“The reflection of the world is blues, that’s where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around.”
– Jimi Hendrix
There are so much to be said about Jimi Hendrix, so I keep it short.
Below are a set of both rare sound clips and videos. I hope you like them as much as I do.
Sound clips with Jimi Hendrix
The Isley Brothers feat. Jimi Hendrix – “Testify” (1964)
Below is a very personal and rare interview in three parts with Jimi Hendrix made at his home by Thomas Lopez, who does an outstanding job (December 1967).
Interview with Jimi Hendrix, part 1 of 3
Interview with Jimi Hendrix, part 2 of 3
Interview with Jimi Hendrix, part 3 of 3
Jimi Hendrix jamming with John McLaughlin, Dave Holland and Buddy Miles (1969)
Jimi Hendrix – Doriella Du Fontaine (1969)
This is a fantastic studio jam session by Jimi Hendrix (g & b) and Buddy Miles (dr & org). Lighnin’ Rod dubbed a few years later a cool Rap over it.
The story goes that this recording was a one-take jam session. Rod came in and started laying pimp rhymes over Miles’ beats when Hendrix overheard the two and stepped into the room to start recording. While the bass and organ were added to the mix later, it’s still one funktastic groove from beginning to end. This may not be the explosive Jimi that a lot of folks are used to, but damnation, the man could play a funk lick like nobody’s business.
Videos with Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix in the backline of “Buddy & Stacy” doing “Shotgun” on the television show Night Train (1965)
Jimi Hendrix – “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze” live at “Beat Club” (March 18, 1967)
Jimi Hendrix – “Sgt. Peppers Heart Club Band” live at Christmas on Earth show at Olympia Theater in London (December 22, 1967)
Jimi Hendrix – “Hound Dog” Acoustic and rare (196?)
Jimi Hendrix – Dick Cavett Show Full Interview (September 9, 1969)
Jimi Hendrix – “Red House” Live at Stockholm,Sweden (1969)
Jimi Hendrix – “The Last 24 Hours” (exclusive documentary)
This exclusive documentary explored the last 24 hours in the life of Jimi Hendrix and explores the rumours and fabrications that surrounded his demise in 1970. The loss of one of the best rock talents shocked the World and the mystery surrounding the story shows they closed Hendrix’ case too early, dismissing him as another drugged rock star incident. In this compelling documentary, evidence is pieced together along with previously undisclosed information and the producers come to certain conclusions as to the reason for the cover-up. Featuring contributions from Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend and Eric Clapton.
Narrated by Duncan Wells, Directed by Mike Parkinson, Executive Producer Ray Santilli