July 1996 (Issue No. 43)

AG 043 July 1996 Cover
 

Music Special

Music from Ry Cooder, Shawn Colvin, Doc Watson, Joan Armatrading, and Dougie MacLean. How to get a good setup. Lesson on the Lester Flatt G run. Fingerpicking blues lesson. Jazzman Oscar Aleman. Michael Hedges songbook reviewed. On the road with Nancy Sinatra. Blues guitarist Steve James. British Isles CDs reviewed.

Featured Songs

Paris, Texas - Ry Cooder

Shotgun Down the Avalanche - Shawn Colvin

Black Mountain Rag - Doc Watson

Everyday Boy - Joan Armatrading

Caledonia - Dougie MacLean

Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms - Traditional, arranged by Happy Traum

In This Issue

RY COODER
Evocative scores from a master of slide.  By Dale Miller.

SHAWN COLVIN
The soul of a solo performer.  By James Jensen.

DOC WATSON
Setting the standard for flatpicking guitar.  By Scott Nygaard.

JOAN ARMATRADING
Songs of strength and self-respect.  By Simone Solondz.

DOUGIE MACLEAN
Love songs of the Scottish Highlands.  By Steve Givens.

JUMP STREET
Livin' the Blues. Profile of Steve James. By John Herndon.
Oscar Aleman's Resonating Jazz. By Michael John Simmons.
A.G. at the Movies. Anachronistic guitars in the movies. By Michael John Simmons.

REVIEWS
Michael Hedges Book. Rhythm, Sonority, Silence. By Dylan Schorer.
British Isles CDs. CDs from Bert Jansch, Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman, Steve Tilston, and Sean Tyrrell. By Art Edelstein.

HIT LIST
Antonio Lopez, Lejanias. By Scott Cmiel.
George Jones and Melba Montgomery, Vintage Collections. By Michael John Simmons.
Joe Weed, The Vultures. By Dale Miller.
Julian Gray and Ronald Pearl, Baroque Inventions. By Mark L. Small.
Maria Isabel Siewers, Gustavino: Guitar and Chamber Music. By Scott Cmiel.
McKinley, McKinley. By Dan Ouellette.
Professor and Maryann, Lead Us Not into Penn Station. By Dan Ouellette.
William Coulter and Friends, Celtic Crossing. By Russell Letson.

AG LETTER
Letter from the Road. On the road with Nancy Sinatra. By Melanie Vasquez.

SHOPTALK
Tune-up Time. What you need to know about getting a good guitar setup. By Rick Turner.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Doc Watson, Dougie MacLean, Joan Armatrading, Ry Cooder, Shawn Colvin, and Steve James.

BEGINNERS
The Lester Flatt G Run.  By Happy Traum.

WOOD CHOPS
Hot Fingerpicking Blues Licks.  By Stefan Grossman.

DEAR AG
Nick Drake transcriptions. By Michael John Simmons.
Painless playing. By Alison Bert.
Salvaging the top. By Rick Turner.
Understanding steel strings. By William R. Cumpiano.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Taylor Pallet Guitar. By Dylan Schorer.