Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ernie Isley on Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix as a member of the Isley Brothers Band
with his first white Strat, which they bought for him
Vernon Reid interviews Ernie for The Field Negro's Guide to Art and Culture on website. Ernie talks about when Jimi lived with the Isley family in the early sixties and they bought him his first Stratocaster. Hendrix was Jimmy James in 1963. We got so flummoxed when we found this interview that we neglected to watch the clock. But it must be around a half hour long.

Kamau is one of the funniest comedians around. He has a few videos on his site and on YouTube. Check him out.


Hinterland Henry said...

Thanks for this astounding turn-on. I've always thought the Isleys were one of the most unsung bands in American history,and was aware that Hendrix played with them. Now I fully understand the impetus to the solo on "Who's That Lady." It's classic Jimi. Thanksgiving indeed.

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