From the vault
‘People, Hell and Angels'
Jimi Hendrix (Experience Hendrix/Legacy)
Not even death can slow down legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Though he recorded just three fully conceived studio albums before his drug-related death in 1970 at age 27, Hendrix left behind a vault of unreleased studio material, and you can count on a couple batches of it to surface, along with entire live concerts, once or twice a year. The latest posthumous release is “People, Hell and Angels,” a scintillating collection of 12 studio recordings made between 1968-70.
The tunes were recorded without the other members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and offer us a glimpse of where his career might have headed had he not suffered the fatal overdose. Working with a fresh group of musicians, including Stephen Stills (then of the Buffalo Springfield), these songs should appeal to Hendrix's legion of fans. Among the many standouts are “Earth Blues,” personal favorite “Hear My Train a Comin',” “Bleeding Heart,” “Easy Blues,” “Inside Out” and “Mojo Man.” Hendrix remains in a class all by himself.
Jeffrey Sisk is an editor for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Washington County sex offender pleads guilty to 15 counts
- McKeesport man: Ex-girlfriend ‘attempted to run me over’
- Mon Valley schools honored for commitment to music education
- Responsibility for sinkhole near Glassport remains uncertain
- McKeesport teacher among winners at Champions of Learning awards dinner
- McKeesport student’s prize-winning song about brother helps ease family’s grief
- Mon-Yough area first responders say drivers need to stop, pull over
- Program details women’s work in Mon-Yough area mills during World War II
- Elizabeth Forward senior builds his own canoe in school’s lab
- Police arrest suspect in fatal Wilmerding shooting
- Steel Valley union drops restroom grievance