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Monthly Archives: April 2003

Jorma Kaukonen – Blue Country Heart

 

The original lead guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and co-founder of Hot Tuna has come full circle in recent years, back to the acoustic folk-blues he was fingerpicking before the Summer of Love. Backed here by the cream of country’s acoustic pickers, he lends his “Piedmont” style of Eastern Seaboard blues (a la Blind Blake, Brownie […]

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Long John Baldry – Remembering Leadbelly

 

The Brits, in at least as far as the blues is concerned, have always been our archivists. With a few exceptions in the ’60s, including John Hammond, Butterfield and Bloomfield, Taj Mahal, and a select few equally articulate (but lesser-known), it wasn’t until the ’80s and the re-emergence of the West Coast and Texas and […]

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Gittler Guitar

Avraham Bar Rashi
 

One of the most intriguing electric stringed instruments to ever appear on the American amplified music landscape was the rare and starkly-minimalist Gittler. Simply an electric guitar constructed with as few parts as needed to render it fully functional, the original Gittler guitar (a total of 60 were made in New York) turned a lot […]

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Gittler Guitar

Avraham Bar Rashi
 

One of the most intriguing electric stringed instruments to ever appear on the American amplified music landscape was the rare and starkly-minimalist Gittler. Simply an electric guitar constructed with as few parts as needed to render it fully functional, the original Gittler guitar (a total of 60 were made in New York) turned a lot […]

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Steve Herberman – Thoughtlines

 

As I struggle to make it through even one version of a standard without screwing up the chords, it never ceases to amaze me how many really good traditional jazz guitarists are out there. And I’m talking fellas you may never have heard of, like Steve Herberman. Playing a seven-string guitar, Herberman shows himself to […]

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Wishbone Ash – Argus: Remastered and Revisited

 

Wishbone Ash has always held a special place in my heart, because of this album and Live Dates. Andy Powell’s Flying V led me to a lifelong fascination with that guitar. I am currently without one, but have owned two. And, even though it might look odd that an old guy like me would play […]

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April 2003

 

FEATURES STEVE HOWE More Midnight Musings We go on the record again, talking about the guitarist’s non-stop efforts and solo projects, including his latest, Skyline. By Willie G. Moseley MOTOWN’S FUNK BROTHERS And the greatest hit-making guitarists of all time A session guitarist and record producer brings to the surface the story of six musicians […]

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Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail

Authentic surf-soaked reverb that'd make Dick prou
 

We’ve long been fans of Electro-Harmonix’s cool reissue pedals. With their inspired looks, feel, and construction, E-H has never steered us wrong. But recently, they threw us a curveball with their new digital Holy Grail Reverb pedal. Featuring all the goods we’ve come to expect from E-H (plywood storage box, brushed steel case with silkscreening, […]

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