Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsys

Hendrix reconnects to his funk and R&B roots The narrative is familiar enough to anyone who has done their research, or better still, read the liner notes of the more recent cd reissues. Basically if it wasn’t for Jimi Hendrix failing to notify his manager Michael Jeffery of a contract he once signed with PPX… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsys

Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

Jimi’s unfinished masterpiece revisited Within only a few months of completing his third LP, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix was already contemplating his next move. He began writing down potential titles, one of which was First Rays of the New Rising Sun. The only problem was that Hendrix himself had no idea in terms of what… Read More Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

Jimi Hendrix – The L.A. Forum Concert

Compelling live show of The Experience in their prime Originally included as part of the 1990 Lifelines box set, an intriguing if ultimately frustrating collection of interviews and previously unreleased live/studio recordings first broadcast on radio in 1989 (many tracks either fade out too quickly or are marred by voice overs), The L.A. Forum Concert remains… Read More Jimi Hendrix – The L.A. Forum Concert

Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music

Nocturnal experiments compiled on CD for the first time While none of the recordings contained on this release were ever intended to be heard outside of Jimi’s inner sanctum, Hear My Music, issued on Experience Hendrix’s Dagger label, provides valuable insight into the ever fertile imagination of the 20th Century’s greatest electric guitarist. What has… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music

Beautiful People – If 60’s Were 90’s

Intriguing reconstruction of late guitar genius by English techno-dance troupe In 1994, a couple of years before the legacy of Jimi Hendrix was handed back to the guitarist’s family, the then current curator of the Hendrix estate, Alan Douglas, approved the release of one of the most unique tributes to the late guitar genius one… Read More Beautiful People – If 60’s Were 90’s

Tommy Bolin – The Ultimate: Redux

Intriguing, intimate odds and sods collection of the late guitar wunderkind This 2008, three CD collection, titled The Ultimate: Redux, consists mainly of material found on previously released single-disc compilations (namely the long out of print From The Archives Vols 1 & II), however with so many collections produced over the years, the posthumous legacy… Read More Tommy Bolin – The Ultimate: Redux

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Jazz-rock, R&B, and a whole lot of LSD If Are You Experienced was the explosive and dynamic Mount Olympus of debuts, then Jimi Hendrix’s sophomore effort was the more subdued, more reflective, Temple of Delphi follow up. Here you’ll find nothing akin to the psychedelic freak-out of “Purple Haze”, or the misogynist libido thrust of… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live Alive

Sort of live, but definitely alive The 1980’s was a pretty strange time to be in if you were a blues guitarist. Since the ‘70s the blues had taken a serious back step since its ‘60s heyday. Even Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, two of England’s finest blues guitarists, had updated their style and sound… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live Alive