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Hendrix on MLK, Jr. Day
Posted:Monday, 01/21/2013 at 03:01am by Greg Easterling
Today is the national holiday to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the most major hero of the civil rights movement. This morning we presented one of the most significant African-American musicians of the 1960's, the decade that propelled Dr. King into prominence. It's Jimi Hendrix, a powerful symbol of black independence and one of our greatest, most innovative guitar players.

Today we featured The Cry Of Love, the album that contains many of the recordings on which Jimi was working at the time of his death. In more recent years, this album has been replaced by Jimi's estate with the expanded release, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun which they believe is closer in spirit to what Jimi intended for this album. All of which makes the original vinyl release of The Cry of Love something of a collector's item at this point; we tracked Side 2 this time including "Straight Ahead(aka Pass It On)" and "Angel".
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