Steven Roby Brad Schreiber
Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London
August 18, 2019 Comments.. 357
Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London Steven Roby Brad Schreiber 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, IBecoming 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, than half of whom have never spoken about him on the record Utilizing court transcripts, FBI files, private letters, unpublished photos, and U.S Army documents, this is the story of a young musician who overcame enormous odds, a past that drove him to outbursts of violence, and terrible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.. Becoming Jimi Hendrix From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London 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 re
  • Title: Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London
  • Author: Steven Roby Brad Schreiber
  • ISBN: 9780306819100
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Ramey Channell says:

      I m so glad I read this amazing, informative biography After getting past a glaring typo on page 1, I found this book to be full of surprising, touching facts I ve always loved Jimi Hendrix, and now I know about the life and death of this talented, shy, conflicted, young musician Wish he was here.

    2. Seth Kolloen says:

      Terrific original research on the pre stardom life of Jimi Hendrix Disproves some legends, but adds some new ones, especially regarding Hendrix sexual and musical prowess On the dark side, Hendrix was a terrible co worker and an abusive boyfriend I d say overall this book makes Hendrix seem human than superman, which may or may not be a good thing.

    3. Jake Eames says:

      In the book Becoming Jimi Hendrix , the author s purpose was to inform the readers on the life of Hendrix and how he became who he was In this book the author states his purpose directly He gives facts about Hendrix s life right from the start Many interesting facts are presented about Jimi Hendrix, such as how he played a right handed guitar left handed Throughout the whole story it talked about Jimi s life and what he had accomplished, and how he achieved his fame and accomplishments I think t [...]

    4. Brett Owens says:

      In the book Becoming Jimi Hendrix , the author s purpose was to inform the readers In this book the author states his purpose directly For example he gives facts about Hendrix s life right from the start I learned many new things about Jimi Hendrix from reading this book I learned that he played a right handed guitar left handed Throughout the whole story it talked about Jimi s life and what he had accomplished.In my opinion, I think that the author was trying to say that the theme of the book w [...]

    5. East Bay J says:

      I found out about this book from Chris Neal s excellent Rockonomics blog I was very excited to read this latest volume on the man, the myth, the legend because it deals with Hendrix s origins in the early 60 s U.S RB scene I love origin stories Unfortunately, this one s a little lacking in depth I wanted gritty details and lots of em, pages and pages of stories, insights into where Hendrix came from Instead, Becoming Jimi Hendrix is almost a brief overview It s fascinating and packed with a lot [...]

    6. Leila says:

      I loved getting to read about Jimi, he is such an inspiration However, I have to agree with some of the other reviews this was quite poorly written and edited, sometimes it read like a 5th grader s research essay I also liked getting to see the pictures included in the book on my Kindle, great quality , of Jimi growing up and then playing with so many musical legends.

    7. Jeremy says:

      This book actually illuminates Hendrix s personality, history, process, and environment Add an accusation of murder and you ve really got me.Now I know what the Spanish Castle was Great book, thoroughly researched and highly evocative More here than I would have ever expected.

    8. Samuel says:

      I rare and interesting glimpse into the life of a rock star, before he was a rock star This true to life tell is chalked full of interesting facts of Jimi s life, loves, struggles, and success.

    9. Andy Teipen says:

      A good read especially as a musician It was interesting and sad to learn about the past of Jimi.

    10. Danielle says:

      Short but sweet.

    11. Greg Adams says:

      Some great, previously unheard stories of Hendrix, especially from his early years as a backup guitarist.

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