Jimi Hendrix recorded a lot more material than what was contained on the studio three LPs released during his lifetime. From 1971′s “The Cry Of Love” to 2010′s “Valleys Of Neptune,” there seems to be a never ending trove of studio sessions that have yet to see commercial release. Happily, for fans, there’s more on the way.
“Hendrix playing wasn’t ugly, but it was more ballsy. A little out-of-tune, but it was full of passion. I think it’s his passion that I love most of all. I’ve got everything that he’s done. ‘Are You Experienced?’ just blew me away.”
Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers was one of many artists inspired by Jimi; he told CBS Local that in the short period that Hendrix made records (1966-1970) “Musically, he changed the whole landscape, he was doin’ things that nobody was doin’.” While much has been said about Hendrix’s live showmanship, Johnston was more impressed by what Jimi did in the studio, including his use of feedback and backwards recording.
Robert Lamm of Chicago tells CBS Local that his band was doing horn-based arrangements of Hendrix songs early on. Hendrix became a fan and supporter of the group, and when he expressed respect for Chicago’s late guitarist/leader Terry Kath, it meant a lot to the entire group.pr
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Def Leppard recently spoke with CBS Local about Jimi Hendrix, and guitarist Phil Collen called him “the ultimate rock guitar player, the most amazing guitar player of all time.” Singer Joe Elliott, meanwhile, marveled at Hendrix’s abilities as a singer.
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In a 10-day long auction, four never-before-seen 16mm color film reels of Jimi Hendrix were sold to an undisclosed buyer on eBay for $10,000.
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