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Jimi Hendrix — Gypsy Eyes
Album: Electric Ladyland
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:39
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I realize I've been hypnotized
I love you gypsy eyes
I love you gypsy eyes

All right
Gypsy

Way up in my tree I'm sitting by my fire
Wonderin' where in this world might you be
And known' all the time
Your still rollin' along the country side
Do you still think about me?

Oh my
Gypsy

Well I walked right on up to your rebel road side
The one that rambles on for a million miles
Yes I walked down this road searching for your love
And I found some too
But I found her I ain't gonna let go

I remember the first time I saw you
The tears in your eyes oh that girl's tryin' to say
Oh little girl you know I could love you
But first I must make my getaway
Two strange men fightin' to the death over me today
I'll try and meet you by the old highway
Hey!

Well I realize that I've been hypnotized
I love you gypsy eyes
I love you gypsy eyes
I love you gypsy eyes
I love you gypsy eyes

I've been searching so long
I think they made me lose the battle
Down against the road my worry knees
Off to the side I fall but I hear her sweet call
My gypsy eyes fine and I've been saved
Oh I've been saved
That's why I love you
I said I love you
Lord I love you
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I met Jimi in 1997 in Bristol, England.
Stand up bloke, got his rounds in at the bar.
 nmb wrote:

very funny ...nearly everybody rates Hendrix to be the greatest guitar player ever. But when you ask people about their favourite guitar track / solo no one names Hendrix. So technically he may have been the best but what about singing, composing skills, number of hits? If you count that in he probably would land in the midfield.



At 9.1, the highest rated song I've ever seen on RP is Little Wing by Hendrix. I'll count that as my favourite guitar track ever...
very funny ...nearly everybody rates Hendrix to be the greatest guitar player ever. But when you ask people about their favourite guitar track / solo no one names Hendrix. So technically he may have been the best but what about singing, composing skills, number of hits? If you count that in he probably would land in the midfield.
How is this the first time I heard this? Bad Ralf!
 SchoepTone wrote:

Love Jimi's guitar playing. Don't like his voice.



He didn't either. But I like it.
Oh and nice drumming Mitch!
Force of nature this man
 cc_rider wrote:
 itsme_bygolly wrote:

Any man who can sing lead and play lead guitar at the same time with the ease and proficiency would be a legend. Who else can do this besides Mark Knofler? Both will be legends long after they have their tickets punched.

 
Ever heard of Bonnie Raitt? Saw her awhile back, opening for James Taylor (?!) She is a force of nature.

 
Couldn't agree more!  I've seen her live a number of times and she's one of the few women out there with swagger for days!
 itsme_bygolly wrote:

Any man who can sing lead and play lead guitar at the same time with the ease and proficiency would be a legend. Who else can do this besides Mark Knofler? Both will be legends long after they have their tickets punched.

 
Ever heard of Bonnie Raitt? Saw her awhile back, opening for James Taylor (?!) She is a force of nature.

Another woman who plays lead and sings is Carolyn Wonderland, local hero. Used to see her at Dan Electro's in Houston's Heights - little bitty thing with a big red hollow-body, blowing the roof off the joint.

Ms. Wonderland is good enough some guy, Robert Zimmerman I think, asked her to tour with him. Ray Benson and Bonnie are both fans as well.
c.

Love Jimi's guitar playing. Don't like his voice.
 kerfew wrote:
Prefer the original rather this over produced rehash.
 
Rehash?
Doubt Mr Hendrix would agree with you. He was quite the perfectionist and he thought this good enough, so who are you to tell him what is hash?
Why don't you try to even just sing this, let alone write, play, produce. 
Unreal.
 ScottishWillie wrote:

With the greatest respect I totally disagree!
 
I’m not just agreeing with Scottish Willie as a fellow Scot. It wouldn’t have mattered had he produced nothing of note had he lived. His body of work qualifies him as an all-time great. 
 LizK wrote:

Any man who can play the Star Spangled banner with his toes would be a legend.
 
Any man who can sing lead and play lead guitar at the same time with the ease and proficiency would be a legend. Who else can do this besides Mark Knofler? Both will be legends long after they have their tickets punched.


 Piranga wrote:
One of only a handful of records that my kids automatically received.
 
Thank you for raising your children right.
 MM_Prague wrote:
I like Hendrix, but this does absolutely nothing for me.
 
WAY TOO LATE for him to do anything for you.
Could it be that Bill has got inspired by the comments on the previous track by Yat-Kha?


Emwolb wrote:Posted: Jul 18, 2017 13:49 < Reply >
i got Jimi H's Gypsy Eyes.....thank God for PSD

justin4kick wrote:

Funny. I can hear similarities between these two tracks. I love both and bet Jimi would have loved Yat-Kha.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Really, this is just poor work.
 

