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Jimi Hendrix Bootleg 'Hear My Music' To Get Vinyl Release For Record Store Day

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When guitar hero and purple pioneer Jimi Hendrix tragically passed on that mid-September evening back in 1970, he left behind a vault of unheard material that rivals the Paisley Park treasury. Over the nearly half-century that's passed since, various collections of that archive have made their way to the masses in the form of bootlegs and posthumous label releases, but amongst those recordings there are few that can hold a flame to the electric blues clinic of Hear My Music, which was originally released in 2004, compiling studio sessions and outtakes originally cut in 1969 with The Experience, Band Of Gypsies bass-man Billy Cox and various other musicians he encountered on his rise to super stardom. That well-circulated tape will be receiving a proper rerelease in the form of a double LP on vinyl. What's more, the long slept-on pre-fame studio recordings of Hendrix and '60s soul legend Curtis Knight will also see the light of day, as they will soon be released in a similar fashion a little down the line. You can pick up your copy of Jimi Hendrix's Hear My Music on November 28th as the crown jewel of your Record Store Day outing, just be sure to stay tuned as the extensive catalogue of Jimi and Mr. Knight makes its way.

spotted at Rolling Stone