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Monthly Archives: December 2001

Reggie Young

Memphis R & B to Nashville Studios
 

Reggie Young is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. His tasty style has opened doors for him to play onstage and in the studio with every style of music possible; early rockabilly, rhythm and blues, country, rock, pop, and even jazz! Young was born in Missouri, grew up in Arkansas, and moved to […]

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Jack Jezzro – Jazz Elegance

 

Jack is a unique figure. He plays bass with the Nashville String Machine, a group of studio musicians who have played with everyone from Donna Summer to Deana Carter to the Beach Boys. But in this incarnation, he’s a brilliant nylon-stringed guitarist who concentrates on jazz. This CD features some great originals mixed in with […]

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Scott Holt – Angels in Exile

 

Scott Holt isn’t exactly a newcomer to the music buzz. He served in Buddy Guy’s band for 10 years and, not surprisingly, calls it a “…trip to the university.” That schooling has definitely paid off with Angels in Exile. Scott covers a lot of territory musically on the record, but it’s always rooted in the […]

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Gibson 1958-’60 Les Paul Standard

A 'Burst by Any Other Name...
 

One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Twelve. To the uninformed, 1,712 is simply a number. But in guitardom, it’s arguably the number. After all, 1,712 is the number of Les Paul Standards Gibson produced between 1958 and 1960. And little did the company know that by simply giving the maple tops of its longstanding Les Paul […]

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Gibson 1958-’60 Les Paul Standard

A 'Burst by Any Other Name...
 

One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Twelve. To the uninformed, 1,712 is simply a number. But in guitardom, it’s arguably the number. After all, 1,712 is the number of Les Paul Standards Gibson produced between 1958 and 1960. And little did the company know that by simply giving the maple tops of its longstanding Les Paul […]

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Dave Hole – Outside Looking In

 

Dave Hole’s new album is a firebreathing slide extravaganza. Armed with a ’72 Gibson ES-345, Hole returns to his fat, bluesy guitar tone. Backed by bass, keyboards and drums, Hole sings lead on all the tunes and does a fine job. “Jenny Lee” starts things rolling with his literally over-the-top slide technique that favors Rory […]

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Rev. Gary Davis – Live At Newport

 

A truly unique figure in American folk music, the late Rev. Gary Davis was a blind Baptist preacher from South Carolina who sang on the streets of Harlem. He didn’t make his first recordings until he was 39, and didn’t enjoy widespread acclaim until being discovered by the folk crowd in his ’60s. He lent […]

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Robin Trower

Trancendental Blues
 
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Doc Watson – At Gerdes Folk City

 

Imagine young Athel “Doc” Watson taking his first long bus ride up from Tennessee, stepping off a Greyhound into the teeming clamor of NYC’s Port Authority terminal. Well, that’s how it happened when the blind Southerner arrived in Manhattan to play a four-week solo gig at a place called Gerde’s Folk City. It was his […]

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Line 6 DM4, DL4, and MM4

Line 6 Modeling Pedals
 

In an addendum to its well-known line of guitar and bass PODs, combo amps, and amp/cab stacks, the Line 6 company recently launched four stompbox-style effects units. All share features like heavy-duty metal cases with slick metallic paint jobs, four high-quality stomp- switches, recessed control panels, stereo inputs and outputs (except the DM4), battery/wall-wart power […]

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