So here we have two members of the 101st Airborne band, bass player Billy Cox and his buddy, James Hendrix. After the army and a lot of other experiences, Hendrix formed a new group, Band of Gypys, with his old army friend Billy Cox on bass and drummer Buddy Miles. A version of that played Woodstock, and then, Hendrix’s last album before he died was a live record from the Fillmore East, Band of Gypsys. It was one of my earliest album purchases.
Some time in the 70s, a documentary about Hendrix came to the Ritz theater in Oxford, and a 12 string accoustic version of “Hear My Train a’Comin” took my breath away; I didn’t hear it again till the YouTube era, but didn’t forget it.