This special compilation presents Jimi Hendrix’s 1965-
1967 sessions with Curtis Knight & The Squires prior to his
international fame leading the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
While Jimi Hendrix’s intermittent tenure as a guitarist for
Curtis Knight & The Squires in 1965 and 1966 was relatively
brief, more than 100 albums have been crafted from
approximately forty studio recordings and consumer grade
stage recordings by the group. Most featured low fidelity
variations, remixes, edited versions, and instrumentals of
the same material—often with their song titles changed.
These albums were poorly annotated and all too often
featured cover art that depicted the guitarist at the peak
of his Jimi Hendrix Experience fame (and not as ‘Jimmy
Hendrix,’ a sideman to Curtis Knight) and thus snared
unwitting fans throughout the world that were starved for
new Hendrix music for decades.
Jimi Hendrix was hamstrung throughout his career by
litigation over these recordings in the US and UK and these
fights continued until his family ultimately prevailed in
litigation. You Can’t Use My Name stands as their first
attempt to present this music in its original context.
You Can’t Use My Name is newly mixed and prepared
for release by Eddie Kramer and includes the previously
unreleased 1966 recording “Station Break,” the full length
versions of “Knock Yourself Out [Flying On Instruments],”
“No Such Animal,” and the 1967 recording of “Gloomy
Monday” that includes dialogue between Hendrix and
producer Ed Chalpin (featuring the guitarist’s request that
the producer not use his name on this session because of
the ongoing litigation between them).
How Would You Feel
Gotta Have A New Dress
Don’t Accuse Me
Fool For You Baby
No Such Animal
Knock Yourself Out
[Flying On Instruments]
You Don’t Want Me