Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe (Polydor)

Born in Seattle, WA on Nov. 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix who started playing guitar at the age of 15, made his first experience 6 years after along with the Isley Brothers prior to collaborating with Little Richard for a while.
He then got discovered by the former Animals‘s bassist Chas Chandler, who was focusing on managing other acts back then, and offered him to do a Rock version of ‘Hey Joe’ before bringing him to England where he managed to turn him into a star.
This song, the paternity of which remains hard to determine, would mark the debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell), given its first release ever on Polydor UK 9 days before Christmas 66. It is also remembered as the last song Hendrix performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969 and as such, it also happened to be the final song of the whole festival.
One of the most influential electric guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix, aged 27, tragically died of an overdose of barbiturates on Sept. 18, 1970. It would soon after be revealed that he’d taken nine of the Vesparax sleeping tablets he’d got prescribed, which was 18 times the recommended dosage…

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3 Comments on Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe (Polydor)

  1. Brilliant ,Frédéric ! You can’t imagine how much Hendrix is popping up in discussions among music lovers and musicians alike here in Hollywood . I personally just discovered that on an Isleys Live album he is mentioned as an early band member, and a lasting influence on their lead guitarist going back to early 60s. Other guitarist peeps suggest Hendrix was even then a ‘ show-boater ‘.RIP Jimi Hendrix .

  2. Reblogged this on michaeltigre and commented:
    Hendrix ! After all these years that name evokes powerful opinion , response and stories. Thank fellow Selector and Editor in Chief @ IDMW ,Paris-based Frédéric .
    Just recently an elder Angeleno who is sharing L.A black music history for an upcoming El Tigré presentation , noted that on a Live Isleys album , Hendrix is honorably mentioned as an earlier guitarist and band member ,whose influence stayed with Ernie years after. RIP Jimi Hendrix .
    El Tigré

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