My Friend (Jimi Hendrix song)
|Song by Jimi Hendrix|
|from the album The Cry of Love|
|Recorded||March 13, 1968|
|Studio||Sound Center, New York City|
"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.