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THE ICEMEN

Recordings
The Icemen recorded several singles, but only one of them is currently known to feature Hendrix. The two tracks on that 45 have also appeared on several LPs (under the titles "She's A Fox" & "Win Your Love") credited solely to Lonnie Youngblood and / or Jimi Hendrix, and those later releases also have some different mixes and takes of these songs.

It is possible that the Icemen actually recorded their vocals at a later date over an already finished backing track. For more detail about the sessions see the "Lonnie Younblood backing tracks" -entry.

(My girl) She's a fox
Composers: Richard Poindexter & Robert Poindexter
Arranged by: Lonnie Youngblood
Recorded at: unknown studio, New York City, New York, USA
Producer: Johnny Brantley
Date: 1966
Vocals: Gino Armstrong, James Stokes
Drums: ?
Bass: ?
Piano: Richard Poindexter 1
Organ: ?
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

Take 1
Mono version only
Available on: 7" The Icemen: (My Girl) She's A Fox / (I Wonder) What It Takes (Samar S-111)
Also available on: Cd "Before the experience" (Classic Popular CDCD 1172).

Take 2
Different backing track. Stereo version only.
Available on: Lp "Free Spirit" (Thunderbird Records TDR-300)

(I wonder) What it takes
Composers: Gino Armstrong, James Stokes,Robert Poindexter
Arranged by: Lonnie Youngblood
Recorded at: unknown studio, New York City, New York, USA
Producer: Johnny Brantley
Date: 1966
Vocals: Gino Armstrong, James Stokes
Drums: ?
Bass: ?
Piano: Richard Poindexter?
Guitar on take 3: ? (overdubbed later)
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Horns: Lonnie Youngblood (some overdubbed later)

Take 1 (0.35)
Stereo version only. Short aborted take.

Take 2 (0.05)
Stereo version only. False start.

Take 3 - Mix 1 (2.34)
Mono and stereo versions. Instrumental backing track with a later guitar & sax overdubs in stereo, commonly titled as "Psycho".
Available on:
Mono version - Lp "For real!" (DJLMD 8011)
Stereo version - Cd "The Magic Collection" (ARC Records MEC 949009)

Take 3 - Mix 2 (2.34)
Mono version only. Vocal version
Available on: 7" The Icemen: (My Girl) She's A Fox / (I Wonder) What It Takes (Samar S-111)
Also available on: Cd "Experiences" (Pulsar PULS 004)

 

SOURCES
1 email from Robert Poindexter (via Jacqueiline Poindexter) 7 February 2012