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The Jimi Hendrix companion : three decades of commentary
Potash, Chris, 1964-
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New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, [1996]

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xix, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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ML410.H483 J56 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Profiling the life, music and career of the superstar Hendrix, this work draws on such writers as Jon Pareles, John Rockwell, Dave Marsh, P.J. O'Rourke and Lester Bangs.

Table of Contents

Chris WelchKeith AlthamDawn JamesChris WelchMelody MakerNorrie DrummondAlan WalshRitchie Yorke and Ben Fong-TorresRolling StoneSheila WellerJohn BurksRoy HollingworthMichael LydonJohn MorthlandJohn PiccarellaDavid FlookeJim MillerPaul CarusoAlbert GoldmanLogosFrank KofskyDouglas PringleP. J. O'RourkeRickMort A. Credit (Lester Bangs)Dave MarshCurtis KnightDon MennS. L. DuffGene SantoroBill MilkowskiBen GoertzelPaul GilroyPaul ClarkeSamuel A. Floyd, Jr.Sheila WhiteleyJohn RockwellHenry GwiazdaMichael RosensteinGary VargasDouglas J. NobleJon ParelesChuck PhilipsFrank Owen and Simon ReynoldsTom NordlieKen RichardsonGreg BakerMark HaleMark PrendergastTom GogolaAndy EllisBob Hicks
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Part 1 The Experience
"Jimi Hendrix, a fantastic American guitarist ..."p. 3
Hendrix IS Out of This Worldp. 3
Wild, Man!p. 6
Who Says Jimi Hendrix Can't Sing? (He Does!)p. 8
Jimi a Hit in Sweden--Refused Hotel Roomp. 10
Bad Shows Bring Jimi Downp. 11
Massive U.S. Campaign to Push Hendrixp. 12
The Voice of Experiencep. 13
"I Felt We Were in Danger of Becoming the U.S. Dave Dee"p. 15
Hendrix Busted in Torontop. 18
Hendrix' One-Year Retirement Planp. 21
"I Don't Want to Be a Clown Any More ..."p. 22
Jimi Hendrix Blasts the Old Year Out with "Space Rock"p. 26
The End of a Beginning Maybep. 26
Hendrix Todayp. 35
Jimi Hendrix 1942-1970p. 38
Hendrix Is Buried in Home Townp. 40
Hendrix, Jimip. 46
Part 2 Critics: Bold As ... Love?
Whitenoise?p. 53
Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Lovep. 55
Letter to the Editor of Rolling Stonep. 56
SuperSpade Raises Atlantisp. 56
Jimi Hendrix in Concert: Paul Sauve Arena [Montreal]p. 61
"What sets Jimi Hendrix apart ..."p. 62
Jimi Hendrix at Maple Leaf Gardens [Toronto], May 1969p. 62
I Don't Live Todayp. 64
Hendrixp. 65
Death May Be Your Santa Clausp. 68
Hendrix LP Not Essentialp. 77
His Guitar Was His Amuletp. 79
Part 3 Straight Ahead
Jimi's Favorite Guitar Techniquesp. 83
Jimi and the Monkeesp. 88
The House That Jimi Builtp. 92
Jimi Hendrix: The Jazz Connectionp. 96
Part 4 Have You Ever Been (To University)
from "The Rock Guitar Solo: From Expression to Simulation"p. 107
from "Sounds Authentic: Black Music, Ethnicity, and the Challenge of a Changing Same"p. 113
"A Magic Science": Rock Music as a Recording Artp. 116
from The Power of Black Musicp. 130
Progressive Rock and Psychedelic Coding in the Work of Jimi Hendrixp. 133
Part 5 1983 ... (And Beyond)
How the Electric Guitar Became a Way of Musicp. 153
Homage to Jimi: A New Music Compositionp. 156
If Six Was Nine: La Musica di Jimi Hendrix per Jazz Ensemblep. 158
The Hendrix Project: A Moving Experiencep. 159
Henry Rollins on Jimip. 161
Electric Lady Studios Alumni Listp. 162
The Jazz Generation Pays Tribute to Jimi Hendrixp. 164
Experiencing Jimi Hendrixp. 166
Why Hendrix Still Mattersp. 170
Part 6 Criticism (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrixp. 175
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Radio Onep. 176
Scary Jimi Essentialp. 177
from HeadBangersp. 181
Racial Rehabilitationp. 183
Dreamerp. 185
Jimi Hendrix 1942-1995p. 187
Still Reigning, Still Dreamingp. 200
Part 7 Dig
Jimi Hendrix: A Memorialp. 207
Discographyp. 211
Bibliographyp. 215
Permissionsp. 225
Indexp. 231