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Jimi Plays Berkeley
     

Jimi Plays Berkeley

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Director: Jimi Hendrix, Abe Jacob

Cast: Jimi Hendrix, Abe Jacob

 

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In 1970, Jimi Hendrix performed at the Berkeley Memorial Day Concert. This critically acclaimed performance is considered to be one of the best of the legendary guitar player's career. The show was taped on May 30, 1970, at the Berkeley Community Center during the Cry of Love tour. The 55-minute release features Billy Cox on bass, and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The band

Overview

In 1970, Jimi Hendrix performed at the Berkeley Memorial Day Concert. This critically acclaimed performance is considered to be one of the best of the legendary guitar player's career. The show was taped on May 30, 1970, at the Berkeley Community Center during the Cry of Love tour. The 55-minute release features Billy Cox on bass, and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The band performs a number of Hendrix classics, including "Johnny B. Good," "Hear My Train a Comin'," "Purple Haze," "I Don't Live Today," "Hey Baby (New Rising Son)," "Lover Man," and, of course, Jimi's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2012
UPC:
0886919925593
Original Release:
1970
Source:
Sony Legacy
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:12:00
Sales rank:
42,191

Special Features

Commentary from Abe Jacob, the audio engineer who recorded the Berkeley concerts

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jimi Plays Berkeley
1. Jimi In Limousine [3:18]
2. Afternoon Rehearsal [5:39]
3. Johnny B. Goode [5:49]
4. Hear My Train A Comin'' [9:46]
5. Star Spangled Banner [2:18]
6. Purple Haze [11:13]
7. I Don''t Live Today [2:34]
8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) [2:20]
9. Lover Man [1:19]
10. Machine Gun [9:44]
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [10:45]
1. Introduction [1:38]
2. Pass It On (Straight Ahead) [7:26]
3. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) [5:40]
4. Lover Man [2:58]
5. Stone Free [4:08]
6. Hey Joe [4:38]
7. I Don''t Live Today [4:56]
8. Machine Gun [11:23]
9. Foxey Lady [6:24]
10. Star Spangled Banner [2:51]
11. Purple Haze [3:46]
12. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [11:29]

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Jimi Plays Berkeley 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This DVD shows Hendrix and his band in fine form on every song. Too bad there is some bad editing. If you look past the 60's look and feel (not to mention interviews with 'common folk') there is alot to enjoy here. Also included as a bonus is the entire second show in 5.1 and stereo. All things considered, I am very satisfied with this historical document.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great film. I write mainly to correct a howler in the 'All Movie Guide' review. Mitch Miller (of 'Sing Along with Mitch' fame, and a longtime Columbia Records A&R man who despised rock) would probably have slit his own wrists before playing drums with Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix' drummer in this film was, of course, original Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jimi, Mitch(drums),and Billy(bass)are truly enjoying themselves here. Much better than Woodstock, and more mature than 'Jimi Plays Monterey' Berkley really shows what was indeed so great about this man. More than just a guitarist, Jimi was a profesional entertainer. The band seems to 'fall in' on most of the songs and also there appears to be two sides to Hendrix and his band. The 'devil may care' freak outs (Johnny B. Goode) and the 'serious virtoso' (Machine Gun). If you ignore the 60's 'quality' of some of this video, you will find the real Jimi Hendrix. 4 stars easy !