Legends of Western Swing Guitar (DVD)

The guitar in Western Swing holds a particularly important place. Many guitarists have made major contributions in the field, but the cornerstone remains Eldon Shamblin, whom Rolling Stone magazine once called the "World's Best Rhythm Guitarist." His sophisticated, swinging and moving chords forever impacted the music. Coupled with him were early lead players like Muriel "Zeke" Campbell, who performed dazzling single-string solos on records up to two years before Charlie Christian joined the Benny Goodma ...more

Product Number:
13062DVD
Format:
DVD
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Binding:
Boxed
Size:
5.25 x 7.5
UPC:
011671306292
Publisher:
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published:
11/6/2003

The guitar in Western Swing holds a particularly important place. Many guitarists have made major contributions in the field, but the cornerstone remains Eldon Shamblin, whom Rolling Stone magazine once called the "World's Best Rhythm Guitarist." His sophisticated, swinging and moving chords forever impacted the music. Coupled with him were early lead players like Muriel "Zeke" Campbell, who performed dazzling single-string solos on records up to two years before Charlie Christian joined the Benny Goodman Sextet.

As a genre of music, Western Swing is a unique blend of jazz, blues, cowboy, western, gospel, and Spanish sounds. The repertory of any Western Swing band includes tunes associated with each of these schools of music, but a consistent style flows through every performance. The roots of Western Swing are not easy to trace. Most pinpoint the Light Crust Doughboys (formed circa 1931) of Fort Worth, Texas as the first example.

Legends Of Western Swing Guitar presents the playing of Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, Bob Kiser, Muriel "Zeke" Campbell, Benny Garcia, Cameron Hill, Jimmy Wyble and Junior Barnard in rare black & white archival films from the 1940s to recent performances recorded in color from the last decade. As well Tommy Morrell, a guitarist of a younger generation, is also included. His playing highlights not just the passing of a flame but new places the torch can be carried.

Running time 60 minutes

DVD is region 0, playable worldwide

Amazing Grace       Eldon Shamblin and Tommy Morrell
Back Home Again In Indiana       Eldon Shamblin and Tommy Morrell
Faded Love       Eldon Shamblin, Bill Dozier, and Bob Kiser
Hubbin' It       Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys
I Hear You Talkin'       Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys
If The World Keeps On Turning       Muriel "Zeke" Campbell With Art Greenhaw On Rhythm Guitar
It Had To Be       Eldon Shamblin and Tommy Morrell
Maiden's Prayer       Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, and Bob Kiser
Milk Cow Blues       ELdon Shamblin and Benny Garcia
Miss The Mississippi And You       Muriel "Zeke" Campbell
Now Or Never       Jim Boyd And His Men Of The West
Oh Susannah/Tiger Rag       Light Crust Doughboys
Panhandle Rag       Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, and Bob Kiser
Ridin' On Down       Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys
Rosetta       Eldon Shamblin and Benny Garcia
San Antonio Rose       Eldon Shamblin and Benny Garcia
San Antonio Rose       Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, And Bob Kiser
Stardust       Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, and Bob Kiser
Stay A Little Longer       Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys
Tennessee Waltz       Eldon Shamblin and Tommy Morrell
The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget       ELdon, Billy Dozier, and Bob Kiser
There'll Never Be Another You       Eldon Shamblin and Tommy Morrell
Time Changes Everything       ELdon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, and Bob Kiser
 
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