Elettaria Asks: Have You Ever Been Experienced?

Fabio Trabocchi

Jimi stands next to Akhtar Nawab's fire.Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images


Elettaria’s space was formerly occupied by the 8th Wonder, where a young Jimi Hendrix performed. So is his ghost still setting guitars (or at least flambés) on fire? Since proprietors Akhtar Nawab and Noel Cruz are big into classic rock (Akhtar is a bass player who loves him some Rush), we figured it was a strong possibility that after the early-evening jazz and blues, it would be, “Move over Rover, let Jimi take over…”

1. “Amor de Loca Juventud,” Buena Vista Social Club
2. “Cocaine Blues,” Johnny Cash
3. “The Payback,” James Brown
4. “Private Number,” William Bell & Judy Clay
5. “Third Stone From the Sun,” Jimi Hendrix
6. “She’s So Cold,” the Rolling Stones
7. “A Passage to Bangkok,” Rush
8. “Heard It on the X,” ZZ Top
9. “Bonin’ in the Boneyard,” Fishbone
10. “Honey White,” Morphine