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The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969

Read "Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 is an integral component of one of the earliest posthumous Jimi Hendrix anthologies, the four x CD set Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story (Reprise, 1990). Yet it appeared there in slightly truncated form, and until this standalone release, the entire concert has never been issued in its entirety. With various selections having been packaged in something of piecemeal fashion over the years, it is only now, in 2022, complete with ...


Book Review

Jimi by Janie Hendrix and John McDermott

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Jimi Janie Hendrix and John McDermott 320 Pages ISBN: # 978-1797220017 Chronicle Chroma 2022 Released to coincide with what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 80th birthday, this archetypal coffee table book is yet another in a long line of biographies recounting the life and times of the archetypal guitar hero. But this one comes in the form of a combination of text and photos that, as suggested by its cover art, depicts the ...


Book Review

Hear My Train A Comin': The Songs Of Jimi Hendrix

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Hear My Train A Comin':The Songs Of Jimi Hendrix Kevin Le Gendre 240 Pages ISBN: 97818000500143 Equinox 2020 Few artists have burned as briefly and brightly as Jimi Hendrix, the Afro-American guitarist and singer who set the late 1960s alight with his virtuosity and showmanship. Fifty years after he died in 1970, aged just twenty-seven, Hendrix continues to influence myriad musicians, and inspire biographers, film-makers and artists alike. For author Kevin ...


Album Review

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Maui

Read "Live In Maui" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's been quite the circuitous route from the second official posthumous Jimi Hendrix release Rainbow Bridge (Reprise, 1971) to Music, Money, Madness... Live In Maui. And while video component of the 2020 Jimi Hendrix archive release seems like much ado about nothing in its examination of the aforementioned film, the concert content of the Experience reminds how endlessly fascinating is/was the late guitar icon on stage. The audio portion of the package represents the first authorized release of ...


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Jimi Hendrix: Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

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It's a long way from Jimi Hendrix's original Band Of Gypsys (Capitol Records,1970) to Songs For Groovy Children. And it's all by way of Live at the Fillmore East (Legacy Recordings/ Experience Hendrix, 1999) Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 (Legacy Recordings/ Experience Hendrix, 2016). All purported anomalies of its inclusions aside, this five-CD (and 8 LP) set, running approximately five hours, boasts forty-three tracks, restored in sequence from Wally Heider's original recordings, over two dozen tracks of ...


Live Review

The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY March 28, 2019 Many describe Jimi Hendrix as the “GOAT" of the electric guitar--the greatest of all-time; the greatest and most influential guitarist who ever lived. James Marshall “Jimi" Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix in 1942. The rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter's mainstream/solo career was short-- from 1967 until his untimely passing in September 1970.


Album Review

Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides Of The Sky

Read "Both Sides Of The Sky" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

13 to the universe by studio dreamweaver and sonic soundscaper Jimi Hendrix remains arguably one of the greatest electric guitarists that ever lived, someone whose genius has often been likened to that of Robert Johnson and Miles Davis. Upon his untimely passing in 1970, he left behind an enormous wealth of previously unheard studio recordings which, according to those in the know, had the potential to offer new and compelling insights into one of the 20th Century's ultimate ...


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