Jimi Hendrix is ranked number 18 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 108,706. Members who like this artist also like: Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix is a compilation album of Jimi Hendrix songs released in 1997. The single compact disc collects 20 songs spanning his career from his first recordings with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966 to his last with Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell in 1970. It is the first comprehensive collection of Hendrix's songs overseen by Experience Hendrix, a family company that took over management of his recording legacy in 1997.
This Jimi Hendrix discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Jimi Hendrix albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Jimi Hendrix singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.
Experience Hendrix brings together the major singles with a stack of majestic album tracks and the career-defining live Woodstock version of "The Star Spangled Banner" on a fat 20-tracker. While best used as a sampler to direct new listeners to the immortal Are You Experienced, Electric Ladyland, and so on, the CD (which supplants the short-lived Ultimate Experience collection) does hang together as a listen
The last of the tracks come from the abortive First Rays of the New Rising Sun album, left unfinished at the time of his death, and show off a more R&B and soul-oriented sound than Hendrix was generally known for - and are worth the price of the disc by themselves.
Jimi Hendrix wrote "The Wind Cries Mary" after getting into a terrible fight with his girlfriend, Kathy Mary Etchingham. I hit him with a frying pan," said Etchingham later. We smashed the kitchen up. It was a horrific argument. She couldn't quite recall why they were fighting, but she thought it might have been because she cooked with a dirty pan. The band spent hours in the studio working on the song, though they eventually went with the very first take. It was the group's third single. Jimi explained the backstory to "Little Wing" in a 1968 interview with a Swedish writer. It's based on a very, very simple Indian style," he said. I got the idea when we were in Monterey and I was just lookin' at everything around. So I figured that I take everything I'd see around and put it maybe in the form of a girl, or something like that, and call it 'Little Wing,' and then it will just fly away.
These are (very) late night jams between Jimi and Larry Lee (and often others) at the house that Jimi rented in upstate NY in preparation for his appearance at Woodstock. The reasons for the crappy sound (and often crappy playing) are numberous - but are most likely due to consumption of alcohol and other substances. That, and the junk recording technique equals what you hear on these 3 LPs. Listen again.
On the surface, it's very easy to look at Jimi Hendrix's recorded output and pick his best albums. After all, he only had a four-year recording career, with as many albums. With the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he recorded Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold As Love (1967), Electric Ladyland (1968) and then the self-titled Band Of Gypsys, with the Band Of Gypsys in 1970. Each album is a killer in its own way but things start to get tricky when you delve into the myriad of releases that have appeared since the guitarist's untimely death.
|2||Voodoo Child (Slight Return)|
|6||All Along The Watchtower|
|8||The Wind Cries Mary|
|13||If 6 Was 9|
|14||Castles Made Of Sand|
|16||Night Bird Flying|
|17||Bold As Love|
|20||Star Spangled Banner|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – ООО "Russian Hit"
- Copyright (c) – ООО "Russian Hit"
- Distributed By – Русский Звук
NotesBooklet: 4 pages. Released in a regular Jewel Case with clear tray.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: RZ005
|RH 003-2001||Jimi Hendrix||Very Best (Cass, Comp, Unofficial)||Русский Хит||RH 003-2001||Russia||2001|