Jim­mie Rivers And The Chero­kees (with Vance Terry)

Bris­bane Bop

Guitarist - - Feature -

You may not have heard of Jim­mie Rivers but this col­lec­tion has been thrilling gui­tar nerds for years. Recorded at the 23 Club in Bris­bane, Cal­i­for­nia, be­tween 1961 and 1964, the al­bum ar­chives some of the hottest coun­try-jazz and Western swing ever recorded. This is gui­tar play­ing on the front line with great ban­ter ("the danc­ing starts at 9 and the fights start at 10...") and killer gui­tar work from Rivers, on a Gib­son dou­ble neck no less, and steel player Vance Terry. Stand­out track: Slow Boat To China Tech­nique take-home: Im­prove the­ory and rhythm with Western-swing chord so­los

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