Jimi Thing

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"Jimi Thing"
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Under the Table and Dreaming
Released 1994
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:53 (Radio Edit)
5:57 (Album Version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"What Would You Say"
"Jimi Thing"
"Typical Situation"
Audio sample
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Under the Table and Dreaming track listing
"Lover Lay Down"
"Jimi Thing"

"Jimi Thing" is a song by Dave Matthews Band, from their album Under the Table and Dreaming. It failed to reach any noteworthy position on the charts, like "Typical Situation" (and unlike "What Would You Say", "Ants Marching" or "Satellite"), but has grown into a popular live song played by the band. It was first performed in 1991 and the total number of plays approaching 1,000 known times as of October 2014. The song has featured many guest artists, including Warren Haynes, Tim Reynolds, Trey Anastasio and Dicky Betts.[1]

Often, when the band plays this song live, they segue into a short portion of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth." This can be heard on a few of their live albums, such as The Central Park Concert. On later tours, a rendition of "Sexy MF" by Prince is often used.

The name of the song may be derived from the main riff of the song being very similar in form to the Jimi Hendrix song "Spanish Castle Magic" and also sharing elements of "The Wind Cries Mary".

The main riff to this song was played by John Mayer on his Battle Studies Tour, on July 21, 2010, at the Jones Beach Amphitheater as a prelude to his song, "Why Georgia."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jimi Thing" (Edit) — 4:53
  2. "All Along the Watchtower" — 7:04
  3. "Christmas Song" — 5:33
  4. "Jimi Thing" (LP Version) — 5:57


  1. ^ "Jimi Thing" on DMBAlmanac.com