Happy birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Watch The Wind Cries Mary vs Muse video

Jimi Hendrix

With a special occasion like Jimi Hendrix's birthday (27 November 1942), I thought it apropos to scroll through YouTube videos and look for something unique to post.

It's not as easy finding 'undiscovered' videos as it used to be, though. Rare Jimi Hendrix footage that I've found in the past on YouTube has since been pulled thanks to Janie Hendrix/Experience Hendrix who handles his estate. But this post isn't about my sour feelings toward that. It's about Jimi.

So, I'm taking a chance with this one. Hopefully it will stay up long enough to share with anyone who comes across this entry, a little treasure for today.

This is going against tradition, by the way. This isn't a 'normal' Jimi Hendrix song, it's a mix. "The Wind Cries Mary Vs. Blackout" by Muse mixed by DJ JohnnyRed.

Now - some traditionalists or Hendrix freaks (like myself) might hate it. Since I am a BIG Muse fan, I thought it was worth the risk, so I watched the video and listened to the song with an open mind.

At first I wasn't so sure about the mix. Jimi's voice is a bit 'off' with the sound, but as the song progressed with him singing the lyrics to "The Wind Cries Mary" over the string arrangement of Muse's "Blackout", I could forgive the discrepancies. My emotions took over as I realized that I had never heard this before. Something 'new' from Jimi Hendrix, with a modern edge. Almost as if it was a recently released version of the song. Spooky, but in a good way. It's touching - and is quite beautiful and sad. The video is well done, too.

Try to listen to the song as if you've never heard "The Wind Cries Mary" before. Like it's an undiscovered Hendrix recording!

Watch Jimi Hendrix "The Wind Cries Mary" Vs. Muse "Blackout" video:

Jimi Hendrix Vs Muse video link

Dj JohnnyRed on Myspace

By: Jenny May - Band Weblogs

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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2 Responses to Happy birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Watch The Wind Cries Mary vs Muse video

  1. JohnnyRed says:

    Thank you for posting!

  2. bandweblogs says:

    Hi Johnny - I'm just glad that I found your mix! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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