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Are there any recordings of Clapton jamming with Hendrix?


Wolfman

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Nope. There's a barely audible tape of them chatting at a club, but that's it. They jammed together on a few different occasions, one time at the Scene club it was Jimi, Eric and Jeff Beck!

why couldn't there have been a tape running in the room at the time.

guess no one knew of the significance then. :(

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You mean their initial encounter? If it WAS taped, it hasn't surfaced. There is a soundboard Cream boot from the Tulip Bulb auction hall "BBQ '67" and supposedly, Jimi's set was also taped. Still waiting for that to pop up. (I believe Pink Floyd were also on the bill for that one. (What a lineup, huh? Cream, Hendrix and Pink Floyd!)

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You mean their initial encounter? If it WAS taped, it hasn't surfaced. There is a soundboard Cream boot from the Tulip Bulb auction hall "BBQ '67" and supposedly, Jimi's set was also taped. Still waiting for that to pop up. (I believe Pink Floyd were also on the bill for that one. (What a lineup, huh? Cream, Hendrix and Pink Floyd!)

Found this on the net....

A few years ago Pete Townsend of The Who was on the David Letterman show. They talked about all the things Pete & The Who had done. Then Dave asked Pete, "Is there anything you haven't done, but wish you could have?" Pete's answer was that on [same date I can't remember in the mid-1960s] at [some club I can't remember], "I saw exactly what I wanted to do, be Jimi Hendrix".

And what must be one of the greatest stories in Rock & Roll history. 10-01-66: Polytechnic of Central London - Jimi jams with Cream:

Just a week after Jimi landed in England, Cream were playing a show at the Polytechnic in central London. Chandler bumped into Clapton a few days before and told him he'd like to introduce Jimi sometime. Meeting Clapton, of course, was the one promise Chandler had made to Jimi before they left New York. Clapton mentioned the Polytechnic gig and suggested Chandler bring his protege. In all likelihood, Clapton meant he would be glad simply to meet Jimi, but Jimi nonetheless arrived with his guitar. Chandler, Jimi and their girlfriends stood in the audience during the first half of the show, and Chandler called up to the stage and summoned Clapton over to ask if Jimi might jam. The request was so preposterous that no one in Cream -- Clapton, Jack Bruce or Ginger Baker -- knew quite what to say: No one had ever asked to jam with them before; most would have been too intimidated by their reputation as the best band in Britain. Bruce finally said, "Sure, he can plug into my bass amp."

Jimi plugged his guitar into a spare channel and immediately began Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor." "I'd grown up around Eric, and I knew what a fan he was of Albert King, who had a slow version of that song," recalled press agent Tony Garland, who was at the show. "When Jimi started his take, though, it was about three times as fast as Albert King's version, and you could see Eric's jaw drop -- he didn't know what was going to come next." Remembering the show later, Clapton said, "I thought, 'My God, this is like Buddy Guy on acid.' "

When Bruce told his version of the fabled event, he focused on Clapton's reaction and alluded to graffiti in London that proclaimed, "Clapton is God." "It must have been difficult for Eric to handle," Bruce said, "because [Eric] was 'God,' and this unknown person comes along and burns." Jeff Beck was in the audience that night, and he, too, took warning from Jimi's performance. "Even if it was crap -- and it wasn't -- it got to the press," Beck later said. Jimi had been in London for eight days and he had already met God, and burned him.

As fas as I know, there's no recording of that show... but if there were ...

Peace,

poor_old_dad

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Have you ever seen that cheesy Hendrix movie with the actor playing Jimi? They recreated this legendary jam with Clapton, it was kinda funny, I'll see if there's a youtube clip of it. But they show 'Clapton' clearly aghast at this new bloke burning it up

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Have you ever seen that cheesy Hendrix movie with the actor playing Jimi? They recreated this legendary jam with Clapton, it was kinda funny, I'll see if there's a youtube clip of it. But they show 'Clapton' clearly aghast at this new bloke burning it up

I remember that movie. I forgot about that scene.

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The closest thing that I can think of in regards to a recorded Hendrix/Clapton collaboration is that they both appear seperately on a few tracks for Stephen Still debut solo album. Incidentally jams that Stills & Hendrix recorded together during that time are seemingly about to be released soon after 20 years of cutting through the red tape.

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