Jimi Hendrix: Sessions: The Complete Studio Recording Sessions, 1963-1970 (Paperback First Edition 1995) by John McDermott, Billy Cox and Eddie Kramer


Share This With Friends

New Old Stock from Discontinued Book Shop 1 Copy Only. New but due to its age, there will be faint page yellowing and abrasion. Not for fussy buyers. In this unique, profusely illustrated chronicle, Hendrix biographer John McDermott, working with Hendrix's producer Eddie Kramer and bass player Billy Cox, recreates in extraordinary day-by-day detail the making of every one of Hendrix's songs. Based on firsthand accounts by people who were there and on hundreds of hours of unreleased tapes, this book reveals what went into the creation of "Purple Haze," "Foxey Lady," "All Along the Watchtower," and Hendrix's many other masterpieces. It explains how Hendrix manipulated the primitive studio technology of his time to achieve his unprecedented sounds, and it shows the new heights toward which he was reaching at the time of his death. Editorial Reviews From Library Journal The authors trace the musical development of rock guitar master Jimi Hendrix through a detailed examination of the guitarist's studio sessions. Producer of the Hendrix tribute CD, Stone Free, and the author of Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight (Warner, 1992), McDermott begins in 1963 with the session work Hendrix did for such performers as Curtis Knight and the Isley Brothers. He continues with Hendrix's classic, most popular work such as "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze," progresses through the Band of Gypsies era, and ends in 1970 with the guitarist's untimely death. Though McDermott sheds little new light on the much-examined guitarist, his restraint in concentrating on Hendrix's musical development and lyrics is refreshing. McDermott offers a well-written, well-researched book with a selective discography and 100 photos that will serve well as a companion to his earlier book and Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebbeck's definitive Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy. Recommended to anyone interested in the music of Jimi Hendrix. Hardcover: 196 pages Publisher: Little Brown & Co 1st ed 1995 Language: English ISBN-10: 0316555460 ISBN-13: 978-0316555463 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches