Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Music Entertainment has just released on DVD and Blu-ray, ‘Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin”, a new feature-length documentary film, as well as ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival’, the first-ever release of one of the guitar virtuoso’s most sought-after performances.
‘Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival‘ introduces the first recorded stage performances of Hear My Train A Comin’ and Tax Free while showcasing definitive live takes on such classics as Fire, Hey Joe, I Don’t Live Today and Purple Haze. The package includes never before published photos taken at the festival and an essay by award winning music journalist and Grammy Museum Executive Director BobSantelli. The first ever major rock festival staged on the East Coast, the May 1968 Miami Pop Festival was the first event promoted by Michael Lang – who would organise Woodstock, the biggest pop culture event of the decade, fifteen months later – and Ric O’Barry, who had been the dolphin trainer for the popular television program Flipper. Recently uncovered film footage of Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival is among the previously unseen treasures showcased in ‘Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin”, which unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more.
‘Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin” traces the guitarist’s journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper, unknown sideman to R&B stars such as Little Richard, Joey Dee and the Isley Brothers and his discovery and ultimate international stardom. Presented as part of a year-long celebration around his 70th birthday year – the guitarist was born November 27, 1942 – the two-hour ‘Hear My Train A Comin” tells the definitive story, illustrated by interviews with Hendrix and illuminated with commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, Vernon Reid, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa, Dave Mason as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi and his era from the three women closest to him: Linda Keith (the girlfriend who introduced Jimi to future manager Chas Chandler), Faye Pridgeon (who befriended Hendrix in Harlem in the early 1960s) and Colette Mimram, (one of the era’s most influential fashion trendsetters who provided inspiration for Hendrix’s signature look and created such memorable stage costumes as the beaded jacket Hendrixfamously wore at Woodstock).
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