Jimi knew what time it was. Yes, it was teatime, England, 1966. Jimi chose London as his launchpad and hooked up with an all-British rhythm section: bass player Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell.
As one third of the incredible Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch had a jazz schooling as well as the kind of power needed to cut through in the days before decent drum amplification; all against the virtuosity of one of rock’s greatest and loudest guitar players. Think of any Hendrix groove, ‘All Along The Watch Tower’, ‘Foxy Lady’, ‘Voodoo Chile, ‘Wait Until Tomorrow’… even guitarists would have to agree, you’d want Mitch powering your power trio in the way he did with Hendrix. Britain salutes you, Mitch.