Buddy & Stacey with Jimi Hendrix- "Shotgun"

Feb
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sayspain | June 15, 2007 | 119 likes, 1 dislikes
May 1965. Early footage of Jimi. Makes me wonder how Jimi got that job.February 1965:

After moving into the Wilcox Hotel,Hollywood,Jimmy (as it was written then)appears on TV for the first time. He is backing Long Island vocal duo Buddy and Stacey as they perform 'Shotgun', on the US show Night Train.

(from the insanely good, biography 'Eyewitness Hendrix' written by Johnny Black, 1999)

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Posted in 2007:

zucozampa- Yes this is Hendrix. And the singers are "Buddy and Stacey". This is the cover of a JR Walker's song.

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pnksntdead - yep, it's jimi for sure. you can see him pulling the same moveseven early on.. maybe even learned a few steps from buddy & stacey

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queenhndrx- I can tell you 100% that this is jimi hendrix... I have it on a dvd when his brother leon and some of his friends were talking about him.

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sayspain - I heard that he missed the gig's bus and so he was left in a city...

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conor30000- @sayspain you are correct. Years later hendrix would ask him for the 5 dollars owed form this gig. [Posted in 2010]

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badskroy71- This may actually seem like a very old video, but this is only a year before he recorded his first album. It's the black and white thing along with the shorter hair that gives the illusion that it's older.

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clarkewi- That's the "chitlin curcuit". That's what Jimi was raised on.

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OEZEPPI1968- if anybody studied hendrix history they would know he started playing for little richard and bands like this but would get fired for playing too loud but he quita little richard band

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orkavorn - ...the sound and picture aren't in sync are they?...

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woodygould- Sync goes bad right around 1:30; easy to spot 'cause you can see the drummer's left hand on the beat most of the way through. . . .
[Posted in 2008]

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willyquick- Unmistakable Hendrix licks in there....Great! Thanks!

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maxten - the guitarist way on the left is Hendrix. playing lefty guitar and as you can observe, he does that sliding thing often. nice clean video, thanx man.

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blackdude57- yes they are they move to the first beat  its a little jive tht if i explain may offend you so dont worry its ok

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orkavorn- But at 1.35 they sing into the microphone and no sound comes until a few seconds later when they have both turned away from it...it is in sync at the beginning tho...

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lazrpo1nt3r- The video and audio may have just been at different speeds.

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Posted in 2008:

11zoef - i like it how JH 'cleans' the neck of his guitar at2.12 between licks

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almanacofsleep- thats Jimi isn't it? the one in the background.

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AbbeyNO - No, that's not him. He's the one playing lefty right behind buddy and stacey

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elusivescousegit - even then he had a very unique guitar style. no wonder little richard sacked him, he was stealing the show! mr ego maniac richards wasn't having that now, was he? I remember reading hendrix talking about clapton once and he basically said that he could kill eric for playing to much lead and not enough rythem. I see what he means now. In the early years he really had the chance to nail his unique rythem guitar style by hammering out R&B backup rythem day in day out with the likes of the isley bro

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Posted in 2009:

squonk8455- funny to see how 'buddy and stacey' thought they were real slick with there grade-school dance moves, when standing behind them was a legend being born to forever change the course of an electric guitar. Today- "who's buddy and stacey"? Forever remembered- Hendrix

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BlackKasuari - @squonk8455

Shotgun is still a pretty well-known song...but yeah...Hendrix...you can see in this video he`s ready to get released from the chains holding him. Thank God he didn`t stay in that soul scene as an background bandmember..thnx late 60s for being so fucking awesome!!

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haloskater24- @squonk8455 lol calm down they never did anything to u

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Tarantulisimo- This is Hendrix on the Nashville show "Night Train" playing with Little Richard's 'The Royal Company'. Buddy & Stacy were also part of Richard's Royal Company at this time. They R covering Junior Walker's Motown classic "Shotgun". This appearance was during 1 of Jimi's return visits 2 Nashville, as he had been discharged from the army & had already relocated to New York & had already begun his journey on his way 2 immortality....Things were about 2 get very interesting over the next 2 years.

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reissue- Seen a zillion times and it still amazes me. He had his style down by this time. amazing how long it took him to break. I suppose the times, civil rights etc had something to do with it.

