To his friends – McCartney, Clapton, Winwood, there was nobody like Hendrix. A man unsure of his own worth, who absolutely in no way used his showmanship to cover up anything lacking in his musicianship. The showmanship was simply the icing on the cake.
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ airs as part of PBS’s American Masters series November 5, and an expanded version will be available the same day on DVD and Blu-ray. November 6 will also see the release of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Miami Pop Festival, recorded in May of 1968.
Here’s a taste.