Wednesday, July 09, 2008

How The Heck Did I Forget This One?

I did a post in honor of the Fourth of July called National Anthems with Soul. I put together a short list of great African-American performances of the national anthem.

Well, that list wouldn't be complete without this one. The late great Jimi Hendrix playing the national anthem on his guitar 40 years ago at Woodstock.



Anonymous said...

Hey Monica,

I just found your blog. I'm delight to come across you here.

BTW JH's version of the National Anthem is still stunning to this day.

Carla R

Monica Roberts said...

Welocme to TransGriot!

You're right. I rank it just below Marvin's and Whitney's as te best.

SeaMonica said...

Damn, you sure know how to stir the fond memories of the past. It remains one of the greatest moments at one of the greatest events our culture has ever produced. Thanks, my dear friend.

Monica Roberts said...

As far as I'm concerned, the best eras for music were the 50's through the 80's.

It started slipping for me quality wise around the mid 90's