Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland 45th anniversary featured on In The Studio



The 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 classic, “Electric Ladyland”, is featured on this week’s edition of US-based rock radio series In The Studio.

Insight from biographer and reissue producer John McDermott is featured along with one of the last interviews with Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer John “Mitch” Mitchell (who passed in 2008) in the first of the two-part program.

Released in October of 1968, the influential and adventurous double-album was the third release and first project produced by the guitar icon.

The album featured instant Hendrix classics like “Crosstown Traffic”, “Voodoo Chile” and the title track, as well as the definitive cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.”

The record featured contributions from a variety of special guests, including Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and Chris Wood of Traffic, Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady, and multi-instrumentalist Al Kooper.

“Electric Ladyland” spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard 200, with “Watchtower” hitting the top 20 US singles chart and going top 5 in the UK.

Check out part 1 of the 45th anniversary of “Electric Ladyland” here.




See also:

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ documentary due this fall
Jimi Hendrix: Purple Box set expanded for reissue
Jimi Hendrix: Live In Cologne 1969 coming to cd next month
Producer Eddie Kramer discusses Jimi Hendrix’s musical legacy
Janie Hendrix shares memories of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer guests on Rockline
Jimi Hendrix scores highest-charting album in 44 years
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix All-Stars rock Tonight Show
Jimi Hendrix set for highest-charting album in 44 years
Jimi Hendrix featured on official Record Store Day poster
Jimi Hendrix’s favorite guitar auctioned in London
Jimi Hendrix: People Hell & Angels album details revealed
New Jimi Hendrix album due in 2013
Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready rock Jimi Hendrix classics in Seattle
Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock set for global theatrical release
Bloomingdale's launches Jimi Hendrix men’s collection
VIDEO: Preview Gary Moore’s tribute to Jimi Hendrix
London exhibition to mark Jimi Hendrix’ 70th birthday
Gary Moore: Jimi Hendrix tribute package due this fall
VIDEO: Def Leppard guitarist covers Jimi Hendrix
VIDEO: Michael Winslow rocks Jimi Hendrix in Seattle
Jimi Hendrix named Greatest Guitarist by Rolling Stone
Jimi Hendrix, Beatles among greatest cover songs list
VIDEO: Experience Hendrix rocks Bob Dylan classic on Lopez Tonight
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix Spring tour announced
Whole lotta Jimi Hendrix on the way