My Friend (Jimi Hendrix song)

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"My Friend"
Song by Jimi Hendrix
from the album The Cry of Love
Released March 1971 (1971-03)
Format LP record
Recorded March 13, 1968
Studio Sound Center, New York City
Genre Blues rock
Length 4:40
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Jimi Hendrix

"My Friend" is a song written and recorded by Jimi Hendrix in New York City in 1968 during the recording sessions for Electric Ladyland. The song was first released in 1971 on the posthumous album The Cry of Love and later appeared on the CD First Rays of the New Rising Sun. It was mixed posthumously by Hendrix's engineer Eddie Kramer.

The recording of "My Friend" combines a humorous song with sound effects to create a bar or nightclub atmosphere. Hendrix is backed by guest musicians: Ken Pine (lead guitarist of the Fugs) on 12-string rhythm guitar, and Paul Caruso (listed as "Gers") on harmonica, Stephen Stills on piano, and Jimmy Mayes on drums.[1][2]


  1. ^ McDermott, John; Kramer, Eddie; Cox, Billy (2009). Ultimate Hendrix. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. p. 93. ISBN 0-87930-938-5. 
  2. ^ McDermott, John (1997). First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Album notes). Jimi Hendrix. Universal City, California: MCA Records. p. 16. MCAD-1159.