After years of legal wrangling, material a young Jimi Hendrix recorded with Curtis Knight & The Squires will finally get an official reissue in March. Hendrix reportedly signed-on as guitarist in 1965 for $1 and a 1% royalty cut. Angry at having agreed to a contract that would short change him so badly, Hendrix later sought to prevent the label from using his name in promotional materials related to the recordings. The Hendrix estate eventually managed to secure the rights to the material, paving the way for its remastering and release. The collection of songs being released on March 24 includes material recorded between 1965 and '67, among them the first songs the young Hendrix got writing credits on.
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