Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight - Hush Now (1967)

Another of Ed Chalpin’s cash-in releases. In 1967, Hendrix made an ill-advised return to Studio 76 to record a number of original tracks with his old band mates. These varied greatly in quality, but Hush Now is a well composed blues-rock standard that brings Hendrix’s whammy-heavy lead parts to the fore. The vocal phrasing is unsurprisingly Dylan inspired whilst his dominant guitar riffs evoke the Experience’s hit Purple Haze. Tragically, another recording from this session, ‘Groovy Monday’, features a precautionary Hendrix audibly claiming Chalpin ‘can’t use his name for any of this stuff’. The ensuing lawsuit against Hendrix would endure long after the guitarist’s death in 1970.