Jimi Hendrix — was an American musician who recorded over different songs during his career from to Often considered one of the most accomplished and influential electric guitarists, Hendrix wrote most of his own material in a variety of styles. Hendrix supplied his own interpretations, however, which gave them a much different character than the originals. Hendrix was known for his live performances. His radical interpretation of " The Star-Spangled Banner ", which he performed at the Woodstock music festival, was a highlight of the event's documentary film , becoming "part of the sixties Zeitgeist.
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Best Jimi Hendrix Songs
Jimi Hendrix has been dead for 43 years, but his music continues to sell at an incredible rate. Many fans are stunned that his vault isn't empty after all these years, but Hendrix worked like a maniac during his brief career and left behind a huge trove of songs. Last week, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite Hendrix song of all time.
8. Little Wing (live)
Jimi Hendrix introduced himself to the world in December , when he turned Hey Joe , a Los Angeles garage rock standard that had been a hit for the Leaves , into a murder ballad with some wild guitar pyrotechnics. As monumental and monolithic as Purple Haze is, 51st Anniversary on the B-side is more nuanced and sassier. With the traditional rocky verses juxtaposed against staccato choruses, and the subtle harmonic phrases at the end of each line in the first verse contrasting with the discordant conclusions in the second, Hendrix gives us the good side followed by the bad and naturally the downside outweighs all the pluses.
Consistently named the greatest guitar player of all time by pretty much every publication that has ever compiled such a list, Jimi Hendrix combined untouchable virtuosity, an improvisational spirit and poignant soul every time he picked up the instrument. But Hendrix was more than just a badass axeman: He combined undeniable songwriting talent, a great ear for melody and a love of music rooted in tradition but with a definite slant towards experimentation and desire to break new ground in the studio. Widely considered a classic example of acid-fueled blues, this song showcases Hendrix's developing use of studio wizardry to help accomplish his artistic vision, with stereo panning, echo, fuzzbox distortion and reverb all doing their part to create a distinct sound. Blues was a posthumous release that collected 13 — you guessed it — blues-styled numbers, although for the most part they're studio outtakes that probably were never intended for release.