A comment so immensely moronic it elicits boisterous guffaws.
If only Papernapkin had been around to show Jimi how to play electric guitar.
Tragic, really.
One of only a handful of records that my kids automatically received. I won the double LP through a radio station contest in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1968. Been listening ever since.
 ScottishWillie wrote:

With the greatest respect I totally disagree!
 

I always liked the comment Eric Clapton was supposed to have said to George Harrison while sitting in a movie theatre...'I went to see this black cat from the US play and he is going to put us both out of business!'
Like many of you I used to B-L-A-S-T this out of my car's 8-track player and it sure made cruising up I-95 go faster.
 Piranga wrote:
Won the double LP in a radio station contest in 1968 in Madison, WI. Changed my life.

 
Apparently the same thing happened to Tommy Bolin

the guy was good ...

I like Hendrix, but this does absolutely nothing for me.
 Piranga wrote:
Won the double LP in a radio station contest in 1968 in Madison, WI. Changed my life.
 
Awesome.
 Piranga wrote:
Won the double LP in a radio station contest in 1968 in Madison, WI. Changed my life.

 
second concert I ever saw, played with the soft machine, first concert was creedence clearwater  and this up and comming band from the bay area called the santana blues band.. you never forget the first ones, they live within you forever
Won the double LP in a radio station contest in 1968 in Madison, WI. Changed my life.
This is an amazing selection, takes me back.
 
Posted: Apr 23, 2017 11:19
 

 Sjaaks wrote:
I think Jimi owes his "immortality" to being mortal. If he'd still live today, i don't think he would be such a legend....
  
 
ScottishWillie wrote:

With the greatest respect I totally disagree!

 
Any man who can play the Star Spangled banner with his toes would be a legend.
Used to jam to this in the car 8 track player cruising up 95 from D.C. to North Jersey back in the day and would let the cartridge play over and over and over and I broke the tape from too much repeating on on this track. God I love this.
 Sjaaks wrote:
I think Jimi owes his "immortality" to being mortal. If he'd still live today, i don't think he would be such a legend....
 
With the greatest respect I totally disagree!
 thewiseking wrote:
Guitar Work: A
Songwriting and lyrics: well, ya know..... 
Note: there was some damn good songwriting on this one, particularly Burning of the Midnight Lamp

 
Burning of the Midnight Lamp might be my favorite Hendrix track.  And that is out of so many great ones to pick from.
 Sjaaks wrote:


I think Jimi owes his "immortality" to being mortal. If he'd still live today, i don't think he would be such a legend....

 
haha. That's some observation!
If Mozart or John Coltrane were alive today they would be busking on subway platforms 
Guitar Work: A
Songwriting and lyrics: well, ya know..... 
Note: there was some damn good songwriting on this one, particularly Burning of the Midnight Lamp
 Proclivities wrote:

The same could be said of a lot of deceased "legendary" artists (e.g., Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Nick Drake).  Some of them might be playing mall-openings or county fairs if they were alive today.  One can theorize, but we'll never know for sure - well, not unless we complete work on that time machine project.

 
so how's the project going? Stewie and Brian have got it down.
not the best but...groovy
 Sjaaks wrote:


I think Jimi owes his "immortality" to being mortal. If he'd still live today, i don't think he would be such a legend....
 
The same could be said of a lot of deceased "legendary" artists (e.g., Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Nick Drake).  Some of them might be playing mall-openings or county fairs if they were alive today.  One can theorize, but we'll never know for sure - well, not unless we complete work on that time machine project.
 Sjaaks wrote:


I think Jimi owes his "immortality" to being mortal. If he'd still live today, i don't think he would be such a legend....
 
He'd be a living legend...
 Papernapkin wrote:
Really, this is just poor work.
 
Yes, it's only worth an 8.

 toterola wrote:
Wouldn't it be cool to see Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimi, Derek Trucks, and Buddy Guy trading licks on "Spoonful" or "Sweet Home Chicago"?
God, I wish Jimi hadn't cashed in. He would truly have been amazing to see if he had survived. Oh, well. I can dream, can't I?{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}

 

I think Jimi owes his "immortality" to being mortal. If he'd still live today, i don't think he would be such a legend....

Electric Ladyland (0)

Respect, electric guitars and amplifiers in the year 0. Clearly ahead of its time...
Not a very brilliant piece of songwriting though....


Really, this is just poor work.
Holy Shit


                                 I was there.
In memory of my first favorite drummer...

