Hot Fingers  - History Of American Guitar Vol.1: 1923-1951 Hot Fingers - History Of American Guitar Vol.1: 1923-1951 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
In the October of 1923, Sylvester Weaver became the first man to play guitar on record in the style we know today as Country Blues and opened the floodgates for a new style of Blues which within a few years would replace the female vocal, Vaudeville style, that was predominant in the genre's fledgling years.  Country Blues guitarists of the 1920s such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, and Charlie McCoy, would become stars on the back of their guitar playing and were hugely influential on those guitarists that followed not long after such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, and Lightnin' Hopkins. These musicians would, in tiurn, provide inspiration for the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and other artists of the 1960s who embodied the concept of the 'Guitar God'. Blues had a close musical sibling in the form of sanctified music and this gave rise to the 'guitar evangelist' with Blind Willie Johnson and Blind Gary Davis being two of the most recognisable and influential musicians in that world.  There were many important guitarists in Old- Timey music in the mid-1920s but it was the recordings of the Carter Family that really gave the guitar a voice in white Folk music and essentially marked the stylistic change that saw Old-Timey become Country music. Maybelle Carter's guitar work provided the blueprint for the picking-style of guitar playing that would become such an important part of Country music's sound in those early days.

This is Volume One of this important release - Volume Two is GVC2043
Part Code:  GVC2042
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD

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