Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A symbol of the American dream, Jimi Hendrix - the soft-spoken, compassionate guitarist from Seattle - was a self-taught left-handed musician who rose to global stardom. Twenty five years after his death, he is still recognized as the finest electric guitarist of the century. Hendrix spent two thirds of his twenty-seven years in Seattle. So much that happened there was later incorporated & immortalized in his style, music, & image. This collection of reminiscences recreates his childhood through interviews with over 75 people from every area of his life. "This is a community project with a mission," says author Mary Willix, Jimi's childhood friend. "These are the hometown stories of the boy behind the myth, narrated in the first person to capture the style of the person interviewed. Together, they capture a feeling for the community that represents Jimi's roots. I understand now how unique it was. We lived in a cocoon, but we were in it together. Racial, religious & socioeconomic differences were givens, so we related as individuals & found what we had in common. There was a willingness to share & a commitment to excellence that remains refreshing. Seattle's Garfield High School in the fifties & early sixties has earned its place in U.S. history as a beacon for harmonious pluralism." The spirit of Garfield enhances Jimi's message of freedom & peace. VOICES FROM HOME also features never-before-published images of Hendrix (Peter Riches, Ulvis Alberts, Jill Gibson, Dave Sygall, Michael Ochs Archives). Interview portraits are mixed with album photos, landscape shots & memorabilia donated by Hendrix's classmates. The epilogue is by prize-winning poet & novelist Luis Alberto Urrea (The Fever of Being, Across the Wire, In Search of Snow, By the Lake of the Sleeping Children). Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Hendrix's Seattle years, as told by friends, musicians, family members, classmates, community members and teachers. Interviews with more than sixty people, 200 photographs, memorabilia from school days.
Dall'autore: Those of us who shared Jimi's childhood environment know that his years in central Seattle hold a key to his creative work. We find it frustrating that reverence for Jimi as a mythical folk hero, by a generation born after his death, has been based on information that is incomplete and only partially accurate. This collection of narratives interwoven with memorabilia provides a link that has been missing in Hendrix history. Here are stories about the boy behind the legend; the Seattle kid we knew as "Jimmy," "James," or simply "Hendrix." For those of us who contributed to this book, the child is the father of the myth. Leaving that part out is like the Abe Lincoln story without the log cabin, or George Washington without the cherry tree.
I knew Jimmy Hendrix back when the only thing flashy about him was his smile. I was eleven and he was twelve when we met at Meany Jr. High School in Seattle. Most people counter with an "I don't think so" when I mention that Jimmy grew up in Seattle. Then they usually say, "Wasn't he from New York?" Most New Yorkers know Jimmy wasn't one of them. He could work crazy, long hours like any New Yorker, and his ability for conversation matched that of any Easterner, but he had a sense of playful optimism and an openness that came from somewhere else. Some fans have hastily dismissed Jimmy's origin with a shrug. Others fancifully postulate that he came from another planet. I've been thinking about that.
For years I assumed that somewhere, in another corner of another state, people had experiences parallel to ours. Lately I have begun to wonder. Those of us who were born in Seattle's central area, and went to the neighborhood schools that fed into Garfield High School, grew up in a cocoon. We shared our daily lives, our ups and downs, our lockers and our lunch money, with individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, and classes. It's possible that our childhood experiences were unique. Certainly people across town had little understanding of what we were experiencing. The South was entirely another world to us, more foreign than World War I. In fact, when we read or heard about segregation, or shocking things like lynchings, it was like news from another century - -the Stone Age maybe. My classmates and I were rudely awakened when we left our sheltered enclave. Some of them say, "We were thirty years ahead of the times." Our reactions when running into walls of racism and xenophobia have been almost universal. We think, "Where did these people grow up? What's going on here?" or "Am I in some kind of time warp? Did the clock just zoom backwards a few hundred years?"
This book is the collective effort of dozens of people. It is a collage of representative key people from Jimmy's Seattle circle -- close friends from the decade of his formative years, family members and family friends, musicians who played with him during his junior high and high school years, classmates, and other members of the Garfield community.
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Descrizione libro Creative Forces Publishing, San Diego, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Light edgewear on dust jacket. A nice, bright copy. ; Oblong 8vo; 208 pages. Codice libro della libreria 261970
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Pub 1995-07, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. Limited ed. 0964506408. Codice libro della libreria 666300
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Pub, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. no markings. dj covered with Brodart. solid. Codice libro della libreria 4403320
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Pub, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall (oblong). Signed by Wilx on title page, with inscription. Minor edge wear and handling soil to boards and jacket. Pages clean and crisp. In very good shape overall. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 035979
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-083-80-7668907
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Light scratches on DJ. Price Intact. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Creative Forces Pub, 1995. Limited Edition. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Codice libro della libreria 056802
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020964506408
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Pub, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Limited ed. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0964506408
Descrizione libro Creative Forces Pub, 1995. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Book: Limited Edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page. Very light edge and corner wear. No markings. Jacket: 1" cloes tear on front cover. Very long, shallow crease near top edge on front cover. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 00004709