August 19, 2008

Rock on!

From Indian classical music to something completely different. Rock music by Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison! (Yeah... just listening to various kinds of music on youtube this afternoon!)

First up, Hendrix - this should tell you why they deify him like they do! See him play the Star Spangled Banner on guitar at Woodstock (August 1969)

Voodoo Chile also from Woodstock (there's also another longer version.)

Purple Haze, live in Atlanta, 1970

Foxy Lady - 1968

and here some rare footage of him jamming with the Stones!

Top class stuff...even though I usually am more a fan of the blues guitarists who influenced him -- B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Elmore James, Howling Wolf, etc.

Here's one video of Santana, also from Woodstock and a link to an amazing piece by Santana with Clapton (who, as we know IS God.)

And just one video from The Doors - Light My Fire, my favorite of their many classics. (Though many may remember this rendering of the song, when Jim ticked off Ed Sullivan by not replacing the word "higher" with something less innocuous!)

Enjoy! Enough music for now, though I am not done. I'm going to go get ready for some classical music tonight - a free concert, thanks to the City of Boston, featuring the Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de Strasbourg.

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