Space Traveler: A Musician's Odyssey

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iUniverse, Sep 11, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 286 pages
James Vincent is a "world class" musician. That he is not a household name is entirely by his choice, yet almost all who have seen him perform or heard his recordings have become his fans. He has written a unique, brutally honest account of his life his childhood and discovery of the guitar; his going on the road at seventeen to play in seedy dives and military service clubs; later, in famous upscale clubs across the country; then making records and playing huge concert venues. James gives us an inside look at the recording industry the studios, the performers, producers and promoters. He gives us behind the scenes insights into many famous personalities names like Santana, Garcia, Harrison and Cetera, and acknowledges some unsung heroes in the music world. His cast of characters includes the very rich and the down and out, the saint and the prostitute, the famous, the infamous and the very bizarre. This is a story about learning the hard way; about dysfunctional families, choices and consequences, lust, infidelity, despair, triumph, tragedy, friendship and betrayal. Most of all, it is a life's journey to discover the meaning of unconditional love and spiritual fulfillment. It is indeed, an odyssey. ?R.J.M.
 

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Raised in the blues-rich South Side of Chicago, guitarist James Vincent studied the methods of B.B. King and Johnny Smith, as well as the great Chet Atkins. In the mid-sixties, Vincent played in the legendary ?Exceptions,? considered by many to be Chicago?s first super group. Vincent recorded with several notable Chicago artists, including Minnie Ripperton. In 1969 Vincent joined ?H.P. Lovecraft,? managed by rock impresario Bill Graham. He later toured with Jerry Garcia in promotion of Jerry?s ?Hooteroll? album. Vincent recorded three solo albums with Columbia/Caribou Records, including ?Space Traveler,? featuring members of ?Earth, Wind & Fire,? followed by two contemporary Christian albums, ?Enter In? and ?Waiting for the Rain.? Some of his past musical associations include Santana, Rufus, Azteca, Sheila E., Neal Schon, Etta James, Tom Scott, and Robert Lamm of the band ?Chicago.? Vincent lives in southwestern Idaho?s Treasure Valley.

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