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Monthly Archives: July 2002

Sacred Steel Convention (various artists) – Train Don’t Leave Me

When Arhoolie Records' Chris Strachwitz stumbled onto Mance Lipscomb, the amazing 65-year-old Texas bluesman and songster who had never recorded, in 1960, it was...

RainSong WS 1000

RainSong is a Hawaii-based company (in the process of moving to the mainland) that has been building its unique graphite/epoxy instruments since 1995, and...

Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Heritage All-Stars – Live At the Blue Note

It's almost ridiculous how many great jazz guitar albums this label puts out. And here is more. The Burrell CD features the legend in...

Jimmy Olander

The double-bender guitar and Jimmy Olander go hand-in-hand. The innovative guitarist of Diamond Rio fame is a converted banjo player who is now...

Keith Whitley – Sad Songs and Waltzes

The late Keith Whitley, who died at age 33 of acute alcohol poi-soning, was an example of why it isn't always a good idea...

J.J. Cale – The Very Best of J.J. Cale

Most folks probably know J.J. Cale best by the covers recorded of his songs, from Eric Clapton's versions of Cale's "Cocaine" and "After Midnight"...

Vintage Dobros

When John Dopyera stormed out of the National shop in January 1929, his resignation stemmed from more than a spur-of-the-moment tantrum. For months,...

Vintage Dobros

When John Dopyera stormed out of the National shop in January 1929, his resignation stemmed from more than a spur-of-the-moment tantrum. For months,...

Jerry Miller

Jerry Miller was part of one of the most unique rock groups of the 1960s, the West Coast's own Moby Grape. The band's...

Kid Bangham and Amyl Justin – Pressure Cooker

Here's a very cool guitar-based blues record that gets ya jumpin' from the first cut, the straight-ahead blues/rock of "Close to the Danger Zone."...
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