Happy 70th Birthday Jimi!

Hard to imagine that the man would have turned 70 years old today. In tribute, "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"...after 40 or so years, still one of the heaviest songs of all time.

If I don't meet you no more in this world,
I'll meet you in the next one.
Don't be late...

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jupiter.enteract's picture
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Not simply heavy, but the Mount Everest of rock guitar recordings, IMO--and why so many guitarists since then have seen covering this one as the litmus test of their skills. There were four true guitar geniuses during the 60s--Clapton, Page, Beck, and Hendrix--but Hendrix was arguably the best of that batch, in terms of sheer passion and inventiveness, and this recording showcases that talent brilliantly.

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Without Hendrix there would have been no Stevie Ray Vaughn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ1dm_Q-AtU

emlong's picture
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SRV at the top of his game - guitar, voice, recording. You mention "four guitar genuises," but really SRV was the amalgamation and perfection of all of them, and any one of them has been heard to say as much though Hendrix only comments from the afterlife.

See video

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Hendrix is one of the very few artists from that period of time who remains current with today's generation.

One problem is that most young guitarists are simply unable to cover his songs live.

A discounted copy of a recording sessions book on him recently found its way to me and I immediately snagged it up.

E.P. Grondine
Man and Impact in the Americas