Don't listen to the people who just reference Purple Haze, All Along the Watchtower and Hey Joe as his best songs. Hendrix's true mastery of the electric guitar and his ability as a magnificent songwriter come out in songs like Machine Gun on Band of Gypsys, which is the best performance with an electric guitar ever recorded, period. Other songs are Little Wing, Wait Until Tomorrow, Bold as Love, Rainy Day Dream Away, Up From the Skies, Izabella, Freedom and Room Full of Mirrors. Songs where he shine on guitar are Power of Soul, Hear My Train a Comin, Who Knows, and Message of Love.
Jimi Hendrix was the first person to fuse blues with jazz and wrap it in a blanky of funk. He was a very articulate human being, despite all of the hype of his drugs use, with a very clear message, find your talent and come alive. He was and will always be the greatest guitar player ever and one of the most important and influential people in the history of music.