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Creating the music for 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

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Andre Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's new film "Jimi: All Is By My Side."
Patrick Redmond
Andre Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's new film "Jimi: All Is By My Side."

"Jimi: All Is By My Side", looks at a pivotal year in the life and career of Jimi Hendrix, but the creators used no Hendrix songs... Alex Cohen finds out why.

The new feature film "Jimi: All Is By My Side," looks at a pivotal year in the life and career of Jimi Hendrix. But in the film, you won't hear songs like Purple Haze and Foxy Lady, because, reportedly, the film's creators weren't able to get rights to use his songs.

So, they had to improvise. 

Alex Cohen is joined by Danny Bramson - the film's musical director and producer - to talk about how they chose what music to play in the movie.

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