Hear a Fiery (and Previously Unreleased) Live Cut Called ‘Ezy Ryder’ from Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys’ Fillmore East Concerts

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We’re all very fortunate that the Jimi Hendrix vaults haven’t been fully raided yet, as each new archival release adds to the legacy, myth and allure of the otherworldly gifted guitarist who was taken from this earth far, far too early.

Here’s a song called “Ezy Ryder,” a blistering live cut taken from a Band of Gypsys concert at the Fillmore East on New Year’s Eve 1969, which hasn’t been released officially before.

The track comes courtesy of Rolling Stone, which notes that this live version of “Ezy Ryder” is taken from a new box set, Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts, which will be released on Dec. 13 in 5-CD format (click here to pre-order) or 8-LP format (click here to pre-order).

The track listing for the 5-CD set:


1. Power Of Soul
2. Lover Man
3. Hear My Train A Comin’
4. Changes
5. Izabella
6. Machine Gun
7. Stop
8. Ezy Ryder
9. Bleeding Heart
10. Earth Blues
11. Burning Desire


1. Auld Lang Syne
2. Who Knows
3. Fire
4. Ezy Ryder
5. Machine Gun
6. Stone Free
7. Changes
8. Message To Love
9. Stop
10. Foxey Lady


1. Who Knows
2. Machine Gun
3. Changes
4. Power Of Soul
5. Stepping Stone
6. Foxey Lady
7. Stop
8. Earth Blues
9. Burning Desire


1. Stone Free
2. Power Of Soul
3. Changes
4. Message To Love
5. Machine Gun
6. Lover Man
7. Steal Away
8. Earth Blues


1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
2. We Gotta Live Together
3. Wild Thing
4. Hey Joe
5. Purple Haze

Some additional info on the new box set, which captures Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys in its element:

Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970. Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs or 8 LPs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially. Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as supercharged Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George.  Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.

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