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Monthly Archives: August 2002

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Jools Holland’s Big Band Rhythm...

If the term "big band," especially tied to a pop star, conjures the dreaded image of one of those zoot-suited groups with the word...

Epiphone Jorma Kaukonen Riviera Deluxe

Epiphone's Jorma Kaukonen signature model Riviera is a straight-up pleasure to look at. For starters, there's the beautiful maple top and striking gold...

Roy Buchanan – The Best of the Millennium Collection

I don't suppose there's a whole lot more that can be said about Mr. Buchanan. And some might argue that we really didn't...

The last few reviews of John Scofield albums have pretty much been the same. I'm amazed how a guy can change directions so...

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones were the ultimate bad boys of rock - with leather jackets and arrests for peeing on a service station in England,...

Brian Setzer – ’68 Comeback Special – Ignition

Okay, I confess. Somehow this one slid in under the radar. Released in late summer, it features Setzer back in a trio...

Fender 1957 Shoreline Gold Strat

Surely, as guitar collectors/dealers/enthusiasts, VG readers have heard folkloric stories of early-1960's teenagers who, after buying cool guitars to jam with their friends in...

Stephen Bruton – Spirit World

A CD of personal or autobiographical songs can be tricky. The music can wind up meaning far more to its creator than it...

Gov’t Mule – The Deep End Vol. 1

Class acts: they still exist. Take Gov't Mule. This trio has always gone about business with the utmost class, treating both fans...

Leon Rhodes

Leon in full Texas Troubadours stage attire with his cherry red Epiphone Sheraton, circa 1965. Photo courtesy of Leon Rhodes. Leon Rhodes has worn...
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