Dolly Dagger

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"Dolly Dagger"
1997 reissue single picture sleeve
Single by Jimi Hendrix
from the album Rainbow Bridge
B-side "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Released October 1971 (1971-10) (US)
Format Seven-inch 45 rpm record
Recorded Electric Lady Studios, New York City, July 1, 15, 19, 20 & August 14, 18, 20, 24, 1970
Genre Rock
Length 4:45
Label Reprise (no. 1044)
Writer(s) Jimi Hendrix
Producer(s) Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, John Jansen
Hendrix American singles chronology
"Freedom"
(1971)
"Dolly Dagger"
(1971)
"Johnny B. Goode"
(1972)

"Dolly Dagger" is a song written and recorded by Jimi Hendrix. It was first released on 9 October 1971 on the posthumous LP Rainbow Bridge, and on 23 October it was released on a single to promote the LP, backed with a solo rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. It peaked at no. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the last Hendrix single to break the charts.[1] The LP was released only to fulfill manager Mike Jeffery and Hendrix' contract to give Reprise records a soundtrack album for the film Rainbow Bridge, for this reason several tracks that would otherwise have been released on The Cry Of Love were used.

Although labeled as an "Original Soundtrack", it did not feature any music from the original film and was made available only through Reprise Records. The B side of this single was "Night Bird Flying" which was released as the B side of the final UK studio single "Angel". The song was written for Hendrix' girlfriend, groupie Devon Wilson.

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