert, Freddie, and B.B.). His gift was an ability to expand the learned vocabulary into his own voice, and what a voice it was. No one played rock'n'roll quite like him before, and not too many have after.

He almost singlehandedly turned the Fender Stratocaster into the guitar hero's weapon of choice.
 
Very well said, Wonder!  Thanks for posting such wise words! 
A little experimental messy guitar thing...
No hum...
 shayde wrote:
I know it's heresy to say this, but I'm not a big Jimi fan.  But, this has a lot of Santana in it... it's quite tasty.
 
Interesting surprise. I thought it was Carlos myself.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Most Hendrix sounds bad to me but I give this a 7. Awesome playing, as usual, with a spare arrangement that isn't a flood of hippie trippy cliches.

Xstar wrote:
Jimmy was here before there was anything you could call a "trippy" cliches.  He laid the track everyone else walked in and made cliche.  Very little was around before JH.

Hmm. IMHO Jimi stood on the shoulders of giants. He was primarily a blues artist and learned much of his repertoire from acoustic masters like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters and electric masters like David "T Bone" Walker, Charlie Christian, Buddy Guy, and The Kings (Albert, Freddie, and B.B.). His gift was an ability to expand the learned vocabulary into his own voice, and what a voice it was. No one played rock'n'roll quite like him before, and not too many have after.

He almost singlehandedly turned the Fender Stratocaster into the guitar hero's weapon of choice.
In the immortal words of George Takei, "Oh my!"  {#Music}  {#Music}  {#Music}
100% real deal.
Rainbow Bridge.
I know it's heresy to say this, but I'm not a big Jimi fan.  But, this has a lot of Santana in it... it's quite tasty.
i can't believe this...i'm not sure i've ever heard this one before. wow.
if someone ever asks you why you think JH was so great, play them this.
Nice to hear something you don't hear too often from this master of distortion.
I haven't heard this in a quarter of a century. My loss. This guy was off da meter. 
OH, yeah...hearing this again at significant altitude gives me the biggest boost this fine evening...
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Most Hendrix sounds bad to me but I give this a 7. Awesome playing, as usual, with a spare arrangement that isn't a flood of hippie trippy cliches.
 
Jimmy was here before there was anything you could call a "trippy" cliches.  He laid the track everyone else walked in and made cliche.  Very little was around before JH.


Like a fish crawling, this cat is evolution, nothing since.
have never heard this Hendrix song, like it!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Most Hendrix sounds bad to me but I give this a 7. Awesome playing, as usual, with a spare arrangement that isn't a flood of hippie trippy cliches.
 

But those weren't "hippie trippy cliches" when he first played them. Context, in lots of art, is very important.
Most Hendrix sounds bad to me but I give this a 7. Awesome playing, as usual, with a spare arrangement that isn't a flood of hippie trippy cliches.
Favorite Hendrix piece, hands-down. Trying to think of something clever and meaningful to say and but I've got nothing that does this song and Jimi's guitar justice.
 Canlistener wrote:
Sorry, just because you can 'shred' x-number of chords per second doesn't mean it sounds good.
 
Technically, one wouldn't shred chords.  They shred notes - it would sound too mushy to shred chords.

Timeless masterpiece 
Few people ever play their instrument with this kind of inspirational fervor, and few indeed can play a guitar like the way Trane blew his sax...RIFFIN', baby; feelin' it, inside and out. That sort of thing blows technical perfection away any day, and we are all richer for hearing it...Thanks for playing this!


 Canlistener wrote:
Sorry, just because you can 'shred' x-number of chords per second doesn't mean it sounds good.
 
Doesn't mean it sounds bad either!  :)

Wow, I haven't heard this since I was teenager and used to listen to Jimi religiously.

Great reach-back and find.  One of the reasons RP is miles above other stations. Keep up the good work.
{#Good-vibes}
Wow!  Along with "Red House" yesterday, another Jimi Hendrix song I have never heard before.

And I must retort to the naysayers - even mediocre Hendrix, like this is, is still at least an 8!
{#Bananajam}R P is always on in my house played through my home entertainment system .1) rule is this is one of the songs that when its played all things come to a stop and I bust out my air guitar ,play and dance{#Dancingbanana}
Sorry, just because you can 'shred' x-number of chords per second doesn't mean it sounds good.
Play it again Bill, I missed it.