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November 16, 1993 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
STONE FREE: TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX Various Artists (Reprise) 1/2 All the world acknowledges the late Jimi Hendrix as a revolutionary guitarist. Thousands of new fans get into his music every year. But have some shortchanged his songwriting prowess? This diverse tribute set - showcasing Hendrix's music in blues, jazz, hip- hop and rock motifs - aims to set the record straight. The majestically free and frenetic moods he evoked involved more than setting his instrument on fire (figuratively and literally)
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October 7, 1988 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
Is this the real Dan Quayle? While the spin patrol works overtime to convince us that Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana reads more Important Books than his veep-debate opponent, now comes word that Quayle dug some heavy electric guitar tracks when he was a DePauw University frat pledge. We're talking black-light, tie-dyed, oh-wow-man kind of groovy. We're talking "WHAT'S THAT SPELL?" and what's that smell? It seems that when Quayle wasn't playing golf, toiling for the campus Republicans and attending to his National Guard duty, he was listening to . . . Jimi Hendrix.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FOR THOSE of you who think classic porn is best, Vivid Entertainment is releasing a sex tape shot in a hotel room close to 40 years ago. The star is allegedly Jimi Hendrix, so fans may finally get to see if the guitar is an extension of . . . you know. Vivid said it obtained the footage from a memorabilia collector. The 11 minutes of sex footage features Hendrix engaging in various acts with two women, according to a statement released by Vivid. The company said it consulted with several experts to authenticate the footage.
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October 15, 1997 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Most times, reissues simply remind us about glorious music from days gone by. But every now and then, a time-traveling trip to the vaults helps clarify - and ideally, extend - the legacy of an artist. The fourth quarter of the year is always rife with new reissue packages that the record labels hope we'll remember at gift-giving time. But new titles offering previously unreleased or long-missing music from Cream, the Replacements, Jimi Hendrix and the pioneering fusion band Opa stand out. CREAM Those Were the Days (Polydor )
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October 6, 1990 | By Chuck Philips, Los Angeles Times Inquirer wire services contributed to this report
On the day he died 20 years ago, Jimi Hendrix was at the peak of his career - and deep in debt. The 27-year-old rocker was one of the most successful artists of the '60s psychedelic era. He had recorded five hit albums and was one of the highest- paid concert performers of his day ($125,000 per show). Yet he owed tens of thousands of dollars to his record company, and was the target of lawsuits ranging from management contract disputes to a paternity battle. After his death on Sept.
NEWS
September 2, 1988 | By DAVE BITTAN, Daily News Staff Writer
It was 18 years ago this month that Jimi Hendrix died at 27, but there are those who still swear that he was the greatest rock guitarist ever. To sample the man and his music, tune in WMMR (FM/93.3) at 6 p.m. Monday for a six-hour Labor Day special featuring Hendrix music never before broadcast. Produced by the Westwood One radio network, "Jimi Hendrix: Live and Unreleased" includes alternate takes from his studio sessions, rare recordings of club dates and acoustic jams with fellow musicians, as well as conversations with Hendrix, musicians, family and friends.
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
DAVID BYRNE David Byrne / Luaka Bop After forays into Third World-flavored music that left many old fans stranded at the dock, singer-composer David Byrne has reverted to a quirky, yet more accessible, urban mix that is at times reminiscent of his Talking Heads triumphs. Better still, this is clearly his most personal and heartfelt work. It's a performance-art statement focused on Byrne's mortal fears and creative insecurities in a world with no logic, questions with no firm answers.
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March 13, 1993 | by Bruce Britt, Los Angeles Daily News
Still raining, still dreaming, still missing. "Band of Gypsys," Jimi Hendrix's classic album recorded New Year's Eve 1969, is the only major Hendrix recording that hasn't been reissued on CD and there's still no date in sight. The release of the compact disc has been delayed for almost two years because, a Capitol Records spokesperson explained, there are "additional things that needed to be worked out with the Hendrix estate. " Alan Douglas, chief executive officer of Are You Experienced?
SPORTS
April 12, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the strains of Jimi Hendrix's late-'60s acid rock bounced around the Spectrum during a time-out at the 76ers-Nets game, Pat Croce was trying to figure out exactly what kind of purple haze was running through the head of the person choosing the music. Croce, the Sixers' president-to-be, was at Monday's game, critiquing each time-out. Was the music too loud? Yes. Were the songs the type that would help pump up a crowd? No. "It was 70-70," Croce said. "I'm thinking, 'Why Jimi Hendrix?
NEWS
September 16, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
At least one large segment of the entertainment industry has mobilized to aid in the rescue and recovery efforts on the East Coast with blood drives, fund-raising events, and employee-donation matching campaigns. NBC's parent company, General Electric, pledged $10 million to the families of the New York City firefighters, police officers, and emergency-rescue personnel who died trying to save lives after Tuesday's attack on the World Trade Center. She's 'Fallin' ' up R&B sensation Alicia Keys has taken the top spot on the Billboard charts for the third time with her debut CD, Songs in A Minor, featuring the hit single "Fallin.
