Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix packed so much into so few years, leaping forward musically with each innovation. Hendrix expert, John McDermott, chronicles each of Jimi’s revolutionary recording sessions, enlisting the help of Hendrix’s friend and bandmate Billy Cox and sound engineer and photographer, Eddie Kramer. This beautifully designed, illustrated volume will also include vivid new descriptions of every single live Hendrix concert from 1963 to 1970.
John McDermott is the author of three books on Jimi Hendrix, including Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight, now in its 15th printing. Together with Janie Hendrix and Eddie Hendrix, McDermott has coproduced every Jimi Hendrix CD and DVD release. Bassist Billy Cox met Jimi Hendrix in the army in 1961. Leaving the military around the same time, they formed the R and B group, the King Kasuals, which toured all over the south. They were reunited in 1969 after the break-up of the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Cox played with hendrix at Woodstock and at the live appearances and recordings up until Jimi’s death in 1970, including the classic Band of Gypsys. Legendary producer and engineer Eddie Kramer engineered every Jimi Hendrix album from Are You Experienced to Cry of Love. Hendrix hired Kramer to build his private studio, Electric Lady Studios. In recent years, Kramer has coauthored Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight with John McDermott and filmed the BBC documentary The Making of Electric Ladyland.