The late ‘guitar god’ Jimi Hendrix’s stepsister Janie is all praise for ‘People, Hell and Angels’. This is the latest Hendrix album, featuring sounds from his sessions with engineer Eddie Kramer during the years 1968 and 1969. According to Janie, some songs like ‘Hear My Train A Comin’ made her cry.
Janie said she felt a ghost-like experience on some songs and that her heart felt full listening to her late stepbrother’s music. The music is based around the blues, similar to where the guitarist was heading before his untimely death at the age of 27. There have been other posthumous releases from the vast supply of studio recordings that were left behind by the ‘Voodoo Chile’ artist.
There are some songs like ‘Somewhere’, where Jimi has teamed up with Stephen Stills, who plays bass. Whereas Lonnie Youngblood had been called in to play on tracks such as ‘Let Me Move You’. There are other interesting collaborations, such as the dual vocals of Arthur and Albert Allen on ‘Mojo Man’. Most of the other tracks on the album are held up by Buddy Miles on the drums and Billy Cox on bass.
Overall, the entire album has the now well-known Hendrix stamp on it and is a great addition for anyone who has been influenced by the widely popular musician.