Don Covay - Mercy, Mercy (1964)

Prior to his discovery by Linda Kieth and Chas Chandler, Jimi Hendrix took on numerous session gigs for established artists. On 18th May 1964, he cut Mercy Mercy with R&B titan Don Covay at A-1 Sound Studios, New York. The single would ultimately reach Number 35, giving Hendrix his first appearance in the upper echelons of the chart. Hendrix contributes so much to what he would later describe as a “very straight Top-40 R&B rock ‘n’ roll record”. Listen out for the unmistakably Little Wing-esk intro!