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Monday, September 20, 2010

Producer Eddie Kramer Premieres Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Songs Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:02 PM

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Jimi Hendrix died 40 years ago this past Saturday, September 18. To mark the icon's passing, the music-focused San Francisco Art Exchange is holding an exhibition of photos of the legendary guitarist titled, appropriately, "Can You See Me -- A Life Through the Lens." This Saturday, September 25, at the opening reception, Hendrix producer/engineer Eddie Kramer -- who worked on all of Jimi's studio albums, and helped set up Electric Lady Studios in New York -- will be at the gallery playing a new box set of unreleased Hendrix tunes. The set includes four CDs of music from Hendrix's days as a sideman, fresh demos, and alternate takes of classic Hendrix songs. Also in the box is a 90-minute DVD documentary about the 27 years Hendrix spent on Planet Earth. The new Hendrix box set, entitled West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, doesn't come out until November 16, so if you want to hear it early -- and shake the hands that mixed Are You Experienced? -- Saturday's your chance.

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