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Monthly Archives: August 2001

Luther Allison – Luther’s Blues

 

Originally released by Motown in 1973, Luther’s Blues was not a big seller. Not that it’s not a great album. It is. But maybe Motown at that time wasn’t the best place to sell a blues record. The young Luther definitely bares (more…)

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Kendrick 2210

Big things come in small packages
 

The shipping box reads “Delicate Instrument,” but don’t let that fool you. The Kendrick 2210 is delicate in same way that a surgical scalpel or nitro glycerine are. With explosive power and tone to (more…)

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Kendrick 2210

Big things come in small packages
 

The shipping box reads “Delicate Instrument,” but don’t let that fool you. The Kendrick 2210 is delicate in same way that a surgical scalpel or nitro glycerine are. With explosive power and tone to (more…)

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Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm – Ike’s Instrumentals

 

If it’s true that one’s personality is revealed through one’s music, then Ike Turner is probably every bit the lowdown, badass motor-scooter his reputation implies. And on this collection of rockin’ blues instrumentals from 1954 to ’64, he attacks his Stratocaster with a (more…)

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Various Artists – Hittin’ On All Six

 

If you’re a fan of jazz guitar, especially that from 1920 to 1950, you need to check out Hittin’ On All Six (Proper Records CD Properbox 9), a four-CD set (with a 52-page booklet) featuring 94 songs by well-known players (more…)

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Fender American Standard Strat

 

The American Standard Strat might just be one of the best bargains on the used guitar market. You can find used U.S. Standards for $450 to $550 all day long. And for a quality American-made Strat with great (more…)

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The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight – Self Titled

 

Black Sabbath’s jamming with Deep Purple, but Ian Gillian and Ozzy are nowhere in sight (probably getting smashed at the bar), it’s 1972 New Orleans and swampy voodoo’s going down. Captain America and Billy come easy ridin’ back into town for another Mardi (more…)

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Ted McCarty

I'm Not a Musician
 

…but the innovations wrought during his tenure with the Gibson guitar company from 1948 to 1965 forever changed the musical landscape for fretted instrument players. As President of Gibson during what many consider the Golden Age of American electric guitars, Ted (more…)

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Sarah Harmer – You Were Here

 

Canadian musicians have long found it necessary to come south to the US of A if they want to make it big. Sarah Harmer is one of a long line of Canadians lured stateside by the siren’s song music machine. (more…)

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Tinsley Ellis

A True Keg-Party Jammer
 

It may be the southernmost point in the country, but growing up in southern Florida is neither exciting or exotic for most people (sorry Miami Vice). While things can be downright mundane, it does give you time to invent (more…)

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