James Marshall Hendrix was born on November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. He started playing guitar at age 16 and joined the Rocking Kings, at 17. Jimi was a backup musician for Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, the Impressions, and Sam Cooke. Chas Chandler became Hendrix's manager and brought him to England, where he experienced the psychedelic movement, and formed a band with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded three classic albums; Are You Experienced? Axis Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. On September 18, 1970 he died from suffocation in his hotel room in London.
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this is my very personal Top 10 jimi hendrix songs!!! (ok i love all jimi`s songs!!!)
1.- Hey Baby (Studio version AWESOME!!)
2.- Are you experienced? (JUST AMAZING)
3.- Little Wing (sweet, beautiful just listen to this one!)
4.- 1983..A merman i should turn to be (way ahead of his time)
5.- Spanish castle magic (great rock)
6.- Burning of the midnight lamp (this is an adictive song!)
7.- Long hot summer time (hmmmm....this is one of my many favorites)
8.- Have you ever been.. (hmmm...just...a sexy song)
9.- Third stone from the sun (LSD trips gotta love this one)
10.- One rainy wish (one of jimis bests)
J I MI H E N D R I X = P U R E G E N I O U S!!!!!!!!
- Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 17:40:10 (EDT)JIMI IS THE MANNNN!!!!
- Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 19:31:21 (EDT)Ahhhhh i love jimi hendrix!!!!! he is the best THE BEST, I love are you experienced? song is AWESOME so sexy, sexual i also love little wing, spanish castle magic, have you ever been experienced (very sexy you know...)i mean Angel it blows me away, but my all time favorite jimi song is by far one rainy wish and machine gun (looooove it) and is he a god??? HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
mcbo, zulia Vzla - Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 20:33:12 (EDT)I always had jimi in me ever since i was born. i had him all around me. most of the music that listen. heard voodoo child from hulk hogan in wcw. probably heard other song but never ayed atention to it. thats because i never like rock music. when i looked at old 70s and 80 rock i would want to puke. i would look myself and ask myself, do those guys even feel what playin. it looked like they were playin just because they could. Until over a year ago i met jimi again i was sixteen . i ready to be experienced. he blew me away, i bought albums saw the live shows on dvd, woodstock royal albert hall,monteray, atlanta pop fest, isle of wight, rainbow bridge and more and said this guy sounds like he should have been born in the future. I had so musch more to say but hes inspired me to find myself through him and his music and to be a guitarist so much more to says JIMI HENDRIX IS The Alpha and Omega of the Guitar. And like someone said down there the only person that could play btter that any other person is jimi.
Bx, NY U.S. - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 16:10:54 (EST)To me, there are the legends of rock music, and there are the exceptions. The exceptions being an upper class above there fellow musicans. There are the Pink Floyds, Neil Young, Public Enemy, Janis Joplin, CCR, James Brown, Ray Charles and many others. But the immortals are in no order: JIMI HENDRIX , THE BEATLES , CHUCK BERRY , BOB DYLAN , ELVIS PRESSLEY. These artists were years ahead of there time which is why they are IMMORTALS
sydney, nsw australia - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 04:06:41 (EDT)"Jimi Hendrix Plays and Curtis Knight Sings Get That Feeling" is one LP a lot of people never heard of. Some of the songs were: Get That Feeling, How Would You Feel?, Strange Things, Hush Now and others. Almost impossible to find the lyrics to this LP, but if you can or do find them it will be worth it!
Des Moines, IA USA - Monday, June 27, 2005 at 19:59:21 (EDT)i rekon that if 6 was 9 is one of the greatest songs eva, its almost a flawless song
sydney, nsw - Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 02:55:24 (EDT)Music is the most important thing and to me Jimi Hendrix is the most important innovator in music..just too bad his journey ended so abruptly
london, england - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 23:40:57 (EDT)On goeriga blues was that jimi singing or some one else
Santa Fe, nm. usa - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 20:04:46 (EDT)An added note after googling the Seattle Sick's Stadium event I mentioned earlier... somebody recorded it!
2. Message To Love
3. Lover Man
4. Machine Gun
5. Star Spangled Banner
6. Purple Haze
7. Drum Solo
8. Here My Train A Comin
9. Voodoo Child
10. Hey Baby
12. Red House
13. Foxy Lady
Oh yes... the gravesite I referred to can be seen here:
Renton, Washington U.S.A. - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 19:12:20 (EDT)My missed moment...
