of our road managers for 3 Dog Night was Gerry Stickles.
Gerry had formerly been Jimi Hendrix's road manager. You can
see Gerry in a number of historical publications containing
Jimi touring. While on a plane trip one day, he started
talking about these personal tapes of Jimi's that he had and
he didn't know what to do with them. My heart speeded up and
he looked at me and said, "Oh, would you like to have them?"
Duh? I said, "are you kidding? Of course I would" and he
gave me a cardboard box of tapes that I have to this day,
stored in a safety deposit box, obviously. These are
pictures of a couple of them. The reel sizes are actually 7
1/2 inches, but were reduced for web viewing. I've since
been informed by his brother that the handwriting on the
above left tape box is Jimi's.
another one. "Nite Bird" is a really cool song that I didn't
recall hearing before. After looking around, I did found it,
on an album, released after Jimi's death. The tape on the
right has Dolly Dagger and a Jam on it. These were personal
tapes. On the Electric Lady Land, rough vocal ideas tape,
you can even hear the master tape being rewound at one
point. It was obviously an end of the session work tape,
that Jimi had made to study. Not to be mass produced. These
are treasures to me, as I'm sure you would