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Jimi Hendrix — Red House
Album: Blues
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8.7

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Released: 1969
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's a red house over yonder
That's where my baby stays
Lord, there's a red house over yonder, baby
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's wrong here
The key won't unlock this door
Wait a minute, something's wrong
Lord, have mercy, this key won't unlock this door, something's going wrong here
I have a bad, bad feeling
My baby don't live here no more
That's alright, I still got my guitar
Look out, now

Well, I might as well uh, go on back down
Way back upon the hill
Lord, I might as well go back over yonder
Way back yonder 'cross the hill
Guess if my baby don't love me no more
I know her sister will
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You know he and the song were exceptional when the live, raw version is equal to or better than the studio trickery track. 
 nutrod42 wrote:
Mr. Hendrix, given the fact that you haven't been home to see your baby in 99 and one-half days, do you really feel like you have the right to continue to call her your "baby"? It's no wonder she moved. And as to your confidence that her sister will love you, I happen to know that your baby and her sister are now living together and dating an accountant and a lawyer, respectively. 
 John Hiatt had it in Real Man - early '80s I think from the album Warming Up to The Ice Age - "Get no shocks from your computer program come on and rock with a real man".  He wasn't talking about the difference between affection for Hendrix and something sort of similar for lawyers and accountants but he might have been.  
 Papernapkin wrote:
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.
 
Spoken like someone with no understanding of history.  Doomed to repeat it, as they say.

BTW, you do know that all of us here listen to RP, a mixture of old and new.
 jules44 wrote:
The ladies in my pottery studio aren't diggin' this.....
 
Find a new studio.
 martinc wrote:
Saw Jimi at the Bank Street theatre, I think 1969. He said he was having equipment troubles and was going to jam on a new song that had been working to work on the kinks. This was the song he played. It was an old theatre. Subway trains were coming out of his amp. Junk of the ceiling were falling down. That was my first rock and roll concert.
 No glowing cell phones swaying to the music, as if detached from their humans?  No laser lights and smoke?  No beams of light searching the crowd like a prison yard?

Just music from a master.  Lucky you.
Mr. Hendrix, given the fact that you haven't been home to see your baby in 99 and one-half days, do you really feel like you have the right to continue to call her your "baby"? It's no wonder she moved. And as to your confidence that her sister will love you, I happen to know that your baby and her sister are now living together and dating an accountant and a lawyer, respectively.
 lyndonwatkins314 wrote:
This is my all time favourite Hendrix track, soooooo good, Red House

 

 sfyi2001 wrote:


                         SEATTLE'S own ~
 
 

 Sasha2001 wrote:

Maybe there's room in the pantheon for more than one master...
 
Not on Jimi's throne.
 Dosequis wrote:
This guy is ok. The real Master is Jeff Beck !!

 
Maybe there's room in the pantheon for more than one master...
 k3rmit wrote:
If you don't understand the blues, then listen to "Red House" until you do.

 
    Jimi Hendrix is way better then the blues I agree with you I did never understand the blues but I do understand Jimi Hendrix song like the 
red house.{#Laughing}
If you don't understand the blues, then listen to "Red House" until you do.
Nice pic, sfyi2001!
Looks like Jimi just sawed off one of the cutaways on a right-handed Strat (copy) to access those high frets.


                         SEATTLE'S own ~
 
 Ms_E_Smith wrote:
C'mon... The Best!!!!
 

 
Yes, definitely. My 10
Almost 50 years later, still mind blowing.....
C'mon... The Best!!!!
 
 SchoepTone wrote:
This guy is pretty good on the guitar. Is he new on the scene?

 
Nice joke{#Cheesygrin}
IDEAL BLUES  : )
This guy is pretty good on the guitar. Is he new on the scene?
JIMI
{#Heartkiss} 

Ya mean there use to be guitar players that could play mind bending, hypnotic, melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, dissonance, trippy music that could get you "high"?

Nah....that never happened. If it really did, you would see today's bands continuing the tradition, wouldn''t ya?     
The ladies in my pottery studio aren't diggin' this.....
Is this like the "hit single" version? I don't recall hearing one anywhere near this short - this clocks in at under 4 minutes!  I guess he felt like making this one short and to the point.. it's still great, but let's hear the man jam!.
Thanks.  Love this song.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Heartkiss} ........ luv it a lot so for me 10
 
I'd give it 11
Excellent! He left us way too early...
Great song, indeed.  The best rendition I know of appears on his difficult to find live album Hendrix in the West. .That rendition is incendiary.
10 times 10 to the tenth.
 unclehud wrote:

No, it's just a reminder that we are (I am) old.  There are quite a few new artists on my iPhone, but they're outnumbered by Stones, Doors, Zep, Beatles, Humble Pie, Mountain, Greg and Duane, Little Feat, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, Frank, Bing, Mozart, Brahms, ..... and Jimi eff'in Hendrix.

