A sweet tribute to Jimi Hendrix
– served up by older soul legend Lonnie Youngblood – who actually recorded with Jimi
in his early days! The set here is a very faithful presentation of the Hendrix
aesthetic – maybe a bit more funk than rock, which is a good thing for us – and feeling a lot like some of the best underground Hendrix
-inspired rock funk sets from the early 70s! All tracks have vocals, and plenty of guitar – maybe not as fuzzy or frenetic as Jimi
's, but still pretty darn nice – and the rhythms and track selection definitely focus on the more soulful side of the Hendrix
oeuvre, especially once the album gets going. Titles include "If Six Was Nine", "All Along The Watchtower", "Fire", "Foxy Lady", "Stone Free", "Red House", "Changing Lanes", "We Gotta Live Together", and even a version of "Star Spangled Banner".