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  • Frank Vignola & Joscho Stephan – “Minor Swing”

    Frank Vignola & Joscho Stephan – “Minor Swing”

    By Jim Weaver: Those who follow AGV posts know that Eddie Lang is one of my favorite guitarists from the 1920′s and early ’30′s, along with Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Geeshie Wiley and Lonnie Johnson .  Eddie was an Italian-American from Philadelphia who died from a botched tonsillectomy in 1930.  By the time of his death he had recorded with Louis Armstrong, blues great Lonnie Johnson, pop music diva and movie star Ruth Etting, and crooner Bing Crosby.  It […]

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  • Andreas Varady: A Child Prodigy

    Andreas Varady: A Child Prodigy

    By Miche Archetto: Okay, this is not completely acoustic, but for sure not heavily processed sound and worth watching. Here is Martin Taylor playing with then 13 years old Andreas Varady. Andreas started playing at the age of 4 and released his first album when he was 10, he got the front cover of Guitar Player magazine at the age of 13. Presently he is managed by Quincy Jones. On wikipedia you can find that: “Andreas Varady (born 24 July 1997) is […]

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  • George Benson Plays and Gives Musical Advice

    George Benson Plays and Gives Musical Advice

    Here’s more acoustic guitar from George Benson (not the instrument you would normally hear him on). George has got a serious heavy touch here, and at times you almost feel that he is overplaying with his right hand. As far as his left hand, well.. talk about total coordination! This video is intended as a video lesson, although he’s mostly talking and giving his advice. Check out what he has to say about the blues… For this George picks up […]

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  • Harry Leahey: World Class Guitarist Stayed Close To Home

    Harry Leahey: World Class Guitarist Stayed Close To Home

    Harry Leahey Nuages  By Flip Peters: If you took guitar lessons between the late 60s and 1990, the chances are very high that you studied with Harry of one of his students.  There are very few videos of Harry playing. This is one from the mid 1980s in Rochester, NY. Harry performs with his regular trio, with Roy Cumming, bass and Glenn Davis, drums. Thanks to Walt Bibinger, one of Harry’s former students and himself a great guitarist, for this […]

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