Little Wing – The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
Genre: Blues / Psychedelic / Hard rock
Origin: Seattle > Washington > US
Tidbit: Born Johnny Allen Hendrix (and later renamed James Marshall Hendrix), Hendrix has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top guitarists of all time. He was posthumously awarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame.
Posted in 1960's, Blues rock, Hard rock, Old School, Psychedelic rock
Tagged 1968, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, James Marshall Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Johnny Allen Hendrix, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, UK Music Hall of Fame
Peace Love Ukulele – Jake Shimabukuro (US release: 4 Jan 2011)
Proving the 4-stringed ukulele is gaining popularity and credibility, Jake Shimabukuro releases his ninth solo album this week. As he demonstrates on the above track, the ukulele is not just for accompanying children’s songs or playful ballads. He stretches it into the rock, jazz, and folk genres with relatively limited accompaniment. And no vocals. Think of him as the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. Enjoy!
Jake Shimabukuro is an American ukulele virtuoso who started playing 30 years ago, at age 4. He started his career playing in bands, but went solo in 2002 and has been a prolific soloist, releasing an album almost every year. His reputation has been helped by accompanying mainstream popular artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, and Jimmy Buffett. He’s probably best-known for his cover of the Beatles’ While my Guitar Gently Weeps (2006).
Living Proof – Buddy Guy (US release: 25 Oct 2010)
I hope I can *listen* to music this good – let alone *play* music this good – when I’m Buddy Guy’s age. He sounds amazing, and he pulls in B.B. King & Carlos Santana to help out on a couple tracks on his new studio album, in stores this week. Enjoy!
Buddy Guy is an American blues guitarist and vocalist born and raised in Louisiana, but who, upon moving north in 1957, helped pioneer the “Chicago blues” sound while working with blues legends such as Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf. In the 60’s, he built the bridge between blues and rock & roll and inspired rock legends such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s won five Grammys, been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Posted in 2010's, Chicago blues, What's New & Hot in Music?
Tagged 2010, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Grammy Award, Howlin' Wolf, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, National Medal of Arts, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie Ray Vaughan