Archive for February, 2009

BB King Jimmy Vaughan Buddy Guy Clapton Youtube

Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Blues, Electric Guitar, Guitar Legends, Youtube | 1 Comment

Ooooh, now this is good.  What a mix, four very great players together doing Rock Me Baby.  I love Buddy Guys playing, I first heard him about 1971 and he was in a dream I had at the time at 14 years old, and at that time I didn’t know who he was.  Now every guitar player should know him.  Jimmy V is Stevie Rays brother, the other two don’t need an introduction, only respect. Great to hear another version of a blues.

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Charlie Christian Youtube Jazz Guitar

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 | Guitar Legends, Jazz Guitar, Youtube | 4 Comments

When Charlie Christian first played the electric guitar in the late 30′s anbd early 1940′s, when most people heard it they did not realise that it was an electric guitar, it was a new phenomena.  This youtube video is not Charlie Christian playing live, it is a series of photographs, but the recording of him playing Stomping at the Savoy live in 1941 is of great historical interest to guitar players.  So many of the great jazz plays fashioned their style on Charlie Christian.  He died very young, just like Hendrix did.  His impact is not widely recognised outside of jazz guitar circles.

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