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“All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix

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    “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix (official video) is a classic rock song. Bob Dylan, the composer/lyricist of the original version, was so impressed, that he has since used Jimi Hendrix’s arrangement in live performances.

    Song Title: All Along The Watchtower (official video)
    Artist: Jimi Hendrix
    Album: Electric Ladyland
    Genre: classic rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1967 Bob Dylan
    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix (lots of overdubs)
    12-String Guitar: Dave Mason
    Bass Guitar: Jimi Hendrix (Noel Redding walked out, Dave Mason took over, Jimi Hendrix did the final version)
    Drums: Mitch Mitchell
    Percussion: Brian Jones (also recorded a piano track that wasn’t used in the final mix)
    Producer: Jimi Hendrix
    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, January 1968; Record Plant Studios, New York, June‚ÄďAugust 1968
    Released: September 21, 1968 (US), October 18, 1968 (UK), October 1968 (Europe and Japan)
    Label: Reprise, Track, Polydor
    Number of listens: 27071
    Current rank: 84 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 43 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    “It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn’t think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day.”—Bob Dylan

    “I liked Jimi Hendrix’s record of this and ever since he died I’ve been doing it that way… Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it’s a tribute to him in some kind of way.”—Bob Dylan

    “All those people who don’t like Bob Dylan’s songs should read his lyrics. They are filled with the joys and sadness of life. I am as Dylan, none of us can sing normally. Sometimes, I play Dylan’s songs and they are so much like me that it seems to me that I wrote them. I have the feeling that Watchtower is a song I could have come up with, but I’m sure I would never have finished it. Thinking about Dylan, I often consider that I’d never be able to write the words he manages to come up with, but I’d like him to help me, because I have loads of songs I can’t finish. I just lay a few words on the paper, and I just can’t go forward. But now things are getting better, I’m a bit more self-confident.”—Jimi Hendrix

    Traffic guitarist Dave Mason talked to Jimi Hendrix at a party and discussed the then recent Bob Dylan release, John Wesley Harding, leading to the Jimi Hendrix recording of this song.

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