FEATURED Mick Taylor: Rock, Blues & Slide Guitar
- Published by Hot Licks
- Artist: Mick Taylor
Mick Taylor’s career has seen him play with John Mayall, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Now all that expertise is on show on this superb disc where Mick takes you through some of his most impressive styles and techniques, including blues bends, vibrato, standard and open-tuning slide, country string bending and more. Mick also jams with Arlen Roth and talks about his playing style. A fine instruction session from one of British rock’s great players.
FEATURED Jackson Blues Guitar
Jackson, Mississippi attracted a host of blues musicians in the period 1910–1940. Many players from small towns made their way to Jackson, which as the capital of Mississippi and a much larger city, held forth the promise of more and better work opportunities, and the possibility of making a living playing music rather than driving a mule or chopping cotton. The Jackson Blues scene was an unusually rich one, stylistically, spanning the gap from the sophisticated Pop blues of Bo Carter to the low-down blues of Rube Lacy and a host of players working between those two extremes. Included on this DVD are transcriptions and teaching of recorded performances from Tommy Johnson, one of the fountainheads of the Mississippi blues, Itta Bena natives Rube Lacy and Ishmon Bracey, with their distinctive vocal head tones and intense playing, the great Geeshie Wiley, a woman who played and sang as strongly as any man, Walter Vinson, guitarist and lead singer for the Mississippi Sheiks, and Bo Carter
FEATURED When a Telecaster Plays the Blues (Dig)
Roy Buchanan, the world’s best unknown guitarist, was one of America’s most soulful masters of the electric guitar. Even posthumously, the master of the Telecaster commands the passionate respect of fellow guitarists and a devoted legion of fans. The ten electrifying tracks on this live album, at times sounding as if Buchanan had plugged his guitar straight into your frontal lobe, bear witness to that laudatory testimony. Promo copies mailed out to all relevant media: magazines, websites, and radio stations.