On the Web: In May of 1969, less than two weeks after Jimi Hendrix’s infamous Toronto drug bust, Johnny, Jimi and Stephen Stills found themselves jamming in a New York club. “He wanted to play the songs he grew up on: Freddie King, Earl King, and Muddy Waters,” Johnny told Charles Cross, the author of Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix. “When I played with him, I deferred and let Jimi play lead.”
According to Cross’ book:
The jam lasted until three in the morning, at which point Jimi suggested they move to the Record Plant. That night he cut Guitar Slim’s “The Things I Used to Do,” using Winter on bottleneck guitar.
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