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New Jet book...

Postby drakula63 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:21 pm

Hopefully this will be as good, if not better than, the last one...


There is however another book for sale soon and this one is about Jet Harris called 'Cliffhanger - Life & Times Of Jet Harris' by Mike Cook. This book is a paperback and contains the story of Jet Harris written by his longtime friend Mike Cook. There are over 200 pages and about a dozen great rare black and white images.

This biography about Jet Harris has been written by his longterm friend, Mike Cook.



Affectionately known as 'The Godfather' of the Electric Bass Guitar, Jet Harris enjoyed both the fame and notoriety that went with the job, finally finding an inner peace in his later years on the Isle of Wight. A musical legend...




Here is a review of this biography from Clem Cattini of The Tornados:

“Having read the book and having known Jet for many years, it was fascinating to read all of the struggles he encountered early on in his career. This book is a great read but best of all a ‘Cliff Hanger’.”



[b]This book is over 200 pages and comes with a dozen black and white images.



Excerpt from the Book:



“Jet’s first recording was with The Vipers. Summertime Blues / Liverpool Blues on the Parlophone label was to be their only single. A young Tony Meehan has sat in on a session some months before joining The Shadows, along with the Vipers Skiffle Group earlier in 57. Lonnie Donegan also had a cover version of Wally’s Don’t You Rock Me Daddy’o and Cumberland Gap. Lonnie taking the latter to number one as against Wally’s number ten.

Jet remembered that during one of those early sessions with Wally, history was nearly made as he had suggested playing a few instrumentals. The producer, a young George Martin sat and listened to this sound that Wally had come up with. Wally had been experimenting with putting echo on to his guitar. The result was incredible. George liked it, but because his work took up all of his time, he was unable to advance it any further. None of the boys either ever got around to doing anything with it either.



The sound was to become synonymous with The Shadows
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Re: New Jet book...

Postby Jay Bass » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:34 pm

Hi Chris
any information on the release date or how to pre order
thanks
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Re: New Jet book...

Postby anniv 63 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:26 pm

The new book can be pre- ordered from Leos Den, and is expected to be
available early November

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Re: New Jet book...

Postby Jay Bass » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:46 pm

Thanks for the information mike
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Re: New Jet book...

Postby Allclaphands » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:59 am

Thanks for the heads up on this Chris I shall be definitely looking to
get a copy of the book .

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Re: New Jet book...

Postby JimTidmarsh » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:42 pm

Ordered mine!!
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Re: New Jet book...

Postby jetcross » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:49 pm

Can also be ordered through Amazon.
Mine arrives Wednesday .... looking forward to the postman's visit !
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Re: New Jet book...

Postby anniv 63 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:27 pm

Some crazy prices ranging from £5.86 to £25 being listed by independent sellers on Amazon!!
I would guess £8.99 to £9.99 is a realistic retail price?
The £5.86 man cant be making much profit after his cut to Amazon?

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Re: New Jet book...

Postby David Martin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:51 am

Half way through this...

Information for musos is sparse and often inaccurate EG Framus bass guitars came from the US, all Hank used was an AC30 and "a Watkins echo box".

But lots of details of Cliff's affair with Jet's wife, Hank and Bruce's dalliances, the US tour etc...

You pays your money...
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Re: New Jet book...

Postby donna plasky » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:35 am

While I would love to know more about Jet and his career, a book entitled, "Cliffhanger" would not seem to be right for me. The dignity and respect Jet deserves seem to be missing. No thanks.

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