JSP's Shake That Thing: East Coast Blues compiles four CD's of performances by country blues pickers Gabriel Brown, Dan Pickett, and Ralph Willis. It's hard to go wrong with these 105 obscure recordings cut between 1935 and 1953. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative; listing personnel, dates, and concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set making it highly recommended, for both the collector and the blues novice
Swing Blues encompasses a variety of genres from the jazzy influenced Jump and West Coast styles to the Western Swing and Rockabilly styles of the 40’s, 50s and 60’s. Guitarists like T-Bone walker, Bill Jennings, Tiny Grimes, Duke Robillard, Hollywood Fats and Charlie Christian are widely acknowledged for establishing the role of the guitar in this exciting and still very popular musical genre.
Join blues guitarist Tim Lerch on a trip around the world of the blues. Travel the highways and byways from Texas to Memphis, Chicago to New Orleans and all the way out to the West Coast. With 9 chapters that range from simple shuffles to more advanced jazz influenced blues with some funky Beale Street soul and a rumba from the French Quarter in between. Tim puts you behind the wheel and acts as your tour guide on this blues odyssey. The DVD includes a 25-page PDF with standard notation and tab to clearly map your course. So get out your axe, put on your shades, fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fantastic blues guitar road trip!