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Hendrix The Gen Article

Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, March 1967

HE WAS born in Seattle 20 years ago, he plays superb blues guitar, and what's more, he plays it from the heart, not from other artist's records. He is Jimi Hendrix, a very hot property in more than one sense, and he's come to Britain just at the right time. The scene was already set by the English blues men and visiting Americans, now we have the "gen" article, a young American blues star with a style that is born of deep "feel", hard work and experience. If you belong to the school that believes you must suffer before you can play blues, this bloke qualifies with no trouble at all. He is a rolling stone in the true sense of the phrase, and his rolling has taken him all over the States.

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