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  • Mance Lipscomb: It’s Never Too Late

    Mance Lipscomb: It’s Never Too Late

    This video is part of the performances that were video-taped at the University of Washington in the late 60′s in association with the Seattle Folklore Society. It features Mance Lipscomb singing some of his songs with his guitar… and a bandaged finger! Here is what you can find about him on wikipedia: “Lipscomb was born April 9, 1895 to an ex-slave father from Alabama and a half Native American (Choctaw) mother.[2][3] Lipscomb spent most of his life working as a tenant […]

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  • Remembering Jack Rose

    Remembering Jack Rose

    By Miche Archetto: Jack Rose died from heart attack on December 5 2009. This video has been uploaded on youtube 4 years later to remember his music. It was taken in Philadelphia in March 2009. There Jack played “Kensington Blues and “The World Has Let Me Down”. Here is some information about Jack Rose from wikipedia: “Jack Rose (October 16, 1971 – December 5, 2009)[1] was an American guitarist originally from Virginia and later based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rose is best […]

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  • Bryan Forrest: “Nag’s Head Rag”

    HRMUSIC TV presents Newport News Virginian guitarist Bryan Forrest playing his original ragtime-inspired tune “Nag’s Head Rag.” Catch Bryan and other great Hampton Roads, VA artists at Hampton Roads Music TV Thanks Bryan for sharing this video with us.. Love it, and great playing and what a great sound Bryan is getting out of his guitar. Biography: “Bryan Forrest is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. As a composer his music has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World” as well as in theater […]

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  • John James – 12th Street Rag

    by Jim Weaver “My late father was a Spike Jones fan. Here is one of Spike Jones’s hits played on an acoustic guitar through a single mic. According to John James, known as JJ, he transcribed this directly from the old timey sheet music.” “JJ playing a Fylde Oberon Custom. 12 St.Rag was a big hit for jazz bands such as Pee Wee Hunt & Spike Jones ! but this version is from the original piano sheet music. JJ first recorded […]

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  • Ernie Hawkins- Old Style Jazz Revisited

    By Jim Weaver: “Now here is one that shows my bias. Ernie and I have been friends since we ran a coffeehouse together some 40 years ago – ouch. He was the house musician and I was the doughnut coffee guy. He learned from the best Rev. Gary Davis. Have a trip back to the time of Jelly Roll Morton and big acoustic guitars.” Who is Ernie Hawkins? “For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, blues and […]

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