If I could only listen to one musicians catalog for the rest of my life, I would pick Jimi Hendrix. In my mind, he is the best guitar player that ever lived. 76 years ago today, James Marshall Hendrix was born!
Jimi died far too soon, and I really do feel his creativity and imagination would've impacted millions and millions of more people. He understood the complexity of making a studio album. It was more than just singles and money. He made it a journey, a voyage, a place you could go. Not just a song to download on iTunes. It truly was an experience. I couldn't even imagine seeing and feeling the vibe, the energy, and the talent displayed at one of his live shows. Thankfully, there's tons of LIVE video from some of his greatest performances. LOVE his Monterey video! So if you have some time today, tune out the world, and let Jimi take you away from LIFE for a few minute's, or hours, and listen to the greatest.
Keep Rockin' in Peace Jimi! -Ryan
Jimi covering Elvis' "Hound Dog" Acoustic
One of my personal favorites, "May This Be Love"