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Band of Gypsys is a live album by a group of the same name featuring Jimi Hendrix. Released before his death in 1970, it was the last album Hendrix himself authorized, and the only Hendrix album to be released on Capitol Records—the result of a settlement regarding a forgotten recording contract he had signed in 1965 before he became famous. Band of Gypsys is now issued on MCA Records, along with the rest of his catalog.

After The Jimi Hendrix Experience broke up in mid-1969, Hendrix played with a line-up he called Gypsy Sun and Rainbows at Woodstock. This was Billy Cox’s (bassist) first appearence on stage(!). The band was short-lived, however, and he formed A Band of Gypsys with his drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox who were already friends for almost a decade. They recorded some studio material, some of which has been posthumously released, and made their live debut at the Fillmore East on New Year’s Eve 1969 for a series of four shows, spread over two days.

The recordings included on Band of Gypsys featured selections from the final two shows, which were performed on the evening of January 1, 1970. The set lists for these two shows are as follows with asterisk indicating inclusion on the Band of Gypsys album:

January 1, 1970 (3rd Fillmore East set)

1. Who Knows*
2. Machine Gun*
3. Changes
4. Power of Soul
5. Stepping Stone
6. Foxey Lady
7. Stop

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  • roterkobold

    http://www.lastfm.de/group/The+curse+to+be+forever+27

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • RedDevil1989

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [8]

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Nochek

    "That's what happens.. that's what happens, when earth fucks with space... never forget that.. that's what happens".

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • deepest_sleep

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [7]

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • nixhex4311

    I love the funk of "Changes." Jimi would have ruled the '70's had he made it out alive.

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • barkbox

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [6]

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • dabigcheeze

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [5]

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • johnnydepth76

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [4]

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [3]

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • The_Vein

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity. [2] for Buddy Miles, the greatest drumming singer I know and for Billy Cox' great perfomance, too. I don't have to mention Hendrix, do I?

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • bryantee

    They are introduced on the album as Band of Gypsys. I'm keeping it as such for posterity.

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ardneks

    Best by Hendrix.

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Twiggs_72

    ♥♥♥♥♥

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • LiviaIndica

    I agree! Band of Gypsys far outweighs the rest!

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • hrockafeller

    This is Hendrix' best music by far

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • cezarasouza

    Thanks, Eric. I'm re-tagging my Hendrix and Joplin stuff.

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ericporcher

    Yes, they spelled it Gypsys, but the songs are over at the Hendrix page.

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • cezarasouza

    is this the correct name?

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Azaim

    Awesome.

    24 Jan 2008 Reply
  • henry_hudson

    all my band of gypsys stuff gets scrobbled as hendrix.

    20 Jan 2008 Reply
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