It’s that time again, a Tuesday Bluesday edition of Time Capsule Tuesday.
The posthumous album simply titled Blues is undoubtedly Mr. Hendrix at his bluesiest. The album really gives you a look at how deeply rooted Hendrix’s playing was in the blues. It’s the genre of music that encouraged him to pickup a guitar in the first place.
Blues is a striking balance of both original and cover tunes. He tips his hat to some of the greats like Muddy Waters (Mannish Boy) and Albert King (Born Under a Bad Sign). He even covers a little bit of the legendary Duke Ellington in the jam track titled Jam 292.
All and all this album is essential listening for anyone that is a fan of Hendrix’s work. It should also be essential listening for anyone that considers themselves a fan of the Blues. Hendrix’s take on Blues standards will leave you hungering for more tasty riffs!