Jimi Hendrix — Drifting
Album: The Cry Of Love
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8

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Released: 1971
Length: 3:42
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Drifting
On a sea of forgotten teardrops
On a lifeboat
Sailing for
Your love

Sailing home

Drifting
On a sea of old heartbreaks
On a lifeboat
Sailing for
Your love
Sailing home
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 dingleberry wrote:
Well, for those who think it gets high ratings because it's Jimi.... to be honest I had no idea who it was. I was working away, with a kind of meh series of songs in the background - Greg Laswell, The Church - now that I look at the playlist. But this one came on and I kind of perked up and thought, Now there's something interesting, who is this?

 


dingleberry.



Well, for those who think it gets high ratings because it's Jimi.... to be honest I had no idea who it was. I was working away, with a kind of meh series of songs in the background - Greg Laswell, The Church - now that I look at the playlist. But this one came on and I kind of perked up and thought, Now there's something interesting, who is this?
Ohhhhh man, thank you for playing this tonight!

Hmmm, now that I think about it I can imagine Jack Bruce singing this as well in that trio he was with. What was their guitar players name again?  They had a cool drummer too.
coloradojohn wrote:
So mysterious, so complex; so eerily familiar, yet unerringly unique; some of the most sublime and mystically tuneful musings EVER...

 
Yeah, I probably first heard this song in Boulder on KBCO. Great station..
Been a VERY LONG time since I've heard this one, thank you RP!
So mysterious, so complex; so eerily familiar, yet unerringly unique; some of the most sublime and mystically tuneful musings EVER...
What a way to ease into the day. Beautiful. Thank you Bill.
 fgrunewald wrote:

Ubet!

 
right !


 Skydog wrote:
this song reminds me that it's been a while since I thanked Bill and Rebecca for all the great music 

{#Yell}Thanks Bill & Rebecca 

 
Ubet!
Hype Hendrix. 

That's what he called himself.    I tend to agree. 
I think many folks give this a high rating just because it's Jimi.  He did some GREAT work, but this is just so so.
That washed the Crows right out my ears!
So good
 fredriley wrote:
To be enjoyed with a strong spliff, I'd imagine. It sure sounds like yer man was away with the fairies when he recorded this number.

 
LOL!

With or without, if one is predisposed, this is always good albeit nostalgia-laden 'good'.  

Here is where the strong spliff is critical.  Imagine two choices that involve going to a large noisy, crowded, smoke-laden stadium where the sound system may not be a 100% and the band shows up an hour late.

1)  Smoke.  2) Clear head.  

Then I took the strong spliff option.  These days I simply do not go. 
 Typesbad wrote:
One of my least favorite Hendrix songs.  

Still great.

 
Took me a while to recognize it.

Agree with the sentiment:  still great.   
 Dosequis wrote:
Well in this case you have to agree........"Hype Hendrix".  That's what people call him.
 
Ahh, poor sad little troll, so desperate for attention.
Making up silly names for Jimi just makes you look sadder.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

You got that right, gjeeg!
(Just ignore the Dosequis troll; he rates everything sucko-barfo.)

 
Well in this case you have to agree........"Hype Hendrix".  That's what people call him.
Outstanding!
To be enjoyed with a strong spliff, I'd imagine. It sure sounds like yer man was away with the fairies when he recorded this number.
One of those songs that are so great that they can just take their time, understated, from beginning to end.  Love his singing on this one, the guitar goes without saying.
One of my least favorite Hendrix songs.  

Still great.
 gjeeg wrote:
Gorgeous.
In all these years no one has come close.
We knew The Times of the Gods.
 
You got that right, gjeeg!
(Just ignore the Dosequis troll; he rates everything sucko-barfo.)
 gjeeg wrote:
Gorgeous.
In all these years no one has come close.
We knew The Times of the Gods.

 
Lots of musical artists have gone where Hendrix could not. The hype on this guy is out of control.
Gorgeous.
In all these years no one has come close.
We knew The Times of the Gods.
I thought that was dire.
very cool album cover artwork
 musikluvr wrote:
Hendrix was someone on another level from the rest of us mere mortals.{#Notworthy}

 
....... so very a true, G O D L I K E
8 > 9. Exquisite---not a word one might readily use to describe a sonic tectonic guitar man. 
Hendrix was someone on another level from the rest of us mere mortals.{#Notworthy}
nere the rain fall wasted nor belied...
 juanrico wrote:

A German girl named Monika Danneman gave her version of what happened to Hendrix. Jimi arrived at her flat on Tuesday. What happened on Wednesday isn't clear but Thursday she describes as being taken up with shopping and taking photos.

