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Jimi Hendrix
6 September 2010
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MrBig said:

Dear Prudence said:

Who told you that you should?


You did.

No I didnt.
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6 September 2010
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a-hard-days-night-john-1

Ah, I know what you're doing.
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6 September 2010
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MrBig said:

a-hard-days-night-john-1

Ah, I know what you're doing.

I knew you would figure it out sometime.
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15 September 2010
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Nearly 40 years since the big guy died, and there's a brand-new 4-disc box of rarities (or "rarities") due to be released shortly! Dunno if it'll be worth buying, but I'll definitely be waiting for the highlights to surface online. (The Hendrix Family assuredly doesn't need any of my money.)

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16 September 2010
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Von Bontee said:

Nearly 40 years since the big guy died, and there's a brand-new 4-disc box of rarities (or "rarities") due to be released shortly! Dunno if it'll be worth buying, but I'll definitely be waiting for the highlights to surface online. (The Hendrix Family assuredly doesn't need any of my money.)


I got that big purple box set of his a few years ago and it really was worth buying. Plenty of great instrumentals to go along with the alternate takes and stuff like that. I'm not sure what else they could possibly put on this set though.
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16 September 2010
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Hm, well, probably yet more redundant live versions of "Fire" and "Purple Haze" and "Red House", no doubt. But I'm anxious to hear his version of Dylan's "Tears of Rage", that sounds like a highlight. (And yeah, that big purple box was pretty great indeed!)

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16 September 2010
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vonbontee said:

But I'm anxious to hear his version of Dylan's "Tears of Rage", that sounds like a highlight.


Somehow I get the feeling it will be a bit heavier than the cover done by The Band.

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14 October 2010
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As a listener, his music is fucking amazing!  His guitar-playing is so unbelievably perfect.

 

As a drummer, I have to thank Jimi for hiring Mitch Mitchell, my number one inspiration on drums (besides this big guy:a-hard-days-night-ringo-9).

 

And my favorites of his are "All Along the Watchtower" (of course), "If 6 Was 9", and "Fire".  "Purple Haze" is another masterpiece!

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Hendrix is amazing. I'll echo those above in saying that that purple box is full of great stuff (found it at the library a short while ago.)

The only full album of his I've technically heard (besides listening through that four disc box) is Are You Experienced? and I love it so I guess that'd be considered my favorite.

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6 November 2014
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I only own Are You Experienced? which is pretty great. My favorite song by him, which is a Dylan cover, All Along The Watch. For the 4th of July I blasted his version of The Star Spangled Banner (US National Anthem). One of the best versions of the song!

6 November 2014
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I'm not a huge Hendrix fan, but I like his music.  Are You Experienced? is my favorite album of his, and, also, probably one of my favorite songs of his.

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9 November 2014
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The U.S. postal system has a Jimi Hendrix stamp out now.
https://www.usps.com/stamps/jimi-hendrix.htm

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9 November 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

The U.S. postal system has a Jimi Hendrix stamp out now.
https://www.usps.com/stamps/jimi-hendrix.htm

I've used that stamp! ahdn_george_06

It's really cool.

I also spent about an hour yesterday learning Foxy Lady by ear. I got down the main parts. Will work on the solo some other time.

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10 November 2014
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Hendrix-5.jpg

 

Picture I took of Hendrix at Madison Square Garden with my little plastic Instamatic camera with the disposable flash cube.

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27 November 2014
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These are appropriate for this forum on this day.

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28 November 2014
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Have you noticed the similarity of 'Purple Haze' to 'Walking the Dog' ?

28 November 2014
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I'm glad somebody remembered Foxy Lady, @Mr. Kite!

28 November 2014
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i Love Jimi Hendrix's Stuff. I Own "Are You Experienced" and "Electric Ladyland". Both are great Albums. My Favorite Song by Him is either "Love or Confusion" or If 6 Was 9"

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1 December 2014
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I like the way you capitalised Him. It makes Jimi seem even more godlike.

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2 December 2014
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i do that a lot actually. I'm not sure why i do though. But he is a Guitar God. Up There with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton (I See George-Pattie Fans, I Better Run!!!!), George Harrison, and The underrated Terry Kath of Chicago.

Funny thing is i am Listening To Jimi's First Album

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