September 1995 (Issue No. 33)
Red Hot Blues
The signature riffs of early blues legends Tampa Red, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake. The music of Memphis Minnie. The flatpicking genius of David Grier. Lessons on beginning jazz chord melodies and strumming the blues. Interview with John Prine. Dyer Harp guitar.
Let's Go to Town
- Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe
- David Grier
He Forgot That It Was Sunday
- John Prine
- Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, and B.G. DeSylva
In This Issue
EARLY MORNING BLUES
How early hitmakers forged the guitar styles of country blues. By Steve James.
The groundbreaking blues of Memphis Minnie, from Delta styles to the Chicago sound. By Del Rey.
TAKING THE LEAD
Why David Grier is a rising star of bluegrass guitar. By David McCarty.
Robert Johnson, superstar; reviews of albums by John Williams, the Quintet of the Hot Club of San Francisco, Harvey Reid, and Norman and Nancy Blake.
Letter from Backstage. Experiences of a non-quite-professional musician. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Prine Time. In his follow-up to The Missing Years, John Prine once again nails the offbeat. By Joe F. Compton.
Home Studio Basics. How to set up a DAT studio for guitar recordings. By Jim Kaufman.
Beginning Chord Melody. A solo jazz guitar workshop. By Dix Bruce.
Singer-songwriters who can pick--Pierre Bensusan, Julie Hoest, Woody Mann, Kevin Moore, and Chris Smither; The Martin Book.
Strumming the blues. By Mike Christiansen.
The Portuguese guitarra; reshaping a neck; building a steel guitar; Leo Kottke transcriptions; why guitars get better with age.
Dyer Harp Guitar. By Rick Turner.