Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pickin' on Hendrix|
Pickin' on Hendrix
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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An absolutely superb "tribute" to the music of Jimi Hendrix
firstname.lastname@example.org | USA | 07/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of the music of Jimi Hendrix since seeing him live in-concert in 1967, I have heard a lot of Hendrix "covers" and "tributes" over the years, but none as well done as "Pickin on Hendrix." The level of musicianship and obvious emotional involvement displayed by Mr. West and friends on this recording makes it obvious that the music of Jimi Hendrix has a deepness and richness that extends far beyond the "rock" catagory. After hearing "Purple Haze," "The Wind Cries Mary," and "The Star Spangled Banner" done with with blazing, twang-tinged country flair you will begin to realize just how universal and unique Jimi Hendrix's compositions really are. I've always wondered what a country take on Hendrix's music would sound like, and here it is. If you like country music but find Jimi's music to be too "edgey" or "far-out,"listen to this cd and you'll become "experienced." If you love Hendrix's music but are not too keen on country music stylings, this cd will make you smile. It's a winner no matter what kind of music you like."
Extremely Let Down
email@example.com | 12/10/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"While a big Hendrix fan, as well as a fan of bluegrass - I was NOT impressed with this album. While the "bluegrass" was acceptable, it was a big stretch to extract the "hendrix" from what I was hearing. If you want a good Hendrix tribute album, try "Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix" (1993). You want a good bluegrass album? Try Seldom Scene. Overall, a nice concept gone terribly awry."
ty7777 | USA | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, I did not know I like bluegrass, but I figured if I'd ever like it it would be in this cd. I was right. It was strange and creepy how well J.H. rythms fell right into place in bluegrass music. This album has no lyrics but alot of character and it's simply on the mark.The best thing about this album for me was the all along the watchtower dylan cover. It was beautiful at about 4 minutes long and played by one person on several different instruments with incredible skill and awesome flare and style. This album is alot of fun and at times profoundly and innocently pretty and remarkable. I recognized everything at once except from maybe one song which I can't remember at the moment but it was probably because I never heard hendrix himself do it. This whole album is full of energy and skill and perfect for students of banjo or acoustic guitar. David west who is the main player and in some songs the only player is an absolute genius and J.H. would have gotten a huge kick out of hearing this twisted but accurate overature. Very few times was it repetative in an undesirable way like most cover or remixing tribute albums are. This was charming and renewed my faith in great musical cross-overs and fusions. I was shocked to find that out of several cds I bought within the month this was my favorite one. I had to laugh at the fact that I'm a complete stranger to this brand of music but I became so quickly fond of it. This is one rich album. A definite five."