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Crosstown Traffic

Jimi Hendrix and Post-War Pop
Narrated by: Charles Shaar Murray
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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Winner of 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.

©1989 Charles Shaar Murray (P)2012 Talking Music

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  • mr
  • 07-02-19

Amazingly good

Picked this up expecting a Hendrix focused story but it's far more than that. An excellent explanation of his influences and of those he influenced. Wonderfully detailed with anecdotes from the major jazz musicians of the 20th century, this is a must for any serious music fan.

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  • Tim Anderson
  • 01-24-19

Not what the title suggests for me

I was disappointed with this book. Yeah Hendrix thrown in but lots of views that don't accord with my memories. Lots of post Hendrix era stuff that draws some long bows. Should be marketed as a view of the music scene as what it is really about with some Hendrix.