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"One of the greatest blues guitarists of all time-is best known for his development of the "ragtime" guitar style, the sheer complexity of which has baffled would-be imitators for the past eight decades. His mastery of this approach was so complete that none have ever ...
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MK339 | MONK

"Blake-one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time-is best known for his development of the "ragtime" guitar style, the sheer complexity of which has baffled would-be imitators for the past eight decades. His mastery of this approach was so complete that none have ...
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MK336 | MONK

""The Beale Street Sheiks" was the moniker used by Memphis guitar duo Frank Stokes and Dan Sane for their Paramount recordings (made in Chicago in 1927 and 1929). Stokes (1887-1955) was one of the earliest Memphis bluesmen, and his distinct vocal and guitar style, has ...
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MK323LP | MONK

"One of the best, if lesser known Delta bluesmen of the 1920s, singer and guitarist Ishman Bracey (1901-1970), along with his good friend Tommy Johnson (MK320DLP), began playing juke joints first in Jackson, and then all over Mississippi around 1917, but did not make is ...
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MKDLP322 | MONK

"Texas born Blind Willie Johnson is one of the most talented bottleneck guitar players to have ever lived, beginning to play with self-made instruments like a cigar box guitar when he was 5. Performing a blues style that often borders on spiritual, Johnson always took ...
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MK310 | MONK

"While 1937 came to a close on the notes of the virtuoso 'Tea For Two,' 1938 began with the first appearance of the Quintette du Hot Club de France in England, an even greater sell-out event than Duke Ellington. The London recording sessions for Decca took place a few ...
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MK103 | MONK