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Phony Hendrix LP in Legal Hot Water

Decca is forbidden from releasing controversial Jimi/Curtis Knight record

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Jimi Hendrix circa 1968.

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The London High Court has ordered Decca Records in England not to release the controversial Jimi Hendrix/Curtis Knight Get That Feeling album. The temporary restraining order was the result of a suit by Warner Brothers/Reprise, to which Hendrix is now under contract.

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The suit alleged that Jimi was merely a member of the group backing Knight on the session when the album was cut, but that the record jacket gives the impression that he was the leader on the date. The British version of the LP is on the London label, distributed by Decca. In the United States it has been issued by Capitol (Rolling Stone Jan. 20) whose executives have been cynically commercial about the quality of the music on it, but happy about its sales.

Hendrix himself has described the album as “musically worthless . . . a confetti of tapes hastily thrown together,” and says he is in accord with Warner Brothers’ efforts to curb its distribution.

This story is from the March 9th, 1968 issue of Rolling Stone.

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