12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Under the supervision of Jimi Hendrix's sister Janie Hendrix and his producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, 2013's People, Hell and Angels collects 1968 and 1969 recordings that showcase what Hendrix was doing post–Electric Ladyland. Most of the recordings here haven't surfaced in these forms on bootlegs, and the quality is consistently high. "Hear My Train A-Comin'" and Elmore James' "Bleeding Heart" have previously been available, but never in this naked presentation from the first studio session with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles (who formed Hendrix's Band of Gypsies). Hendrix had Stephen Still overdub the bass for "Somewhere" at a time when original bassist Noel Redding was on the outs. Saxophonist and singer Lonnie Youngblood leads the furious funk of "Let Me Move You." The instrumental "Inside Out," with original Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell on drums, feels like a variation on "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)." "Easy Blues" adds rhythm guitarist Larry Lee and percussionists Jerry Velez and Juma Sultan to the Hendrix/Cox/Mitchell trio. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Under the supervision of Jimi Hendrix's sister Janie Hendrix and his producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, 2013's People, Hell and Angels collects 1968 and 1969 recordings that showcase what Hendrix was doing post–Electric Ladyland. Most of the recordings here haven't surfaced in these forms on bootlegs, and the quality is consistently high. "Hear My Train A-Comin'" and Elmore James' "Bleeding Heart" have previously been available, but never in this naked presentation from the first studio session with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles (who formed Hendrix's Band of Gypsies). Hendrix had Stephen Still overdub the bass for "Somewhere" at a time when original bassist Noel Redding was on the outs. Saxophonist and singer Lonnie Youngblood leads the furious funk of "Let Me Move You." The instrumental "Inside Out," with original Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell on drums, feels like a variation on "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)." "Easy Blues" adds rhythm guitarist Larry Lee and percussionists Jerry Velez and Juma Sultan to the Hendrix/Cox/Mitchell trio. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
855 Ratings

855 Ratings

mattal1958 ,

????

Jimi, God bless him, only recorded music from 1966 thru 1970.

They've been releasing "unreleased" material from him for 40-plus years now.

How was it humanly possible for him to record all of this stuff? Even if all he did was sit in a studio and play 24/7 for four years?

pjp7228 ,

Really!!!!???

Better then 99% of what is put out today by so called "bands"

GTRSlinger ,

HENDRIX!!!!!!!

Jimi is the man without a doubt. The funny thing is when people comment & have no idea what they're talking about. The music has already been released, it's really not "new". What's new is the package in which it is released. Like the song "Somewhere" was already released back in the 70's from a posthumous album called "Crash Landing" released by Reprise records. The only real difference is you may get the unedited versions of certain songs (hopefully) on the new release. I only hope that the other songs on this album are different versions and not being rereleased on a newer album. I also love the fact that Jimi's original engineer remasters his music for the Experience Hendrix label. Who better than the man himself Eddie Kramer!

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