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, Johnny Allen Hendrix

Also performs as: Heaven Research


James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, 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 and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division; he was granted an honorable discharge 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 being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first 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; it 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 from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

Hendrix was inspired musically by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in utilizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He helped to popularize the use of a wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, and was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music 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, 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Record Plant Sessions Jimi Hendrix & Larry Young 2
1971 The Cry of Love Jimi Hendrix 5 11
1971 Rainbow Bridge Jimi Hendrix 6
1972 War Heroes Jimi Hendrix 5 9
1973 Hornets Nest Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1973 Loose Ends Jimi Hendrix 5 4
1975 Crash Landing Jimi Hendrix 5 7
1975 Midnight Lightning Jimi Hendrix 4
1980 Nine to the Universe Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1981 Sotheby's Auction Tapes Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1981 Welcome Home Jimi Hendrix 1
1991 Cherokee Mist Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1993 Drone Blues Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1993 First Rays of the New Rising Sun Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1993 In Flame Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Multicolored Blues Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Studio Haze Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Talent & Feeling, Volume 2 Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Eyes and Imagination Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Freak Out Blues Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Moons and Rainbows Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Ultra Rare Trax Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Welcome to the Electric Circus Vol. 2 Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 Let's Drop Some Ludes and Vomit With Jimi Jimi Hendrix 1
1996 Ball & Chain Jimi Hendrix 1
1996 Hear My Freedom Jimi Hendrix 1
1997 First Rays of the New Rising Sun Jimi Hendrix 4 6
1998 Electric Lady Mixing Sessions Jimi Hendrix 1
1998 Electric Church Jimi Hendrix 1
1998 Mixdown Master Tapes Jimi Hendrix 1
1999 Rescued From Randall's Island Jimi Hendrix 1
2000 Morning Symphony Ideas Jimi Hendrix 2
2001 Sunshine of Your Love Jimi Hendrix 1
2002 The Baggy’s Rehearsal Sessions Jimi Hendrix 2
2002 The Alternate Electric Ladyland Jimi Hendrix 2
2003 Axis Outtakes Jimi Hendrix 1
2003 Midnight Lightning Revisited Jimi Hendrix 1
2004 Am I Blue Jimi Hendrix 1
2004 The Electric Church Jimi Hendrix 2
2004 Strate Ahead Jimi Hendrix 1
2004 Hear My Music Jimi Hendrix 3
2005 Axis: Bolder Than Love Jimi Hendrix 1
2006 Burning Desire Jimi Hendrix 1
2006 Message From Nine to the Universe Jimi Hendrix 1
2006 Studio '67 Jimi Hendrix 1
2010 Valleys of Neptune Jimi Hendrix 3.65 6
2013 People, Hell and Angels Jimi Hendrix 4
Band of Gypsys Rehearsals Jimi Hendrix 1
Complete McLaughlin Jam Jimi Hendrix 1
Crash Landing: Master Reels & Outtakes Jimi Hendrix 1
Electric Gypsys Jimi Hendrix 1
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix 1
Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 1
Jimi Hendrix (Volume IV) Jimi Hendrix 1
Jimi Hendrix Guest Experience Jimi Hendrix 1
Shokan Jimi Hendrix 1
Shokan Sunrise Jimi Hendrix 1
Soulful Sessions: Outtake Masters Jimi Hendrix 1
The Voodoo Chile Sessions Jimi Hendrix 1
Vitus studio Holland Jimi Hendrix 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Friends From the Beginning Little Richard & Jimi Hendrix 3
1978 The Essential Jimi Hendrix, Volumes One and Two Jimi Hendrix 7
1978 The Story of Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 1
1981 Historia de la musica rock Jimi Hendrix 1
1983 The Singles Album Jimi Hendrix 4
1984 Gangster of Love Jimi Hendrix 2
1984 Kiss the Sky Jimi Hendrix 4
1986 Voodoo Chile Jimi Hendrix 1
1987 Good Feeling Jimi Hendrix 1
1988 16 Greatest Classics Jimi Hendrix 1
1988 Early Classics Jimi Hendrix 1
1988 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 1
1989 All The Hits Jimi Hendrix 5
1989 Experiences Jimi Hendrix 1
1989 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix 2
1989 The Best of & the Rest of Jimi Hendrix 1
1989 The Psychedelic Voodoo Child Jimi Hendrix 1
1990 Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story Jimi Hendrix 2
1990 Cornerstones 1967-1970 Jimi Hendrix 2
1990 Jimi Hendrix Collection Jimi Hendrix 1
1990 Masterpieces Jimi Hendrix 1
1990 Octavia and Univibe Jimi Hendrix 1
1990 Variations On A Theme - Red House Jimi Hendrix 1
1991 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 1
1991 The Jimi Hendrix Story Jimi Hendrix 1
1991 Tomorrow Never Knows Jimi Hendrix 1
1992 Come On Jimi Hendrix 1
1992 The Jimi Hendrix Gold Collection Jimi Hendrix 1
1992 The Ultimate Experience Jimi Hendrix 4 6
1993 51st Anniversary (The Story of Life...) Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Anthology Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Collection Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Gold Jimi Hendrix 2
1993 The Look Behind Collection Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Blues Jimi Hendrix 9
1994 Before the Experience Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 The Official Bootleg Album Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Whipper Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 Voodoo Soup Jimi Hendrix 3
1995 Night Life Jimi Hendrix 1

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