Gitarrist Phil Baugh demonstriert klassische Country-Stile

Phil Baugh (1936-1990) ist ein zu unrecht vergessener Gitarrist und Studiomusiker. Stilistisch bewegte er sich zwischen Country, Rockabilly, Pop und Jazz. Ein Eindruck seiner Spielkunst vermittelt obiges Video. Es wurde aus dem Song Country Guitar zusammengeschnitten. Ursprünglich wird zwischen den einzelnen Solos gesungen. Vermutlich stammt das Video aus dem Jahr 1965. Weiss jemand Genaueres? Um welche Fernsehshow handelt es sich?

Country Gitarrist Phil Baugh

Baugh demonstriert die Spielweise folgender Gitarristen: Les Paul, Billy Byrd (spielte für Ernest Tubb), Merle Travis, Luther Perkins (Gitarrist von Johnny Cash), Chet Atkins, Hank Garland und Duane Eddy. Am Schluss legt Phil Baugh in seinem eigenen Stil los. Und wie er loslegt… Im Video spielt Phil Baugh eine Mosrite Gitarre.

Weitere Infos: Phil Baugh… a tribute

Memphis – City Of Music: Interactive Map – History Of Soul, Blues, Gospel And Rock ‘n’ Rol

Learn about the music history of Memphis. Or plan your next trip to Memphis, Tennessee with this map.

Memphis’ contribution to the history of popular music is amazing. Soul, gospel, funk, blues or rock ‘n’ roll wouldn’t be the same without the musical creativity of this city.

The map shows the places where music history was made. See where the music was played and recorded. Find the homes of Aretha Franklin, Maurice White or W.C. Handy. Learn about forgotten swing legend Jimmy Lunceford.

Al Green, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. Kind, O.V. Wright, Albert King, Memphis Minnie and many more contributed to the great music of Memphis.

Elvis Presley Was A Country Star

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Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock & Roll” actually was a country music star. Contradictory, isn’t it? No, it isn’t, claims music author Colin Escott in his article about Elvis published on the Country Music Hall Of Fame website. And he makes some good points.

Billy Strange’s Fuzz Guitar Spices Up Ann-Margret Ballad

Singer Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret (Photo: unknown)

Guitarist Billy Strange

Billy Strange (Photo: The "Official" Billy Strange Fan Group on Facebook)

Recently I discovered a great fuzz guitar example on Westex’ blog Diggin’ It!!! performed by studio guitarist legend Billy Strange. He played a catchy fuzz guitar intro on Ann-Margret’s country-pop ballad I Just Don’t Understand from 1961 and added some more fuzz later in the song on the chorus and in the solo part.

Billy Strange is notorious for his fuzz guitar. In 1962 he played a driving fuzz guitar solo on the Phil Spector production “Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah” by Bobb B. Sox and the Blue Jeans. To get the fuzz sound he used a very simple but effective method that he  explains in Tales Of Broken Guitar Amps.

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The Secret Daughter of Country Singer Hank Williams

Country singer Jett Williams.

Jett Williams, daughter of Hank Williams (Photo: http://www.jettwilliams.com)

Hank Williams

When Hank Williams died lonely on the backseat of his Cadillac on January 1 in 1953, he not only left behind his son Hank Williams Jr..  He also left behind his unborn daughter Jett Williams, who saw the light of day five days after Hank Williams’ light ceased shining.

For 21 years Jett Williams had no idea that she was Hank Williams daughter. She grew up as an adopted child and it took her years to prove that she is Williams’ daughter. The thorough multimedia presentation Orphan Child Finds Her Place (The Tennessean) tells her moving story in detail.

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Biographical Map of Country Singer Hank Williams

Hank Williams

The Short Life of Hank Williams shows some key moments of Hank Williams’ life on an interactive map. Click on markers. For larger view click here.

If you’re interested in Hank Williams then check out A Hank Williams Journal.

Reba McEntire: Hairy Changes Through The Years

country singer Reba McEntire publicity shot

See the ever-changing hairstyles of Singer Reba McEntire in this Photo Gallery by The Tennessean. By the way: How come she looks younger today than she looked when she was young?