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Originals - The World of Jimi Hendrix

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Love  Hey Joe   buy on itunes
Howlin' Wolf  Killing Floor   buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Like a Rolling Stone   buy on itunes
B.B. King  Rock Me Baby   buy on itunes
The Troggs  Wild Thing   buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?   buy on itunes
Muddy Waters  (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man   buy on itunes
Big Mama Thornton  Hound Dog   buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  I Was Made to Love Her   buy on itunes
Them  Gloria   buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  All Along the Watchtower   buy on itunes
Earl King  Come On (Parts I and II)   buy on itunes
Elmore James  My Bleeding Heart   buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Drifter's Escape   buy on itunes
Cream  Sunshine of Your Love   buy on itunes
Albert King  Born Under a Bad Sign   buy on itunes
Muddy Waters  Mannish Boy   buy on itunes
Chuck Berry  Johnny B. Goode   buy on itunes
Carl Perkins  Blue Suede Shoes   buy on itunes
US Air Force Academy Band  Star Spangled Banner   buy on itunes


Sure, Jimi Hendrix was one of the best songwriters of his generation, but he also reached out to his peers for their best work . . . and rewrote [i]that[/i] as well. "Hey Joe," a high-tension dialogue between a murderous husband on the lam and his bestest pal, has a mystifying history — several writers claim it, and it was recorded half-a-dozen times before Jimi made it his own — but Love's Arthur Lee says his Benzedrine-riddled version inspired Hendrix, and that's good enough for us. Bob Dylan's harmonica wails a soul-baring whine over the freight-train throb of "All Along the Watchtower," but Dylan liked Hendrix's revamp so much he calls [i]it[/i] the definitive version, and to back it up, he changed the way he plays it in concert, reflecting Jimi's influence. And the Troggs took "Wild Thing," a three-chord caveman stomp written by Angelina Jolie's uncle, to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic, in the process making it the only British Invasion-era chart-topper to feature an [i]ocarina[/i] solo. But don't stop there — from Chuck Berry to Cream, we've got all the songs that Hendrix noised up, rocked out, and psychedelicized into immortality.
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