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Jimi Hendrix Plays "Hound Dog" on Acoustic Guitar — Video

Here's some rarely seen footage of Jimi Hendrix playing "Hound Dog"—mixed in with a touch of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"—on acoustic guitar.

Mind you, this video is not associated with the famous clip of Jimi playing "Hear My Train a Comin'" on acoustic.

Based on Jimi's wardrobe, this looks like 1968, but we can't be sure.

In fact, in the words of the YouTube user who posted the video, "The origins of the recording are not known. Hendrix family, if you are watching this video and it is your copyright, please let us know!" Yes, please let us know!

The video also features several people who laugh at everything Jimi says because he's famous. Some things never change.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.