Annie Ross

Annie Ross died last week (July 21, 2020). She was one-third of the vocal group, Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross who sang in a style of music called vocalese. Jon Hendricks created the style and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross were the first stars starting in the 1950s. The Pointer Sisters and…

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Dobro Jazz

Although single-cone spider bridge resonators are my least favorite type of resonator guitar, I’ve still been listening to a lot of dobro music recently. Of course, my tastes run to jazz. I recently published a list of non-dobro music resonator music. Today’s post balances the content and provides you with…

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Songs about work

It’s Labor Day weekend. I just published a link to a list of songs about working people on my Facebook page for Dan Loves Guitars. I thought I’d put together my own list of random songs concerning work. I’ve tried to keep the selections to those involving my favorite musical…

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I Got Rhythm

I was browsing jazz guitar videos on youtube the other day and came across John Pizzarelli doing the following version of I Got Rhythm. John, like his dad Bucky, plays a seven-string guitar and starts out accompanying himself as he sings (i.e., comping). Later her breaks into scatting while playing…

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