How simple-minded to believe that music by dead people no longer has value.



 
Oh unclehud - were I to have the capacity to write prose in such a manner that simply states fundamental commonsense. You have eloquently consigned 'napkin to his / her place. I was merely tempted to yell "@#$% off". My only criticism is that you had not included Borodin, Saint-Saens, Holst and of course, Beethoven. All power to you.
Man that sound gets the haze moving again!
Let there be no doubt that the man was a genius with a guitar. {#Music}
Thank you, wow. I needed to hear this just now. :)
{#Heartkiss} ........ luv it a lot so for me 10
 martinc wrote:
Saw Jimi at the Bank Street theatre, I think 1969. He said he was having equipment troubles and was going to jam on a new song that had been working to work on the kinks. This was the song he played. It was an old theatre. Subway trains were coming out of his amp. Junk of the ceiling were falling down. That was my first rock and roll concert.

 

That is pretty f' ing awesome.
 thewiseking wrote:
Jimi and Johnny Winter were the best at this, hands down.
 Johnny's still at it, although walking through it wounded. Playing tonight in Columbus. https://concertful.com/concert/johnny-winter/
 Dosequis wrote:
Hmmmm....three chord blues...OK.

 
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Hmmmm....three chord blues...OK.
 Papernapkin wrote:
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.

 
No, it's just a reminder that we are (I am) old.  There are quite a few new artists on my iPhone, but they're outnumbered by Stones, Doors, Zep, Beatles, Humble Pie, Mountain, Greg and Duane, Little Feat, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, Frank, Bing, Mozart, Brahms, ..... and Jimi eff'in Hendrix.

How simple-minded to believe that music by dead people no longer has value.


This guy is ok. The real Master is Jeff Beck !!
Jimi and Johnny Winter were the best at this, hands down.
I think this compilation - Blues - is probably the best overall collection of Jimi's music. I listen to it a lot.
thank you psd, for this gift from Heaven!   (squelched off Decemberdreks)
"I know her sister will"... So dodgy, but hey, boys will be boys {#Dance}
Pure, basic, stripped-down blues rock from a master of the genre. Unbeatable. 9 from the bluesy Nottingham jury.
Oh yeah! This one following Ben Harper who did really a good cover of Red House. Not a ten like this one, but a solid eight. Listen to Ben Harper and Relentless7 @ Montreal International Jazz Festival 2009.
+
 martinc wrote:

And if you can't appreciate great music just because the musician has passed away, I feel sorry for your limited taste.
 
Yes, the mathematics of the situation say that there are more dead musicians than live ones. So, a varied collection should have more dead artists than live ones. If it doesn't, go back and find what artists inspired the ones you like. I heard Henry Rollins give a shout-out to Mississippi Fred McDowell. *mind blown*
"There's a Red House over yonder" ... and the goosebumps rise.
'Cause if my baby don't love me no more I know her sister will ................. 
Aaaaaaaaaaaah!
another terrific song from Jimi.  Bluesy and rock and acid-rock and jazzy.
Oh, I can hear Jimi.
 Papernapkin wrote:
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.
 
And if you can't appreciate great music just because the musician has passed away, I feel sorry for your limited taste.
Jimi ...

Another artist whose albums were different depending on the country of release.  This was on the English version of Are You Experienced but not on the American.  We were robbed back then.  Better albums overseas and better quality vinyl.  The Beatles are another example of this back then, too.
What a relief to listen to this after Roy Harper. Gather round for Hendrix, Harper fans!
One of the few versions of tunes that are markedly better live than studio — and in the case of this one, that's really saying something. 
Saw Jimi at the Bank Street theatre, I think 1969. He said he was having equipment troubles and was going to jam on a new song that had been working to work on the kinks. This was the song he played. It was an old theatre. Subway trains were coming out of his amp. Junk of the ceiling were falling down. That was my first rock and roll concert.
C'mon, Bill! I'm tryin' to get out the door for a bite, and I'm now fairly starving 'cause I can't turn you off!
Jimi sounds so fine here!!
 kurnatovsky wrote:
The greatest rock and blues guitarist of all time.
 
