As part of their American Masters series, PBS aired a brand new Jimi Hendrix documentary last night full of unreleased footage, rare photographs, and exclusive interviews. Entitled Hear My Train A Comin', the doc explores the life and the music of one of the greatest guitarists to have ever played. Clocking in at just under 2 hours, the film spans Hendrix's entire life, from childhood to his untimely end, and gets perspectives from those who knew him best.
From the PBS video description:
Hear My Train A Comin’ traces the legendary guitarist’s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper and as an unknown sideman to R&B stars until his discovery and ultimate international stardom. With previously unseen footage of the 1968 Miami Pop Festival, home movies, and interviews with those closest to Jimi Hendrix.
Watch the full streaming video above.
In addition to the unseen Miami Pop footage, you can buy the companion album The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival on CD or LP through Amazon. A video of "Foxey Lady" at the festival was released earlier this week, which you can watch right here at Zumic.