Becoming Jimi Hendrix

Author: Steven Roby
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306819457
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Becoming Jimi Hendrix traces “Jimmy’s” early musical roots, from a harrowing, hand-to-mouth upbringing in a poverty-stricken, broken Seattle home to his early discovery of the blues to his stint as a reluctant recruit of the 101st Airborne who was magnetically drawn to the rhythm and blues scene in Nashville. As a sideman, Hendrix played with the likes of Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, the Isley Brothers, and Sam & Dave—but none knew what to make of his spotlight-stealing rock guitar experimentation, the likes of which had never been heard before. From 1962 to 1966, on the rough and tumble club circuit, Hendrix learned to please a crowd, deal with racism, and navigate shady music industry characters, all while evolving his own astonishing style. Finally, in New York’s Greenwich Village, two key women helped him survive, and his discovery in a tiny basement club in 1966 led to Hendrix instantly being heralded as a major act in Europe before he returned to America, appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival, and entered the pantheon of rock’s greatest musicians. Becoming Jimi Hendrix is based on over one hundred interviews with those who knew Hendrix best during his lean years, more than half of whom have never spoken about him on the record. Utilizing court transcripts, FBI files, private letters, unpublished photos, and U.S. Army documents, this is the story of a young musician who overcame enormous odds, a past that drove him to outbursts of violence, and terrible professional and personal decisions that complicated his life before his untimely demise.

Hendrix On Hendrix

Author: Steven Roby
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 161374322X
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Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix's brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world's leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people's souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as not just another guitar player. While Hendrix never wrote a memoir, with new transcriptions from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.

Jimi Hendrix Faq

Author: Gary J. Jucha
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1617135674
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Hendrix

Author: Gillian G. Gaar
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760352232
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Coinciding with what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 75th year on this mortal coil, this (incredibly) is the first full-blown illustrated gift book exploring the life and career of the man most consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre. Inside, Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar examines the guitarist’s upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970. Featuring design as lavish as Hendrix’s music and carefully curated photography, posters, picture sleeves, and other assorted memorabilia, this is the ultimate Hendrix book experience.

Hendrix On Hendrix

Author: Steven Roby
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613743249
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Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world’s leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people’s souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as not just another guitar player. While Hendrix never wrote a memoir, with new transcriptions from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.

Jimi Hendrix

Author: William Saunders
Editor: Roaring Forties Press
ISBN: 0984316531
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Describing how the city of London helped transform a little-known musician named Jimmy James into rock legend Jimi Hendrix, this revealing volume details how Hendrix helped transform London into a dynamo of popular music and social rebellion. The book examines Hendrix's impact on London's leading musicians—including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton—and follows Hendrix as he acquires a savvy manager, a tight band, and a forgiving girlfriend and launches himself into a breakneck career that whisked him from dingy clubs to Woodstock and recording and television studios. Each chapter introduces unforgettable characters and takes readers on a trip through the psychedelic era, concluding with Hendrix's tragic death in a London apartment. It explores the public as well as the private man, capturing the contrast between the wild showman on stage and the unassuming guy behind the scenes.

Revolution S End

Author: Brad Schreiber
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1510714278
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"Revolution’s End serves as a carefully documented, shockingly significant missing link of American history.” —Paul Krassner, AlterNet "Revolution’s End is a stunning and chilling expose of one of the most bizarre political chapters in my lifetime?the rise of the Symbionese Liberation Army and the kidnapping of bad-girl heiress Patty Hearst. Brad Schreiber presents a compelling new case that the SLA was a creation of the police state to infiltrate, subvert, and destroy the growing radical movements of the period.” —David Talbot, founder of Salon.com and bestselling author of Season of the Witch and The Devil's Chessboard "Revolution’s End is a gripping read?a persuasive, well-researched and detailed interpretation of what is known about the SLA kidnapping of Patty Hearst.” —Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy "This book careens to its bloody ending with all of the inevitability of a train wreck. Schreiber won't let us take our eyes off it. He ignites the past in chilling detail and at the same time shines an uncanny and unsettling light on who we are today.” —T. Jefferson Parker, three-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award "The Symbionese Liberation Army’ was a counter-revolutionary front, carefully created . . .to infiltrate and discredit the authentic leftist movements then alive and well in California. Such is the unhappy, fascinating truth Brad Schreiber tells in Revolution’s End a careful book, and one as necessary as it is disturbing, not just for all it teaches us about what really happened with the SLA in California, over forty years ago, but also and especially for what it teaches us about America today, and all the world, post-9/11.” —Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies, New York University and author of Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000?2008 "Really incredible . . . It’s a fascinating book you’ve written. I think it’s important that we study these moments in recent history so that we can have a better view on what’s happening in today’s world.” —Tyrel Ventura, Watching the Hawks, RT America Television "The book comes across as a solidly researched, well-documented history . . .. It does make an interesting addition to the literature on the Hearst kidnapping, radical groups in the 1970s and the hidden corners of American history.” —David Pitt, Booklist "Even more fascinating than the publicly known story of the SLA, Schreiber’s text takes an extendedand serious look at a possible deep narrative regarding the genesis of the SLA . . .Even more so, though, is the detailed and convincing examination he provides the reader of how police agencies can and do work to destroy the political enemies of the corporate state.” —Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch —Revolution’s End is a careful examination of the relationships among various government intelligence, police and prison agencies that colluded to create a synthetic terror group called the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA)? Schreiber’s exposure of government involvement in the creation of the SLA is nothing short of explosive? a remarkable book.” —Kara Dellacoppa, Dissident Voice “With poise . . . Schreiber connects activities in the LAPD, FBI, and CIA to prisoner programs within the California Department of Corrections, leading to then-Governor Ronald Reagan’s cabinet . . . this is fruitful territory.” —M.W. Lipschultz, Los Angeles Review of Books

Crosstown Traffic

Author: Charles Shaar Murray
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857868012
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Jimi Hendrix 'transgressed many boundaries; both arbitrary musical definitions separating blues and soul or jazz and rock, and also those fundamental divides between the archaic and the avant-garde, between individualist and collectivist philosophies,between blacks and whites, between America and Britain, between passive acquiescence and furious resistance,between lust for life and obsession with death.' Charles Shaar Murray Crosstown Traffic charts the routes Hendrix took to arrive at his 'unique musical formulation'. The result is a bravura study of his art and life that has become established as the definitive work on 'the most eloquent instrumentalist ever to work in rock.' Winner of the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award on first publication, this brilliant and ambitious book, hailed as 'the most compelling and literate essay on rock since Greil Marcus' Mystery Train, is being reissued with an updated introduction.

27 Jimi Hendrix

Author: Chris Salewicz
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780875401
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James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix is the most famous and perhaps the most innovative guitarist in music history. He died aged 27. In this thought-provoking mini-biography, acclaimed author Chris Salewicz attends not just to Hendrix's virtuoso skill, but also to his enigmatic and unpredictable character. He explores Hendrix's status as psychedelic talisman and fashion icon, detailing the attitude and style that informed his legend. 27: Jimi Hendrix paints an intimate portrait of a man struggling with fame and substance abuse while mesmerizing the world. 27: Jimi Hendrix is the fourth in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Kurt Cobain, 27: Brian Jones, and 27: Jim Morrison.

Jimi Hendrix

Author: Dale Evva Gelfand
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100841
Size: 19,27 MB
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* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies