Jimi Hendrix — Red House
Album: Blues
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:40
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There's a red house over yonder
That's where my baby stays
Lord, there's a red house over yonder, baby
Oh, that's where my baby stays
I ain't been home to see my baby
In ninety-nine and one half days

Wait a minute, something's wrong here
The key won't unlock this door
Wait a minute, something's wrong
Lord, have mercy, this key won't unlock this door, something's going wrong here
I have a bad, bad feeling
My baby don't live here no more
That's alright, I still got my guitar
Look out, now

Well, I might as well uh, go on back down
Way back upon the hill
Lord, I might as well go back over yonder
Way back yonder 'cross the hill
Guess if my baby don't love me no more
I know her sister will
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If you don't understand the blues, then listen to "Red House" until you do.
Nice pic, sfyi2001!
Looks like Jimi just sawed off one of the cutaways on a right-handed Strat (copy) to access those high frets.


                         SEATTLE'S own ~
 
 Ms_E_Smith wrote:
C'mon... The Best!!!!
 

 
Yes, definitely. My 10
Almost 50 years later, still mind blowing.....
C'mon... The Best!!!!
 
 SchoepTone wrote:
This guy is pretty good on the guitar. Is he new on the scene?

 
Nice joke{#Cheesygrin}
IDEAL BLUES  : )
This guy is pretty good on the guitar. Is he new on the scene?
JIMI
{#Heartkiss} 

Ya mean there use to be guitar players that could play mind bending, hypnotic, melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, dissonance, trippy music that could get you "high"?

Nah....that never happened. If it really did, you would see today's bands continuing the tradition, wouldn''t ya?     
The ladies in my pottery studio aren't diggin' this.....
Is this like the "hit single" version?? I don't recall hearing one anywhere near this short - this clocks in at under 4 minutes!  I guess he felt like making this one short and to the point.. it's still great, but let's hear the man jam!.
Thanks.  Love this song.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Heartkiss} ........ luv it a lot so for me 10
 
I'd give it 11
Excellent! He left us way too early...
Great song, indeed.  The best rendition I know of appears on his difficult to find live album Hendrix in the West. .That rendition is incendiary.
10 times 10 to the tenth.
 unclehud wrote:

No, it's just a reminder that we are (I am) old.  There are quite a few new artists on my iPhone, but they're outnumbered by Stones, Doors, Zep, Beatles, Humble Pie, Mountain, Greg and Duane, Little Feat, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, Frank, Bing, Mozart, Brahms, ..... and Jimi eff'in Hendrix.

How simple-minded to believe that music by dead people no longer has value.



 
Oh unclehud - were I to have the capacity to write prose in such a manner that simply states fundamental commonsense. You have eloquently consigned 'napkin to his / her place. I was merely tempted to yell "@#$% off". My only criticism is that you had not included Borodin, Saint-Saens, Holst and of course, Beethoven. All power to you.
Man that sound gets the haze moving again!
Let there be no doubt that the man was a genius with a guitar. {#Music}
Thank you, wow. I needed to hear this just now. :)
{#Heartkiss} ........ luv it a lot so for me 10
 martinc wrote:
Saw Jimi at the Bank Street theatre, I think 1969. He said he was having equipment troubles and was going to jam on a new song that had been working to work on the kinks. This was the song he played. It was an old theatre. Subway trains were coming out of his amp. Junk of the ceiling were falling down. That was my first rock and roll concert.

 

That is pretty f' ing awesome.
 thewiseking wrote:
Jimi and Johnny Winter were the best at this, hands down.
 Johnny's still at it, although walking through it wounded. Playing tonight in Columbus. http://concertful.com/concert/johnny-winter/
 Dosequis wrote:
Hmmmm....three chord blues...OK.

 
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Hmmmm....three chord blues...OK.
 Papernapkin wrote:
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.

 
No, it's just a reminder that we are (I am) old.  There are quite a few new artists on my iPhone, but they're outnumbered by Stones, Doors, Zep, Beatles, Humble Pie, Mountain, Greg and Duane, Little Feat, Ella, Coltrane, Miles, Frank, Bing, Mozart, Brahms, ..... and Jimi eff'in Hendrix.

How simple-minded to believe that music by dead people no longer has value.


This guy is ok. The real Master is Jeff Beck !!
Jimi and Johnny Winter were the best at this, hands down.
I think this compilation - Blues - is probably the best overall collection of Jimi's music. I listen to it a lot.
thank you psd, for this gift from Heaven!   (squelched off Decemberdreks)
"I know her sister will"... So dodgy, but hey, boys will be boys {#Dance}
Pure, basic, stripped-down blues rock from a master of the genre. Unbeatable. 9 from the bluesy Nottingham jury.
Oh yeah! This one following Ben Harper who did really a good cover of Red House. Not a ten like this one, but a solid eight. Listen to Ben Harper and Relentless7 @ Montreal International Jazz Festival 2009.
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 martinc wrote:

And if you can't appreciate great music just because the musician has passed away, I feel sorry for your limited taste.
 
Yes, the mathematics of the situation say that there are more dead musicians than live ones. So, a varied collection should have more dead artists than live ones. If it doesn't, go back and find what artists inspired the ones you like. I heard Henry Rollins give a shout-out to Mississippi Fred McDowell. *mind blown*
"There's a Red House over yonder" ... and the goosebumps rise.
'Cause if my baby don't love me no more I know her sister will ................. 
Aaaaaaaaaaaah!
another terrific song from Jimi.  Bluesy and rock and acid-rock and jazzy.
Oh, I can hear Jimi.
 Papernapkin wrote:
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.
 
And if you can't appreciate great music just because the musician has passed away, I feel sorry for your limited taste.
Jimi ...

Another artist whose albums were different depending on the country of release.  This was on the English version of Are You Experienced but not on the American.  We were robbed back then.  Better albums overseas and better quality vinyl.  The Beatles are another example of this back then, too.
What a relief to listen to this after Roy Harper. Gather round for Hendrix, Harper fans!
One of the few versions of tunes that are markedly better live than studio — and in the case of this one, that's really saying something. 
Saw Jimi at the Bank Street theatre, I think 1969. He said he was having equipment troubles and was going to jam on a new song that had been working to work on the kinks. This was the song he played. It was an old theatre. Subway trains were coming out of his amp. Junk of the ceiling were falling down. That was my first rock and roll concert.
C'mon, Bill! I'm tryin' to get out the door for a bite, and I'm now fairly starving 'cause I can't turn you off!
Jimi sounds so fine here!!
 kurnatovsky wrote:
The greatest rock and blues guitarist of all time.
 
No just that time when you were open to new things — which was more than 50 years ago.
If your fav list is made up of mostly dead people, maybe it's time to find new music.
The greatest rock and blues guitarist of all time.