Jimi Hendrix – Little Drummer Boy promo-only 12″ single

A 1979 promo-only 12" single of the Little Drummer Boy by Jimi Hendrix.


Offered for sale is a scarce promotional 12″ single by Jimi Hendrix, featuring “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang Syne,” complete with title cover.

Jimi Hendrix left hundreds of hours of recordings behind when he died unexpectedly in 1970.  Some of the recordings were nearly finished, others were partially finished and others were raw jams.


In 1974, Reprise Records released a 7″ single with a picture sleeve, containing one of those jams between Jimi, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles.  The tracks were a medley of three seasonal songs:  “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang Syne.”  This single and its picture sleeve were issued only as a promotional item for radio play.

In 1979, Reprise reissued that single, this time releasing it as a 12″ single with a posterboard cover.  Again, the single was issued only as a promotional item.  As 12″ singles were somewhat of a rarity in the late 1970s, the single is rather hard to find today.

About this copy:  The record offered for sale is an original 1979 promotional 12″ single, containing “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang Syne,” complete with the original title cover.  The record plays the same songs on both sides.  The cover is VG++, with a couple of minor wrinkles and some very faint ring wear.  The record is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce Hendrix single, and the first copy we’ve had in many years.

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