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ALBUM REVIEW

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

Read "Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts" reviewed by Doug Collette

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 ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jimi Hendrix: Otis Redding - The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival

Read "Otis Redding - The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

A short time after purchasing my first long-playing vinyl album with my own money, one Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends (A&M, 1969), I purchased my first and second live recordings, Mad Dogs and Englishmen (A&M, 1970) and Otis Redding -The Jimi Hendrix Experience--Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival (Reprise, 1970). I bought all of these records at Osco Drug Store in the University Mall in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was summer and fall ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East First Show

Read "Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East First Show" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

When Jimi Hendrix walked onto the stage of the Fillmore East on 31st December, 1969, with Billy Cox (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums), virtually no-one would have had any idea what to expect, since this was not The Experience people had paid to see, but The Band Of Gypsys, an entirely different group altogether. As Billy Cox remembered: “There was a lot of pressure... because at one point in time you had Jimi Hendrix standing there with two white boys ...

FILM REVIEW

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church - Atlanta Pop Festival July 4, 1970

Read "The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church -  Atlanta Pop Festival July 4, 1970" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jimi Hendrix Electric Church: Atlanta Pop Festival July 4, 1970 Legacy Music 2015 In front of the largest audience he would ever entertain, jimi Hendrix used a select few numbers from his early days-"Fire," “Spanish Castle Magic"--to erect a new persona for himself with more recently composed tunes such as “Room Full of Mirrors," his visionary cover of Bob Dylan's “All Along the Watchtower" and an abiding reliance on the blues, here in the form ...

TOP TEN LIST

Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon

Read "Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Ranking musicians is a hopelessly flawed endeavor. It's about as meaningful as having a list of the top ten best tasting foods. Taste is highly individualized, influenced by mood, familiarity, and the way in which multiple variables interact. One person's escargot is someone else's slice of Chicago style pizza. I just took a break and searched the web for the top ten best tasting foods, and of course CNN has tackled this difficult issue. Potato chips, Peking Duck, and buttered ...


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