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Best Albums of 2016: A Collection

This is not the Top 10 Albums of 2016 list; this is the BGS Top 10 Albums of 2016 list. We are not a music reviewing website, and we’ll never pretend to be. We’re simply a group of guys who

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Episode 100

Welcome, my friends, to the one hundredth edition of FNWGG and the final regular installment in the series. I won’t call this the last edition ever, because I might want to do a special edition from time to time as

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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: Number Ninety-eight

Dear friends, tonight is the ninety-eighth edition of Friday Night with Guitar George. Barring any unforeseen calamities, two weeks from tonight—May 20, 2016—will be the 100th edition, and the last regular installment in the series. I won’t say that it

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Notable Covers Edition

A recent television appearance by a heavy metal band featured an impressive cover version of a well-known pop song half a century old. This got me thinking about other unlikely cover versions—the White Stripes’ rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” came

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Prince Memorial Edition

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time  –from “Let’s Go Crazy” A day and a half after the shocking news broke,

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Friday Night With Guitar George: Pete Townsend Edition

It’s difficult to talk about rock & roll because it’s essentially a category and a category which embodies something which transcends the category. –Pete Townsend, 1968 Thus spake rock music’s resident philosopher in a 1968 interview. While the Beatles were

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Merle Haggard Memorial Edition

Merle Haggard passed away Wednesday on his seventy-ninth birthday. Entertainers don’t get any more genuine than Merle the Pearl. He could talk the talk because he had walked the walk. In and out of trouble, in and out of prison,

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Atlanta Rhythm Section Edition

When you grow up in Montgomery, Alabama the name “Atlanta” has a certain magical charm to it. The city’s towers of steel and glass rose on the horizon of our imaginations like Oz’s Emerald City, full of wonder and delight.

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Brushy One String Edition

At the beginning of any given week I have at least two or three ideas about what I want to do for FNWGG. By Wednesday I have chosen one, by Thursday night I have completed the write-up, and Friday morning

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