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Searching for Jimi Hendrix
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Christian
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Inspired homage to Jimi
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike most of the Stevie Ray, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc. tributes that have been coming out lately, this disc provides truly unique takes on the Jimi Hendrix legacy. Each artist truly makes the songs their own; no almost-but-not-quite the original versions here (except perhaps the Los Lobos version of Are You Experienced?), but rather songs in the artists own varied styles, that provide more interpretation of what they think Jimi meant and what the songs really are.Styles vary from reggae (Neville and Sheena Staples) to country/blues (Roseanne Cash), traditional blues (Charlie Musslewhite), jazz (Isham) and even gospel (Blind Boys). Chuck D. and Laurie Anderson do their version of songs in their signature styles -- fans of either won't be disappointed - that truly expand on the originals. Not for those who are looking to relive the JHE -- for those who want to understand it."
political idiot | california | 10/30/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, so it's the thing to do in the ninties --get your name on a tribute album. I have yet to hear a tribute album that is well done. This one gets two stars ONLY for the fine acappella "Driftin'" by FBBoA, Los Lobos treatment of AYE, and Cassandra Wilson's soulful LW. For the life of me, I can't understand why mostly overrated artists have a need to regurgitate perfect tunes in their own style. Does someone really think a ten year old will buy this CD because Taylor Dayne or Chuck D is on it? Come on folks, only Hendrix fans will buy it and lame 90's interpretations will only make us mad."
Don't believe the hype
Craig Weatherby | 08/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The other day I went looking for a record on this site whose reviewers gave it an average rating of less than 4 stars. Not Christina Aguilera, not Pat Boone, not even 2 Live Crew managed. And the average review of this record-- as I write-- is less? That's the strongest evidence yet that the reviews here cannot be trusted. I bought this record on a used rack to check it out because I respect Hendrix and most of the artists here. It's probably not going to make my top 10% for the year of all the CD's I'll buy, but will easily make my top 1/3. It's high points by Neville and Sheena Staples, Laurie Anderson and a handful of others are very high. Its weakest cuts are more interesting than the best cuts by the artists mentioned above. I don't have high expectations for tribute albums, so perhaps that's why I was pleasantly surprised. But it's unquestionably worth a listen. The idea that this currently has one of the worst ratings I've ever seen on amazon is ridiculous."