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    MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING (23)

    MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING (23)

    Monday 23 March 1970, Record Plant - Jimi solo
    Engineers: Jack Adams & Dave Ragno
    Chat transcript by JMcD

    JH: “Instant coma, instant coma you know what I mean.”
    (parodying J. Lennon’s ‘Instant Karma’ released that February)

    MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING take 1 – unreleased
    ….

    MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING take 2 – unreleased
    ….

    JH: “I’ll tell you what, I’m not going to do the words, I can’t get no feeling with this thing
    only in my ear. I’m going to do the vocals over again anyway, so this vocal here won’t
    be any good.”
    JA: Could you get the feel of the vocal if we opened the door again? Because we can
    manage it, if we’ve got to do it. Open the door, open it wide.”


    MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING (23) - take 3

    Midnight lightnin’
    Flashi-in’ all around me… Lord
    See it flashin’ all around the tree-ee-ees
    See it flashin’ on my love and me

    Wake up my sweet darlin’
    And see the uh-light upon your ey-eyes
    Blue li-ight flashin’
    Shadows leap and church bells ring mad against the ni-i-ight
    Hey my love, please stand up and watch with me now

    Midnight li-ightnin’ flashin’
    Flashin’ all around the country house
    Thunder clashin’
    See where the fields light on our trees an’ our little drea-ea-eam

    Jimi [sounding weary]: Yeah, I’m going to give up on this


    Sonny Boy Williamson – ‘My Little Cabin’ (1966):

    In my one room little cabin
    Just me and my girl all alone
    Oh, it makes you feel good when your baby lie down in your arms
    ...
    I can hear raining
    See the lightning flashing on my window-pane
    Oh, the little girl lay her head in my...
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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