The greatest rock guitarist of all time, with a raw, blues-influenced style that brought fire and emotion to rock music unseen before or since. In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. His frequent hurricane blasts of noise and dazzling showmanship – he could and would play behind his back and with his teeth and set his guitar on fire – has sometimes obscured his considerable gifts as a songwriter, singer, and master of a gamut of blues, R&B, and rock styles.
Out of several live Hendrix albums, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts stands as one of the very best. Taken from shows at Winterland, The Royal Albert Hall, and from various venues in New York, Berkeley, and San Diego, the set includes hits like "Fire," "Voodoo Chile," and "Hey Joe," as well as fine blues like "Red House," "Bleeding Heart," and "Hear My Train a Comin'." Highlights include a definitive version of "Little Wing" and one of the most assured and driving versions of "Voodoo Chile" (these and four other stellar tracks come from what must have been an amazing concert at Winterland in the fall of '68). Another standout is "I Don't Live Today," which features a fine mix of jazz-inspired soloing and various feedback and distortion "tricks" (tricks that figure into Hendrix's way of "playing with the electronics," and which make up one of the more innovative aspects of his guitar playing). Hendrix gets adept and sympathetic support throughout from bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell (Band of Gypsies' bassist Billy Cox replaces Redding on "Red House" and "Hey Joe").
As the '60s came to a close, Jimi Hendrix pushed the boundaries of funk, rock and R&B with a brand new group, Band of Gypsys. Together with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, Hendrix unveiled stunning, newly written material across four shows at the legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 marks the first time Band of Gypsys' first show has ever been released in its entirety, newly mixed by Eddie Kramer from the original 1" eight-track masters.
This massive 6 CD set was a limited edition of 2000 copies worldwide. This set is the live recordings on two separate nights, 31 December 1969, and 1 January 1970, at the Fillmore East. Set includes 48 tracks and booklet.
Regarded by none other than the record collector magazine, as being the finest collection of "Hendrix" sessions ever released, this limited edition ten cd box set contains over 100 tracks over ten hours of music & contains some of finest sessions/outakes "Jimi Hendrix" ever made. This box set is limited to a 1000 copies, each one is individually numbered, it also contains a 20 page detailed booklet.
The legendary Rainbow Bridge Concert. Both the shows from Maui, Hawaii 30th July 1970. The acknowledged Holy Grail of all Hendrix fans and collectors alike. Limited edition 2 disc set with slipcase and a 6 page (12 side) front insert booklet.
An exceptionally rare out of print Polydor release. Consists of all the uk singles including B-sides and rare mono tracks. Originally released on vinyl in 1983.Subsequently released on compact disc in 1985 in Germany only. Two disc set. One of the few releases from this era not digitally mastered by Joe Gastwirt.Instead, Carlos Olms of London Digitally Mastered this release. Superior sound quality. No clipping.
A self-taught guitarist, Hendrix began his musical career backing such R&B greats as Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and B.B. King. Brought to London from New York by former Animals bassist Chas Chandler, Hendrix quickly established himself as the brightest new star on the burgeoning progressive rock scene of the early '60s…