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Jimi Hendrix - College Term Paper

Jimi Hendrix


perhaps no other rock-and-roll trailblazer was as
original or as influential in such a short span of time as .
Widely acknowledged as one of the most daring and inventive virtuosos in
rock history, Hendrix pioneered the electric guitar (he played a right-
handed Fender Stratocaster-- his "Electric Lady"--upside-down and left-
handed) as an electronic sound source capable of feedback, distortion, and
a host of other effects that could be crafted into an articulate and fluid
emotional vocabulary. And though he was on the scene as a solo artist for
less than five years, Hendrix is credited for having a profound effect on
everyone from George Clinton and Miles Davis to guitarists Stevie ...

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Hendrix
then began working as a session guitarist under the name Jimmy James,
playing behind such marquee acts as Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, and the
Isley Brothers. After gigging extensively with Little Richard in 1964,
Hendrix became entangled in a contract dispute with the mercurial artist
and left to form his own band, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. With the
exception of an obscure single, "My Diary," with Rosa Lee Parks, none of
the music Hendrix cut with other artists was made more remarkable by his
presence. After playing Greenwich Village coffeehouses for the better part
of a year (still under the moniker Jimmy James), Hendrix encountered Chas
Chandler, of Animals fame, at a New York City club. Impressed with his
playing, Chandler, who was then looking to switch gears to management, took
Hendrix to London in the fall of 1966 and masterminded the creation of the
Jimi Hendrix Experience. Backed by Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell
on drums, the Experience ...

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Added: 2/21/2005 06:47:23 PM
Category: Music & Musicians
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 978
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