I know you said to focus on the more obscure, but I love Jimi too much not to give it a shot.
Widely considered the greatest electric guitarist of all time, Jimi burst onto the scene in 1967 with Are You Experienced? after years of playing backup for R&B groups throughout the early '60s. Early appearances inspired, and continue to inspire, casual music fans and professional musicians alike. Never satisfied, Jimi's innovation is legendary, and was only matched by his work ethic. As a guitarist, he was pioneering in his use of feedback and pedals, and was one of the first to establish the instrument as a unique sonic source. As a producer, he was of the first to make use of stereophonic and phasing effects. His music gave the listener a unique experience, combining R&B and jazz with rock, along with a heavy dose of a musical personality only his own. The amount of material he was able produce in 4 short years is rarely rivaled in importance, even when compared to musicians whose career spans for over 40 years.
Essential listening: Purple Haze, Little Wing, All Along The Watchtower, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Machine Gun (Live at Fillmore East).
Let me know if I should change/add anything. Also let me know if it sounds like I'm sucking his dick too much.
Jesus fucking christ dude. That was fucking excellent. Mine looks like shit compared to yours.
Bravo is all I have to say