Saluting Sergeant Pepper

Recently, the busy folks at Google made available an online tour of the famed Abbey Road Studios.  Anyone with internet access can go online and see inside the place where some of the most famous recordings were made.   The building at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London was originally a townhouse.... Continue Reading →

King of the Slide Guitar

The slack-stringed, wailing, electric guitar riff that opens “Dust My Broom” is a sound that will forever immortalize Elmore James.  Although this tune was first recorded by the legendary Robert Johnson, it was the version by James that became an R&B hit in 1952.  Guitar players have spent hours and hours copying that sound, but... Continue Reading →

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