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Post  misery guts on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:14 am

Next March will see the release of a new Jimi Hendrix album:

People, Hell and Angels

On March 5, 2013, a new Jimi Hendrix album will be released. The album, entitled People, Hell and Angels, is a collection of twelve previously unreleased tracks, from the man who revolutionised guitar music in the late 60’s. The tracks are characterised by an experimental feel; Jimi worked on the tracks away from his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

According to Rolling Stone, Hendrix was considering using some of the recordings for his album First Rays of the New Rising Sun, which was a double album planned for release after Electric Ladyland. In the recordings, he plays with horns, keyboards and percussion, veering away from his usual guitar work. Rolling Stone also published the album’s artwork; a simple black and white photograph of Hendrix, against a rippled background. He’s dressed in a military jacket and wearing a silk scarf, looking straight down the camera lens.

Clearly, nothing is sacred, and money means more than art.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:50 pm

Imagine: Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'
An hour & half retrospective with several dozen contributors, from family and friends, through to other musicians he worked with, and some he didn't. His star shone very brightly, but was arguably on the wane when he died, though nobody here wanted to say that.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:59 am

Gary Moore: Blues For Jimi
A late 2007 concert in which Gary runs through a dozen of Hendrix's works, assisted part of the time by Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on guitar. As with his tribute concert for Phil Lynott, Gary puts his heart & soul into paying homage, and is unafraid of either the famous or the infamous. Apparently, this only saw wider release because of Gary's death, which is a mixed blessing. A good show for fans of either his or Jimi's, though.
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Post  misery guts on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:42 am

Hendrix: The Guitar Hero
Engaging hour & a half re-telling the story of how the guitar prodigy had to come to the UK to find recognition, and how he impressed already established players like Eric Clapton. Amongst the many other talking heads with varying useful points to make are Lemmy, Slash, Eric Burdon, Mickey Dolenz (Hendrix briefly opened for The Monkees), Paul Rodgers, Stephen Stills, Bev Bevan and more. The glory of his life is contrasted with the futility of his death, and the gloomy prospect of how things might have gone if he had lived.

Jimi Plays Berkeley
Hendrix on Memorial Day, 1970, in California. Again, this mixed concert footage of Hendrix's repertoire with footage of protests and the mood of the times. He ended on 'Voodoo Chile' which is fair enough.

Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival
Unlike the above, this was an artist near the end of his career, but still in fine form. Amongst the talking heads was archive footage of Jimi himself on some talkshow, articulate and reasonable as you'd expect.
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Post  misery guts on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:15 am

Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock
A quarter-hour with various parties, including Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox, talking about his big gig, how it started at the ungodly hour of 9am due to chronic over-running, and got to end one of the most legendary gigs of all time. Then the gig was shown, with a fine selection of Jimi's finest work. At least a good record of the show.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:53 am

World's Greatest Albums - Jimi Hendrix : Smash Hits
Presumably an American compilation, the prog covered his first 2 actual albums in an 18 month spell of innovation and power which inspired and pushed contemporaries and fans to greater things. Is his version of "All Along The Watchtower" more definitive than Dylan's own? Was his version of "Hey Joe" definitive too? How much more could he have done in time? We'll never know.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:52 am

Jimi Hendrix: Feedback
Much the usual story, how he was helped to fame by adulation on the busy London scene from equals like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, and that he then went on to a brief burst of glory and stage antics, before his untimely death. Geno Washington made a surprising inclusion, and there were other production types too, not to mention the always worthwhile Keith Altham, erstwhile PR.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:27 am

Classic Albums: Electric Ladyland
A lengthy edition from 1997, with Mitch Mitchell & Noel Redding from the JHE, legendary manager Chas Chandler, and many other friends and contributors, even Steve Winwood. The selections that made it not just a classic but a classic double were fascinating stories, especially when told by voices no longer with us. Jimi's legendary modesty was touching, and his gift for interpretation shown by his version of "All Along The Watchtower" (around this time when Cream suddenly split, he famously turned a telly spot into a tribute by stopping the song the band were doing so they could cover "Sunshine Of Your Love" instead, which must have been an amazing moment for the audience).
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Post  misery guts on Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:09 am

Mojo Working: Jimi Hendrix
A series like this is bound to touch the most usual bases, and sure enough. Journalist Charles Shaar Murray made sure to leaven the overall positive tone, though generally his guitar hero legend remained intact.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:16 am

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - American Landing
A look at their Monterey 1967 gig, where JH set his guitar on fire and the world with it. The first half hour of this was the usual yakka about how he came to England and found acclaim with it, got a band and a manager, and then out-gunned the Who to make his name. I suspect I may have seen this before, but worth seeing again anyway.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:03 am

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Church
The story of his headline turn at the Atlanta Pop Festival, on July 4th, 1970, in the sleepy Georgian town of Byron. Locals recounted how they were descended upon by many thousands of fans, and the stagecraft suffered from electricity problems, and the heat. But the band went on in the end, delivered an enjoyable set as to be expected, and thwarted reactionary Governor Lester Maddox.

Beat Beat Beat: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Short but busy series here with just 2 songs from a German telly studio, May 29th, 1967. A curio worth including.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:46 am

Searching For Jimi Hendrix
From 1998, the recording of a tribute album project, filmed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The stars involved ranged from Roseanne Cash and Laurie Anderson, to Chuck D and Los Lobos, and Taylor Dayne and the Blind Boys of Alabama. An oddball mixture of acts, then, and some unusual readings of well-known material.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:23 am

Gil Evans Plays Montreux
Backed by some band called RMS, this was purportedly a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. But without captions, and with some eccentric, vocal-free interpretations, after opening with Purple Haze (probably), I lost track completely. It sounded alright... but seemed a very loose form of tribute.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:41 am

Music In Review: The Essential Music of the Sixties - Jimi Hendrix - 1967-1970 - 2nd Edition
Given how few albums the poor bloke actually released in such a short time, his impact still continues to be analysed, as here. Vintage footage of Jimi being interviewed by Dick Cavett and admitting to nervous exhaustion make a refreshingly honest change from the modern day, though the sad fact remains that the pressures put on him didn't help his creative journey.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:49 am

Discovering: Jimi Hendrix
Born in Seattle, tough childhood, learnt his craft from blues records, cut his teeth on chitlin circuit, became a paratrooper and then got an honourable discharge, wowed London crowd, formed bands, recorded albums, set stages alight, wowed festivals, began to stutter to a halt, died early one morning. That old chestnut.
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