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From The Stacks: Morrison Hendrix Winter Jam

This is one from the golden era of bootlegs, when sound quality was bad and cover art was worse.  Jimi was a notorious jammer.  The guy loved to play, which is great for bootleggers and fans.  This  set with Jim Morrison and (allegedly)  Johnny Winter has been released many times in many forms, but I like my vintage copy with the cheesy crayon cover.

You can pick up your own copy for twenty-five to thirty bucks American, and I’ve found CD copies of the same set for five bucks or so.  But what fun is that?  When you’re buying something like this it’s more about owning the artifact than anything.  Every true fan has to have some bootlegs; otherwise, you’re just another “big fan” who owns a greatest hits package.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that. (Yes there is.)

The cover of this boot says it was recorded in 1970,  but my understanding is that this was recorded at The Scene Club in 1968.  Also up for grabs is whether Johnny Winter actually appears on this bootleg.  The Johnny Winter experts say no, so let’s assume they are right.

Jimi’s signature jam was “Red House,” which takes up all of Jam’s A-side.  Here you go:

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  1. I bought this bootleg on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ in the early 70’s. It’s the same cover but black and white. Is anyone interested in this type of thing anymore? It’s still pretty much in its original state.

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    • Oh yeah, there’s still lots of interest though not as much as there used to be. For those who just want to listen, YouTube is the biggest bootleg in the history of mankind. For those who want to collect, you’re holding a treasure there.

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