Monthly Archives: June 2004

Deke Dickerson and the Eco-Fonics – Number One Hit Record

Number One Hit Record

Walk the dog, son…walk the dog! I love this CD. Deke covers the roots bases, from rockabilly to country swing to surf and everything in between. And he looks the part with his doubleneck Mosrite. Where to start… (more…)

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June 2004


FEATURES ERIC CLAPTON Slowhand Meets Mr. Johnson His new album pays homage to Robert Johnson, and he’s hosting two whopper guitar events in June. In an exclusive interview, Slowhand talks to VG for the first time. By Lisa Sharken ICON CORNER Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” It may well be the most desirable Fender Stratocaster on the […]

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Robert Quine

Prime Time

Robert Quine’s name rhymes with “wine.” And while he may be considered “little-known,” the Ohio-born guitarist played a crucial role in the New York punk scene of the 1970s – his work on Blank Generation, the 1977 album by Richard Hell and the (more…)

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Bill Mize – Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

Man, talk about your great albums by folks you may not be familiar with! Bill Mize has done other nice work, but this disc is 10 songs of pure joy. He’s an acoustic player who has the whole deal covered… total command of the (more…)

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Little Charlie and the Nightcats – That’s Big

That's Big

Charlie Baty and company come through again. If you’re not familiar with Charlie and the boys, where you been? Since the late ’80s, they’ve put out a batch of excellent blues records that rank with some of the finest around. Blues (more…)

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Shirley Johnson – Killer Diller

Killer Diller

This is as much a showcase for the great stable of Delmark Blues guitarists as it is a vehicle for Shirley Johnson. There’s no doubt about her vocal diversity as she moves effortlessly between guitar and vocal blues styles. Her warm, throaty delivery is (more…)

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Phil Keaggy – Zion


Phil Keaggy doesn’t always get his due. Those of you familiar with his work know what I mean. He’s a marvelous singer and guitarist who’s been around awhile, but because he records mostly Christian music, he is sometimes passed by because he doesn’t have (more…)

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Adrian Ingram – Jazz Guitar Greats

Jazz Guitar Greats

Looking for a key to unlock your jazz solos or comping? Jazz Guitar Greats offer fine entries to the playing of several great jazzers. Jazz Guitar Greats is a look at the jazz styles of Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith, Hank (more…)

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