Michael Winslow does the best impersonation of Jimi Hendrix of all time
Michael Winslow put his unique spin on the impersonation of one of the greatest musicians of all time, Jimi Hendrix, and the crowd can’t stop laughing.
Dubbed as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects,” Winslow is renowned for his unique style of comedy that involves visuals, jokes, and realistic sound effects.
In the video shared on Facebook by Rock and Roll Nation, Winslow is seen not only imitating Hendrix’s voice and persona, but he also manages to mimic the iconic musician’s guitar solos from his mouth.
He starts the performance by putting on a piece of cloth around his head in the classic Hendrix fashion. Then he talks to the audience in a voice resembling that of the legendary guitarist.
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The audience immediately erupts to cheers and laughter when he starts addressing them in Hendrix’s persona.
Then his performance becomes more interesting as he now starts to produce the sound of Hendrix playing his guitar from his mouth.
Surprisingly, the sound of the guitar that Hendrix produces from his mouth is also flawless and it is enough to remind people of the great musician.
The hilarious video has so far been viewed more than 23,000 times and has been shared over 110 times on Facebook.
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Meanwhile, Daily Rock Box quoted Winslow talking about his style of comedy, “It’s a bit of this, a bit of that. There are visuals, jokes, and, of course, sound-effects. And a few surprises.”
Winslow also declared himself as a “vocal gymnast” who performs to help his audience forget about their “rent.”
Previously, Winslow also provided spectacular vocal effects for a character named Stripe in the “Gremlins.” Speaking about his ability, he said, “It’s amazing what a human being can do when you want to play with noises.”
Another fabulous impersonation of Hendrix also came from actor Andre Benjamin in the 2014 movie, “All Is By My Side.”
The John Ridley directed movie covered the journey of Hendrix to stardom, especially the time he spent in London before the release of his 1967 hit album, “Are You Experienced.”
Hendrix is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and singers of all time. The icon passed away at a young age of 27 almost 48 years ago on September 18, 1970, but his music lives on to this day.