Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Stephen Stills - Old Times Good Times
Keeping in line with my Dion / Jimi Hendrix post: 2 Posts today related to the Dion 45 below:
There is no real need to go into detail about this rock legend is there? Famed for his work in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and CSNY…
But what does Stephen Still have to do with Hendrix you ask…? Read on….
Here is a record that I have had for many many years and really never gave it too much thought, I mean it’s a good record and all but with all the music out there and with constantly digging up new stuff how many times could you grab this and really get a good listen? It’s not rare and it kinda sat there in my collection until one day for some reason, I think I was making a mix and pulled this out and was thinking of putting “Black Queen” on a mix and I was spot playing the other tracks and started hearing this ripping guitar solo and I was like “whoa, Stills is tearing it up on this” checked the credits and low and behold, it’s Jimi Hendrix!
He is buzzing and tearing all over this thing!!!
A truly historic recording, "Old Times, Good Times" brought together the talents of both Stephen Stills and Jimi Hendrix, both at the height of their careers. Loosely based on the Spencer Davis Group's "I'm a Man," the modified, minor-ninth chord melody works well in contrast to the spiraling chorus turnaround, which allows Hendrix and Stills to trade leads on guitar and organ, respectively. The lyrics are a pure and effective autobiographical statement, where Stills traces his musical progression from his childhood in the South to New York and finally California.
So I’m sending this out to my man dk over at dk presents for his love of all things Hendrix! I’m trying to convince him to start an all Hendrix blog!
Just add this to the million Hendrix related things:
And this may be a track that slipped under your radar so check it out:
Stephen Stills – Old Times Good Times