Thursday, November 26

Jimi Hendrix Plays the Delta Blues on a 12-String Acoustic Guitar in 1968, and Jams with His Blues Idols, Buddy Guy & B.B. King


"'I started playing the guitar about 6 or 7, maybe 7 or 8 years ago. I was influenced by everything at the same time, that’s why I can’t get it together now.' When you listen to Jimi Hendrix, one of the last things you’re ever likely to think is that he couldn’t 'get it together' as a guitarist. Hendrix made the characteristically modest statement in 1968, in a free form discussion about his influences with Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner and Baron Wolfman. 'I used to like Buddy Holly,' he said, 'and Eddie Cochran and Muddy Waters and Elvin James… B.B. King and so forth.' But his great love was Albert King, who 'plays completely and strictly in one way, just straight funk blues.'”
Open Culture (Video)

2010 September: Jimi Hendrix, 2013 November: Watch Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, the New PBS Documentary, 2014 July: Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock: The Complete Performance in Video & Audio (1969), 2014 October: Live at Monterey (1967), 2015 March: "Little Wing" (1967).

No comments: