Jimi Hendrix's Seven Meanest Guitar Solos

Jimmy Hendrix
Jimmy Hendrix, born Nov. 27, 1942. (1968 Winterland live Album art)

For Black History Month 2013, The Current is spotlighting a different legendary African-American musician each week. This week, we're featuring one of rock's enduring icons, the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Tune in to hear tracks from his catalog throughout the week, and visit to the website for more features about his career.

Few in history could play a six-string like Jimi Hendrix. We picked seven of the nastiest guitar riffs from the mind of the master.

Machine Gun


Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Bold as Love

Red House

Star Spangled Banner

All Along The Watchtower

Check back all month as The Current honors legendary black musicians, and make sure you check out Say It Loud, our Black History Month stream.