Photographers: Torben Dragsby; Ross Marino; Pat Pope; Chuck Boyd; Matthew Salacuse; Steve Pesant; Elgin Edmonds; Mats Anderson; Janie Hendrix.
Unlike numerous rock-oriented tribute albums that have been released in Jimi Hendrix's memory, POWER OF SOUL focuses on the R&B/soul aspects of Hendrix's music. The artists range from Goodie Mob rapper Cee-Lo (sounding unrecognizable on a tasty version of "Foxy Lady") and Prince riding a funky wah-wah pedal on a renamed "Purple House" to Chaka Khan teaming with Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson on a heart-wrenching walk through "Little Wing." Sounds of Blackness work wonders on an uplifting "Castles Made of Sand," and neo-soul crooner Musiq growls new life into "Are You Experienced?" Equally notable is the supergroup of Carlos Santana, Corey Glover, Stanley Clarke, and Tony Williams, who groove solidly through "Spanish Castle Magic." The final cut, a previously unreleased live performance of "Little Wing/3rd Stone from the Sun" by the late Hendrix acolyte Stevie Ray Vaughan, is a fitting musical exclamation point.
Gratitude - James "Al" Hendrix
Are You Experienced?
Spanish Castle Magic
Wind Cries Mary, The
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Earth, Wind & Fire
Power of Soul - Bootsy Collins - (featuring P-Funk All Stars)
Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) - Lenny Kravitz
30 Years - James "Al" Hendrix
Who Knows - Devoted Spirits - (featuring George Duke)
Going Home - Velvet Turner/Velvert Turner
Little Wing - Chaka Khan
Castles Made of Sand
May This Be Love - Eric Gales
Little Wing/3rd Stone from the Sun - Stevie Ray Vaughan (previously unreleased, live)