Rainbow Bridge Band, The

Band members               Related acts

- Bill Baker - vocals, guitar

- John Holswade - bass

- Ron Holswade - drums



- none known




Genre: rock

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title: Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

Company: private press

Catalog: 5171

Year: 1988

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor cover and corner wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4507

Price: $100.00

Cost: $66.00


Yes, I'll readily admit that I'm a pushover for Hendrix-influenced outfits (Purple Fox, Velvert Turner, etc.).  Guess than makes it pretty easy to figure out how this album joined my collection ...


Musically and sonically 1988's "Tribute To Jimi Hendrix" isn't much to get excited about.  Featuring the talents of singer/guitarist Bill Baker and brothers  John and Ron Holswade (bass and drums respectively), the album title gives you a pretty good overview of its contents - in this case the trio working their way through eight of Hendrix's better know tunes.  Baker and the Holeswades aren't half bad.  They certainly have their Hendrix moves down pat.  The only problem is that outside of a club setting there isn't a great deal to be said for their efforts.  Since they don't bring anything original to the table and their covers are true to the originals, why not just slap a Hendrix album on?  I will say that the album has some excellent sound quality - far above what you'd normally expect from a vanity project.  It's quite impressive with a good pair of headphones and a Belgian beer in your hands.


"Tribute To Jimi Hendrix" track listing:

(side 1)

1.) Foxy Lady   (Jimi Hendrix) - 3:46

2.) Hey Joe   (Jimi Hendrix) - 3:47

3.) Hear My Train a Comin'   (Jimi Hendrix) - 10:06

4.) Purple Haze   (Jimi Hendrix) - 3:24


(side 2)   

1.) Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)   (Jimi Hendrix) - 7:03

2.) Spanish Castle Magic   (Jimi Hendrix) - 4:19

3.) Voodoo Child   (Jimi Hendrix) - 7:23

4.) Fire   (Jimi Hendrix) - 2:08

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