Message Of Love
Label: Capitol Records
Recorded live at the Fillmore East on New Year's Eve 1969, Band of Gypsys is less psychedelic and more blues-based than Hendrix's work with the Experience. Buddy Miles and Billy Cox dole out a soulful low end groove, while Jimi unleashes some of his most powerful guitar pyrotechnics. Those come early and often on the 13-minute epic "Machine Gun," while Miles' "Changes" is the funkiest tune Hendrix ever played.