Featured Video: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’
Featured video time. This week(ish) is Jimi Hendrix who is, lets face it, the guitarist who needs very little introduction.
Something just a little different though. This is an acoustic rendition of Hear My Train A Comin’ on a 12-string guitar. I think this video is from the film, See My Music Talking.
A similar, acoustic 12-string version can be heard on the Blues album, which is a compilation released in 1994. It contains versions of Hendrix playing, as you might expect, blues songs – originals and covers. Despite the cynical nature of some posthumous compilation albums, this one is actually pretty good – six of the eleven songs had not previously been released. If you like Hendrix and/or like some blues, this is a good one to have. The album opens with the acoustic version and closes with an electric version of the same song.
Alternative versions of Hear My Train A Comin‘ can be heard on the BBC albums: Radio One and the BBC Sessions. Electric, this time around, these versions are different but, obviously enough, are also great.
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