Announcing the Release of Curtis Knight: Living in the Shadow of Jimi Hendrix by Kathy Knight-McConnell

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Curtis Knight: Living in The Shadow of Jimi Hendrix takes an in-depth look at the incredible musical career of Curtis Knight (1929-1999) from the 1950's to his death from prostate cancer. A life and career long overshadowed by the world's fascination with Jimi Hendrix.

In Curtis Knight: Living in the Shadow of Jimi Hendrix, the author shares many fascinating experiences with Curtis Knight as his companion, business partner, and from their long enduring friendship. She sheds light on Curtis' early years singing R&B and Doo Wop. His formation of the first black band to break into the white-only New York night club circuit. His crossover, with Jimi Hendrix, from R&B to Rock & Roll. Their release of the first black rock protest song. The studio albums and live recordings that quickly became a source of controversy and litigation. His years managing, and dedication to helping, other musicians get started. The profound effect he had on many of them and his influence on "The New Holland Blues" sound.

The author has also included a comprehensive six-page discography of all known Curtis Knight music that has been released all over the world, including from his time singing as Curtis McNair in the Statesmen, the Titans, the Inkspots and more...

The author, Kathy Knight-McConnell, shared sixteen years of her life with Curtis Knight as his companion and business partner in Golden Sphinx Records, Knight Management and Production Company and various other ventures. She designed cover art and posters for their record label and is a member of the International Society of Poets.

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