On Nov. 27, 2014, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix would have turned 72 years old. To celebrate his legacy, I’ve chosen five of my favorite Hendrix compositions. Choosing just five is like choosing my favorite Vermont fall day – nearly impossible to do.
I hope you enjoy my top five choices as much as I do.
1. Machine Gun. This searing, mournful anti-war title from Jimi's 1970 Band Of Gypsys album finds his fluid guitar work and blues drenched vocals in fine form. In this piece, he's joined by bassist Billy Cox and drummer/vocalist Buddy Miles.