Curtis Knight & The Squires - Hornet's Nest (1965)

On October 15th 1965, Jimi Hendrix signed a record deal with Ed Chalpin, owner of PPX Enterprises, for $1. This would ultimately cause Jimi and his UK management a great deal of hardship as Chalpin sought to cash-in on what he saw as a legal claim to Hendrix’s intellectual property. Hornet’s Nest, a guitar driven instrumental recorded at Chalpin’s Studio 76, features on a posthumous compilation of PPX recordings that include Hendrix as part of Curtis Knight’s backing band. Although Chalpin licensed the recording to dozens of minor labels in the 60s and 70s, this particular release was stripped of its original production and reworked by long-time Hendrix producer and engineer, Eddie Kramer.