Monday, July 12, 2010

Long Hot Summer Night

Many people remember Jimi Hendrix for either his being one of the best electric guitarists in the history of music and/or as one of the last true innovators on the instrument. These people are right, but it's also important to remember that Jimi was also an exceptionally talented songwriter. Electric Ladyland's "Long Hot Summer Night" is a prime example. A rock/R&B tune, it starts in C and then modulates a whole step up to D at about 1:50, at which point Jimi DESTROYS a guitar solo. Sometimes, you can't mess with the greats.
-Mike Oxman

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