Jimi Hendrix and Lightnin' Rod - Doriella Du Fontaine

Jimi Hendrix and Lightnin' Rod - Doriella Du Fontaine


A. Doriella Du Fontaine

B. Doriella Du Fontaine (Instrumental)

Released: 1984


To celebrate and support Record Store Day 2011, we are releasing a limited repress of the classic "Doriella Du Fontaine".

The project began in late 1969 with famed producer Alan Douglas recording the unmistakable Jimi Hendrix and legendary Buddy Miles in rolling and groove-laden musical backdrop. Fast forward 4 years and Lightnin' Rod (aka Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin) adds in his distinctive vocal soundtrack. Rod calls it "spoagraphics" (spoken pictures) but to most listeners hear it as the roots of an early form of rap. Rhythm, spoken-word and the art of the storyteller all wrapped up into one. The two meld together to create something new and unheard in 1973 and something still sounding fresh in 2011.


Drums, Organ - Buddy Miles

Guitar, Bass - Jimi Hendrix

Mixed By - Dave Jerden, Material

Producer - Alan Douglas

Vocals - Lightnin' Rod