What Jimi Was Listening To

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A recent exhibition at the Experience Music Project displayed many of the albums in Hendrix’s collection at the time of his death. It’s a wide mix of music but taken as a whole, Hendrix’s distinct musical vision takes form.

1. "I Want You (She’s So Heavy)," The Beatles, Abbey Road

2. "Rainy Day Women, 12 & 35," Bob Dylan, on Blonde on Blonde

3. "A Hazy Shade Of Winter," Simon and Garfunkel, on Bookends

4. "2,000 Light Years From Home," The Rolling Stones, on Their Satanic Majesties Request

5. "Cocaine Blues," Johnny Cash, on At Folsom Prison

6. "Seven and Seven Is," Love, on Da Capo

7. "Plastic Factory," Captain Beefheart, on Safe As Milk

8. "Darling Be Home Soon," Lovin’ Spoonful, on You’re A Big Boy Now

9. Gustav Holst, The Planets, conducted by Adrian Boult, performed by The New Philharmonia

10. "Pink Half Of The Drainpipe," Bonzo Dog Band, on The Doughnut In Granny’s House

11. "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," The Beatles, on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band

12. "In The Evening, The Sun Is Going Down," Lightnin’ Hopkins, on Autobiography In Blues

13. Lenny Bruce, Warning: Lenny Bruce Is Out Again

14. "Crosscut Saw," Albert King, on Born Under A Bad Sign

15. "All Along The Watchtower," Bob Dylan, on John Wesley Harding