Band of Gypsys is a live album and Jimi's first without the Experience. Recorded at Fillmore East NYC - Dec 31 - Jan 2, 1970 with a new line-up of musicians.
"Band Of Gypsys", #BoG, is regarded by some fans and critics as Hendrix's least important album. This may be a matter of personal taste and preference. An album may not appeal to a certain segment of an artist's following, it still may leave its mark on music history. Such is the case with #BoG
The recording is clearly more rhythm-driven and less Blues oriented. Working with different musicians - Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums - produces different outcomes.
Hendrix was heading in a new direction with the album - that of black Funk Rock - and in doing so paving the way for many artists to follow and further develop upon. In this, we find #BoG's significance.
Whether Jimi Hendrix would have continued on the road he started to explore with this release, whether he would have changed line-ups again - involving his 'Experience' pals again - we will never know. Jimi died 5 months after the release of Band of Gypsys.
- "Who Knows" (3rd show)
- "Machine Gun" (3rd show)
- "Changes" (4th show)
- "Power to Love [sic][a]" (4th show)
- "Message of Love [sic][a]" (4th show)
- "We Gotta Live Together" (4th show)
- "Hear My Train A Comin'" (1st show) (1991 re-issue)
- "Foxy Lady" (3rd show) (1991 re-issue)
- "Stop" (3rd show) (1991 re-issue)
- Billy Cox – bass guitar, vocals
- Jimi Hendrix – electric guitar, vocals, producer, liner notes
- Buddy Miles – drums, vocals