“Communication is coming on strong.
I don’t give a damn if your hair is short or long”
The official site first of course:
Check out the “MEDIA” section (under Diffusions Concerts and Videos Hendrix) to listen to unreleased concert recordings (hours of the stuff!).
These are from amateur audience tapes, so they have poorer sound quality than soundboard or multi-track recordings.
There are a few promo videos to be found also + various Hendrix themed radio shows, interviews
and links for purchases of music, videos and merchandising.
SOUND QUALITY OF OFFICIAL RELEASES
If you are looking for opinions about the sound quality of the various CD and vinyl releases over the years,
then check out these informative discussions at Steve Hoffman Forums:
Jimi Hendrix Vinyl
An in-depth look at the different pressings across the years
FILM / VIDEO
For footage of Jimi in the best quality available, look no further than Kurt Max’s page.
Many sequences have been augmented with all available footage and photo segues:
Jimi Hendrix Video – Rare & Remastered
ARCHIVE / DATA SITES
The complete Experience Hendrix discography
A thorough listing of all the releases from the Hendrix estate since 1997
put together by the good people at Jimpress.
The essential and well researched info site about Jimi’s early collaborations.
The Jimi Hendrix Collector
An amazing amount of Hendrix articles, LPs, CDs, VHS, DVDs, posters and memorabilia gathered together here by Patrick Rotily. Bravo Sir!
Just Ask The Axis
Again a good info source, with a exhaustive guide to live recording quality.
Jimi Hendrix: Discography, Track index, Set lists
Douglas Bell’s exhaustive listings
In From The Storm
Hans-Peter Johnsen’s amazing site with such attention to detail.
Excellent work here
A Guide To The Live Music Of Jimi Hendrix
A great informations source about concerts, albums, bootlegs.
Sink Full Of Dishes
Another impressive site with exhaustive information about the various sessions and releases.
Jimi Hendrix Discography
A lot of data here! A great source for tracklisting of various bootlegs, recording and sound quality information
lyrics, labels, release dates,…
Tomacho’s Jimi Hendrix Collection
An unbeleivably detailed record of all releases, official or otherwise.
Page Full Of Jimi – Discography
Another Japanese site that is packed with facts.
The Cry Of Love
La discographie de Jimi (et les infos sur ses concerts)
Interesting for English speaking visitors too as a lot of CD booklets can be viewed.
The Voodoo Chile
Forum Jimi Hendrix
This is a general Hendrix forum (in French) and the photo collection is simply the best there is on the internet.
Go to the Can You See Me section for all subjects and to the Concert Summary for a chronological classification
of all Jimi’s performances.
That’s “Purple Haze” in French.
An interesting time-line photo site with a good technical section also.
Check out his amazing posters page (“Affiches”)
The Kramer Archives
Eddie Kramer’s candid photos of the greats he worked with
Bringing Back Jimi Hendrix
Mike Bukoswky’s story of how he restored a long lost portrait of Jimi
Nearly 60 pages of (hallmarked) photos of Jimi here.
VARIOUS HENDRIX LINKS
Jimi Hendrix and jazz
Another look at Jimi’s influence of the jazz world
Jimi Hendrix: Modern Jazz Axis
Yet another look at Jimi’s jazz side
John Harchar’s Hendrix Podcasts
A close look at the various releases over the years.
A bluffer’s guide to the live albums
A bluffer’s guide to the Experience Hendrix studio albums
John Stout takes a look at the Hendrix discography.
Jimi’s record collection
At Kathy Etchingham’s site (and she should know).
(+ another page on the subject on the French Forum Jimi Hendrix)
Jimi Hendrix Black Experience
soulpatrol.com’s tribute – worth reading
Indigenous Influence and Natural Metaphysics in the Music of Jimi Hendrix
A brilliant artice all about Jimi’s elusive manager
An interesting article about Jimi’s father and early life.
A little tribue site for Mitch
Jimi and The Ghetto Fighters
A look at Jimi’s friendship and association with the Aleem brothers
An article about the one-time gardian of the Hendrix vault
The Monkees Tour
A nice page about the ill-fated 1967 tour.
A very good page on Jimi’s life and work.
Hendrix, Zappa and the wah-wah pedal
Search “Hendrix” on this page
The (un)true story of Jimi Hendrix
from this impressive and hilarious site which is worth exploring.
An amusing personnal look the posthumous albums.
Jimi’s stage banter !
Hey Joe Versions
A listing of the many versions of the Billy Roberts song.
Hey Joe Covers
Another listing of the many versions of the song
with an an amazing collection of sleeves, CD covers and data about Jimi’s interpretations of Hey Joe on record
Jimi Hendrix’s London
A nice tour of the Hendrix associated locations around London
A great little site which researches Jimi’s visits to the North East of England.
An good guide to the many bootlegs out there.
Funky Drummer Archive
Great work here by Mr. Funky Drummer with speed-corrected, merged and best source available live recordings.
The Jimi Hendrix Foundation
A charity organisation in Jimi’s name, founded by Al Hendrix in 1988 and originally run by Jimi’s childhood friend in Seattle, Jimmy Williams.
The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation
Somewhere cool to play, picnic or walk the dog.
More and more Hendrix links!
Many more links at the German Hendrix Fans website
A history of Jimi’s guitars
An excellent Youtube video
In French but with great pictures of Jimi’s many guitars.
Jimi’s Voodoo Rig
by Michael Fairchild
Jimi Hendrix’s Guitars and Gear
A great site, looking at Jimi’s many guitars
Jimi Hendrix Guitar & Gear Guide
The lesser known guitars of Jimi Hendrix
A nice page at Reverb.com
On tour with Jimi – Eric Barrett
An insiders view of working with The Experience and their equipement.
Who saw Hendrix live & his rig ?
Check out this very interesting forum discussion
Jimi’s legendary guitar effects supplier
> An interview with Mayer where he talks about his involvement with Jimi
and the material he used is to be found here, here and here
Jimi Pass It On
A Groups site for the fans and an excellent source for collectors.
Steve Hoffman Forums
The most knowledgeable Hendrix enthusastes get together here too.
Forum Jimi Hendrix
A superb French Hendrix forum. Even if you don’t speak French, it’s a fantastic data site.
Check out these excellent sections:
Re-releases and compilations
The Barclay albums
Bien sûr, si vous parlez français, ce site est un must !
Caesar Glebbeek’s site for info about his authoritive magazine “Univibes”
The other leading Hendrix magazine (based in my old hometown: Warrington !)
I have no idea of the value of records. Here are just a few links that I found on Google:
eil.com – HENDRIX
An amazing selection of records, books and collectables.
Record Collector Magazine
They publish a rare record price guide that can be ordered on-line.
Sound It Out Records
Looking for a rare vinyl or CD? This (now famous) shop will help you find it.
Check out the brilliant film about the shop by Jeanie Finlay.
LONDON CLUBS OF THE 60s
Interesting research at garagehangover.com concerning various London clubs in the 60s:
A Dandy In Aspic
A great blog about the hip UK scene of 1966/1967 into which Jimi was immersed.
Unbeleivable. Musician Jim Hendricks teamed up with Casse Elliot and … TIM ROSE to form The Big 3,
a mid sixties folk trio ! In 1966, Rose released his own solo interpretation of “Hey Joe”, which inspired Jimi to parform it.
Talk about a cosmic coincidence..
No animals suffered in the making of this site.
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