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Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead
Jimi Hendrix
Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead
Genre: Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Jimi Hendrix
Title: Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Musketeer Records
Release Date: 11/24/1998
Album Type: Import, Live
Genre: Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 632427279020

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A legendary show
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 06/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead" is one of the most popular Hendrix bootlegs and for good reason. Recorded at New York City's Scene Club in 1968, this show exists under several titles through multiple small-time CD companies. "Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead" is what this show is called as released through the Red Lighting label. The performance features a legendary line-up with Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter. Morrison with Hendrix? You read correctly. Jim doesn't sing as much as he slobbers drunken obscenities. Depending on one's sensibilities, the listener will either find this hilarious or offensive; indeed, the neutrally titled 'Morrison's Lament' could have been more accurately titled 'f*** her in the *ss!' The setlist is another *sset for this show. The band plays a Beatles song, a tune by Cream and a few of Jimi's favorite Blues standards. The treatment is loose, highly improvisational and will have high appeal to those from the jamband school of music. As far as bootlegs go, the recording quality is excellent thanks to the soundboard recording. This is a true piece of 1960's nostalgia: Hendrix jammin' with some buddies in one of his favorite New York City clubs. For those who've listened to all of Jimi's records a thousand times, "Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead" shows a rare and most refreshing side of Hendrix.

1) Red House
2) Wake Up This Morning and You Find Yourself Dead
3) Bleeding Heart*
4) Morrison's Lament*
5) Tomorrow Never Knows*
6) Uranus Rock*
7) Outside Woman Blues
8) Sunshine of Your Love

* w/ Jim Morrison"
With Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 12/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a live show that was previous available as a bootleg. The sound quality is good for a typical bootleg (but there are some bootlegs with excellent sound quality) but fair to poor for a legitimate release. I would say the sound quality is equal to Frank Zappa's Beat the Boots series. There are a number of Hendrix live releases, some of them supposedly legitimate, that have comprobable sound quality or worse. However, the sound quality is such that I cannot give this CD 5 stars. It really deserves 2 or 3, but the significance of Jim Morrison and Johnny Winters brings this up to 4 stars.

The CD is 53 minutes long.

Jim Morrison is definitely present on four of the tracks. He does sing in parts and his voice and singing is passable and enjoyable, although a little rough. In other parts, he just yells out pornographic phrases. I think the Morrison vocals makes the worth getting.

There is some controversy as to whether Johnny Winter is on this CD. There is definitely a second guitarist playing on most of the tracks. And, it does sound like it could be Johnny Winter; it is in his style. It does add some depth to the music, with the two significantly different guitar styles (Hendrix, and whoever the other guy is).

The other thing I don't like about this CD is the first 2 tracks. I don't think that the performance is that great, especially on the opening track, Red House. The second track does get better, especially towards the end. But, with the poor sound quality, the CD starts out irritating. It does get much better as it goes along, and there are some inspired moments (without Morrison) in the last half of the CD."