Item description for Master Anthology of Blues Guitar Solos Volume One by Multiple Contributors...
This comprehensive book/CD set presents some of the first contemporary blues guitarists! Features Muriel Anderson, Duck Baker, Mickey Baker, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, William Bay, Larry Bolles, Ben Bolt, Dan Bowden, Dix Bruce, Mike Christiansen, Alan de Mause, Craig Dobbins, Steven Eckels, Jim Ferguson, Buddy Fite, Tommy Flint, John Griggs, Stefan Grossman, Ole Halen, Al Hendrickson, Roger Hudson, Jean-Felix Lalanne, Paul Lolax, Larry McCabe, Dale Miller, Franco Morone, Ronald Muldrow, Paul Musso, Bill Piburn, Bucky Pizzarelli, Paul Rishell, Vincent Sadovsky, Felix Schell, Jerry Silverman, Martin Simpson, Fred Sokolow, Stanley Solow, Tim Sparks, John Standefer, Jay Umble, Phil Upchurch, Paul Yandell and John Zaradin. These selections include both new pieces and some of the best previously published pieces from the latter half of the 20th century. Standard notation and tablature are offered for most of the pieces, along with a biographical sketch of each performer. A set of 2 CDs is included, making this an ideal sourcebook for serious students and professionals alike.
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Studio: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.73" Width: 8.76" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
ISBN 0786647248 ISBN13 9780786647248 UPC 796279061612
Reviews - What do customers think about Mel Bay's Master Anthology of Blues Guitar Solos?
Decent, often good, but not "blues" Aug 2, 2005
Frankly, the title is quite misleading, approaching false advertising. These are for the most part, not "blues" at all, but fingerstyle guitar pieces, mostly in the Nashville/Chet Atkins style. All of them owe some compositional debt to traditional blues, but the influence is sometimes very, very faint.
Now there are some very nice pieces in here: I'm particularly fond of Tim Sparks' "Blues on Bartok Street". But as good as that tune is, it has as much in common with what anyone thinks of as blues as any of Bartok's own compositions, which is to say nothing at all.
In short: blues this ain't. If you're hoping for an anthology of basic country/Piedmont/Chicago standards (or even styles), look elsewhere. Stefan Grossman's books are a good start.