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Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute - The Wind Cries Mary

When I was a kid, Jimi Hendrix was by far my favorite guitar player.  As an adult, one of the many benefits of being friends with Buddy Miles, drummer for Band of Gypsys, was hearing his countless amazing and inspirational stories about playing with Jimi.  So, imagine how thrilled and honored I was to be asked to record a Jimi Hendrix classic with the drummer who actually played with him.   It was a rare and extraordinary experience.

Buddy Miles, Double Trouble and I paid our respects to Hendrix with our rendition of The Wind Cries Mary with Grammy Award winning producer, Jim Gaines at the wheel.  This track was included on the album Blue Haze - Songs of Jimi Hendrix.  For all you gear heads who are curious, I recorded this track using my all original 1960 Strat through a 1959 cream colored Bassman amp!   

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