Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix & The Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Revolution

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 247 pages

Called by "Entertainment Weekly" "The best book on Hendrix", "Crosstown Traffic" rode their A-list for over two months and won the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. Roots-savvy British critic Charles Shaar Murray assesses the lifework of guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the context of black musical tradition, social history, and the upheaval of the 1960s.


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With his hippie trappings and revolutionary approach to the electric guitar, Hendrix was an anomaly on the American black music scene. Recognition of his talent did not occur until he performed in ... Read full review


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Room Full of Mirrors
Never to Grow Old
Blue are the Lifegiving Waters Taken for Granted
With the Power of Soul Anything is Possible
Hear My Trane Acomin
The English and American Combined Anthem Slight Return
Jimi Hendrix on Video

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Charles Shaar Murray won the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award for Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and the Postwar Rock 'n' Roll Revolution. He lives in England.

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