Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Power of Soul

This close to the end of the year, it's time to talk about famous New Year's Eve concerts. One of the most famous and one of my personal favorites was Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys live at the Fillmore East 12-31-70. This is one of the funkier songs Hendrix ever played, and features a killer riff, Billy Cox on bass, and the magificent Buddy Miles on drums and backing vocals and scat singing. One wonders if, on this night, if Jimi knew he had about nine months to live, he would have done anything differently? We'll never know. So here's hoping that you have a groovy New Years'Eve and a great New Year. Keep on rockin'!


Charlie_Mac said...

Ok, to pre-empt any comments that the blog is not historically accurate, I'll say upfront that I'm a year off on the date for this concert - it was 12-31-69...my bad!

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

There's not much about Jimi's guitar that's not to like ... (uh oh: is that even a sentence?)