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Author Topic: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips  (Read 161399 times)

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Offline markm

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2007, 10:32:22 AM »
Does anyone know what kind of a guitar Sam is using in that great video?

Mark

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2007, 10:43:39 AM »
Gibson L-4 archtop, probably from the 50's

http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gibson2.html

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2007, 10:44:51 AM »
Mark:

The guitar is either a Gibson L-4, L-37 or L-75, all 1930's roundhole archtops. If I had to pick one, I'd go for the L-37 for his instrument.

Alex

John:

You could be right, but the L-4 ceased to be a roundhole after 1937, and I think it had a more arched top than Sam's.

A.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2007, 10:47:26 AM by GhostRider »

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2007, 10:51:23 AM »
You are probably right Alex -- it looks in such great condition that I thought it had to be a later model and guessed 50's without following the specs.

Offline markm

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2007, 11:29:18 AM »
Thanks guys.  That is what I was looking for.

Mark

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2007, 01:01:02 PM »
Does anyone know what kind of a guitar Sam is using in that great video?

Mark

Here it is, a Gibson L-37.

http://www.williesalomon.com/L37_Sam%20Chatmon.htm

BTW www.williesalomon.com is the most pornographic guitar porn site I've ever visited.

Alex
« Last Edit: February 02, 2007, 01:02:07 PM by GhostRider »

Offline markm

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2007, 05:51:23 PM »
Alex,

Hey thanks.  You are right about that site.  Wow what a collection.  Hey that guy is a pretty good picker too.  I listened to some of his CD cuts.  Very good stuff.

Thanks again guys.

Mark

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2007, 06:20:34 PM »

http://www.williesalomon.com/L37_Sam%20Chatmon.htm

BTW www.williesalomon.com is the most pornographic guitar porn site I've ever visited.


I think that's an ES-125 on the vintage page though, not an ES-150 as it's labeled. Whatever, nice guitar pics.

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2007, 02:08:49 AM »
I can tell you all from first-hand experience that Willie Salomon is one hell of a fine picker - especially playing in a Lonnie Johnson style.  His CD is well worth the money (but I should point out at this stage that I wrote the liner notes for it, so perhaps I'm biassed).  As well as playing both slide and picking guitar styles, he's also a fine piano and mandolin player, not to mention being a strong vocalist.

Willie is a past master at finding old guitars in the States (some on eBay and some from other sources), importing them into Germany and having them restored.  Some he has kept and some he has sold on.  I now own the Kalamazoo KGN-12 in the Vintage Gallery and a fine instrument it is too.

Many of the guitars were restored by Barry Denyer who appears on the excellent duo CD with Willie - again well worth investigating.  Barry used to be Roger Hubbard's musical partner in these here parts back in the 1970s.  Some of us, including Roger and top luthier and guitar expert, Rick Sellens, are flying out to Germany in March to celebrate Barry's 40 years of playing.
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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2007, 03:01:14 AM »
Parlor Picker pointed me in the direction of Willie Salomon some time ago. As well asd drooling over those guitars, I've really enjoyed listening to the soundclips on his web site. Must get round to buying a CD one of these days....

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2007, 10:31:08 PM »
There are some great videos in this thread, some of which I've seen already and xsome which I'll check out when my wireless signal is stronger. ;)

Here's a grainy video of me, with poor sound, jamming at an underground bar in San Jose.  I'm doin' the slide guitar and vocals, a crazy chap named Al Kapone is providing the harp, and my friend Speakeasy Jen is providing percussion by banging on her guitar and occasionally trying to play second guitar but finding her guitar is not tuned to mine.  For you guitar geeks, I'm playing an early '60s/late '50s Harmony Stella.  $50 including shipping on e-bay.

Puttin' on my Carrhartts, I gotta work out in the field.

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2007, 06:44:08 AM »
Here's Doc Watson playing "Deep River Blues" on a French site:

http://www.dailymotion.com/visited/search/blues/video/xoymu_doc-watson-deep-river-blues

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« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2007, 07:09:42 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2007, 07:37:45 AM »
This French site seems to be very good. Apart from the growing number of blues videos, the search function reveals some of the most amazing jazz videos I've ever seen. 

http://www.dailymotion.com/group/35959/2

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2007, 08:40:31 AM »
Actually, you may remember that Zak (BigHollowTwang) stated over on the IGS board that he didn't know of any specific places where Patton actually creates this sound, but it was suggested to him by the rythm in several of Patton's songs. It is a cool sound.

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