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Hear Jimi Hendrix’s Unreleased Cover of a Muddy Waters Classic

"Mannish Boy" is one of 10 previusly unreleased recordings on 'Both Sides of the Sky'

Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky
cover photo © Mike Berkofsky

This previously unreleased recording was the first ever studio session by the group Jimi Hendrix would christen as his Band Of Gypsys. It was recorded at the Record Plant in New York, April 22, 1969. Hendrix, Cox & Miles shared a love for the blues as this driving, uptempo reworking of “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters immediately makes clear.

The track is the first single from the album Both Sides of the Sky, the new Jimi Hendrix album coming March 9, 2018. Both Sides Of The Sky is the final volume in a trilogy of albums (with 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels) intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in Jimi Hendrix’s archive. The album features appearances by Stephen Stills, Johnny Winter, and Lonnie Youngblood and includes 10 studio tracks that have never seen release.

Both Sides of the Sky will be available on CD, digital, and as a numbered 180-gram audiophile vinyl 2LP.

Credits for “Mannish Boy”:
Guitar, Vocals: Jimi Hendrix
Bass: Billy Cox
Drums: Buddy Miles

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