If you weren’t excited about Jimi Hendrix’s Both Sides Of The Sky, you might change your tune once you hear this preview.
Ten of the album’s 13 tracks have never been released before, and among those tracks is Hendrix’s take on the Muddy Water’s tune “Mannish Boy” which includes Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles.
Seriously…take a listen for yourself. It is extremely difficult not to dig this preview.
Both Sides Of The Sky is due out March 9 and is currently available for pre-order at JimiHendrix.com.
This previously unreleased recording was the first ever studio session by the group Hendrix would christen as his Band Of Gypsys. It was recorded at the Record Plant in New York, April 22, 1969. Hendrix, Cox & Miles shared a love for the blues as this driving, uptempo reworking of "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters immediately makes clear.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.