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Monthly Archives: December 2005

Brown Fretted/less Bass

The Brown's Guitar Factory Fretted/less bass leaves an immediate impression. Yes, its Purpleheart body wings are attractive, as are its ebony-veneered maple headstock with abalone/mother-of-pearl,...

Tony Levin

It's not surprising that Tony Levin has always been a player of instruments in the low end of the sonic range. From his...

Robben Ford – Keep On Running

If there's a guitarist working right now who I like more than Robben Ford, I'm not sure who it'd be. He's done so...

The Derek Trucks Band – Soul Serenade

Though a step back chronologically - tracks for this album were recorded in late '99 and early 2000, before the release of the...

Bill Dixon – Guitar Collecting: How I Built a $65,000 Collection

Bill Dixon has done what many of us have done. He bought, traded, and sold guitars. And he has done well. He made...

Jay McShann – Goin’ to Kansas City

The story of Jay "Hootie" McShann is legend. Born in 1916, he got his start as a youth tickling the ivories in the...

Riders in The Sky – Silver Jubilee

Pulling off a successful musical parody is tough. Keeping the parody going for over 25 years is nearly impossible, but Riders In The...

Fender Jazzmaster

A 1965 Fender Jazzmaster in Surf Green. Photo: VG Archive. In the midst of its scramble to compete with Fender by developing the radical Flying V...

Steve Forbert – Any Old Time: Songs of Jimmy Rodgers

Steve Forbert's voice and style have become so distinctive that he sounds great on this tribute to country pioneer Jimmy Rodgers, even as he...

Jimi Hendrix – Live at Berkeley

Experience Hendrix has settled into a regular schedule of new Jimi releases. This latest is taken from a live performance in May, 1970,...
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