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Watch the Fishin' Blues
online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Blues Rock Grooves Vol. 1

There are many, many, versions of this classic tune, but Jimi Hendrix's is the one closest to my heart and the one I'm channeling here. The first version of this tune that I heard was the Jimi Hendrix version on his Blues record as a kid, and it along with his song "Machine Gun" changed the way I played and viewed the instrument.

As usual, Jimi took what Muddy did and amped it up quite a bit. I know in this age it's easy to overlook the influence that Jimi had on the guitar and rock and roll, but NOBODY played like that before him. We can certainly see and hear his roots, but he was a true innovator. I could certainly continue to gush over his playing and contributions to the guitar, but if you haven't listened to Jimi play blues in a while, please do so again. It's always a revelation for me and like drinking from a fire hydrant.