It was the summer of 1970 and I was going into Jr high school that September. Jimi was playing at Sick's stadium that June, and my friend got me a ticket! Stupid me though, managed to sneak out of the house and go to a keg party, and I got busted by mom. Needless to say, the day of the show came and I was grounded, and the folks were really keeping an eye on this rebelious young man. My friend came by to see if I was sneaking out to go, and I decided to do the right thing and not go, instead giving my ticket to another friend for a half lid. I said I would catch him next time. Little did I know there would not be a next time. If I was willing to push that disobedience factor a little more, I would have seen him live.
Now I go to see him at the Greenwood cemetery now and then....
Love you Jimi!
Renton, WA USA - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 18:48:44 (EDT)Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist in the human history.
Tallinn, Tallinn Estonia - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 08:04:50 (EDT)I love jimi and all his work every song is great and there isn't really many bad ones compared to alot of other all-time greats who have a number of bad songs. Also i'd just like to point out to you that he was actully born Johnny Allen Hendrix but his father changed it to James Marshall Hendrix...also the experience was origionally called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames.
cleethorpes, n.e.lincs England, UK - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:26:39 (EDT) WAZ UP ALL YALL I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I LOVE JIMI SO MUCH AND HE HAS INSRIRED ME TO BE A GITARIST AND WRITE MY OWN SONGS
ruston, La US - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 13:15:36 (EDT)hello people. Jimi Hendrix's lyrics are beautiful.
Oklahoma City, OK U.S. - Friday, March 11, 2005 at 23:11:08 (EST)Jimi Hendrix = Legend
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 08:32:32 (EST)man jimi rocks! i mean im only 12 and i love his music! he is the best guitarist that i know of!
- Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 15:40:10 (EST)Kent,
Bob Dylan is who wrote it, and yes, Jimi blew it out of the water, and Bob agreed. In Dylan's words, Jimi did it the way it was meant to be done.
SC - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 18:48:55 (EST)I just thought you should Know, for all you guys saying all along the watchtower was awesome he was just covering it I forget who reallly wrote it but its still a really good version
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 21:50:22 (EST)Since the first time I hear his guitar in 1997 until now it´s my best friend.
Yeah!! Im like him, because Im anther Boodo chile!.
El Perbert Ido
México, Distrito Federal La KeHuelga Radio - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 19:09:51 (EST)Jimi was and is the shit....nuff said.
Canada - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 17:27:51 (EST)WOW ... believe it or not i first heard all along the watchtower in the movie "A Bronx Tale" and I loved his work ever since - I have not been a fan that long but and I'm not that big a fan but he did have GREAT talent!
Sten Island, New York USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 22:59:39 (EST)"Manic Depression" is hard to beat.."Fire" is also up there..somebody said it you don't like Hendrix youv'e never really listened to him...THEY ARE RIGHT..
not only a great player but a master of feedback.
san diego, Ca. USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 01:07:43 (EST)LITTLE WING is by far his best !
oh yeah and i am jimi hendrix fuck you
MIKE D BITCH
south bay, california US of A - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 21:32:49 (EST)A great song, sorry.
Laval, France - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 18:42:59 (EST)As for me, If Little Wing is such a gratsong, it's because it sums up what was Jimi's style. When you heard it you can find find th early Hendrix : no to-much effects, just a strato & slight dist. Styled solos. Engaged lyrics in what was the political athmosphere of the time for the youth : mind revolution, spirit freeing.
Laval, France - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 18:41:54 (EST)Anthony,
Yes, yes, very poetic. But I have to say that if Little Wing is worth 100 dollars then All Along The Watchtower has got to be worth 96 000, same currency.
- Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 14:57:45 (EST)Picking the best Jimi Hendrix song is like picking the best 100-dollar bill. Some are more crisp and clean, others have a nice dirty feel, but they all have the same great worth.
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 11:49:47 (EST)There's no way Little Wing is his best.
- Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 16:21:03 (EST)I havent been listening to Jimi Hendrix's very long i mean ive heard of him but i had never heard him until recently.. and he is freakn awesome... there will never be anyone who could fill his shoes!!!!!
Middletown, Ohio USA - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 14:27:26 (EST)Anyone who bad mouths jimi hendrix either is being an idiot or hasn't listened to him. jimi is my favorite artist and i doubt it will EVER change. my fav. would be if 6 was 9 , oh and many more :D. i bet he's rocken some toons for god and even god is praising him .
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 20:28:12 (EST)you guys are idiots, he didn't play that many covers, so quit saying that bitches
- Monday, November 29, 2004 at 15:16:03 (EST)Most of Jimi's songs were written by him. Just about all of his hits were self-penned. Jimi perhaps had the best feel.
