WorldCat Identities

Roby, Steven

Works: 8 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 3,458 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ML410.H476, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Roby
Becoming Jimi Hendrix : from Southern crossroads to psychedelic London, the untold story of a musical genius by Steven Roby( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming Jimi Hendrix traces "Jimmy's" early musical roots, from a harrowing, hand-to-mouth upbringing in a poverty-stricken, broken Seattle home to his early discovery of the blues to his stint as a reluctant recruit of the 101st Airborne who was magnetically drawn to the rhythm and blues scene in Nashville. As a sideman, Hendrix played with the likes of Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, the Isley Brothers, and Sam & Dave- but none knew what to make of his spotlight-stealing rock guitar experimentation, the likes of which had never been heard before. Based on over one hundred interviews with those who knew Hendrix best during his lean years, more than half of whom have never spoken about him on the record. Utilizing court transcripts, FBI files, private letters, unpublished photos, and U.S. Army documents, this is the story of a young musician who overcame enormous odds
Hendrix on Hendrix : interviews and encounters with Jimi Hendrix by Jimi Hendrix( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to interviews from major mainstream publications, "Hendrix on Hendrix" includes new transcriptions from European papers, the African-American press, and counterculture newspapers; radio and television interviews; and previously unpublished court transcripts -- including one of the drug bust that nearly sent him to prison. Though many respected books have been written about Hendrix, none have completely focused on his own words. This book is as close to a Hendrix autobiography as we will ever see. - Publisher Description
Black gold : the lost archives of Jimi Hendrix by Steven Roby( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix is the first comprehensive biography to authenticate the lost sessions, previously unknown recorded collaborations, and rare film/video documents of one of the most innovative and influential rock guitarists in music history. Hendrix's life is celebrated through exclusive interviews with people who knew him well, including his father, Al Hendrix, musicians Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, his lover and close companion Kathy Etchingham, and many others. Author Steven Roby sifts through a wealth of unreleased and commercially unavailable studio, live, and home recordings to chronicle every stage of Jimi Hendrix's legendary career. In each instance, he tells the reader whether the event was documented and if it is available. In several tragic instances, the recordings are lost forever. Black Gold is the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of Hendrix's unfinished album, First Ray of the New Rising Sun. Three attempts have been made so far to "finish" it, and the author explains why none have succeeded. The book also explores Hendrix's journeys into jazz with Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk; his excursions into blues with B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy; and his backing of early rap pioneers The Last Poets. Black Gold features a foreword by Noel Redding, Hendrix's bass player from 1966 to 1969, as well as 45 photos, including several rare and never-before-published shots."--Jacket
Hendrix on hendrix : interviews and encounters with jimi hendrix by Steven Roby( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix's brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world's leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people's souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as
Hendrix on Hendrix : interviews and encounters with Jimi Hendrix by Jimi Hendrix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter the private world of the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix, through the eyes of his brother, Leon, in an exclusive interview. Learn about the seeds that planted his musical genius leading up to his epic Rainbow Bridge performance
Jimi hendorikusu kaku katariki : senkyūhyakurokujūroku senkyūhyakunanajū intabuyūshū by Jimi Hendrix( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix (Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix) by Steven Roby( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Becoming Jimi Hendrix : from Southern crossroads to psychedelic London, the untold story of a musical genius
Black gold : the lost archives of Jimi Hendrix