February 18, 2009 Playlist

"Electric Ladyland" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Electric Ladyland"  1968 (USA/UK)
The immortal Jimi Hendrix only completed three studio albums during his lifetime, and arguably it is only on the third of these -- the double album Electric Ladyland -- that he fully realized his genius as a musician, composer, arranger and wizard of the recording studio.  Few double albums can match the breadth and depth of this classic, which features an epic improvised blues jam, a side long progressive suite, a dozen brilliant original songs and a couple classic covers.
For your Jimi video this week, here's a performance of his only American Top 40 hit, a radical re-arrangement of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower".  And here's a great TV clip where The Experience takes over Lulu's TV show, beginning with "Voodoo Child", Jimi's posthumous #1 hit single in the UK.  And here's another fun Jimi jam on Chuck Berry's classic "Johnny B. Goode".  Finally, here's the opening credits of the 1960's PBS program "Say Brother" , the theme tune having been written by The Stark Reality (their version is on the CD Now, also featured on this week's show.)
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys Stone Free (live) Live At The Fillmore East rec. 1970 USA
Prince & The Revolution Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain
1984 USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Long Hot Summer Night Electric Ladyland
1968 USA/UK
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Come On (part one) (Earl King) Electric Ladyland
1968 USA/UK
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Still Raining, Still Dreaming Electric Ladyland
1968 USA/UK
The Gil Evans Orchestra Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix) Plays The Music of Jimi Hendrix
1974 USA
James Brown Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing Star Time (compilation)
rec. 1970 USA
Fela Kuti (R) Suffering & Smiling Music Is The Weapon Of The Future
rec. 1970's Nigeria
Fishbone Party At Ground Zero Fishbone EP
1985 USA
Bad Brains Return To Heaven I Against I
1986 USA
Living Colour Funny Vibe Living Colour
1988 USA
Public Enemy with Anthrax Bring The Noise Apocalypse '91: The Enemy Strikes Black
1991 USA
Ice-T with Slayer Disorder Judgement Night (original soundtrack)
1993 USA
Love The Castle Da Capo
1967 USA
Phil Lynott Ode To A Black Man Solo In Soho
1980 Ireland
The Dirtbombs Underdog (Sly & The Family Stone) Ultraglide In Black
2001 USA
Betty Davis 70's Blues They Say I'm Different
1974 USA

Blackbyrd with George Clinton Fly On P-Funk Guitar Army: Tributes To Jimi Hendrix rec. 1993 USA
Funkadelic Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic 1976 USA
Santana Every Step Of The Way Caravanserai 1972 Mexico/USA
War Fidel's Fantasy War 1971 USA
The Stark Reality Say Brother Now (CD compilation) rec. 1969 USA
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