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New Jimi Hendrix Music Coming

You read that headline correctly. We're getting new Jimi Hendrix music. According to the Associated Press, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings will release Both Side of the Sky on March 9. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that were never released. The unreleased songs are from 1968 - 1970.

Hendrix died in 1970.

This is some cool news for your Thursday.


Reader Comments (10)

I was reading about this yesterday. Most of the songs are ones that a million versions have been released already. Only a couple songs are completely new to most people's ears. That said, most of these versions were recorded with buddy Miles and Billy cox, so it will be cool to hear them with that kind of more funky, less experimental groove behind them. On a tangentially related note, back in 1996, I had the amazing experience of playing a whole gig with Buddy Miles. that night, he played drums, guitar, keyboards and sang. He was a super talented musician, and a very very nice person. I still have a recording of part of that gig. Hearing that powerful voice announce my name still gives me chills.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Bob!! How frickin' cool is that?? 😎😎😎😎 You ever notice the more talented the people you play with,the more your playing seems to improve? It's cerebral I guess in that you don't want to look like a goober. Lmao Most of my best jams have come with guys who can rip on their respective instruments. Buddy Miles would be in another world for me. I'd find myself stopping to watch him. Lol
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I agree: awesome story Bob! That must have been an amazing experience.

With that said (and picking up on something you mentioned), I hope Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings continue to be ethical stewards of Hendrix's legacy. Too many times, releases (either by an estate or by a record company trying to cash in) become less and less representative of the person they are meant to celebrate and more and more about making money. The two tendencies don't have to conflict, of course.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I heard his hologram will be touring with Dio's and Tupac's.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
Bob that must have been amazing to say the least..
I agree with Him, we've seen cash grabs and spoiling of legacies too much with unreleased music, re released music, and too many documentaries failing to do something different. The biggest example I can think of is Cobain.
December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDj
I thought the last two official Hendrix releases were quite good. this one looks like it will be good as well. There are a lot of crappy unofficial Hendrix releases out there, but so far, I think the integrity of these new official ones remains intact. And yes, October 4 1996, the night I played with Buddy Miles, was the second best experience of my life, second only to the day I got married. As much of a bona fide music legend as Buddy was, he truly was a very nice, generous, and funny person. somewhere, tucked away in one of the boxes we never unpacked when we moved to California, is a Christmas card that he sent me that year.
December 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob
@Oper8n. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ‘
December 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Sadly, great jokes are often predicated on a bit of (out of date) news:

Let's hope his estate has calmed down and sloooooooowly walked away from these sorts of negotiations.
December 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I was unaware of that. Holy buckets.
I enjoy hearing the stories of people who can actually play instruments.
Pretty cool story, Bob.
December 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
Holy sh*t, Bob! THAT is a KILLER story!

As far as Hendrix goes, there have been some great post mortem releases as well as some mediocre ones (it’s hard to call any of his work β€œhorrible” as even his most β€œthrow away” material is head and shoulders above most other classic rock acts’ better recordings).
December 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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