Little Richard - I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me) (1965)

Any playlist of obscure Hendrix recordings would be incomplete without the guitarist’s most notorious band leader. Hendrix played with Little Richard for six months between 1964-65. Whilst the pair toured regularly during this period, I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me) is one of only two recorded tracks Hendrix ever released under Richard. The two men famously came to blows over a combination of tardiness and ego. Whilst Hendrix claimed to have quit the band after being told he was ‘too pretty’ by Richard, sources close to the self-proclaimed ‘King of Rock and Roll’ say Jimi was simply fired for missing the tour bus. Either way, Hendrix’s gorgeously clean tone on this soul classic is a fascinating window into the his early development.