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November 27, 2013 9:03 PM   Subscribe

All you Americans know what day it is today, right? Of course you do! It's Hendrix's birthday! Duh. And I'd like to suggest you celebrate by listening to this excellent compilation of various soul and R&B singles that featured Jimi's guitar artistry before the man became the most celebrated guitarist in American music history. JIMI HENDRIX : THE SOUL SESSIONS
posted by flapjax at midnite (9 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great find, thanks for this! I'm pretty sure the article is wrong when it says Jimi Hendrix was in the Air Force though.
posted by Daddy-O at 9:30 PM on November 27, 2013


I'm pretty sure the article is wrong when it says Jimi Hendrix was in the Air Force though.

True, it was the Army: 101st Airborne, more specifically, although of course there's more to the story.
posted by mykescipark at 9:33 PM on November 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


cannot stop playing "Go Go Shoes." Thank you, flapjax at midnite.
posted by GrapeApiary at 9:48 PM on November 27, 2013


loving these records
posted by Ironmouth at 10:28 PM on November 27, 2013


Yes, thank you flapjax.
I am enjoying the singles immensely.
posted by dougzilla at 10:32 PM on November 27, 2013


FIND SINGLES IN YOUR AREA

SPIN THEM AROUND AND AROUND WITH YOUR NEEDLE IN THEIR GROOVE THEN FLIP THEM OVER
posted by Teakettle at 10:33 PM on November 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


I always thought soul music was good for in the kitchen. This is cookin!
posted by carsonb at 11:09 PM on November 27, 2013


Testify is really fucking busting for 1964. You can absolutely hear the mature Hendrix knocking (pretty hard!) on the door there. Fantastic!
posted by Wolof at 11:25 PM on November 27, 2013


Hendrix seemed to have left quite an impression on Ernie Isley, you can hear echoes of his style in later Isley Brothers recordings.
posted by tommasz at 6:06 AM on November 28, 2013


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