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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year is a wonderful little two-song single to see out the millennium. Experience Hendrix was able to unearth these one-off studio jams and present them in their full glory. The first cut captures Jimi Hendrix and his Band of Gypsies during rehearsal for the famous New Year's Eve 1969 Fillmore concerts that would eventually become Band of Gypsies. A loose medley of "Little Drummer Boy"/"Silent Night"/"Auld Lang Syne," this track clearly illustrates the heavy chemistry between Hendrix and his co-conspirators Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. The second cut, "Three Little Bears," is another one-off jam, this time with the original Jimi Hendrix Experience (Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell), during sessions for Electric Ladyland. It's more on the psychedelic R&B side of things, but nevertheless remains another charming curio from a man who was easily one of the most revolutionary musicians of the century.
Performance CreditsJimi Hendrix Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Miles Drums,Background Vocals
Noel Redding Bass
Billy Cox Bass
Mitch Mitchell Drums
Technical CreditsJimi Hendrix Composer,Adaptation
Mati Klarwein Cover Painting
Eddie Kramer Engineer
David Sygall Inlay Photography
John McDermott Liner Notes
Dezo Hoffman Back Cover Photo