John "Mitch" Mitchell  (9 July 1947 - 12 November 2008)


Mitch Mitchell, who has died aged 61, was the drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the last surviving member of the trio which proved one of the most influential bands in rock music.  Mitchell was a powerful force on the Hendrix band's 1967 debut album "Are You Experienced?" as well as the trio's albums "Electric Ladyland" and "Axis: Bold As Love." He had an explosive drumming style that can be heard in hard-charging songs such as "Fire" and "Manic Depression."



https://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Mitch_Mitchell.html
https://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/MitchMitchell.html


Wouldn't it be cool to see Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimi, Derek Trucks, and Buddy Guy trading licks on "Spoonful" or "Sweet Home Chicago"?
God, I wish Jimi hadn't cashed in. He would truly have been amazing to see if he had survived. Oh, well. I can dream, can't I?{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}

:bananajam: :guitarist: JH Rocks the world :guitarist: :bananajam:
Oh lord :notworthy: :sunny: :cool: :ass: :whipit:
awesome
ahhhhh, one of my hendrix favs! :hearteyes:
gopre wrote:
Love the entire EL album. It was a summation of several months' late night jamming with the elite players at the time. My guess is that Jimi reached back to his days on the chitlin' circuit for this one. Thanks for playing any Jimi, anytime.
As they say in the US of A: What he said.
:bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam:
Love the entire EL album. It was a summation of several months' late night jamming with the elite players at the time. My guess is that Jimi reached back to his days on the chitlin' circuit for this one. Thanks for playing any Jimi, anytime.
Dude, just got back from a double trouble ft. joe ely concert. What a great set to continue the flow. shazam, bill you are the man! :bananajam: :drummer:
pgarner wrote:
Hahahahaha!! So it's true... Americans really don't 'get' sarcastic humour.
The weird thing is that I find american "comedy" quite bland I generally find american cartoons like southpark/simpsons/beavis&butthead to be quite witty.
physicsgenius wrote:
Ah, so refreshing. Giving a 1 to Hendrix never gets old.
hot chick: "so what do you do for fun?" fisikgenius: "I rate great music "1" on an internet radio station and brag about it to annoy people" hot chick: "oh, I see"
I wish Jimi hadn't died 7 years before I was even born. :( Whatever afterlife he's in, I wanna go there when I die, cuz they'll have the best shows.
I bet J.J. Cale got inspired from that one for "Cocaine" (the song not the drug :angel:).
Great song! The energy behind it is far more than some bands today.
Im a hendrix fan, but this song is just not his thing. Good guitar solo's, but the song is just kinda, bad.
physicsgenius wrote:
Ah, so refreshing. Giving a 1 to Hendrix never gets old.
Nor does it ever make sense.
GV wrote:
I almost fell out of my chair when I read this. I thought it was a joke but it appears to be valid.
Hahahahaha!! So it's true... Americans really don't 'get' sarcastic humour.
Mari wrote:
... Did We Ever say thanks for all the new Banana Emoticons? ... Thanks RP for all of the new Banana Emoticons, allows us to let off a bit of steam when someone like Jimi Hendrix comes on, comes off, comes on! ... Gypsy Eyes! ... What a Fantastic No. and Set All Together ... Thanks RP in my new RP T! ... :bananajam: ...
Yea me too many kudo's from Parrothead!!! :bananasplit:
Yeah! Bill! :guitarist: :roflol: :jump: :dance: Oh and we need this banana (see further below) in the emoticons :yes:
w00t! He did it again! :good-vibes: 5:12 am - Jimi Hendrix - Gypsy Eyes 5:08 am - Elvis Costello - Dust 5:06 am - Augustus Pablo - East of The River Nile :whisper: Gotta get this CD!
Bill is on a roll! :guitarist: 5:34 am - Jimi Hendrix - Gypsy Eyes 5:31 am - Elvis Costello - Dust 5:28 am - Augustus Pablo - East of The River Nile What a great set!
One of my fav hendrix tunes. I love the pics guys.
Ah, so refreshing. Giving a 1 to Hendrix never gets old.
:guitarist: :drummer: :cheers:
slimeylimey wrote:
Nice to hear this from a great American
Who went to England to get appreciated...
not me favorite, son, but it'll do een a peench.
PERFECT!!!!!!
It's songs like Jimi's "Gypsy Eyes" that remind me of why music is wonderful.
Gots to luv it when Jimi harmonizes with his guitar.
ok good song and all...but it sounds like I dropped my am transiter radio in the toilet...
Truly Badassed. 8)
This is so stunningly funky - I love it!
nolands wrote:
How about some songs from the Band of Gypsies? I think it's some of Jimi's best stuff and it never gets played.
Sure Band of Gypsies is good, but so is this, right? Enjoy the moment! :sunny:
