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December 25, 2011

Jimi Hendrix and his Band of Gypsys - Little Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Taps / Auld Lang Syne (1969)

In early 1969, after Jimi Hendrix decided to dissolve The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he formed Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, a band primarily created to fulfill contractual obligations that required Hendrix to play at Woodstock. The band’s nickname was “Band of Gypsys” and it eventually became the most well known name of the short-lived group. The band broke up in January 1970, eight months before Hendrix’s death.

On December 25th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix and his band, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, recorded this track. It was originally released in 1974, four years after Hendrix’s death. Given the day it was recorded and that it ends with Auld Lang Syne, the song traditionally associated with New Year's Day, it seemed fitting for today.

Merry Christmas…and a Happy New Year!

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Jimi Hendrix and his Band of Gypsys - Little Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Taps / Auld Lang Syne (1969)

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Lyrics:

(instrumental)

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