Though he only released three studio and one concert album while alive, Jimi Hendrix was one prolific motherfucker in his 27 years. After his 1970 death, the Hendrix vaults have spewed forth plenty more music and video, especially in the last few years under the keen stewardship of his estate.
The embarrassment of riches has just expanded with the release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival (Experience Hendrix/Legacy). The May 1968 event was one of the first large-scale rock festivals on the East Coast and the first one promoted by Michael Lang, who would later go on to co-produce a little gathering called Woodstock.
Though a relatively new group, the Experience (with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell) were enlisted as headliners for the two-day show, and this CD offers the first live recorded performances of several key Hendrix tunes.