Jimi Hendrix was a game changer. Everyone who heard him play was never the same again. He was also changed himself by the players he listened to. The result was psychedelic music of the spheres. Here’s a short list:

This tune was already pretty terrific as a simple folk song, but it became an electric apocalypse in Jimi’s fingers.

A New Orleans R&B number transformed on Electric Ladyland.

Hendrix spent some time in the military which may have inspired some of the explosive sounds on this track.

Francis Scott Key would have freaked out (in a good way) if he had heard this version.

The song that pointed the way to voodoo heaven. Don’t be late!

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