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Jimi Hendrix and the Birth of Heavy Blues

Johnny Black, Blues, July 2015

LIKE ALL THE great overnight sensations, Jimi Hendrix took years to get off the ground. His was a long road to fame, from the little boy who, in 1958, used his beat-up guitar to imitate TV cartoon sound effects, to the 1964 guitar-slinger who hired out his talents to Little Richard, the Isley Brothers and others, to the outlandish psychedelic six-string shaman who flew into London in late 1966.

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