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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Wes Montgomery – Live in ’65

Jazz guitar was forever split into two schools early in its development, each defined by a stylistic genius - the bop-anticipating, electric lines of...

Dick Dale – King of the Surf

The Rosetta Stone of Dick Dale's brand of surf guitar is 1962's Surfer's Choice, which, even though it was his first album, was largely...

Chris Duarte – Blue Velocity

It's great to hear a plain-old guitar record. They used to be all over the place, but these days not so much. And while...

Laurie Morvan – Cures What Ails Ya

Few standard blues records by non-major artists offer any surprises. But Laurie Morvan adds a bit to the blues genre. Her songs aren't all...

White Stripes – Icky Thump

Jack and Meg White get back to the guitar-and-drum thump their fans know and love, with the six-string up front, loud, and proud. On their...

Waters, Winter & Cotton – Breakin’ It Up & Breakin’ It Down

Even though Waters was undoubtedly the most important blues artist in Chess Records' stable (indeed, the most influential bluesman of his generation), when you...

August 2008

FEATURES COOL LOOKS, CLASSIC SOUNDS Retro-Inspired Basses As with fashion, cars, music, and other elements of pop culture, today’s electric bass market is chock full of instruments...

The Holmes Brothers – State of Grace

It's tough to write great songs and perform them well. But it's another thing altogether to covergreat songwriters, make their songs your own, and...
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