Jimi Hendrix By: Brett Thomas Click above to play “Manic Depressions” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Who is Jimi Hendrix • Guitarist • Singer • Song writer • Voodoo Child
Hendrix’s Origin • Born November 27, 1942. • Birth name is Johnny Allen Hendrix. • Born to a family who was proud of their Heritage.
Skill Development milestones • Hendrix started playing guitar at the age of 13. • He started experimented with sound during his time in the army. • He roved on the Chitin’ Circuit.
Army • Joined the 101st Air Born. • He joined the army to escape a jail sentence for stealing a car. • He got out of the army by receiving a medical discharge when he broke his ankle.
Chitlin’ Circuit • After the army, he made his way to Nashville, Tennessee to join the Chitlin’ Circuit. • Chitlin’ Circuit is a band that travels across America and the lower part of Canada. • In the Chitlin’ Circuit he learned how to please a crowd.
Musical Influences • B.B King • Bob Dylan • Elvis Presley • Jeff Beck • Eric Clapton Bob Dylan
After the Chitlin’ Circuit • He headed to the night clubs to play gigs. • During his gigs he caught the interest of Chas Chandler. • Chas Chandler persuaded Hendrix to moved to London.
London Impact • Hendrix evolved the pretty people look to suit the changing 70s. • Hendrix achieved stardom by out showing Clapton on the guitar.
Forming The Experience • After going to London Hendrix held auditions for a bassist and a drummer. • He found Noel Redding an experienced bass player. • As well as Mitch Mitchell who was amazing on the drums. Mitchell Redding
American Impact • Hendrix received attention in America from performing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. • People stared in amazement as Hendrix became the voodoo child by lighting his guitar on fire,
Labels • Track Records • Reprise • Polydor • Barclay
Bands / Albums • Jimi Hendrix Experience • Are You Experienced • Axis: Bold as Love • Electric Ladyland • Band of Gypsys • self-titled
Four of my favorite songs • Voodoo Child (Slight Return) • Bold as Love • Little Wing • Castles Made of Sand
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) • This Song is on the album Electric Ladyland. • It was recorded in May of 1968. • One of the most noticeable songs at Woodstock. • Twelfth song Hendrix played at Woodstock. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI2uuSYHAfs
Bold as Love • This song is on Axis: Bold as Love. • Recorded on October 29, 1967. • Song is full of solos from guitar and a drum solo. • Heavy guitar sound. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGqPzrNypzw
Little Wing • This song is on Axis: Bold as Love. • It ranked 357 on Rolling Stones Magazine’s list of 500 greatest songs of all time. • Song producer was Chas Chandler. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad2EPO_y0ps
Castles Made of Sand • This song is on Axis: Bold as Love. • Depicts his life and family. • First verse he sang about his mother and father split-up. • Second verse he sings about his Native American heritage. • Third verse is about Hendrix’s last memories of his mother. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF4-r2MpRMs
Unique Sound • Psychedelic sound • Heavily distorted guitar • Punctuated bass and drums • Use of whammy bar • Meaningful lyrics • Use of feedback • King of Solos • Mellow story telling
His untimely Death • Past away in the morning of September 18, 1970. • Died at age 27. • Couse of death: sleeping pills and wine.
References • VH1 Legends: “Jimi Hendrix”, Directed by: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, and Mathew Ginsbrug, Produced by: VH1, Aired Date: 05/07/2001. • Seven Ages of Rock: Episode 1 “Birth of Rock”, directed by: Tony Higgins, Produced by: BBC, Aired Date: 05/07/2007. • Book by: Rita J. Markel, Jimi Hendrix, Publisher: Lerner Publications, Published: March 2006 • “Woodstock 1969 Lineup and Song list”, www.digitaldreamdoor.com, Published: 2009, Viewed: 5/22/2011. • West Cost Seattle Boy: the Jimi Hendrix Anthology, CD/DVD box set, Directed by: Bob Smeaton, label Sony Legacy, Released: 11/16/2010. • picture location at Montreal pop festival, www,myclassiclyrics.com/ artist_biographies/jimi_hendix_biography.htm • “Clapton is God.” Eli M. Getsonhttp://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com • http://thestylishunderground.blogspot.com/2009/11/bob-dylan.htmlpicture of Bob Dylan