Jimi Hendrix

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Please note: The American/Canadian releases of "Are You Experienced?" had a spelling mistake on the song "Foxy Lady" (it is spelled "Foxey Lady" on the albums). These copies were released months after the original UK version which had the correct spelling ("Foxy Lady").

The discography of Jimi Hendrix is a complex matter. Strictly speaking, only the four albums "Are You Experienced?", "Axis: Bold as Love", "Electric Ladyland", and "Band of Gypsys" are officially sanctioned by Hendrix. First three of those albums were released by his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. You will find those albums at that artist page.

Posthumous Releases

There are so many posthumous releases of Jimi Hendrix material that this album listing is necessarily a mess. If someone wants to start cleaning it up, or you want more precise information, this is a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix

Another useful link: http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/jimihendrix.htm

Information about the early Hendrix work is collected at http://www.earlyhendrix.com/

...and maybe Tomacho's Jimi Hendrix Collection & http://www.infromthestorm.net will be of use.

Before Fame

There have been many (and that's an understatement) attempts at cashing in on Hendrix's popularity over the years by re-releasing his session work as long-lost J. Hendrix releases.

As a session player Hendrix played with

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Legal name: James Marshall Hendrix

Also performs as: Heaven Research

Wikipedia

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army, but was discharged the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin' circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals became his manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US. The double LP was Hendrix's most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world's highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death in London from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970.

Hendrix was inspired by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in popularizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He was also one of the first guitarists to make extensive use of tone-altering effects units in mainstream rock, such as fuzz distortion, Octavia, wah-wah, and Uni-Vibe. He was the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stone commented: "Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began."

Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year and in 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band's three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1967Out Of The Studio 2 (Strongest Edition)Jimi Hendrix1
1968FlashingJimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight1
1969Unsurpassed Masters (Studio Reels)Jimi Hendrix1
1971The Cry of LoveJimi Hendrix511
1971Rainbow BridgeJimi Hendrix7
1972Rare HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1972War HeroesJimi Hendrix4.659
1973Loose EndsJimi Hendrix44
1974Strange ThingsJimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight1
1975Crash LandingJimi Hendrix48
1975Midnight LightningJimi Hendrix34
1975ELECTRIC LADYLAND & BEYOND Disc 1Jimi Hendrix1
1979My Best FriendJimi Hendrix1
1980Nine to the UniverseJimi Hendrix51
1985Strange ThingsJimi Hendrix1
1989Strange ThingsJimi Hendrix1
1995Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
2000Morning Symphony IdeasJimi Hendrix33
2001Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself DeadJimi Hendrix1
2002The Baggy’s Rehearsal SessionsJimi Hendrix2
2004Hear My MusicJimi Hendrix3
2006Burning DesireJimi Hendrix1
2010Valleys of NeptuneJimi Hendrix3.3510
2013People, Hell and AngelsJimi Hendrix37
Back to Back: Voices in the WindJimi Hendrix1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1969Shokan: Jammin' Back at the HouseJimi Hendrix1
1972Friends From the BeginningLittle Richard & Jimi Hendrix7
1972In the BeginningJimi Hendrix1
1976Attention! Jimi Hendrix!Jimi Hendrix1
1978In GoldJimi Hendrix1
1978The Essential Jimi Hendrix, Volumes One and TwoJimi Hendrix7
1978The Story of Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1980Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1981Cosmic TurnaroundJimi Hendrix1
1981Get That Feeling / FlashingJimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight1
1981Historia de la musica rockJimi Hendrix1
1983The Singles AlbumJimi Hendrix5
1984Gangster of LoveJimi Hendrix3
1984Kiss the SkyJimi Hendrix35
1986Historic HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1986Voodoo ChileJimi Hendrix1
1987Good FeelingJimi Hendrix1
198816 Greatest ClassicsJimi Hendrix1
1988Early ClassicsJimi Hendrix1
1988Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1989All The HitsJimi Hendrix6
1989Purple HazeJimi Hendrix3
1989The Best of & the Rest ofJimi Hendrix1
1990Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix StoryJimi Hendrix3
1990Cornerstones 1967-1970Jimi Hendrix2
1990Hendrix Inédit- Collector Guitar WorldJimi Hendrix1
1990Octavia and UnivibeJimi Hendrix1
1990Variations On A Theme - Red HouseJimi Hendrix1
1991The Jimi Hendrix StoryJimi Hendrix1
1991Tomorrow Never KnowsJimi Hendrix1
1992Calling Long DistanceJimi Hendrix1
1992Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix2
1992The Jimi Hendrix Gold CollectionJimi Hendrix1
1992The Ultimate ExperienceJimi Hendrix410
1993AnthologyJimi Hendrix1
1993CherokeeJimi Hendrix1
1993CollectionJimi Hendrix1
1993CollectionJimi Hendrix1
1993GoldJimi Hendrix2
1993The Experience CollectionJimi Hendrix1
1993VoicesJimi Hendrix1
1994BluesJimi Hendrix3.512
1994Before the ExperienceJimi Hendrix1
1994The Early YearsJimi Hendrix4
1995Voodoo SoupJimi Hendrix3
1995Night LifeJimi Hendrix1
1995Gold CollectionJimi Hendrix1
1995Jimi by Himself: The Home RecordingsJimi Hendrix1
1995Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1995The Legend LiveJimi Hendrix1
1995The Very BestJimi Hendrix1
1996The Authentic PPX Studio Recordings, Volume 1: Get That FeelingJimi Hendrix1
1996The Authentic PPX Studio Recordings, Volume 2: FlashingJimi Hendrix1
1996The Early YearsJimi Hendrix1
1996The Authentic PPX Studio Recordings, Volume 3: Ballad of JimiJimi Hendrix1
1996Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1996White Boy Black Boy BluesJimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton1
1997First Rays of the New Rising SunJimi Hendrix46
1997South Saturn DeltaJimi Hendrix44
1997Best of Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1997Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix59
1997Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix2
1997Psycho - She's A Fox - Little Wing - Purple HazeJimi Hendrix1
1997Red House - Wild Thing - Good Times - FireJimi Hendrix1
1998Best Of: The Authentic PPX Studio RecordingsJimi Hendrix1
1999The First RecordingsJimi Hendrix1
1999Best of Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix1
1999Grandes éxitosJimi Hendrix1
1999Purple HazeJimi Hendrix1
2000Knock Yourself Out: The 1965 Studio SessionsJimi Hendrix with Curtis Knight & The Squires2
2000South Saturn DeltaJimi Hendrix1
2000... At His BestJimi Hendrix1
2000Jimi Hendrix CollectionJimi Hendrix3
2000Voodoo GuitarJimi Hendrix1
2001Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix CollectionJimi Hendrix3

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