A1 STARS THAT PLAY WITH LAUGHING SAM’S DICE A2 HIGHWAY CHILE (JHE – supposedly live states Hot Wacks but in reality UK B-sides of the 3rd & 4th UK single by the JHE, not yet released in the US in 1971) A3 HEAR ME CALLING YOUR NAME A4 CAMELS AND ELEPHANTS (A3 + 4: Graham Bond Organisation album tracks from 1965 UK LP There’s a Bond Between Us with Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker)
B1 NO REPLY (3:10) B2 I’M NO STRANGER [actual title = “I’m a stranger”] (5:14) (B1+ 2: Taken from John Mayall’s 1968 UK album Bare Wires featuring Mick Taylor) B3 SONNY BOY BLOW B4 DON’T KICK ME (B3 + 4: from John Mayall’s 1967 solo album The Blues Alone) B5 STAND BACK BABY (from the 1967 John Mayall & The Bluesbraker’s album Crusade, featuring Mick Taylor and John McVie) [It seems that there is no Eric Clapton contribution on any of these tracks]
This was the line up of the original release and as it is listed in Hot Wacks. Either, one song from side 2 is unlisted or it was left off CBM’s version.
Matrix XCQ-4A and XCQ-4B, Contraband copied this relatively common 1971 pirate release
Description of the above item read: “CBM XCQ4, USA, deluxe custom red cbm labels, rubber stamped cover, stamped on front and back.”
General information on the commonly found release on the Munia label:
“I bought a copy of this in Greenwich Village in spring ’71 & was disappointed to hear Jimi on only the first two songs (although it was cool to hear the songs as they hadn’t yet been on a legit US release). It’s the studio cuts–although maybe a different mix on STPLSD, as I seem to recall Jimi’s narration being much more prominent. “
From an eBay ad: Jimi Hendrix Experience — Eric Clapton – Ginger Baker – John Mayall – Jack Bruce LP Original 1970? US release on Munia Records (catalog # MBR-1/MBR-2 / XCQ-4, matrix # 707) .
Scarce Hendrix w/Cream LP. Red cover with green spine has ink-stamp, white Munia labels with ring (same as Rubber Dubber labels of that time.) XCQ version with 9 tracks, later XCR version only had 8 tracks.
“Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice” is an absolute killer of a song.”
“a mediocre collection of B-sides and obscure album tracks.” (Geldeart & Rodham, Jimi Hendrix – From the Benjamin Franklin Studios, p. 146)
“Highway Chile” was the B-side of “The Wind Cries Mary”, released 5 May 1967, and “The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice” is found on the flip side of “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” from August 1967.