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Friday Night with Guitar George: Gone Fishing

Welcome to the ninety-ninth edition of Friday Night with Guitar George, the next-to-last regular post in the series. During my hundreds of hours searching the internet to get material for FNWGG, my two favorite discoveries were R. L. Burnside and

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Samantha Fish Edition

After taking a week off for the first time since BGS started eighteen months ago, I figured I better come back to work with something strong. I have been saving up this little jewel for just such an occasion. Samantha

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Friday Night with Guitar George: The Devil Makes Three Edition

They say Jesus is coming He must be walking, he sho’ ain’t running Who could blame him, look how we done him -The Devil Makes Three “Hallelu” One of the advantages of theological open-mindedness is that you can poke fun

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Matthieu Chedid Edition

Earlier this week I saw a tweet about “Little Wing”, a beautiful song by Jimi Hendrix. It had been a while since I had listened to it, so I pulled up the song on YouTube.  As is often the case

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Songhoy Blues

This week’s FNWGG selection came to my attention thanks to my son William, the Music Savant referenced in the August 8, 2014 edition of Guitar George.  Like his father, William is constantly scouring the internet in search of music he

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Robert Johnson Edition, Part Two

No dope smoking, no beer sold after twelve o’clock Rosedale Mississippi Magic City Juke Joint Mr. Johnson sings over in the corner by the bar Sold his soul to the devil so he can play guitar Too cool to be

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Robert Johnson Edition, Part One

You want to know how good the blues can get? Well, this is it. –Keith Richards One of Chick Fil-A’s advertising slogans is “We did not invent the chicken. Just the chicken sandwich.” Robert Johnson did not invent the Delta

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Elmore James Edition

A three-inch section of hollow glass is the humble object that represents a balm to the soul, a salve to weary bones and a troubled mind. This singular item represents the difference between guitar and slide guitar, which is not

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Rollin/Tumblin/Bollin Edition

On Sunday, July 12 at approximately quarter to midnight I stumbled upon this video. Although recorded as an impromptu jam session, the resulting tape just might be the best music video ever made, an honor that heretofore belonged to “Safety

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Son House Edition

You may not recognize the name Son House, but if you are a fan of blues rock or the Delta blues that inspired it, or if you happen to be a fan of Jack White, then you are at least

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