Friday, April 6, 2018

Unlikely Holdings

I was astonished to read this article on Jimi Hendrix's record collection and discover that he owned, not one, but two copies of Handel's Messiah. Does that explain the bridge in "Spanish Castle Magic"?
Handel – ‘Great Choruses from Handel’s Messiah’
Hendrix owned two copies of Handel’s ‘Messiah’, both of which show signs of wear and tear. This rendition by the English Chamber Orchestra promised period sounds which would have been uncanny listening so near to where it was composed.
Hendrix and Handel both lived in Brook Street in London. Also in Jimi's collection was an LP of Bach on pedal harpsichord and Ravi Shankar.

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