Gerry Joe Weise and Jimi Hendrix
Nota bene : When it comes to playing Jimi Hendrix material, we have never been a Cover Band with note-for-note covers, but a Tribute Band influenced and inspired by the essence of Hendrix.
Gerry Joe Weise and Jimi Tribe are a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band formed in 1993,
and performing at special events around the World.
Hear My Train A Comin by Jimi Hendrix is one of my all time inspirational songs. I particularly like the live version from the Berkeley Community Theater in California, May 30th 1970 (the first show). And sound wise, the original audio recording on the Rainbow Bridge LP vinyl album, has the ultimate pristine sound, presence and bass tones, that has influenced me in many recordings. Although I will never capture Jimi's playing of that performance (even Jimi played so many different versions of that composition), I have used his song as an influence for the free spirit and sonic ambiance, behind an ongoing development of a series of songs: A Long Gone Train / B Good 2 Me / Funky Train.About the inspiration behind the Train theme, the evolution and changes over time, as well as the influences of the geographical situation concerning the locality of the musicians and the environment :
Long Train Blues based on the simple primitive Train structure, J L Hookeresque / Hendrixian. Recorded with the American Band, Sabula Iowa USA.A Long Gone Train refined evolution on the Train theme, new interaction between the musicians. Recorded with the British UK Band.B Good 2 Me branching off to a different composition, structured with a new refrain. Recorded with the French Band, Picardy France.B Good 2 Me Jam deconstruction of the composition, letting loose in the recording studio. Recorded with the American Band, Phoenix Arizona USA.Funky Train new version on the Train theme, with new rhythm. Recorded with the Polish Band, Lubaczow Poland.Funky Train Jam the ultimate jam band live on stage version of the Train theme. Recorded with the French Band, Paris France.B Good 2 Me reconstruction of the Blues Rock arrangement. Recorded with the Belgian Band, Diepenbeek Belgium.
01 And The Gods Made Love / Star Spangled banner / Purple Haze.
02 All Along The Watchtower.03 Power Of Soul / Who Knows.04 Manic Depression.05 Voodoo Child (Slight Return).06 The Story Of Life (poem by J.Hendrix, music by G.J.Weise).