Jimi Hendrix Teases Greatness On Unearthed Curtis Knight Cut "Station Break"
Jimi Hendrix's years as an underpaid, overworked axeman with Curtis Knight & The Squires are gearing up to see the light in just a few weeks time. So naturally, it's the perfect moment to get our ears on some unheard proto-funk from the forthcoming You Can’t Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) release, which compiles recordings from 1965-1967 while with the dastardly Ed Chalpin and PPX Enterprises (who paid Jimi just $1 and 1 percent royalty for his sessions.)
"Station Break" finds young Voodoo Chile opening up the track with a graceful, blues-drenched solo, before leading the mix and handling a blazing rhythm section routine, where he's finally front and center, all while the Squires hold down that bluesy groove. And while he may have considered the recordings "musically worthless...a confetti of tapes hastily thrown together," they will certainly offer a peek at the oft sought early years of the guitar god, arguably the most influential player in the instrument's history. You Can’t Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) will be arriving on March 24th, complete with 14 never before heard tunes from Knight and Hendrix's years together. Listen to "Station Break" below and preorder the collection on vinyl via Amazon today.