#YouGottaCheckThisOut - HENDRIX
A new 2 hour PBS American Masters documentary is coming out soon on Jimi Hendrix. If he isn’t the greatest guitarist ever, certainly he is the most important. I’ll leave you guys to hash that out. The doc will have loads of unseen footage and interviews by former band members and contemporaries like Paul McCartney & Steve Winwood.
What we will can expect is to be mesmerized by Jimi’s virtuosity. What will surprise us is the Jimi’s sunny and warm personality. As the decades roll on, it’s something that has been lost in all the stringbending and feedback of his recordings and as each generation of rock fans distances themselves from that era. Check out this clip of Jimi playing an acoustic version of ”Hear My Train A Comin’”. I would love just to have met this guy.
This new documentary on Hendrix is certainly not the first. Here’s one that goes back to the early 70’s. Die-hards undoubtedly will compare the old and new films to see if Hendrix’s story and legacy have changed. Me too.