Jimi Hendrix discography
Jimi Hendrix discography
Jimi Hendrix performs for Dutch television in 1967.
Releases ↙Studio albums ↙Live albums ↙Compilation albums ↙Singles 3 2 2 12
The original discography of Jimi Hendrix, an American hard rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, including The Jimi Hendrix Experience, consists of three studio albums, two livealbums, two compilation albums and twelve singles. In September 1966, ex-Animals bassist Chas Chandler brought Hendrix from the United States to the United Kingdom, where an eponymous band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, was formed around him. Noel Redding joined as the band's bassist on 29 September and drummer Mitch Mitchell finalised the lineup on 6 October. The Experience's first record was a coverof Billy Roberts' "Hey Joe", released in the UK on 16 December, where it peaked at #6. The B-Side of that record was "Stone Free", written by Hendrix. "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary", original Hendrix compositions, were subsequently released on 17 March and 5 May 1967 and reached #3 and #6 respectively, before the band's debut LP, Are You Experienced, was released on Track Records on 12May. The album reached #2 in the UK and a version with a different track listing reached #5 in the US in the wake of the success of Hendrix's performance at the Monterey Pop Festival when released on Reprise Records in USA & Canada on August 23. "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze" were also released in the States, the latter of which peaked at #65. The fourth single released by Hendrix was "Burning of theMidnight Lamp", which later appeared on The Experience's third album. The record, not released in North America, became the band's least successful single so far, reaching #18 in the UK. A Reprise single from Are You Experienced was released on 27 November; "Foxey Lady" managed only to reach #67, despite the success of Are You Experienced. Hendrix et al. were bound by their contract with Track torelease at least two albums in 1967, thus Axis: Bold as Love was released on 1 December. The follow-up to the band's successful debut was well-received, peaking at #5 in the UK and #3 in the US upon its later release there on January 15, 1968. The only single released from Axis was a non-UK release; "Up from the Skies" reached #82 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Experience's first compilation,Smash Hits, was released in the UK in April 1968, and reached #4 in the UK. On September 9 the band released the first single from their upcoming third album in the US; their now famous cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" became their highest-charting single in the States when it reached #20. The song was released in the UK after the album's North America release and peaked at #5.Contrary to Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love and Smash Hits, Electric Ladyland was released first in Hendrix's native country on
Jimi Hendrix discography September 30. Just over a week later, on 25 October, it was released in the UK with a different cover. The first album produced by Hendrix himself, Electric Ladyland became the band's first #1 album when it reached the top spot in theBillboard 200 chart. Despite this, the album was actually the least successful in England, where a version sporting a controversial alternate cover reached #6. A mail order-only compilation of two sides of the album, Electric Jimi Hendrix, was released by Track after Electric Ladyland, but was immediately withdrawn from sale. After the UK and international release of "All Along the Watchtower","Crosstown Traffic" was released in the US on November 18, where it flopped at #52. The Experience began touring again in support of the new album, and a very different compilation of Smash Hits was later issued in North America on July 30, 1969, where it peaked at #6. Due to long-standing personal and musical differences, Redding left the band after they performed at the Denver Pop Festival on June...