No just that time when you were open to new things — which was more than 50 years ago.
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.
The greatest rock and blues guitarist of all time.
That's alright, I still got my git-tar...

Epic
{#Daisy}

Can't you offer a special 'plus 10' category? You know, for the Wolfgangs and Birds of the world, whose light shines twice as bright but only half as long?  
For those of us who actually heard Jimi in concert, live, we will carry that experience of hearing and seeing until we are dust in the wind.  When Jimi was jumping with the 82d Airborne, it's said that he would go out the door singing some screaming tuneless tune .... Ah, he is with the Gods of Music now dancing and making music on the Eternal Congo Square. 

Thought this was 'Smokin Joe' to begin with... very similar sound. 9 here.
9 for now


This is absolutely incredible...  we be dancing...  love it...




Very nice!
 The_Seeker wrote:
Jimi was an alien - the only explanation I have for that otherworldly playing.
 
I have to agree with you.  I don't like the term "genius"; I think it's been overused.  But I really think Jimi Hendrix deserved the label.

 coloradojohn wrote:
Some drink from a cup, some drink from the trough, and some just jump right in to the sea of being and splash around and get it all over the rest of us and make us remember them like no one else. Jimi's voice and fingers can reach across time and space anytime we put this on AND CRANK IT! Thanks, Bill!
 
