Jimi Hendrix had a total lack of formality. He didn’t read music, had no classical training, played an upside-down right-handed guitar, but was fully engaged, mentally and emotionally in every note he played without any hesitation. Initially called “Get My Heart Back Together” when he played it at Woodstock in 1969, the song speaks of Hendrix’s loneliness and well as his dreams of greatness. Versions of the song have made its travels after the artist’s passing, but solo acoustic recordings of Hendrix are incredibly rare. Above seen, a clip of Hendrix playing the song on a twelve-string acoustic guitar, Lead Belly’s instrument of choice. The footage comes from the 1973 documentary film Jimi Hendrix.
Even stripped down to basics, Hendrix is still as good as it gets.