Album: Hendrix In The West

Complex says: Many amazingly graceful and gritty versions of Hendrix’s best known original blues appear on various albums and YouTube clips. There's something special about the way he moves forth and back between his spidery guitar obbligatoes and his sardonic vocal narrative on this one. The song offers a split-screen view of Jimi the wounded animal and Jimi the comedian.

He ends the thing after an acrobatic accapella wah-wah midsection that crescendos into one of the best fuck-you-and-the-ho-you-rode-in-on lines in all of blues literature: “I know if my baby don't love me no more, I know good and well that her sister will." The fact that his baby lives in a whorehouse makes it all the more poignant.