Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland - Part 1

Album #61 - July 1968

Episode date - July 19, 2017

The Top 500 of The Top 40
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    In the Summer of 1968, Jimi Hendrix was probably the coolest human being on planet earth, and most people knew it.

    He was such a popular phenomenon that it was actually difficult for him to record, since so many people were constantly trying to get close to his unique brand of genius.

    Eventually, this caused a great deal of tension, with Hendrix welcoming the chaos while his band and manager found it next to impossible. The issue became so divisive that it played a primary role in causing the Experience to break up, and for Hendrix to split with his manager, Chas Chandler. “Electric Ladyland” is the album that came out of the chaos. In retrospect, who do you think was right?

    Next week, we will play Part two. Meanwhile, featured tracks include;

    And the Gods Made Love

    Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)

    Crosstown Traffic

    Voodoo Chile

    Little Miss Strange

    Long Hot Summer Night

    Come On (Part 1)

    Gypsy Eyes

    Burning of the Midnight Lamp

    July 1968 – Billboard Charted #1

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