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  • #2503

    Mikemc
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    There are comments below the Youtube video saying George Barnes is the lead guitar on this one. Just wondering if this is on a record or cd somewhere. In any case, great licks and I like the song.

    #2504

    Craner
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    It is true. When he moved to Chicago he hooked up with Big Bill Broonzy and I believe there may be some recordings of that. They at least played together. And some of Barnes’ first recordings were with Big Bill, and I believe Barnes is credited on some of these Gillum recordings.

    Check out Jazz Gillum Complete recorded works Vol. 1 (1936-38) put out by Document.

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    #2507

    Craner
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    Sounds like Barnes to me.

    #2509

    There are a couple podcasts that highlighted George’s early career. I will dig them up and try to get them to any of oyu that are interested. EL Toro Records put out a Barnes album that is pretty comprehensive. It’s available at blue beat records. Lots of great country blues stuff. To think he was only 17 or so. Truly impressive.

    #2510

    Mikemc
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    Thanks Craner. That’s a must have for me so I just ordered the cd used from Barnes and Noble for about 16 bucks shipped. There’s a good podcast with Barnes’s Broonzy stuff on there. Pretty sure it’s posted here on this forum somewhere. He had a way of phrasing that’s recognizable as his playing. Thanks again.

    #2511

    Mikemc
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    Thanks Tommy, I’ll look into the El Toro records stuff too. Yeah that’s what gets me is the fact he was a teenager and doing that stuff. At that age I was playing “Gloria” wrong with a garage band.

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