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

Annotation last modified on 2013-09-03 19:51 UTC.

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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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 A Session Jimi Hendrix & Traffic 1
1990 Last American Concert, Volume I Jimi Hendrix 5 1
1990 Last Experience Jimi Hendrix 1
1991 Stages Jimi Hendrix 3
1991 1968-03-xx: The Scene Club, New York, NY, USA Jimi Hendrix 4
1991 Live Isle of Wight '70 Jimi Hendrix 1
1992 Live at the Monterey Pop Festival Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Woodstock Jimi Hendrix 5
1994 Bleeding Heart Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 The Berkeley Concerts II Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 1968-03-17: Blues at Midnight: Cafe au Go-Go, New York, NY, USA Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 Berkeley Concert Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 Experience Jimi Hendrix 2
1997 Jamming Live at the Scene Club, NYC Jimi Hendrix 1
1998 NYC '68 Jimi Hendrix 1
1998 New York Session Jimi Hendrix 4 1
1999 Live at the Fillmore East Jimi Hendrix 4.5 5
1999 Live at Woodstock Jimi Hendrix 4.5 7
1999 Live at Woodstock Jimi Hendrix 1
2000 Drivin' South Jimi Hendrix 2
2000 Live at the Royal Albert Hall Jimi Hendrix 1
2001 Albert Hall Experience Jimi Hendrix 4
2001 Newport 1969 Pop Festival Jimi Hendrix 2
2002 Live! Jimi Hendrix 1
2002 Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight Jimi Hendrix 5
2002 The Rainbow Bridge Concert Jimi Hendrix 1
2004 LA Forum 26th April 1969 Jimi Hendrix 2
2004 No More a Rolling Stone Jimi Hendrix 2
2005 Astro Man Jimi Hendrix 1
2005 Live at Berkeley: 1st Show Jimi Hendrix 1
2009 Live At l'Olympia Paris Jimi Hendrix 1
2016 Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 Jimi Hendrix 1
1967-03-18: Studio 1, NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg, Germany Jimi Hendrix 1
1967-05-24: Stora Scenen, Gröna Lund, Tivoli Garden, Stockholm, Sweden Jimi Hendrix 1
1967-09-04: Stora Scenen, Gröna Lund, Tivoli Graden, Stockholm, Sweden Jimi Hendrix 1
1968-10-12: Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA, USA Jimi Hendrix 1
1969-01-08: Cat's Squirrel, Lorensbergs Cirkus, Gothenburg, Sweden Jimi Hendrix 1
1969-02-24: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Jimi Hendrix 1
1969-06-29: Denver Pop Festival: Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO, USA Jimi Hendrix 1
1969-08-18: Woodstock Nation: Woodstock Festival, Bethel, NY, USA Jimi Hendrix 2
1970-04-07: Pop Fest, Atlanta, GA, USA Jimi Hendrix 1
1970-06-13: Civic Center, Baltimore, MD, USA Jimi Hendrix 1
1970-07-04: 2nd International Pop Festival, Atlanta, GA, USA Jimi Hendrix 1
1970-08-31: Free Concert: Stora Scenen, Stockholm, Sweden Jimi Hendrix 1
Away From This Rainy Cloud Jimi Hendrix 1
Ballad of Jimi / Live at George's Club Jimi Hendrix 1
Deutschlandhalle, Berlin 4th Sept 1970 Jimi Hendrix 1
Flamingo Club 02-04-67 Jimi Hendrix 1
Jimi at the Beeb Jimi Hendrix 1
Jimi in Denmark Jimi Hendrix 1
Live @ Randall's Island Jimi Hendrix 1
Live at Maple Leaf Gardens '69 Jimi Hendrix 1
Live USA Jimi Hendrix 1
Paris Jan 29th 1968 Experience Jimi Hendrix 1
Red House (Live) Jimi Hendrix 1
Sotheby's Private Reels Jimi Hendrix 1
Stockholm Concert Jimi Hendrix 1
The King's Jam Jimi Hendrix & B.B. King 2
The Ultimate Live Collection Jimi Hendrix 1
Winterland Night Jimi Hendrix 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
At His Best: Mike Ephron Sessions Jimi Hendrix 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Sound Track Recordings from the Film "Jimi Hendrix" Jimi Hendrix 1
1975 Musique Originale Du Film Jimi Plays Berkeley Jimi Hendrix 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Stepping Stone Jimi Hendrix 1
1975 Hej Joe Jimi Hendrix 1
1978 Gloria Jimi Hendrix 4
1992 Doriella du Fontaine Lightnin’ Rod, Jimi Hendrix & Buddy Miles 2
1992 The Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Woodstock 25th Anniversary Jimi Hendrix 1
2010 Valleys of Neptune Jimi Hendrix 3
2010 Bleeding Heart Jimi Hendrix 2
2013 Somewhere Jimi Hendrix 1
Dolly Dagger Jimi Hendrix 1

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Die Grossen Vier Jimi Hendrix 1
1998 Classic Singles Collection Jimi Hendrix 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Get DMXperienced Jimi Hendrix 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Live & Unreleased: The Radio Show Jimi Hendrix 1
2005 Feedback Jimi Hendrix 1
2007 Jimi Hendrix: An Illustrated Experience Jimi Hendrix 1
Jimi Hendrix / Jack Bruce Jams Jimi Hendrix & Jack Bruce 1
Paper Airplanes Jimi Hendrix 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 32 Great Tracks Jimi Hendrix 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Message from Nine to the Universe, Volume 2 Jimi Hendrix 1
1970 Spicy Essence-Apartment Jam 70 Jimi Hendrix 1
1990 Last American Concert, Volume II Jimi Hendrix 1
1993 Good Times Jimi Hendrix 2
1994 The McLaughlin Sessions Record Plant, NYC 1969 Jimi Hendrix 1
1994 Unsurpassed Studio Takes Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 Rainbow Bridge 2 Jimi Hendrix 1
1995 Sunshine of Your Love Jimi Hendrix 2
1996 Ballad of Jimi Vol. 3 Jimi Hendrix 1
1996 Best of the Bootlegs Jimi Hendrix 1
1996 Psycho Jimi Hendrix 1
1998 On the Killing Floor Jimi Hendrix 1
2000 Rare as Love Jimi Hendrix 1
2003 Studio Out-Takes Volume 3 1969-1970 Jimi Hendrix 1
2004 Live in Copenhagen Jimi Hendrix 1
2004 Studio Out-Takes 1966-1970 Jimi Hendrix 1
2008 Blues at Midnight Jimi Hendrix 1
1968 A. D. Jimi Hendrix 1

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