Friday 25 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

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Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Jimi Hendrix — South Saturn Delta


Jaw-dropping B-sides, just in case you forgot how awesome Hendrix is

Stephen Carradini May 12th, 2011

I am not the type to worship guitarists, as I prefer songwriting to epic solos.

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Still, Jimi Hendrix’s “South Saturn Delta” makes my eyes get big and my mouth drop, and it’s only a collection of cast-offs and B-sides. Yes, I make an exception for Jimi Hendrix.

The retrospective covers all the eras of his short but prolific career, from 1967 to 1970. Some of these tracks have been issued as part of other sets and albums, but the best cuts here are the previously unreleased ones. And the highlight of those is “Here He Comes (Lover Man).” The charging track has what he calls on tape “a long beginning” that is a complex, incredible piece of guitar work. The rest of the song is great as well, with Hendrix just going nuts on solos and even doing some vocal scatting, but the intro is repeat-worthy all of its own.

The rest of the album is Hendrix being Hendrix: if you haven’t heard him, this isn’t exactly the place to start, but it’ll work. It’s all good material, even if it isn’t his best (these are, again, B-sides and cast-offs). For fans, I’m gonna go ahead and say you need this, if only for the ripping version of “Here He Comes (Lover Man).”  —Stephen Carradini

 
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05.12.2011 at 01:02 Reply

This is humorous because you said you don't like the blues in your Robert Johnson review, yet you're all about Hendrix.

I think you're learning to like the blues, Stephen!

 

 
 
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