Jimi Hendrix's Early Recordings Remastered For Reissue

. (Classic Rock) Jimi Hendrix's early recordings with Curtis Knight & The Squires is the subject of a remaster release next month. You Can't Use My Name: The RSVO/PPX Sessions is the first in a series to focus on the work Hendrix did before The Animals' Chas Chandler took him to London in 1966 and set him on the road to icon status.

The recordings were the subject of near-constant legal battles during Hendrix's life, after he'd been signed up for $1 and a 1% royalty by PPX boss Ed Chalpin in 1965.

But his estate secured ownership in 2003. As a result, the 14-track compilation is the first fully-official edition of his work with the Squires, featuring recordings made between 1965 and 1967. It includes How Would You Feel and Welcome Home, which gave Hendrix his first recording credits, plus his early compositions Hornet's Nest and Knock Yourself Out [Flying On Instruments].

The title You Can't Use My Name comes from a studio conversation, included on the album ahead of the track. Hendrix, who's already involved in litigation against Chalpin, tells the businessman to keep his name out of marketing material related to the release. Read more here.

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