MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Early Jimi Hendrix recordings coming, Willie Nelson and Bono team up on new movie, & Jerry Garcia, Cyndi Lauper & Linda Perry voted into Songwriters Hall of Fame



Recordings from Jimi Hendrix‘ early career will be released next month.

Rolling Stone reports that “You Can’t Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix)” The RSVP/PPX Sessions will come out on March 24th.


The release will feature 14 songs from Hendrix’ days of trying to make it as a session musician. The collection also includes two songs that were written by Jimi Hendrix, “Hornet’s Nest” and “Knock Yourself Out.”

Listen to “Soul Food” by Curtis Knight & the Squires featuring Jimi Hendrix below.

Jerry Garcia has made it into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Garcia along with songwriting collaborator Robert Hunter are among those in the Songwriter Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Joining them are: Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry (of 4 Non-Blondes fame), Country star Toby Keith, Bluesman Willie Dixon and country songwriting legend Bobby Braddock. The Class of 2015 will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony June 18th in New York City.

Read more here.


81 year old Willie Nelson will star in the film “Waiting for the Miracle to Come,” with U2’s Bono as the film’s executive-producer and soundtrack writer. Written and directed by Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson, “Waiting for the Miracle to Come” is about a young girl who finds a letter from her late father directing her to a goldmine in the California desert. That’s where she meets two retired vaudeville stars, played by Willie Nelson and British actress Charlotte Rampling. Shooting begins in March.

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Watch Willie Nelson and Bono sing “Slow Dancing” with U2 below.

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