They got home about 8:30 p.m. Monika prepared a meal. They shared a bottle of wine and talked and played music until 1:40 or 1:45 a.m. when Hendrix said he had to go out and see some people. Monika could not go with him but she could take him there and bring him home. She picked him up again around 3:00 a.m. On their return to the flat, Monika made Jimi a tuna fish sandwich. The two of them went to bed and talked until 7 a.m. when Monika took a sleeping pill and fell asleep.

Some time after, Hendrix took at least eight, possibly nine of the same tablets. Monika woke around 10.20. Hendrix was sleeping normally. She had planned to go out for cigarettes but just before leaving, she noticed vomit on Jimi's nose and mouth. She tried to wake him but couldn't and called a friend to ask what to do. An ambulance was called. It arrived about 11.20 a.m. Hendrix was seated upright in the back with no head support. Sometime in the next twenty-five minutes before they arrived at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital, Jimi Hendrix choked on his own vomit. He was pronounced D.O.A. The pathologist reported a large amount of Seconol in Jimi's blood but no reason to assume that suicide was the cause of death. The cause of death noted on the coroner's report was inhalation of vomit after barbiturate intoxication.

http://j.mp/emNfTz 
(c&p)

 


That's damned sad stuff to digest on a cool Limpopo Saturday evening... now I feel drained. I wonder how Monika felt.
 


 cShaggy wrote:
..i'm sure somebody's noted elsewhere here in RP, but new/unreleased studio tracks from Jimi next March-!..

http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/news

..hopefully "studio" means fairly clean & the way he would've wanted them to be..
 
Yay! I used to have some studio sessions on vinyl that I gave to a public radio station in Melbourne (3PBS). They sounded like jams, but WHAT JAMS. HAIL THA MASTER!
 hayduke2 wrote:
yes, yes, absolutely, most definately on the same page as the previous commentators! Great piece of music, even the vocal moments are calm and stirring evidence of Mr. Hendricks as an artist
 
Sheesh! The poor guy's dead, fer cryin' out loud! Show some respect, man, and spell his name right, at least!
sigh
He'd be 70 if he had lived......Man I feel old!....10.
love
..i'm sure somebody's noted elsewhere here in RP, but new/unreleased studio tracks from Jimi next March-!..

http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/news

..hopefully "studio" means fairly clean & the way he would've wanted them to be..
yes, yes, absolutely, most definately on the same page as the previous commentators! Great piece of music, even the vocal moments are calm and stirring evidence of Mr. Hendrix as an artist
What a beautiful creation!!!!!!
you can't touch this...
Thank you Bill for reminding me about this great track - forgotten about it for a while and nice surprise to find it still in my vinyl collection - will be playing the whole album tonight!  RIP Jimi and ever grateful thanks for your legacy.
Ok, bumping up to a 10. {#Cowboy}
My fave Jimi tune!
Lovin that cover art
 LizK wrote:
A different Jimi, very likable. 
 



Nice
A different Jimi, very likable. 
Thanks for putting up the original album art. I searched for this album for years on CD until finally finding it in 2003 as a re release under a different name because the Hendrix survivors had a huge legal battle over this recording session, Jimi's last before flying on to the "New land of the rising sun". It's absolutely one of my favorite Hendrix recordings.
Good song for a windy sunday afternoon

Personnel :

Jimi Hendrix (vc., g.)
Mitch Mitchell (dms.)
Billy Cox (bs.)
The Ghetto Fighters (bckgrnd vcs. on track 1)
Buzzy Linhart (vbs. on track 2)
Stevie Winwood (vbs. on track 3)
Chris Wood (vbs. on track 3)
Buddy Miles (dms. on track 3)
Gers (hrp. on track 5)
Emeretta Marks (bckgrnd vc. on track 9)



 a_genuine_find wrote:

Yours is nicer because you were actaully there ... let me know if you sail to Brooklyn, I would love a ride

 

Ummm.... okay, but I don't think I'll be sailing a 19 foot beach cat from a lake in Texas to Brooklyn anytime soon.