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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:07 pm 
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For those of you in USA...

*BIO CHANNEL PRESENTS “JIMI HENDRIX VOODOO CHILD”*

*TWO HOUR DOCUMENTARY FEATURING THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST’S STORY IN
HIS OWN WORDS WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS AND RECORDINGS FROM
HENDRIX PRIVATE ARCHIVE*

*PREMIERES THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 9PM ET/ 8PM CT/ 10PM PT*

NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 23, 2010 – BIO Channel brings viewers inside
the ground-breaking story of one man, his music and the world that
embraced him with the two-hour documentary special* *“Jimi Hendrix
Voodoo Child,” premiering on *Thursday, August 26 at 9PM ET/ 8PM
CT/ 10PM PT.*

Over the course of just four extraordinary years, Jimi Hendrix
left an indelible stamp on the world, shaping not only popular
music but popular culture as well. He remains the most innovative
musician of his, or any other, era having virtually reshaped the
vocabulary of the electric guitar for future generations. “Jimi
Hendrix Voodoo Child” is an autobiographical journey that reveals
the man as never before, featuring the legendary musician’s own
words to tell the story of his remarkable life.

Drawing upon interviews granted by Hendrix, coupled with letters,
writings and recordings, “Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child” provides new
insight into one of the most enduring icons of popular culture.
The special is filled with never before seen photographs and film
footage from the Hendrix family archive and features a soundtrack
that includes such legendary Hendrix recordings as “Purple Haze,”
“Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” together with
never before heard live performances. Funk legend and Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame member Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic
renown, is featured as the voice of Jimi Hendrix.

Legacy Recordings and Experience Hendrix LLC have recently joined
forces on a monumental Jimi Hendrix catalog release project.
Legacy’s next round of titles from the artist Rolling Stone
magazine called “the greatest guitarist of all time” will include
deluxe editions of /Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions/ and
/Jimi Hendrix: Blues/, his legendary /Live At Woodstock/
performance, and /Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year/, the highly
collectible Jimi Hendrix Christmas EP.

The upcoming wave of 2010 Jimi Hendrix titles culminates in the
long awaited release of /West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix
Anthology*,*/ a definitive career-spanning four CD box set which
tracks Hendrix’s remarkable journey from R&B sideman to
international stardom. The deluxe set is filled with previously
unreleased Jimi Hendrix Experience recordings plus demos,
alternate takes and more.

Directed By Bob Smeaton. Produced By Janie Hendrix and John
McDermott. /“Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child”/ is produced for BIO
Channel by Experience Hendrix L.L.C. Executive producers for BIO
Channel are Tom Moody and Peter Tarshis.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:23 pm 
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My cable channel recorder is all set, though it is being broadcast by Comcast in standard def rather than HD. They are running a Janis Joplin bio on one side of this, and a Led Zep feature on the other side. It may be a day or three before I can set aside two hours for this - I have an Iggy and the Stooges show tomorrow night, and on weekends I'm tied up training for a marathon (where I got this bright idea I dont know...) - but if noone else chimes in with a review I'll provide some impressions.

I wonder if it will become commercially available? Probably...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:29 pm 
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I suspect this may become available with the next round of releases but my gut feeling is that that is too soon. Be very interested in your take on it as there doesn't seem to be any UK broadcast plan. Enjoy Iggy and as for the marathon do what I do, go for a lie down until the inclination passes.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:18 am 
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I will definitely be checking this out, I'll post my review..thanks for the alert, wasn't expecting such an early showing of this


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I saw five minutes of it early in the broadcast, and won't be in a hurry to watch the rest, though I will :cry:

What I saw featured two snippets of multitrack excerpts from Axis, buried under talking and the kind of thing that will doubtless keep Joel B quite busy as well as our studious Jimpress researchers. But let's talk about that talking - it's an actor doing a voiceover pretending to be Jimi, narrating his whole life story. Things like, "when I joined the army, I decided to go all the way, so I became a paratrooper." The guy sounds not even remotely like Jimi, so at first I wasn't sure what was going on - I thought it was somebody who'd played with Jimi in Seattle or something. If only...

The last thing I saw was "Jimi" reading a letter he wrote to Al from Kentucky and that was enough for one night.

As for performance stuff, I saw very brief segments of Berkeley "Johnny B Goode" and one other which I can't recall at the moment - Wight or Atlanta '70, but both were so short they were there and gone. I am not very optimistic this production will get better later on, but my biggest concern is that the script of "Jimi" explaining his life will contain portions of fiction and fabrication. :shock: We shall see...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:44 pm 
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All sounds a bit dodgy. According to this website, the voice of Jimi is played by Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins.

http://www.wzrr.com/Article.asp?id=1930650&spid=28212


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:45 pm 
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Bootsy, eh? Very familiar with his bass work, not familiar with his speaking voice! I guess that adds legitimacy. Or something. And I now see that was mentioned in Steve's original post. :oops: Must... read... more... carefully...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:56 pm 
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I seldom write anything worth reading that closely.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:20 pm 
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My Bio channel was a temporary "free preview". Now gone. D'oh! So I missed it :x


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