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Mangus65 12-30-2008 03:34 AM

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Originally Posted by mr dave (Post 570841)
hendrix never covered cocaine, it was eric clapton that made it famous.

my top hendrix tune is 'house burning down' followed closely by 'the stars that play with laughing sam's dice' and 'bold as love'.

In fact Jimmi was dead before he had a chance to cover cocaine. That's kinda funny, I don't see any similarities in slow hand and Hendrix. Like comparing a fast hand to a slow hand lol.

Fruitonica 12-30-2008 06:02 AM

Damn it's hard to choose, I'll have to compromise with a list.

1. All Along the Watchtower
2. 1983
3. Castles Made of Sand
4. Who Knows
5. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

mr dave 12-30-2008 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mangus65 (Post 570877)
In fact Jimmi was dead before he had a chance to cover cocaine. That's kinda funny, I don't see any similarities in slow hand and Hendrix. Like comparing a fast hand to a slow hand lol.

it's still not as bad as the claim i read a few years back that hendrix covered 'stairway to heaven'

kthedrummer 12-30-2008 06:20 PM

Crosstown Traffic

euphoria z 12-30-2008 06:30 PM

"Purple Haze"

Wifey Boozer 12-30-2008 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mangus65 (Post 570877)
In fact Jimmi was dead before he had a chance to cover cocaine. That's kinda funny, I don't see any similarities in slow hand and Hendrix. Like comparing a fast hand to a slow hand lol.



I take it you never heard Hear My Train 'a Comin', or Red House, or Angel (acoustic)?

As for calling Clapton slow-hand... see Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad off Derek and the Domino's Layla album. The the fast version of Layla... which I'm not exactly sure what album that's off of, but.

mr dave 12-30-2008 11:13 PM

it's not that hendrix couldn't play slow, it's the groove for 'cocaine' runs counter to everything the experience or band of gypsies put behind him. it's like missing a half beat or something, it's not bad, it's just not funky enough for hendrix.

hendrix was most definitely headed towards the funk before he died.

calling clapton slowhand is not a diss in the least, he's been called slow hand since the 70s, hell, it's the album 'cocaine' is on hahaha. either way i've always taken the title slowhand to be in reference to clapton's long slow bends that always sound so smooth. i'd listen to cream's version of 'crossroads' to hear clapton burning.

the derek and the dominoes album also featured duane allman doing a fair amount of guitar work.

Wifey Boozer 12-31-2008 11:09 AM

I could see Hendrix headed towards funk, definitely. The groove for Cocaine does run the aforementioned way, though whose to say ya can't be original with covers? Or is it that the public percieves Cocaine as one of those songs that should never change it's original groove?

Not saying it's a diss, I'm just saying I've heard him play pretty impressively fast as well. The term "slowhand" as you describe it with the beautiful bends and whatnot can be beautifully illustrated I think on "River of Tears".

Allman was also a great guitarist, in my opinion.

mr dave 12-31-2008 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Wifey Boozer (Post 571382)
I could see Hendrix headed towards funk, definitely. The groove for Cocaine does run the aforementioned way, though whose to say ya can't be original with covers? Or is it that the public percieves Cocaine as one of those songs that should never change it's original groove?

this is very true, and likely one of the reasons 'all along the watchtower' is one of hendrix's best known 'tunes'

mind you jj cale didn't write the song until 5 years after hendrix died and clapton didn't release his version 1980.

Wifey Boozer 12-31-2008 02:41 PM

Hendrix's All Along the Watcher is great... though Bob's is also extremely admirable, in my opinion. (But I'm blatantly biased ;))

Despite his being 6 feet under, I think Hendrix would've done some interesting things with Cocaine.


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