1991 MusiCards SuperStars #10 brings us to the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Great "in action" shot of Jimi doing his thing. I bet there are some superfans out there who could identify which specific show this was simply by the outfit.
Jimi got 5 different MusiCards in total, with 2 Legends cards, 2 Historic Concerts cards, and 1 promo card.
There you go. I don't really know what else I can say. I've been procrastinating writing up this post for a week now, I suppose because I'm a bit overwhelmed. What can I say? Jimi Hendrix was an amazing guitarist. It's hard to imagine rock music without what he brought to the table.
As for the knocks against his legacy? Well, he unfortunately died young. Would have loved to see what he came up with as he entered his 30s and beyond, but we'll never know. And many folks (including him) thought his singing left something to be desired, but by and large I'm a big fan of his work, including his musicianship and his lyrics/vocals.
Jimi Hendrix - "Like a Rolling Stone" (Monterey)
Jimi Hendrix - Desert Island Disc
- May This Be Love
- Third Stone From The Sun
- All Along The Watchtower
- Purple Haze
- Hey Joe
- The Wind Cries Mary
- Burning of The Midnight Lamp
- Crosstown Traffic
- Castles Made of Sand
- Manic Depression
- Little Wing
- Wait Until Tomorrow
- Spanish Castle Magic
- One Rainy Wish
- Bold As Love
- Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
- 1983 ... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
- Like a Rolling Stone (live at the Monterey Pop Festival)
- Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
- Voodoo Chile (Silent Return)
Ok, I had to make some tough calls, but I'm ultimately happy with this 24-track playlist to take with me to the ol' desert island.
As always, I'd be interested in hearing what your favorites are in the comments below, whether I picked them or not.
Stevie Ray Vaughan is another big name left out of the 1991 MusiCards set. He had just recently died that previous August in a helicopter crash, so that might've played a part in his exclusion, though it wouldn't have been strange at all to see him in the Legends subset among the likes of his peers Clapton and Hendrix.
One of my favorite SRV tracks is the instrumental cover of Jimi's "Little Wing", so he felt like a good choice to be the custom pairing for this post.
Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Little Wing"
Honestly I didn't really get unto SRV until later in life. I remember kinda liking his hit "Crossfire" in my younger days, but I didn't really check out his stuff until getting ahold of The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble in my 30s. Like Jimi, he was an incredible guitarist who sadly left us too soon.
All right, keeping this post tight rather than rambling on too much this time. Next up is the other Hendrix card in the Legends subset.