Jimi Performing “Hey Joe”

jimi hendrixThis video of Jimi Hendrix performing Hey Joe (in what appears to be a television studio) made me want to listen to his albums and hear some Stevie Ray Vaughn, who said the following of Jimi:

I love Hendrix for so many reasons. He was so much more than just a blues guitarist—he played damn well any kind of guitar he wanted. In fact I’m not sure if he even played the guitar—he played music.

I think Jimi would’ve said the same of Stevie.

There are over 1,000 covers of Hey Joe, but I’ve only heard Jimi’s, Stevie’s, and Bob Dylan’s versions.

The guitar tabulature of Hey Joe is straight forward for you musicians, if you don’t try to emulate Jimi.

(via growabrain)

100 “greatest” guitarists of all time

Rolling Stone magazine published their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The top 10:

  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
  3. B.B. King
  4. Eric Clapton
  5. Robert Johnson
  6. Chuck Berry
  7. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  8. Ry Cooder
  9. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin [“of Led Zeppelin”?! duh]
  10. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones [double duh]

Duane Allman?! Chuck Berry?!! If you’re a guitarist, don’t bother looking at the complete list; you’ll want to punch your monitor.