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This particularly strong installment in the Tiffany series showcases the amazing breadth of the Wills repertoire, not to mention the ferocious rhythmic attack of the late-1940s Playboys. Tin Pan Alley chestnuts mingle with... more »
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This particularly strong installment in the Tiffany series showcases the amazing breadth of the Wills repertoire, not to mention the ferocious rhythmic attack of the late-1940s Playboys. Tin Pan Alley chestnuts mingle with jazz classics from Benny Goodman and Woody Herman and a number of fine Playboy instrumental originals. There is an urgency, a pulse, and a drive throughout this set, atop which flows the gritty guitar leads of Junior Barnard or the steel-mandolin-guitar assault of Herb Remington, Tiny Moore, and Eldon Shamblin, and it provides clear evidence of what consistently thrilled (and exhausted) dancers across the country. --Marc Greilsamer
A tribute to Junior Barnard get the tiffanies for him
Tony Thomas | SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL USA | 06/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the most important legacies of the Tiffany transcriptions is the work of Lester Barnard Junior, the great guitarist who played with Wills between 1945 and 1947. His tenure with the band is largely missing its Columbia recordings of the Day. Barnard was like Spade Cooley's steel Guitarist Joacquim Murphy: he would simply disappear for weeks, and months at a whim or an intuition, but would always return to the band. Until he returned to Fresno and had his own bands. Barnard was the real precursor of modern rock and rockabilly guitar playing. He set up his guitar in his own way with a DeArmond pickup and a pickup from a steel guitar, wired out of phase. He was one of the first to use a volume pedal. His though he had modified acoustic jazz guitars to electrify them, Junior's guitar almost always sounded like a solid body electric, not like an electric jazz guitar.
Thankfully, lots of Junior's work was recorded on the Tiffany recordings--in fact they ought to put out a best of Junior Barnard. On this CD listen in astonishment to the original version of the Fat Boy Rag (Junior wayed 230 pounds at his lightest!)which snarls and twists and bites and cuts like something the Allman brothers would not be ashamed of, or listen to the way he bends and scratches out the slow blues feel of Don't Cry Baby and Sweet Kind of love.
Just writing about it makes it sounds so good, I almost started to buy it, even though I have had this stuff since it first came out years ago."
It's fun dancing to bob wills and his texas playboys
chris whittington | northridge cal. usa | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the tiffany transcriptions vol.#5 offers some of the best guitar and slide guitar picken basics for any guitar student wanting too learn solo guitar melodies. this style of picken can work with any style of music. i've used it with rock,jazz and blue's, the music notes always fit."