Articles tagged jimi hendrix

‘American Pop’... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung

More than just a rock performance piece, American Pop is an engrossing drama with a pathos that burns through the animation cells in certain scenes even to this day.

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Textbook Oppositions and Alternatives: Re-Thinking the Role of Race in ‘60s Rock and Soul Music

Black rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, and Arthur Lee (Love), as well as white soul musicians in the racially integrated bands playing on recordings of singers like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, existed during the '60s. So why is rock and soul so black and white?

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Deep Purple: Shades of Deep Purple / The Book of Taliesyn / Deep Purple

Evidence of Deep Purple's pop roots found on trio of early albums.

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Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher / Deuce / Live! in Europe / Blueprint

A consummate performer live or in the studio, these re-releases serve as a bold reminder of the weight of the Rory Gallagher legacy.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll 101: How to Handle a Dead Young Rock Star

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?

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Counterbalance No. 22: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’

Number 22 on the AcclaimedMusic.net list asks the musical question: “Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland?” Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have—they file this report.

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Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.

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Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Listening to this new set is like getting to heaven only to realize there is an even better place; it is without question the most welcome, if unexpected, musical gift of 2010.

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Counterbalance No. 12: The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Are You Experienced?’

Before Jimi Hendrix, face-melting guitar solos were all too rare. Hi 1967 debut album Are You Experienced? blew the lid off the unmelted face market and rock was never the same. Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger discuss.

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Jimi Hendrix, the Patron Saint of Alt-Blackness

Forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix looms larger - and deeper - than ever within the black cultural pantheon. Even though he wasn't really 'black'.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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God Is Not Dead: The Jimi Hendrix Re-Issues

Valleys of Neptune is not the Holy Grail, and it doesn’t need to be. That already exists anyway, and it is celebrated in spectacular fashion with the deluxe CD/DVD reissues of the four proper alums that preceded and followed these ’69 sessions.

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Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

Little Richard once proclaimed that "rhythm-and-blues had a baby", and their offspring was rock 'n' roll.

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15 Jun 2009 // 6:00 AM

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Wouldn’t it be great if Jimi Hendrix used one of my guitar amps, thought Pat Quilter. It was the mid-‘60s

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Ultimate Hendrix by John McDermott

As engineer Eddie Kramer laments, too many Hendrix recording sessions ended up as parties, with hangers-on, groupies, and various other revelers packed into the studio to witness the Hendrix magic.

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Day Two: From Jimi Hendrix to the Rolling Stones

The last quintet of choices show how the blues reclaimed its basis for a dozen hard rock hymns, argued for the importance of following one's singer/songwriter muse, and proved that not every significant sound coming out of the UK was Beatle-based.

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16 Nov 2008 // 11:00 PM

Not for nothing was the band called The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Certainly, Hendrix did—and does—go by his own name; he effectively created his

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14 Nov 2008 // 1:24 AM

Memories of Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Hearing the news Wednesday about the death of Mitch Mitchell, I immediately remembered how ashen and frail he looked last Thursday at the Experience Hendrix

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17 Sep 2007 // 9:59 PM

All My Loving

Tony Palmer's 1968 made-for-BBC "masterpiece" looks decidedly more suspect today.

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	Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock [DVD]

Experience Hendrix has done a tremendous service to aficionados the world over by adding another treasure to the archive.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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