Jimmy Page is my favorite because I feel he was more diverse ( pedal steel, slide, accoustic, electric and so many different styles) but enough of that. Time to praise Jimi. Smooth, never at a loss for something to say with it. A true pioneer. Great bluesman. The sound of airplanes when he was a paratrooper is rumored to have been an influence in his use of distortion and feedback. A hall of fame songwriter. I think his singing was progressing to. He was also really about to take off even farther by replacing Noel (who thought like a guitarist) with Billy Cox (a true bass player) and adding real backup singers.
Mitch Mitchell is in my top five for drummers.
OH IF JIMI HAD LIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Monday, November 22, 2004 at 00:26:43 (EST)ahh hell yeh...yankee ryan, i totally agree with you. so what if most of his songs were covers and so what if he didnt write them ..they rock and ways, just as long as he made them his...he was an awsome artist
- Monday, November 01, 2004 at 22:10:02 (EST)NICK,
What in blazes are you talking about? If you look up above there are a total of 83 songs listed under those Jimi albums. ONLY ELEVEN SONGS WERE NOT WRITTEN BY JIMI...and only ONE written by Bob Dylan, ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER. The other songs not his were Hey Joe, Come On (Let the Good Times Roll), Changes, Star Spangled Banner, Little Drummer Boy jam, Day Tripper, Killing Floor, Catfish Blues, Hound Dog, and Hoochie Coochie Man. And on some releases he was known to do Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? and Like A Rolling Stone by Dylan. Of course Jimi dabbled in covers, but he was overwhelmingly original in even how he perfomed those, and Dylan was a major influence on him, so good for him if he chose to honor him.
SC - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 19:44:43 (EDT)i just found out people alot of jimi's songs werent his songs... they are almost all cover songs except for like machine gun but most of them arent even his songs....
even says under his record alot of lyrics by bob dylan
- Friday, October 22, 2004 at 23:25:40 (EDT)love you jimmi, your drummer was awesome as well, but castles made of sand is my #1 song
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 01:00:23 (EDT)As i am a BASS player since 1994 my first music i played was rock and that included Jimi too.I am 19 years old but still i listen to everything as i believe in the sound of music.Mate i think that the song called "Hey Joe and All Along the watch over" really reflects the music of that age, thank you God for those songs, LONG LIVE JIMI HENDRIX!!!!
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Sunday, October 03, 2004 at 05:21:34 (EDT)i never listend to jimi hendrix until the guy i had a crush on told me he did. i think im kinda stupid for not listining sooner i haven't heard great musc like this before. my favorite song is manic depression.
levittown, pa - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 13:02:38 (EDT)tammy,
pretty sure the jimi plays monterey concert would have it, along with him burning his guitar, his famous first show to american audiences as the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Look over yonder.....
- Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 17:21:42 (EDT)Just wondering if you can tell me where I might find a clip of Jimi Hendrix playing guitar with his teeth. My son is 16 and a fan, however; he has never seen it.
niles, ohio - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 17:19:18 (EDT)I think that Jimmy was the only man on earth that was able to play that guitar better than any other human on this earth , he played anything and if he was alive today he would be a living God as he allready is now...I love his music yet i was born in 1985 but his guitar just blows it all , specially that song All Along the Watch Over
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 07:37:58 (EDT)If Jimi is the God of the Guitar, does that mean there are other Gods... like of the Banjo, the God of the Harmonica, a Harp God, I know Elvis is the King, but do I have to fall down and worship a Violin God, or kiss the Bassoon of that God when He bends over. Or is there really only One God that palys all the instruments, like Spike Jones... remember him?
Besides, there are more important things than music... like getting Leonard Peltier out of prison. Or Bush out of office.
Malta, Ohio USA - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 10:44:14 (EDT)If Jimi is the God of the Guitar, does that mean there are other Gods... like of the Banjo, the God of the Harmonica, a Harp God, I know Elvis is the King, but do I have to fall down and worship a Violin God, or kiss the Bassoon of that God when He bends over. Or is there really only One God that palys all the instruments, like Spike Jones... remember him?
Besides, there are more important things than music... like getting Leonard Peltier out of prison. Or Bush out of office.
Malta, Ohio USA - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 10:42:31 (EDT)jimi is god of guitar
london , - british - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 08:40:28 (EDT)JIMMMAHHHHHHHH IS THE MANNNNNNNNNNNNN
essex, canada - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 14:09:10 (EDT)when i heard all along the watch tower for the first time i literally said 'You can do that with a guitar?' I was 9 then, i'm 18 now and still a huge fan. Thanx Jimi for expanding my mind man!
