The Wind Cries Mary
Label: Legacy Recordings
Now dig this, baby: Hendrix rules and every college sophomore from 1969 on to infinity will tell you the same thing. This collection boils it all down to 20 tracks and you can't really fault any of them. His skill on the guitar turns a simple track like "Hey Joe" into something that is nearly avant-garde in its overarching brilliance - and he does it again and again.