Jimi Hendrix’s latest album release titled Valleys Of Neptune sound interesting and has lots of critics both pro and con. Some say they (his company run by family members and Sony Music’s Legacy Division) should let Jimi rest in peace while others say great, release more gems if you’ve got ’em! I stand in the middle of both these camps. I wonder what Jimi would have to say about this.
For one, keeping Jimi and his revolutionary guitar playing skills should live on forever. Guitar players of today and tomorrow would benefit greatly from the release of new tunes. We have all learned tons of guitar techniques from the master from old offerings but what about stuff that we’ve never heard of? Little Wing is a master piece that keeps fingers moving and exploring different ways of expressing themselves to either the masses or just person pleasure. What if something extraordinary like this tune was never released? I know that someone out there would eventually come up with a similar guitar approach but still Jimi’s style is in a league of it’s own! Next we have the just let him go camp.
A lot of music fans feel that the people/company that keeps exploiting the man are doing a great injustice. I can appreciate that view and would support it … to a certain degree.
What’s your take on this?
This one (Hear my Train a Comin’, acoustic version) is on the new album Valleys of Neptune.
Keep on Jammin’