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Australian Guitarist Tommy Emannuel: An important guitarist on the short list with Les Paul, Chet Atkins, even Django Reinhardt

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First published December 3, 2012

Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel

I was watching one of those stations that have the member, money-drives and saw, more importantly, heard this guy playing the guitar. Without sounding too much like a little girl, Ohh Myy Godd! I can barely remember being so impressed listening to a guitarist for the first time. Maybe Django Reinhardt or (going way back,) Andres Segovia were two guitarists who were as impressive.

Check out his long, slim fingers fingers…

Anyway Tommy Emmanuel must be considered one of the very best pop/jazz/rock/blues/finger-style picker guitarists in the world,,, if not the best.

If I’m the last one to discover his music, just like Columbus discovering America, tough t—y.

Tommy Emmanuel’s Official Website

So you think you can play guitar? Filomena Moretti performing: Albeniz – Asturias

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Don’t mean to up-stage the Guitar Center boys, however,

I was searching YouTube for Andres Segovia when I discovered this brilliant, passionate guitarist. She hails from Sardinia, Italy, is young and beautiful, and plays with an impeccable technique. I thought – with one exception being Charo – that one had to be an old-man like Segovia to play like this. I guess Segovia was once young also. Seems like I’ll always know him as that classy, suit-wearing old-man who was – if not still is – the greatest classical guitarist in the history of the world.

Young ladies (or young-men) like this experience a great euphoria. Their music will give them great comfort throughout their lives. Classical guitar performance is not unlike transcendental meditation. If you click the Segovia video you’ll see Andres Segovia (around 4:26) in position as a perfect Buddha. That is to say that he looks like a Buddha figure in meditation. What a lovely man he was.

WIKI Article about author Isaac Albeniz

Holy smoke… Do you like it hot?

Classical Guitar Review.Com


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Originally published February 26, 2011

This video was suggested by my cousin, Susan Aiello.

Singer songwriter Radney Foster had a hit with this tune back in 2009.

“Foster wrote “Angel Flight” with fellow Texas songwriter Darden Smith to tell the story of the aircrew that fly fallen soldiers home to their final resting place. The Air National Guard entrusted with flying these soldiers refer to the journey as the “Angel Flight.”

This is quality sound. Whether you like country music or not, the sound quality of the principal acoustic guitar (sounding very much like a Martin D-35 dreadnought – honey-dripp’n, bassy-tone), the vocal excellence, and top-notch recording techniques of this video are superb. *The song brings to my mind, at least, that the roots of the tune, maybe, spring from the likes of the late, John Denver, Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Paxton and others of that ilk. This tune is honed with the fine vocal back-up from the former, front-man for Hootie And The BlowFish, Darius Rucker.

*Since I don’t follow “country” that closely, I’m sure I’m missing other key players.

Anyway enjoy and thanks, Susan.

Visit Radney Foster’s website, find autographed copies and more…

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CHARO performing on guitar at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas

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As I promised, here’s that video clip of Charo and her guitar at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas – August, 2009. The virtuoso performance took place in the Crazy Girls showroom. The clip is 46 seconds long.

María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza is also known as Charo.

I felt priviliged to be able to witness this performance by one of the finest Flamenco guitarists in the world.
The great Andres Segovia gave Charo master-classes when she was in her teens. The classes certainly paid off, or so it would seem.

[ If the above video does not play smoothly, click here to watch it on the LVBC YouTube channel. ]

Link to the original post of Charo’s performance at the Riviera.

Charo’s Official Website
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Les was more: guitar master and innovator – Les Paul (June 9, 1915–August 13, 2009)

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Les Paul - Wikipedia
Les Paul - Wikipedia
“Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul (June 9, 1915–August 13, 2009) was a musician and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, which “made the sound of rock and roll possible.”[] He is credited with inventing or discovering many recording innovations including overdubbing (also known as sound on sound),[] delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.[]” read more on Wiki

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