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November 12, 2012 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Halfway through Saturday's set at the way-sold-out Theatre of Living Arts, Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. blasted through the din of "Ain't Messin 'Round" - the catchiest track from his recent major-label debut, Blak and Blu - with this: "I don't believe in competition / Ain't nobody else like me around. " It wasn't a boast. It just is. Right now, there is nobody like Clark Jr. Traditional blues albums don't sell devastatingly well - few records do anymore. Yet during the third week in October, there was Blak and Blu (hardly traditional, with its dollops of R&B and wee nods to hip-hop, but pretty darn blue)
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February 21, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF
DON'T MEAN to be glum or weird. But I was feeling lots of "beyond the grave" vibes rising out of this week's new releases pile from artists like Howlin Rain, Don Bryon, Angelique Kidjo and the Grateful Dead. HEAR THEM ROAR: Everyone connects music to people and events. For me, Howlin Rain 's "The Russian Wilds" (American, A-) will always be associated with a mobile message that came through while I was listening: an alert that Steve Leon had died of a massive heart attack.
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February 6, 2012 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
It would, of course, be futile to speculate about how Jimi Hendrix would have evolved had he lived past the age of 27. But given his wide-ranging tastes and rumors of planned collaborations with the likes of Miles Davis and Gil Evans, it seems safe to assume that he would have at least crossed paths with the jazz-rock fusioneers of the 1970s. One possible outcome of such an alternative history was suggested at the Painted Bride on Saturday night. Guitarist David "Fuze" Fiuczynski played an eclectic set of radically rearranged songs by the late guitar wizard and others, from what vocalist Freedom Bremner referred to as "the Hendrix diaspora.
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December 6, 2011 | By Ben Wener, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Hubert Sumlin, who died in Wayne, N.J., of heart failure Sunday at 80, is a crucial figure whose remarkable, mercurial, breathtaking style and long-standing legacy (Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan owed him a debt; Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton even more so) is a subject for far more scholarly scribes. But what everyone interested in the blues should know, is that as Howlin' Wolf's guitarist, from the mid-1950s until Wolf's death in 1976, Sumlin was responsible for some of the most enduring and electrifying blues music of any era, from any region.
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November 25, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Britney Spears doesn't go around shaving her hair, doing drugs, yelling at cats, eating rose petals, and throwing herself at all manner of men in her spare time. Celebdom's onetime banshee is veritably a homemaker. "My house is very traditional. And I love 'shabby chic.' It's a very homey-cozy vibe," Brit tells Brit mag Stylist. "We spend a lot of time in the kitchen actually; maybe my kids [ Sean and Jayden Federline ] will be doing their homework or that kind of thing when they get home from school.
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June 24, 2011 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com 215-854-5960
In the pantheon of modern funk music, three figures reign supreme. So intones the voice from on high that welcomes listeners to the grandiose new Bootsy Collins ' disc "Tha Funk Capital of the World. " There will probably be a similar introductory flourish as Collins and his 13-piece Funk U-nity band land tomorrow night at the Keswick Theatre on his first U.S. headlining tour in 16 years. Modesty never being part of his bold and sassy self, Collins isn't just (self-)
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April 30, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FOR THOSE of you who think classic porn is best, Vivid Entertainment is releasing a sex tape shot in a hotel room close to 40 years ago. The star is allegedly Jimi Hendrix, so fans may finally get to see if the guitar is an extension of . . . you know. Vivid said it obtained the footage from a memorabilia collector. The 11 minutes of sex footage features Hendrix engaging in various acts with two women, according to a statement released by Vivid. The company said it consulted with several experts to authenticate the footage.
NEWS
February 14, 2006
LOOK, DUDE, the School of Rock music is gonna live. Somewhere cause rock 'n' roll will never die! Oh, it may move to another site, BUT IT WILL NEVER DIE!!! (Pick up Stratocaster; blast rock riff here). We have an inkling that the Paul Green School of Rock, which must move out of its rental location at 1320 Race St. to make way for an expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, will find a new home. It may not be as convenient as the Race Street location - the better to lure high school wannabe Hendrixes from Friends Select and Roman Catholic - but we hope it stays in Philly.
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August 2, 2005 | HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
GOOD THING the Army's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy wasn't in effect in 1962. Otherwise the world may have missed the chance to hear the music-changing sound of guitar god Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix, you see, told. He also lied. According to Charles R. Cross' new biography of Jimi, "Room Full of Mirrors," Hendrix's claim that he was discharged from the 101st Airborne in 1962 after breaking his ankle on a parachute jump, was a canard. He actually pretended he was gay. Hendrix's military medical records reveal he complained to a Fort Campbell base psychiatrist that he was in love with one of his squad mates and that he had become addicted to masturbating.
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August 2, 2005 | By Annette John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Saxophonist Michael Brecker is gravely ill. The Philadelphia-born, Cheltenham-raised jazzman - who has won 11 Grammy Awards, more than any other sax player - has been diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a blood and bone marrow disease, according to an announcement on his Web site. Brecker, 56, is being treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and needs a stem-cell transplant. In a career as a sideman and a leader, the tenor player - whose most recent album is Wide Angles (2003)
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