11 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1968 Miami Pop Festival was the first major multi-day rock festival held on the East Coast in response to the West Coast's brilliant 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, where the Jimi Hendrix Experience broke through, once and for all. Hendrix had been recording Electric Ladyland and flew down for the Miami shows, where—according to festival promoter Michael Lang, who went on to assemble the 1969 Woodstock festival—Hendrix was slipped STP, a powerful hallucinogen. Just two songs from the afternoon show—“Fire” and “Foxey Lady”—are presented here, and they have a toughness that turns to reflection for the evening concert. Hendrix brought recording engineer Eddie Kramer to record the shows, and 45 years later Kramer mixed these tapes for a sound far superior to the bootlegs that have circulated over the years. Interestingly, nearly all the songs come from the debut album, Are You Experienced?. “Tax Free” and “Hear My Train a Comin’”—two extended blues being performed for the first time—also see the stage, along with an extended workout of the concert staple “Red House,” which appeared on the original British version of the debut.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1968 Miami Pop Festival was the first major multi-day rock festival held on the East Coast in response to the West Coast's brilliant 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, where the Jimi Hendrix Experience broke through, once and for all. Hendrix had been recording Electric Ladyland and flew down for the Miami shows, where—according to festival promoter Michael Lang, who went on to assemble the 1969 Woodstock festival—Hendrix was slipped STP, a powerful hallucinogen. Just two songs from the afternoon show—“Fire” and “Foxey Lady”—are presented here, and they have a toughness that turns to reflection for the evening concert. Hendrix brought recording engineer Eddie Kramer to record the shows, and 45 years later Kramer mixed these tapes for a sound far superior to the bootlegs that have circulated over the years. Interestingly, nearly all the songs come from the debut album, Are You Experienced?. “Tax Free” and “Hear My Train a Comin’”—two extended blues being performed for the first time—also see the stage, along with an extended workout of the concert staple “Red House,” which appeared on the original British version of the debut.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Paintpinto ,

Hendrix in Hallandale

A great recording of a short-lived rock artist, this set was performed at Gulfstream Race Track in Hallandale, Florida way back in '68. While the recording has some "warts", it appears to be true to form for the era. I remember being in attendance at Gulfstream for my first Hendrix experience. I believe that this is when I was first struck at how different a live performance could be from a studio rendition. I highly recommend this release to any classic rock fan, and particularly to the Hendrix aficianados.

db playlist ,

I Was There…...

….. but at only 7 and half years old, my biggest preoccupation was the fact that he was wearing red pants. I thought that only Santa Claus wore red pants. It was also the first time that I smelled weed. Maybe that explains it……….

Bozzy446 ,

Best verison of Foxey Lady

This album has the best version of foxey lady, fire, purple haze etc. a great album for any Jimi Hendrix fans

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