In all the years I have loved and lived music, one consistent question comes up again and again. What would they be like if they lived? Janis, Jimi, Jim, Kurt, Stevie, the list goes on for quite a stretch. It is certainly worth pondering. Over the years, this live track that uncovered demo or something surfaces from out of almost nowhere.
Sometimes it is subpar dreck that should have stayed hidden and others it is basically just recycled repackaged stuff with a bonus picture or some crap. Rarely do these recordings shed a light on what might have been. Until now! Maybe! Tomorrow “People, Hell and Angels” by Jimi Hendrix gets released. It features 12 tracks that were recorded in 1968-69 that were all written by Jimi except 2. Recorded with a variety of players including Stephen Stills who guests on the single “Somewhere” (available now on iTunes) The thing about this recording is it may actually show the desired direction Jimi was moving in before he died in 1970. I like the single and look forward to tomorrows release not just as a fan but as an inquisitive musicologist sort of way. Hendrix wrote sang performed and of course played like no other. Hopefully tomorrow we can catch a glimpse of his cut way to short vision. This article from CNN is a great read to prep you and refresh you on one of the greats and his posthumous release.