Jimi Hendrix / The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Red House

Composed by Jimi Hendrix

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A long-loved part of Jimi Hendrix's early catalog, "Red House" was originally cut in 1966 and was issued as a great B-side. In the midst of his super-psychedelic sets, Hendrix would often riff on this one for 20-plus minutes to "cool the audience out." This is precisely what he did in a May 1969 show in San Diego, where this cut was culled from for The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set. A straight, Son House/B.B. King-influenced slow blues, the song is a spectacular showcase for his unparalleled guitar mastery, and is one of the finest live performances of his short but brilliant career.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Are You Experienced? 1967 Sony Music
Smash Hits 1969 Legacy / Sony Music 3:51
Live at Winterland 1987 Rykodisc 10:58
Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story 1991 Reprise
Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival 1970 1992 Legacy / Sony Music
The Ultimate Experience 1993 MCA 3:53
No Image 1994 MCA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2000 Experience Hendrix / Sony Legacy 13:07
The Last Experience 2002 Charly Records
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey 2003
Original Soundtrack
Hip-O / Universal 3:52
An Evening with the Jimi Hendrix Experience 2005 Purple Haze Productions 11:38
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: 1969 2007 Geffen / Universal 13:08
Live 1968 Paris/Ottawa [CD/LP] 2009 Experience Hendrix 9:24
Valleys of Neptune 2010 Music On Vinyl
Winterland [Box Set] 2011 Sony Music 5:42
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