James Burton’s birthday today.
Wow. Three of the best for sure. (Albert’s amp goes out near the end, so he doesn’t get his second solo.)
Sonny Sharrock (1940-1994)
From Amalokch on YouTube
Young virtuosa Tina S lays down a wonderful cover of the Dr. Viossy guitar arrangement of the third movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No.2).
This is, of course, the “presto agitato” third movement of the Moonlight Sonata. (Beethoven called the sonata “Sonata quasi una fantasia” – sonata, almost a fantasy. The term “Moonlight” wasn’t applied until after Beethoven’s death and referred to the first movement.)
I have been hoping that Tina would tackle this piece, and I’m glad she did!
Tina plays a custom Vigier Excalibur Custom guitar.
Mary Osborne (1921-1992)
Great early jazz guitarist
This was filmed at Art Ford’s Jazz Party in Newark, New Jersey.
George Barnes (1921-1977)
Jazz guitarist. One of the earliest to play an electric guitar.