Categorie: History

zzxd | Iconic guitars: British and an Irish man (5)

In this column: blackie, greeny, ex-sunburst Of the hundreds of guitars that blues-rock legend Eric Clapton had his favorite was one that he had a hand in designing. In 1970 Eric was at Sho-Bud guitar shop in Nashville and saw in a back room of the shop a rack of vintage Strats from the 1950s. …

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zzxe | Iconic guitars (4)

In this column: large gibson hollow bodies, nancy, number one T-Bone Walker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker, Dallas Texas) played on different guitars in three eras: 1930-1950 on a Gibson ES-250, 1950-1970 on an ES-5 and from 1970 on an ES-335. He used the guitars favored by the early jazz guitarists (like Charlie Christian). T-Bone Walker was …

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zzxf | Iconic guitars (3)

In this column: the hoss, gibson ES-335 lefty, old lady Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) was a blues singer-songwriter and important in the post-war blues scene, and is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues". In 1957, Waters bought a brand new, 1958 Fender Telecaster. Originally white, with an ash body and a maple …

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zzxg | Iconic guitars: the Kings (2)

In this column: lucille, lucy, gibson es-345 In 1949, BB King was playing a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. The hall was being heated by barrels which were half full of kerosene. A fight broke out, knocking over one of the barrels and setting the building ablaze. King realized he had left his beloved Gibson …

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zzxh | Iconic guitars (1)

In this column: hard rock, nine-string guitar, kalamazoo The 1933 National Duolin resonator guitar "Hard Rock" of Booker T Washington "Bukka" White. Bukka used used this guitar as his main gigging and touring guitar for three decades. He was a founding father of the Delta Blues and an influential, definitive player of the genre. He and …

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zzzs | Timelapse of Route 66

See on Scoop.it - Doggone bluesUSA Route 66I saw this video on an Atlantic Cities article and was struck by the rural and "off-the-beaten path" feel that timelapse of the Mother Road manages to capture.  Route 66 looms large in Americana, in part because it represents a bygone era, a time when the automobile was …

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zzzt | Get your kicks on Route 66

US66 runs through the states Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Californië. Map route 66 Begin in Adamsstreet Chicago, Illinois Up and down the countryside, Illinois Cayuga to Chenoa, Illinois Missouri State line Drive in Carthage, Missouri Devil's Elbow Bridge, Illinois Baxter Springs, Texas The Rainbow Curve bridge, Kansas (marsh arch bridge) …

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