Band of Gypsys releases its new recording featuring Jimi Hendrix. "Lover Man" became available on the same day that Hendrix's album Both Sides of the Sky was released.
The three-minute clip opens with a written text that reads Jimi Hendrix, as well as the song's title. Montages and clips of Hendrix playing his guitar were also shown throughout the video.
"Lover Man" was recorded by Hendrix in 1969, just a month before the Band of Gypsys recorded its self-titled live album. Both Sides of the Sky also features Hendrix's other recordings, such as "Send My Love to Linda," "Jungle," "Mannish Boy," and "Cherokee Mist," as well as guest performances by Stephen Stills and Johnny Winter.
Eddie Kramer Talks About Jimi Hendrix
Earlier this year, Hendrix's go-to engineer, Eddie Kramer, opened up about what it was like working with the musician.
"Imagine Jimi doing a take and when everything falls apart, he'd start playing the Batman or Peter Gunn theme without missing a beat. He'd do something really silly and s***** and everybody would be cracking up. He wanted to keep it light. He'd also do it to change it up a bit and inevitably those lines would work themselves into songs, and that's Jimi's sly humor," said Kramer.
Who Is Jimi Hendrix?
Hendrix was an American guitarist whose real name is James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix. He was regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, even though his mainstream career only spanned four years.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described the musician as the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock and roll.
His Final Interview
Prior to his death on Sept. 18, 1970, he told the Rolling Stone that he longer wanted to be a clown or a rock and roll star.
Some of Hendrix's albums include Woodstock, Electric Ladyland, Experience, The Cry of Love, Johnny B. Goode, Isle of Wight, Live At Winterland, and more.
Some of his most famous songs are "All Along the Watchtower," "Hey Joe," "Little Wing," "Purple Haze," "Voodoo Child," "Foxy Lady," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Red House," "Star Spangled Banner," "Hear My Train A Comin'," "Crosstown Traffic," "Bold As Love," "Manic Depression," "Stone Free," "Castles Made of Sand," "Machine Gun," "If 6 Was 9," "Fire," "Freedom," "Third Stone From the Sun," and more.