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KING CURTIS

INTRO
Jimi Hendrix worked with King Curtis on several occasions circa 1965/1966, both in the studio and playing live.

A proper overview of Jimi`s time with King Curtis will follow at some point, in the meantime here are links to the King Curtis & Jimi Hendrix recordings and gigs that have already been discussed on this website.

Ray Sharpe
The King Curtis Orchestra provided the backing for the Ray Sharpe recording session in 1966 that produced "Help Me (Get The Feeling)."

For information about the studio sessions see the Ray Sharpe Recordings, for discographical information see the Ray Sharpe Discography.


Owen Grey
A speeded up version of the "Help Me (Get The Feeling)" backing track was used by singer Owen Grey for his version of the song.

For information about the studio sessions see the Ray Sharpe Recordings, for discographical information see the Owen Grey Discography.


Percy Sledge, Esther Phillips, Wilson Pickett and Don Covay
The King Curtis Band was the house band at a party hosted by Atlantic Records in New York City on the 5th of May 1966, playing "solo" and backing the vocalists Percy Sledge, Esther Phillips, Wilson Pickett and Don Covay. You can read about the party on the Percy Sledge -page.


Aretha Franklin
The same backing track used for Ray Sharpe`s "Help Me (Get The Feeling)" was reworked for "Save Me" by Aretha Franklin in 1967 but with Jimi`s guitar mixed out.

For information about the studio sessions see the Ray Sharpe Recordings, for discographical information see the Aretha Franklin Discography.


King Curtis & The Kingpins
"Help Me (Get The Feeling)" was used once more, this time with new King Curtis overdubs and released as "Instant Groove" by King Curtis & The Kingpins in 1969.

For information about the studio sessions see the Ray Sharpe Recordings, for discographical information see the King Curtis & the Kingpins Discography.