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BeatTips MusicStudy: Jimi Hendrix – “Hey Joe”


A Blues Man Was Arguably The Greatest Rock ‘n’Roll Guitarist In History


As broad as my musical tastes might seem, I’ve finally come to this realization: At the core of my interest in any music form is my fundamental affinity for the blues. In particular, I’m engaged most by those musicians who use the blues as the basis from which they draft their core sound.

Interpretations of the blues can be heard in every twentieth-century American popular music form. And translations of the blues in rock ‘n’ roll offer up some really great tunes. And among the rock greats who best fed the blues into the roots of their rock ‘n’ roll, stands Jimi Hendrix, whose rock-blues I believe has no rival.

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Jimi Hendrix – “Hey Joe,” Performed Live!

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual