Newly unearthed footage of Jimi Hendrix performing at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival will be revealed in the two-hour documentary American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’, which airs tomorrow at 9 p.m. on PBS. Now, before the film debuts, you can get an exclusive first look at this amazing clip of Hendrix performing “Foxey Lady” onstage in Miami on May 18th, 1968 during his headlining set.
Interspersed with black-and-white photos of the late Hendrix and his Experience bandmates Mitch Mitchell (drums) and Noel Redding (bass), this colorful video depicts the famed left-handed guitarist powering through one of his most enduring numbers. Sporting a fedora, blond streaks in his hair, a puffy white shirt and red velvet pants, Hendrix clearly stuns his daytime audience with his explosive, soulful playing.
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’ will also be released on Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray and is joined by a companion audio release, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival. The television special and home video release boast previously unseen footage and home movies shot by Hendrix and Mitchell, while the CD and audiophile vinyl set marks the first-ever release of Hendrix’s Miami Pop performance. It includes the very first stage performances of “Hear My Train a Comin'” and “Tax Free,” plus renditions of the live staples “Fire,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.”