Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

According to wikipedia this is not originally by Hendrix but a band called The Leaves. But Hendrix makes this song sound amazing. The lyrics, the song are so secondary to me. I could listen to this song with the singing totally removed. The guitar is, unsurprisingly, amazing.

I told my husband once that I wanted to learn to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix and he said “everyone does.” Probably true. I mean for the love of all that is good, if you watch the video I am posting with this, you will see him play the guitar with his MOUTH at one point. And it still sounds amazing.

I love this song in particular because you can really hear the blues influence in my opinion. There are times when the guitar almost mimics a blues harmonica sound. And it would totally be an appropriate topic of a blues song too.

Aside from just listening to the amazing guitar action. The drums support the song well really bringing it into the classic rock arena.

Video of Hendrix performing Hey Joe

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