sabato 26 ottobre 2019
The Scene Club,
"Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead"
Red Lightning/Stony Plain - RLCD 0068
Silver CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC (8)
Jimi Hendrix...Guitar, vocals
Jim Morrison..."Vocals", Harmonica
Randy Z...Drums on 1st half
Buddy Miles...Drums on 2nd half
01 Red House (J. Hendrix)
02 Wake Up This Morning And You Find Yourself Dead (J. Hendrix)
03 Bleeding Heart (E. James)
04 Morrison's Lament > (Copyright Control)
05 Tomorrow Never Knows > (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)
06 Uranus Rock (J. Hendrix)
07 Outside Woman Blues > (Reynolds)
08 Sunshine of Your Love (Bruce, Brown, Clapton)
Mono and Stereo versions and full artwork included.
Notes by the uploader
I bought this disc back when A & B Sound still existed. They happened to carry a few select bootlegs on occasion. I remember thinking, "Wow, this is going to be amazing," and payed something like $19.99 for it. This recording has been available on many bootleg LP's for many years. Aside from the Red Lightning releases, most of the LP's only had a few songs. There was a picture disc version as well, but as cool as they are, picture discs aren't the same sound quality as black vinyl. This is the most complete recording available, and the quality is pretty good!
The harmonica player is listed as Jim Morrison, but even though the harpist isn't that good, I think Morrison was considerably worse at harmonica, so it may not be him. Jim Morrison was evidently just at the club and is quite drunk, coming onto the stage during the track called "Morrison's Lament" and staying basically for the rest of the recording. He starts "singing" into a recording mic, and Hendrix instructs him to use a different mic. Apparently Janis Joplin was in the crowd this night too, and Morrison spilled a drink on her lap, getting a slap in the face in return. There is some confusion as to who the drummer really was, and also a bit of debate as to whether Johnny Winter was actually there. Johnny Winter's manager at the time, Steve Paul, owned the club and in my opinion, no one else sounded quite like Johnny at the time. However Johnny Winter claims he wasn't on the stage that night and never performed with Jim Morrison, but he was also a major drug addict at the time, maybe he forgot? It does sound like Buddy Miles so I wouldn't doubt that it's him, possibly for the entire recording and not just half like the liner notes claim.
So this is far from a supergroup. More of a jam session that got ruined by one drunken Jim Morrison. But it is very interesting to listen to, and there's some great moments. Hendrix was supposedly the one operating the recording gear, how this got to the hands of a bootleg company, who knows.