By Alex Baker
Not many artists who’ve been dead for over 40 years still manage to continuously put out new albums. But then again there was only one Jimi Hendrix.
Considering the amount of material the man recorded over the course of a career that was just over three years in length, it’s almost startling to think of what he would’ve accomplished had he lived to see his 70th birthday yesterday.
The tracks were mainly recorded between 1968 and ’69, when Jimi was looking to branch out from what he was doing with the Experience and spread his artistic wings. The tracks are perhaps an indicator of the directions Jimi might have headed in had he not died tragically in 1970.
In addition to Jimi on guitar and vocals, some of the other musicians on People, Hell & Angels include drummer Buddy Miles, bassist Billy Cox, and Stephen Stills from the Buffalo Springfield. As with all of the albums Hendrix made during his lifetime, the new album was produced by Eddie Kramer, who this time around also collaborated with Janie Hendrix and John McDermott.
Check out this great video of Eddie Kramer talking about the new album and get a little preview of what People, Hell & Angels sounds like.