Wolf Marshall Celebrates George Benson
VG sends a birthday shout-out to George Benson with help from “Fretprints” columnist Wolf Marshall, who plays the jazzbo-axer favorite “Stella By Starlight,” which George recorded for the Tenderly album with McCoy Tyner. Wolf ’s using his ’66 Gibson Super 400CES formerly owned by George and played/shown on the covers of “The New Boss Guitar” and “It’s Uptown.” He’s plugged straight into a ’65 Fender Twin Reverb with Jensen speakers. Happy 74th, George! Keep up with Wolf at www.WolfMarshall.com.
Kentucky HeadHunters’ Greg Martin Honors Chuck Berry
Greg Martin says “Condolences to Chuck’s family from Vintage Guitar, The Kentucky HeadHunters and myself. We’re all students of Chuck Berry and we’re still learning. Chuck and his pianist Johnnie Johnson are back together again, the original rock n’ roll team. In honor of Chuck, I’m playing a few of his licks on a 1959 Gibson ES-345, straight into a 1966 Fender Champ.” Greg also remembers Chuck in his newest “Head Shop” online column HERE.