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Jimi Hendrix — Born Under A Bad Sign
Album: Blues
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8.1

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Total ratings: 1294









Released: 1969
Length: 7:31
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(instrumental)
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GREAT!! I had never heard this version before. Thanx RP!
 kingart wrote:

I don't rightly know what should keep me from granting this a godlike 10.  Someone give me a reason to keep it a 9 or boost it to Beethoven and Coltrane status.  Good lord amighty, this guy was superfreak. 



I've got it at a 9. Despite Jimi's pyrotechnics, Mitch is too good a bass player to be stuck with that plodding bass line. No chemistry between them on this song. 
wheres the fire extinguisher?

i hate it when thats happens.
Brings tears to my eyes, it sounds SO UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! He was so clearly channeling something Divine, from God only knows where!  Jam on, Jimi!
Despite Hendrix's superb skills, I find this tune to be plodding and tedious.
I don't rightly know what should keep me from granting this a godlike 10.  Someone give me a reason to keep it a 9 or boost it to Beethoven and Coltrane status.  Good lord amighty, this guy was superfreak. 
I read that Jimi Hendrix took his guitar with him everywhere he went, and that he practiced at least 4 hours a day.
 einsteinstoe wrote:

Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums yeah? 




I Agree completely!!  I had never heard this tune, prior to hearing it on RP,  a couple of months ago. Now, the more I hear it, the more I like it!!  Thank You RP!
 idiot_wind wrote:

Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.



You poor scrap iw,  everyone misunderstands your sense of humour.
 rpdevotee wrote:

Finally...thank God!  Another song by the genius, Jimmy, besides the ones we always hear over and over again (Watch Tower, Purple Haze, Hey Joe, etc.).  This is awesome!



You must mean Jimi.  Jimmy is that Led Zeppelin guy. 
 idiot_wind wrote:

Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.


Humor and sarcasm are lost on some (including myself in the past).  I have since learned to get a kick out of the wind blowing off of this particular "idiot", whomever they might be. 
Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums yeah? 
I love good, emotive, innovative guitar work. I’m a fan of many artist but no one quite takes it to the level of Jimmy. Man he makes that guitar sing.
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:
Jimi melts things. It's just what he does.

In a good way, of course!
Somebody call the cops.
Any RPer who rated this <7 really needs to get with the program.  In fact, for me, 9 > 10.   A track that is its own masterclass guitar academy.  
On my own playlist today I hit 'FF" on this...
Now I'm home with the big speakers.....
"let him talk"
SUPERGREAT!!! I never heard this before. Thanx RP!!
If jazz and rock had a baby that's what it would sound like.

RP on a roll again. I usually head straight to the Mellow Mix yet here I am. Luca Strincagnoli 'Thunderstruck'. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss 'Gone, gone, gone (done)', Alannah Myles 'Black Velvet' (who I thought was the original Heart rendition), and Jimi Hendrix, 'Born under a bad sign', beautiful. Thank you.
I've been a bit ill.  I'm about slept out and then this.  WOW!  It just doesn't get any better.
Electric Jimi✌️
got a sore thumb by tapping violently on my tablet, trying to get a 11 out of it…
I like Jimi's instrumentals most of all. He's just not a great singer, so I appreciate this one a lot.
I'm a massive Hendrix fan, but this is actually a bit ho hum.
Extended live versions of Red House, Yes
Hear my Train a'coming YES

This a bit formulaic
5
Wow! Everybody alright after that one?
Lush.
Finally...thank God!  Another song by the genius, Jimmy, besides the ones we always hear over and over again (Watch Tower, Purple Haze, Hey Joe, etc.).  This is awesome!
outstanding .  Have a burnt cd copy of this and need to buy the record . Its one of those recordings worth having at home. Not a huge Jimi fan but can't deny his genius.   If someone can make 6 strings sing it was Jimi and this is a classic example of that.
 Egctheow wrote:

Dum, dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, dum,
The bass is awesome!!! Almost sounds as though it's the thing that keeps the guitar going. And going it is!! Got that album when it was released! Niiiiice

Thanks for playing it :-)



I guess I've been sheltered, this was my first listen of this song and just a couple minutes into it, I hit the ebay and ordered one up...
Solid album. The best of the posthumous releases


That album cover would make a really cool T-shirt
 SteveInVa wrote:

Jimi melted another one of my speakers🤪



HA - you should see what's left between my headphones!  
 kquinn03 wrote:

A lot of Jimi's songs just grab me and hold me, take me over. More than any other artist.



