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"Foxy Lady"
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Song Details
Album (track #) Are You Experienced ({{{number}}})
Length 3:18
Writer(s) Jimi Hendrix
Recorded December 13th, 1966
Studio(s) CBS Studios
First live performance March 31st, 1967
Last live performance September 6th, 1970
Single Details
Released November 27th, 1967
Publisher(s) US: Reprise
FRA: Barclay
GER:Polydor
JAP: Polydor
B-side(s) US: "Hey Joe"
FRA: "Bold as Love"
GER: "Manic Depression"
JAP: "Spanish Castle Magic"
Charts US: #67
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"Foxy Lady" (known as "Foxey Lady" in North America) is a song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, originally released on their 1967 debut album Are You Experienced. The song was written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded at CBS Studios on December 13th, 1966.[1][2]

"Foxey Lady" was released as a single in the United States on November 27th, 1967, and was backed with "Hey Joe".[3] It was also released in France (b/w "Bold as Love), Germany (b/w "Manic Depression") and Japan (b/w "Spanish Castle Magic").

HistoryEdit

Recorded before the turn of 1967, "Foxy Lady" was the first track on the international version of Are You Experienced, and later appeared on the American version as track 4 on side 2. The song was subsequently released as a single in the States, peaking at #67 in the week of January 13th, 1968 and staying in the charts for only four weeks.[4] "Foxy Lady" was also featured as track 12 on both versions of the compilation album Smash Hits.

Throughout Hendrix's career "Foxy Lady" was one of the most frequently played songs, appearing in the majority of his live set lists. It was first performed as early as January 1967, appeared in the middle of Hendrix's last ever performance on September 6th, 1970 and was one of only eight songs to have been performed by all four of Jimi's main bands.

Since Hendrix's death, "Foxy Lady" has been featured on a large number of compilation albums due to its popularity, including Experience Hendrix, The Essential Jimi Hendrix Volume Two and The Ultimate Experience.

AnalysisEdit

MeaningEdit

At a first glance, the obvious theme to identify in "Foxy Lady" is sex, 'foxy' often being used as a word for 'sexy' or 'horny'. The driving rhythm and almost ghostly backing vocals back up this connotation of the only happy song Hendrix said he ever wrote. On the other hand, "Foxy Lady" is used metaphorically by Hendrix, since he is smoking pot while singing and playing - in the original recording, it is possible to hear him smoke, inhale, cough and even spit.[5].[1] [6]

StyleEdit

"Foxy Lady" is no]e for its intro, which features an F note bent to F# and the whole guitar shaken with side vibrato, with a mass of feedback to compliment it. As this sustained note gets louder, Jimi slides down the neck into the same chord pattern as in "Purple Haze"; the sharpened ninth chord beginning the relatively simple rhythm and blues driving riff.[7] This pounding rhythm continues throughout the song, possibly connoting the rhythmic moves of sex.

LiveEdit

Live performances of "Foxy Lady" do not differ an awful lot from the studio version. Often, however, the intro is somewhat longer, with Jimi holding the sustained note for more time whilst talking to the crowd or dedicating the song to someone. The main riff is also sometimes played a few more times and padded out with guitar fills and licks.

LyricsEdit

Lyrics in (brackets) are backing vocals. Backing vocals preceded by a '+' indicate that they are sung at the same time as the previous line.

(Foxy!)
(Foxy!)

Uh, you know you're a cute little heartbreaker, ha!
Foxy!
+(Foxy!)
Yeah,
And you know you're a sweet little lovemaker, ha!
Foxy!
+(Foxy!)

I wanna take you home, haha, yeah;
I won't do you no harm, no, ah;
You gotta be all mine, all mine;
Ooh, foxy lady!
Yeah.

Foxy!
+(Foxy!)
Foxy!
+(Foxy!)

Now uh, I see you on down on the scene,
Ooh, foxy!
+(Foxy!)
You make me wanna get up and-uh scream!
Foxy!
+(Foxy!)
Oh baby, listen now.

I've made up my mind, yeah;
I'm tired of wastin' all my precious time;
You gotta be all mine, all mine;
Foxy lady!
Here I come!

(Foxy!)
(Foxy!)
(Foxy!)
(Foxy!)

Yeah!
I'm gonna take you home, haha;
I won't do you no harm, no;
You gotta be all mine, all mine;
Foxy lady!

Here I come baby,
I'm comin' to get ya!

Ow!
Foxy lady, yeah, yeah;
+(Foxy!)
Woo!
You look so good.
+(Foxy!)
Foxy!
Oh yeah, woah!
+(Foxy!)
Foxy!
Yeah.
(Foxy!)
Foxy!
You make me feel like-ah, feel like singin'.
+(Foxy!)
Foxy!
Ahh, yeah.
+(Foxy!)
Foxy!
(Foxy!)
Yeah.
Foxy lady!

