Out today (November 22nd) is the latest Jimi Hendrix archival release, Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts. The five-CD or eight-LP set, which is a joint project via Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Sony/Legacy Recordings, features over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially or have been newly remixed.

According to the press release for Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts:

The original 1970 Band Of Gypsys album was edited and sequenced from songs performed during the two Fillmore sets on January 1, 1970. Subsequent collections mined more material from each of the performances with significant chunks of these phenomenal recordings from those nights sitting unreleased for almost half a century.

Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like 'Earth Blues' and 'Stepping Stone,' as well as Experience favorites inclusive of 'Foxey Lady,' 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return),' 'Wild Thing,' 'Hey Joe' and 'Purple Haze.' Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate's 'Stop,' 'Steal Away,' by Jimmy Hughes and a searing 'Bleeding Heart' by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music."

Bassist Billy Cox told us that there was nothing like playing with the guitarist: "Being the sideman to Jimi Hendrix, I mean, you enjoy yourself every damn night. If he'd-a paid me a dollar a night, I would've taken a dollar and kept on playing, because it was a privilege -- not only a privilege, but it was a pleasure to play with one of the greatest, y'know? And I saw it as a golden opportunity every time I got on stage. So I don't know how any other player felt or would feel, but I felt honored."

When we last caught up with Jimi Hendrix's step-sister, Janie Hendrix, the CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, she told us that fans can look forward to many more Hendrix releases in the future: "At least 15 more years of releases we have left, and every year will be, surprisingly, material you've never heard. Jimi was a workaholic when it came to his music . . . and he had his own studio -- he was very blessed, one of two artists that did at his time. So, we have a lot of music in the vaults. . . People need to sit back and hold on."

AUDIO: JANEY HENDRIX ON MORE JIMI HENDRIX VAULT MATERIAL
AUDIO: BILLY COX SAYS THERE WAS NOTHING LIKE PLAYING WITH JIMI HENDRIX