Don't overlook Prince.
 Proclivities wrote:

"Self-proclaimed great guitar players"?  Really?  When did either of them make such proclamations?






Easy Pro. I think IW may be kidding.   
I'm ashamed to be listening to this on a little Dell monitor speaker.  This should be on something real 
None the less, glad I'm here to hear Jimi play!
That's what making love to a guitar sounds like. 
Says 'performed by Band of Gypsies' so Buddy Miles. Sounds about right.
Is Mitch Mitchell or Buddy Miles at drum's ?? The sound is not like Mitch ...
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Jimi melts things. It's just what he does.

 
SteveInVa wrote:
Jimi melted another one of my speakers🤪
 

Dig this groove✌️
So badass.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
27. .  just 27 years old and taken from us. 

Just how much epic noodling were we deprived of? 
 
As well as Duane Allman - way too young....
Jimi melted another one of my speakers🤪
As a guitar player/hobbyist, I often wonder what Jimi Hendrix - if he were still alive - would make of the modern day glut of effects pedals and digital modelling amplifiers. Would his playing have evolved to become more subdued and atmospheric, or would he have eschewed a mammoth pedal board and stuck with his Strat, Wah, Fuzz, Uni-Vibe, and Marshall amps?
A lot of Jimi's songs just grab me and hold me, take me over. More than any other artist.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
 
You must be a lot of fun at parties.....
 guntherkraft376 wrote:
Y E A H !!!!! Thanks for playing this!!
 

YEAH!
godlike even if he was born under a bad sign. 
A mere 8? What was I not thinking? 
Y E A H !!!!! Thanks for playing this!!
 Silvervanman wrote:


I've not heard either of those play lead licks I've really thought "wow". Dave's a competent all round musician but he ain't in JH's league, neither is the twat Jack W
 
Neither of them ever claimed to be.
Staggering.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
27. .  just 27 years old and taken from us. 

Just how much epic noodling were we deprived of? 
 
Is noodling a good thing or bad? Or is epic the important qualification? 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
 

I've not heard either of those play lead licks I've really thought "wow". Dave's a competent all round musician but he ain't in JH's league, neither is the twat Jack W
27. .  just 27 years old and taken from us. 

Just how much epic noodling were we deprived of? 
 SeriousLee wrote:
Man, this is good. I have this CD and it's my fave JH album.

Edit: I think I said this before,  that I have this CD. 
 
I have this album too, and it is one of my absolute favorites. Hendrix doing what he loved...the blues 
Man, this is good. I have this CD and it's my fave JH album.

Edit: I think I said this before,  that I have this CD. 
Hadn't heard this before. Thought it was Robin Trower! Partially because I knew it wasn't Mitch Michell on the drums.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
 
"Self-proclaimed great guitar players"?  Really?  When did either of them make such proclamations?
by 27 Jimi had paid plenty of his dues to play his blues
 sunflowerbee wrote:
You a funny dude!

 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
 
You funny!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
 
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves ?
I have that CD. Awesome from start to finish!
Dum, dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum, dum,
The bass is awesome!!! Almost sounds as though it's the thing that keeps the guitar going. And going it is!! Got that album when it was released! Niiiiice

Thanks for playing it :-)
Old enough to have seen him live and been a fan ever since... but I'd never heard this one.
never heard this before, wow just wow, thanks RP
 david16 wrote:
Now THAT’S guitar tone! There is. No. Substitute.
 

This is such a wonderful interpretation of the Albert King song.. one of my favorite Jimi Hendrix blues songs. He really lifted blues to a different level.
NOW  YOU'RE TALKIN' :) There is. No. Substitute.
Well...I guess this guy needs to take some lessons from today's self proclaimed  great  guitar players:Dave Grohl and Jack White.
Let's go sugar mama u know I looove ya
Now THAT’S guitar tone!
Jimi Hendrix = Electric Guitar God