Curtis Knight: Living in the Shadow of Jimi Hendrix

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PublishAmerica, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
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Curtis Knight: Living in The Shadow of Jimi Hendrix takes an in-depth look at the incredible musical career of Curtis Knight (1929-1999) from the 1950's to his death from prostate cancer. A life and career long overshadowed by the world's fascination with Jimi Hendrix.The author shares fascinating experiences as his companion, business partner, and from their enduring friendship. She sheds light on Curtis' early years singing R&B and Doo Wop. His formation of the first black band to break into the white-only New York night club circuit. His crossover, with Jimi Hendrix, from R&B to Rock & Roll. Their release of the first black rock protest song. The studio albums and live recordings that quickly became a source of controversy and litigation. His years managing, and dedication to helping, other musicians get started. The profound effect he had on many of them and his influence on "The New Holland Blues" sound.

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