Before the world knew his name
May 6, 2013 11:27 PM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (38 comments total)
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In 1965 guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was doing the chitlin circuit with R&B acts, where he honed some of the guitar artistry as well as the showman skills that would soon set the world on fire. Here's a taste of that pre-rock star Jimi, as a member of the Buddy and Stacy revue, doing the Junior Walker classic Shotgun
. If you want more pre-rock star Jimi, well, there's...
Here's Traveling to California
, featuring some absolutely killing
blues guitar work and exquisitely Hendrixian vocal, from the Jimmy James days (the clip features lots of great old pics of Hendrix with various bands)
And here he is sounding great on the Muddy Waters chestnut I'm a Man
. He's singing the blues, but his guitar solo here was moving beyond, big time. Kickass, no holds barred. His eye was on the future.