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Posted in 2010:

sarahkleen- what i love about this footage is how much he is so clearly enjoying every second of performing , great

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thereal001 - work it out buddy and stacey!! Its good to see a clip of jimi working the chitlin circuit!! I swear I love watchin Jimi Play aka "backwards"! Souf Paws RULE!!

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Kinetic226 - they have no idea how big Jimi will be in about 2-3 years. lol

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riverjrdn-@Kinetic226 ... THEY HAVE NO CLUE!!! Hendrix will become God, and here they are playing next to him, not knowing! But how could they know? Jimi, himself, couldn't have imagined it! LOL

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SteveGad- @Kinetic226 ..and you can see Jimi's antics running overhand up the neck, the same showmanship that led to Little Richard throwing him off the tour. I love this footage, mainly because we all know what Buddy and Stacey didn't.

Classic post, thanks SaySpain.

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longdong9876- @Kinetic226

We should be grateful to Buddy and Stacey for helping Jimi Hendrix along his destiny.

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elecktrick9s -Who didn't this guy jam with?

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TheBigClock- UM This is jimi, check out how he does the arm/elbom fretboard wipe during the clip, classsic jimi move...

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Steinhausenn- Night Train was an all-black rhythm & blues, vocal group harmony and soul music TV show produced at WLAC, Channel 5, Nashville, TN and hosted by Noble Blackwell.

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TheEthanSays- MACARENA!!! 1:23 ... this video has a LOT going on.

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LETITGO1977- That is Jimi Hendrix.  Just watched the biography on it and this clip was played. HE's the guy on our left (stage right)

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sproutle-Buddy & Stacy were part of Little Richards touring revue at this time - his 'Royal Company' the musician are his tour band.

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Bok97- Jimi is jamming!!!!!!

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ScottEmmonsMusic - Playing a Jazzmaster upside down, love it!

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22jan51 - THIS SUPER RARE FOOTAGE. GREAT

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RastafariPoet - Look at Jimi's energy. You can tell he was destine for stardom.

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220denyse - jammin'

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breukelenman -Good music, but Jimi would not have become the guitar player we know had he remained confined in this type of music. It's good that he broke free from these restrictions and blazed a new musical path!

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loldecepticonlol- Check out Jimi around 2:11

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rp61wasinnocentok - @loldecepticonlol Well spotted.

Heh! He was sneaking that one in even back then.

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mwhite36 - The Biography Channel is showing a new documentary of Jimi Hendrix, telling his story "in his own words" (from interviews he did, letters he wrote, etc).

It's narrated by William Earl "Bootsy" Collins, the GREAT bass player who rose to prominence with James Brown in the late '60s, and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the '70s.

Check it out if you get a chance.

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StratoBlaster420 - Hendrix and an upside down jazzmaster just makes me smile. He was probably a better promotion for fender guitars than any marketing team could ever come up with.

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jofrad- Never mind Jimi Hendrix who's the bass player ?? Great stuff.

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jontheplatypus- 1:27 you can hear Hendrix riffing a bit in the background with a couple quick licks and also with the outro.

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FNR4DreamFights- At 2:13, we see the birth of a legend.

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oldtilter- Jimi looks so young..how old?

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164jord-@oldtilter He was 22 here, in February 1965

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RuttermusiC - this is so funny if you have any doubts that its jimi at first, he then slides his hand up the neck which is a move of his, and then he starts riffin hahah love it

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ReluctantSpider- I can't believe those guys are constantly stepping in front of Jimi like that. Jimi's playing a Jazzmaster too; what's up with that?

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itzMag - Buddy and Stacey would have done well to have attempted original material, instead of a Junior Walker And The All Stars cover. They couldn't possibly top the original version, and something of their own might have increased their chances for staying power.

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elsworth3030 - Hendrix had to start somewhere, he wasnt always one of the greatest guitar players ever. No one knew Jimi Hendrix was to be a huge star just like no one knew that Buddy and Stacey werent going to be, doesnt mean they diddnt put as much into their music as anyone else on that stage . You shouldnt turn your nose up at things you don't understand, you'll just seem ignorant.

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PBGSURFER65 - @elsworth3030 You're wrong bro,Jimi put WAY more into his work than those 2 guys,or anybody else on that stage.Not to besmirch the other musicians but c'mon,isn't the proof in the pudding so to speak?

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alexrules55- look at his classic move at 0:50 lmao

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