Why is it that I thought of BluEyes as this song played?
better still
when this song came on, it made me realize I could probably listen to Jimi 24/7. :music:
Nice to hear this from a great American
8)
GV- I concur. 30+ years after his death, there is still no better than Jimi. GV wrote:
I almost fell out of my chair when I read this. I thought it was a joke but it appears to be valid. Mr. Halcatus, I met Stevie Ray Vaughan on Earth Day before he died. In that conversation I asked him who his second favorite guitarist is (cuz I knew his first was his brother) well, SRV said that his second favorite guitarist is Jimi Hendrix. Stevie Ray Vaughan was a guitar player by the way, sir. Finally, KWS and JL, while versatile and worthy of appreciation (I think they are both great), will never, in any estimation, including their own, rip an ax with the velocity and creativity of Jimi Hendrix. Have good day. That's my humble opinion. GV
I almost fell out of my chair when I read this. I thought it was a joke but it appears to be valid. Mr. Halcatus, I met Stevie Ray Vaughan on Earth Day before he died. In that conversation I asked him who his second favorite guitarist is (cuz I knew his first was his brother) well, SRV said that his second favorite guitarist is Jimi Hendrix. Stevie Ray Vaughan was a guitar player by the way, sir. Finally, KWS and JL, while versatile and worthy of appreciation (I think they are both great), will never, in any estimation, including their own, rip an ax with the velocity and creativity of Jimi Hendrix. Have good day. That's my humble opinion. GV halcatus wrote:
does this guy... whoever he is... try to rip-off Robin Trower or what!! Come-on give me the REAL thing... like Kenny Wayne Shepard or maybe Johnny Lang... Eric Clapton will do if you don't have any REAl blues players... Thanks Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go drink my own bath-water.
halcatus wrote:
does this guy... whoever he is... try to rip-off Robin Trower or what!! Come-on give me the REAL thing... like Kenny Wayne Shepard or maybe Johnny Lang... Eric Clapton will do if you don't have any REAl blues players... Thanks Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go drink my own bath-water.
Yeah, this is pretty good for a Trower tribute band! LOL! :roflol:
This is one of the best cuts off of Electric Ladyland, yet too seldom heard. A true gem. Bow-chi-Bow-chi-Bow-Chi-Bow-Chi-Bow! :notworthy: You Rule, Bill!
mperry wrote:
"Man What A Groove" ;) :cool:
Baloo from the Jungle Book, right?
Oh it's sooooo good!!!
stubbsz wrote:
It's all good and you are both Lame :moon:
ouch. sharp but hilarious.
Originally Posted by halcatus: does this guy... whoever he is... try to rip-off Robin Trower or what!! Come-on give me the REAL thing... like Kenny Wayne Shepard or maybe Johnny Lang... Eric Clapton will do if you don't have any REAl blues players... Thanks
Uhhhhhhhh......right on, Beavis.....
Originally Posted by Hannio: Don't count on it to work. I cut my teeth on acid/psychedelic rock along with some heavy metal. My teenage son likes jazz and big-band music, and thinks rock in general is lame. I'm totally bewildered.
It's all good and you are both Lame :moon:
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
does this guy... whoever he is... try to rip-off Robin Trower or what!! Come-on give me the REAL thing... like Kenny Wayne Shepard or maybe Johnny Lang... Eric Clapton will do if you don't have any REAl blues players... Thanks Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go drink my own bath-water.
Keep it coming!!!
Ahhh. Now this is more like it..... :D
Originally Posted by Typesbad: Totally Timeless! My kids will be teenagers in about ten years. Jimi is what I plan to use as a first defense if they ever claim that my music is lame.
Don't count on it to work. I cut my teeth on acid/psychedelic rock along with some heavy metal. My teenage son likes jazz and big-band music, and thinks rock in general is lame. I'm totally bewildered.
I do not enjoy this song at all. Noise.
Originally Posted by Typesbad: Totally Timeless! My kids will be teenagers in about ten years. Jimi is what I plan to use as a first defense if they ever claim that my music is lame.
Good tactic. ;) So many opportunities to share music (and ideas) with our children if we are thoughtful and can make the time.
\"Man What A Groove\" ;) :cool:
a great song - plenty more where this came from!
one of my favorite Hendrix songs.... How about playing \"highway chile\" sometime though?
it\'s songs like this that make we wish we had a spinal tap rating system
Totally Timeless! My kids will be teenagers in about ten years. Jimi is what I plan to use as a first defense if they ever claim that my music is lame.
How about some songs from the Band of Gypsies? I think it\'s some of Jimi\'s best stuff and it never gets played.