Minneapolis, MN USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 20:55:53 (EDT)My dad was a Vietnam Veteran and had tons of albums from that era. I discovered Jimi's music in my dad's record collection when I was about nine years old. The albums were "Cry Of Love" and "Axis: Bold as Love". I was just blown away when I heard them, I've been a fan ever since that moment.
Vicente M. Baez
Phoenix, AZ United States - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 22:22:08 (EDT)Hell Yeah!! Jimi you will are in my heart FOREVER!! LET THE METAL RULES!!
jambol, bulgaria bulgaria - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 10:58:58 (EDT)Hendrix rocks! He's the best ever!
Cork , Ireland - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 16:23:43 (EDT)Everyone at school thinki'm crazy for listening to jimi but he's awesome
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 07:50:57 (EDT)Hendrix, The best guitarist? maybe so, but I will never doubt most unique, innovative or creative. As for me, my favorite guitarist is, has been and always will be Jimmy Page.
SD, - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 16:52:25 (EDT)Did you ever see a guitarist that plays a guitar upside down? didnt think so. Only James MArshall Hendrix, or simply Jimi Hendrix did. With his soulful and rock and someimtes blues electric sound. simplay amazing
- Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 00:32:30 (EDT)saying "jimi is god" is idolatry and I won't do it because I'm a devout Catholic. But Jimi hendrix was certanly a great guitarist.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 12:10:05 (EDT)Hello to the GOD of Guitaring!
- Monday, July 19, 2004 at 06:22:07 (EDT)jimi hendrix was a god among the guitar he accomplished more in three years than other bands and people did in a decade. his music was way ahead of that time. Even seeing concerts performed by him more than once blows me away.
- Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 03:04:36 (EDT)Jimi is the best there is.......my question is. Is the US albums any differnt from the European albums, like different amount of songs or any thing like that??
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 13:53:01 (EDT)Jimi is a God! There is just no other way to put it. He blows every other guitarst on the planet out of the water! Damn strait, no comparisson. Listening to his music is an orgasmic experience - There is just nothing better. His music will live on forever. You haven't experienced true rock, untill you have listened to the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi rocks my world!
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 20:07:16 (EDT)I just recently purchased 'Band of Gypsys' and I can't stop playing it. Inly one word to describe it............Awesome.
- Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 05:07:15 (EDT)What really amazes me was how far ahead of his time Jimi was. Hard to imagine he was playing those songs almost 40 years ago. Unlike others his sound is amazing to this day. Fender should build a shrine to him! Was too young to catch him before he left us. Did manage to see Buchanan in Detroit though before his death. Him and a Telecaster was two hours of heaven.
WI - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 20:56:41 (EDT)I saw Hendrix at the 'May 1968 Gulfstream Pop Festival' in Hallendale Florida, just north of Miami. (There was a second festival in December) This was after his first album was released and 'Purple Haze' was getting a little airplay on the radio. But he was just a new and strange act at that time, not the legend he became later. I sat on a blanket about 50 ft from the stage, (everyone sat back then). Anyone could have walked right up to the stage and held out their hand and he would have shook it. I saw a girl walk up and hand him a rose, and then walk back to her blanket and sit down. Anyway, he did a straight set of the songs on 'Are You Experienced'. I can't remember if he did any extra songs, but he didn't do anything wild like set his guitar on fire. He did play with his teeth and behind his head on one song. There were only about 400 people interested enough in him to watch his performance. There were 2 stages going at the same time and someone more popular in '68 was probably on the other stage.
FL USA - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 16:45:35 (EDT)Hendrix was such a brilliant player that when you just sit in the comfort of your home or alone in your car driving and turn him way up, and really just listen, obviously especially the live stuff, it becomes quickly apparent that like Neil Young said, "No one is even in the same building with that guy." No offense to Chris from TX and I dig SRV but no comparison between the two, Hendrix was a monster of creativity, and frankly, whenever I listen to SRV's Voodoo Child, it just makes me want to quickly put on Hendrix. On the other hand, SRV's Little Wing is pretty bad ass...just my humble opinion of the Hendrix SRV thing, they always seem to get pitted together.
SC - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 19:09:33 (EDT)man Jimi was the best, SRV in my oipinion was better but Jimi was good it's a shame he died at such a young age. 28 is too, too young, he lives on in my heart RIP Jimi.
tx - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 12:14:42 (EDT)