{#Clap}

Bill, you'd better never wait 4 years to play this  again.
Ah 1969 again.  Say Jimi at the Bank Street Theatre in Ottawa. Said he was having equipment problem and wanted to jam it out to fix things up and he broke into this song. Chunks of the ceiling were falling down, subway trains were crossing the stage, what the hell kind of craziness was this. Fantastic!
This is the song where Jimi prooves that he can play the blues with the best of them. It is up there with the songs of BB King,Muddy,Wolf and Buddy Guy!
11
Da Bomb. Essential blues rock 101.
OK. That's it. So now I'm officially proved to have no clue about music whatsoever! - I really and honestly was NOT aware that Hendrix actually able to do GOOD music! o.O
"Look out, baby"! Illustrates the pretenders........
drtjdel wrote:
Nope. Born Under a Bad Sign. The best electric blues ALBUM ever.
Oooo...tough call. Bad Sign or Redhouse. That's an argument that could last until the wee hours over many Beers!
Rickvee wrote:
The greatest electric blues tune EVER.
Nope. Born Under a Bad Sign.
The greatest electric blues tune EVER.
Oh Baaaaaby - CHILLS
Some drink from a cup, some drink from the trough, and some just jump right in to the sea of being and splash around and get it all over the rest of us and make us remember them like no one else. Jimi's voice and fingers can reach across time and space anytime we put this on AND CRANK IT! Thanks, Bill!
plutodazed wrote:
There is no way to rate this below a "10." Just an awesome tune that Jimi made his own.
Agreed with the first part, but this tune was Hendrix's. He wrote it. This is the only song that I remember the first time I heard it and where I was at that moment. It blew me away. I think because I could tell how much more it was than just another 12 bar blues tune.
that's allright i still got my guitar
A while back, a band named "Mona's Gravy" did an admirable job playing this in a St. Cloud bar. After ripping out this song, some douche-bag from St. Johns (a private, cake eating college two towns over) screamed out, "play some Jimi Hendrix". Just another of a long line of anecdotes depicting how clueless and sheltered those who go to private schools can be. And now, forever more, I will think of this ridiculous moment every time I hear this song.
Isobel wrote:
I think I'm finished listening to it. Never thought the day would come. ::sigh::
That's too bad...keep listening for the magic, it's still in there!
''Wait a minute, something's wrong..''
He was just soooooooo good playing straight blues. :yes: :guitarist: :drummer: :dance:
I love this version so much more than the other one that usually appears on reissues of Are You Experienced... Jimi's solo on here is so much more fiery and undiluted by that echo effect on the other. This version is the one that was on my Dad's old (mono!) UK version of the Are You Experienced LP.
Jimi was an alien - the only explanation I have for that otherworldly playing.
this is great....thanks...I've been listening to Peter Green all day, what a wonderful transition...
THE BEST BLUES/ROCK SONG EVER!!!!!
ScottN wrote:
IMO the best version of this is on a Brit published live album called "Hendrix in the West". If I could find a CD of it, I'd offer it to RP.
I could be wrong, but much of what was on that "In the West" album (one of my favorites waaaay back in the vinyl day) is on the 4-CD box that came out a couple of years ago...it's just called "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" and is the one with the purple velvet-like stuff on the box lid. It's one of the best box sets I have...brilliant stuff!
Purple Haze - Red House = Real Blues
There is no way to rate this below a "10." Just an awesome tune that Jimi made his own.
I like Jimi, Led Zeppelin, and the "Fab Four",
I can't even being to describe how much ass this kicks. He also has a version on Blue Wild Angel that freakin' rips.
IMO the best version of this is on a Brit published live album called "Hendrix in the West". If I could find a CD of it, I'd offer it to RP.
You know, the first 5,000 times I heard this song, I loved every minute of it. It is genius, after all. But at this point in my life, approximately 30 years after I first heard it, I think I'm finished listening to it. Ditto Stairway to Heaven. Never thought the day would come. ::sigh::
crowhog2000 wrote:
:notworthy: :crown: JIMI :crown: :notworthy:
I agree !!!!!! :bounce:
ploafmaster wrote:
Hey Mungo (yeah, I said that on purpose) - Don't hassle people for rating low! I rated this high, but DON'T CALL SOMEBODY AN IDIOT FOR STATING AN OPINION! And what the heck do you mean by defending a defenseless position in public? It's an opinion! Or did the entire world just decide that certain people's opinions count for fact now? Get off your high pretentious horse and let people rate songs how they want, and comment how they want (as long as there's no insult-hurling like Mungo here).
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This song is truely a great blues hit! I like it most for it's intergration of rock and blues. Also because he keeps his riff complicated threw out the whole song! Jimi is one of my favorit artists
Mugro wrote:
Some idiot gave it a 2. Too bad you don't have to defend such a defenseless position in public!!!!! "If my baby don't love me no more, I know her sister will!!!" I don't know how you could ask for a blues song to be better than this....
Hey Mungo (yeah, I said that on purpose) - Don't hassle people for rating low! I rated this high, but DON'T CALL SOMEBODY AN IDIOT FOR STATING AN OPINION! And what the heck do you mean by defending a defenseless position in public? It's an opinion! Or did the entire world just decide that certain people's opinions count for fact now? Get off your high pretentious horse and let people rate songs how they want, and comment how they want (as long as there's no insult-hurling like Mungo here).
Bodhisattva wrote:
It is the highest compliment there is on Radio Paradise that nobody has given this song a 1. :notworthy: (At least not yet - here's your chance to be famous, idiot of the future.)
Some idiot gave it a 2. Too bad you don't have to defend such a defenseless position in public!!!!! "If my baby don't love me no more, I know her sister will!!!" I don't know how you could ask for a blues song to be better than this....
:notworthy: :crown: JIMI :crown: :notworthy:
Bodhisattva wrote:
It is the highest compliment there is on Radio Paradise that nobody has given this song a 1. :notworthy: (At least not yet - here's your chance to be famous, idiot of the future.)
don't say that or some dork will Jimi never gets old.
I haven't wanted to rate anything at 11 until right... now. :guitarist: :hearteyes:
"In other words, "We're cooking right?", is that what you're trying to say..." Commence greatest rock-blues song ever recorded...
It is the highest compliment there is on Radio Paradise that nobody has given this song a 1. :notworthy: (At least not yet - here's your chance to be famous, idiot of the future.)
"That's all right, I still got my guitar!" cue greatest guitar solo in rock history.
Wow! and WOW! LOVE this song!
This is my favorite all time Hendrix song! I remember when I first heard it I did not know what blues meant. Ever since, I've been hooked! His guitar just sings. Oh my. 8)
The most amazing tone ever. Though maybe not this version. I think the one picked for the album was best, but certainly glad to have numerous others. You can never have too much Hendrix.
andersja wrote:
Love to know what music Jimi would be doing now if he were alive.
It's so hard to know but fun to think about isn't it? On one hand he died in his prime at an age when most musician's peak. On the other, he was Hendrix.
stickittotheman wrote:
As good a blues tune as was ever written. And if you don't think so, I know your sister does.
Love to know what music Jimi would be doing now if he were alive.
As good a blues tune as was ever written. And if you don't think so, I know your sister does.
Aw ya!! I love this version of Red House. Jimi playing the Blues is fantastic. Love his Blues album. :guitarist: :nodhead:
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Wow, I'm speechless. This is just great. Don't remember hearing this before. This is the real deal. :D