Sunday, August 31, 2014

More About Today's Music

This cover of Lead Belly's classic "Goodnight Irene" dates from 1964 (as apparently all of the cover tracks that Hendrix recorded with Little Richard long before he made is British debut).  Hendrix was one of two musicians of native ancestry to be first inducted into the brand new Native American Music Hall Of Fame in 1998 (the other being the late Buddy Red Bow, a well known country musician from Pine Ridge).  Hendrix's ancestry was Tsalagi (Cherokee)/African/Irish.  This song is just such a treat no matter who records it, but it is fun to hear some of the other Hendrix stuff, before he became the world sensation that he did, which arguably led to his tragic and very untimely death at the age of just 27 in 1970.  RIP to them both!

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