Track listingsEdit

All songs were written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

United StatesEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "Foxey Lady" – 3:18

Side BEdit

  1. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) – 3:30

FranceEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "Foxy Lady" – 3:18

Side BEdit

  1. "Bold as Love" – 4:09

GermanyEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "Foxy Lady" – 3:18

Side BEdit

  1. "Manic Depression" – 3:42

JapanEdit

Side AEdit

  1. "Foxy Lady" – 3:18

Side BEdit

  1. "Spanish Castle Magic" – 3:00

CreditsEdit


Release detailsEdit

Country
Date
Format
Record label
Catalogue
number
Sources
FRA France 1967 7" vinyl Barclay 060.902 [8][9]
GER Germany November 27th, 1967 7" vinyl Polydor 59 159 [10][11]
JAP Japan 1968 7" vinyl Polydor DP-1585 [12][13][14]
US United States November 27th, 1967 7" vinyl Reprise 0641 [15]

Gallery of artworkEdit

Media usageEdit

FilmsEdit

Cover versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar [September 17th, 1990] (August 15th, 1995). "Appendix 1: Music, Sweet Music: The Discography", Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, p. 525. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6.
  2. Foley, Randy. Jimi Hendrix Recording Chronology. Rockmine.com. Retrieved on June 27th, 2008.
  3. Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar [September 17th, 1990] (August 15th, 1995). "Appendix 1: Music, Sweet Music: The Discography", Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, p. 529. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6.
  4. The Billboard Hot 100: Foxey Lady. Billboard. Retrieved on July 29th, 2008.
  5. Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix. Songfacts. Retrieved on June 1st, 2008.
  6. Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar [September 17th, 1990] (August 15th, 1995). "Chapter Three: Are You Experienced?", Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, pp. 169-170. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6.
  7. Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar [September 17th, 1990] (August 15th, 1995). "Chapter Seven: Are You Experienced?", Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, 2nd Edition, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, p. 169. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6.
  8. Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady France 7" RECORD (407150). eil. Retrieved on June 1st, 2008.
  9. Foxy Lady / Bold as Love by Jimi Hendrix. Rate Your Music. Retrieved on June 4th, 2008.
  10. Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady Germany 7" RECORD (407152). eil. Retrieved on June 1st, 2008.
  11. Foxy Lady / Manic Depression by Jimi Hendrix. Rate Your Music. Retrieved on June 4th, 2008.
  12. Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady Japan Promo 7" RECORD (255016). eil. Retrieved on June 4th, 2008.
  13. Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady Japan Promo 7" RECORD (318502). eil. Retrieved on June 4th, 2008.
  14. Foxy Lady / Spanish Castle Magic by Jimi Hendrix. Rate Your Music. Retrieved on June 4th, 2008.
  15. Foxy Lady / Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. Rate Your Music. Retrieved on June 4th, 2008.
  16. The Wild Life (1984) - Soundtracks. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  17. Better Off Dead... (1985) - Soundtracks. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  18. Off Limits (1988) - Soundtracks. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  19. Wayne's World (1992) - Soundtracks. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  20. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) - Soundtracks. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  21. Monkeybone (2001) - Soundtracks. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  22. Song: Foxy Lady - Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  23. Song: Foxy Lady - The Cure. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  24. Song: Foxey Lady - Dijits. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  25. Song: Foxy Lady - Giant Sand. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  26. Song: Foxy Lady - Paul Rodgers and Company. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  27. Song: Foxey Lady - Hampton Strng Quartet. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  28. Song: Foxy Lady - The Hamsters. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  29. Song: Foxy Lady - Beki Bondage. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  30. Song: Foxy Lady - Roy Mette. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  31. Song: Foxey Lady - The String Quartet. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.
  32. Song: Foxy Lady - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & John Petrucci. Second Hand Songs. Retrieved on June 29th, 2008.

LinksEdit

NavigationEdit

Are You Experienced (UK)

Original tracks: 1. "Foxy Lady" • 2. "Manic Depression" • 3. "Red House" • 4. "Can You See Me" • 5. "Love or Confusion" • 6. "I Don't Live Today" • 7. "May This Be Love" • 8. "Fire" • 9. "Third Stone From the Sun" • 10. "Remember" • 11. "Are You Experienced?"

Bonus tracks: 12. "Hey Joe" • 13. "Stone Free" • 14. "Purple Haze" • 15. "51st Anniversary" • 16. "The Wind Cries Mary" • 17. "Highway Chile"

Are You Experienced (US)

Original tracks: 1. "Purple Haze" • 2. "Manic Depression" • 3. "Hey Joe" • 4. "Love or Confusion" • 5. "May This Be Love" • 6. "I Don't Live Today" • 7. "The Wind Cries Mary" • 8. "Fire" • 9. "Third Stone From the Sun" • 10. "Foxey Lady" • 11. "Are You Experienced?"

Bonus tracks: 12. "Stone Free" • 13. "51st Anniversary" • 14. "Highway Chile" • 15. "Can You See Me" • 16. "Remember" • 17. "Red House"

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