The Genesis of Jimi Hendrix: Part II

I just adore Hendrix. The most exciting act I’ve ever seen. Nice to read a good account!

Old time rock and roll

Be sure to read “The Genesis of Jimi Hendrix: Part I” prior to continuing onto Part II.

Nashville in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s was on an exceptional musical climb. In fact, “one-half of all American recordings were issued from Nashville when Jimi and his bandmates arrived” (Roby, Schreiber 32). There was an exponential expansion of music row, the grand presence of RCA and Columbia, the formation of the Country Music Association, and the creation of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Essentially, Nashville had quickly solidified itself as the headquarters for country music. Not to mention that “there were a number of studios in Nashville, and the “Nashville Sound” had developed around a small group of musicians who played on the majority of Nashville recording sessions,” marking Nashville as a prime location for aspiring studio musicians (Cusic 1).

On the opposite end of this country music spectacle, were…

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