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Book Summary: A unique view of the religious and moral heritage of African Americans that has been expertly intertwined with untold, yet significant stories from our rich African American political history. The material presented is ground-breaking and revolutionary; leaving viewers inspired and educated.
Book Summary: Seven years in the making, this is the complete account of the career, music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, based entirely on first-person recollections and new, exclusive photographs and documents. Since his death in 1970 at the age of twenty-seven, Jimi Hendrix has been mythologised as a risk-taker who lost it all - and not the serious musician whose sole desire was to play and write great music. Now, authors John McDermott and Eddie Kramer (Jimi's long-time producer) set the record straight. From Jimi's Greenwich Village days to his Electric Ladybird nights, they chronicle the innovative techniques of a pioneer who painstakingly worked to perfect the sounds others couldn't even imagine, despite being modest to the point of shyness about his own singing talent. Key figures in his inner circle such as his manager Chas Chandler shed light on Jimi's whirlwind three-and-a-half year career. Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight is the definitive biography of a legend whose recording career transformed the essence of rock and roll.
Book Summary: Set in Los Angeles, New York and rural Texas, Setting the Record Straight is a complex evaluation of relationships and love.Aged 12, Geoff Dealer was involved in a tragic incident that led to the death of two people, one of whom was his father. The fallout resulted in Geoff being separated from his family, and he has not spoken to his mother since. Aged 32, Geoff’s carefully constructed life implodes when he receives a letter from his estranged mother – she has cancer and wants a reconciliation. Soon after Geoff receives a phone message from Christine, an ex-girlfriend, who has been assaulted and is in hospital, seriously injured, and also wants to re-establish contact. Geoff must overcome his tragic past to move forward – will the letter from his mother and the phone message from Christine be the catalyst for him to finally turn his life around?Setting the Record Straight looks at how relationships can become twisted, examines the consequences of taking emotional revenge, and how tragic childhoods can be overcome.