May 1998 (Issue No. 65)

AG 065 May 1998 Cover
 

Swing Guitar

A guitarist's guide to swing guitar. Ry Cooder and the Cuban music of the Buena Vista Social Club. Interviews with Elaine Summers, Pearl Django, David Russell, and more. How to prevent theft of your guitar--and what to do when faced with that unfortunate development. Lessons on guitar rags and easy alternate tunings. 1935 Le Domino archtop.

Featured Songs

Lover Come Back to Me - Oscar Hammerstein and Sigmund Romberg

Raindance - Dylan Schorer

Embaixador - Paolo Bellinati

In This Issue

SULTANS OF SWING
A guitarist's guide to the pioneering players, the rhythm styles, and the instruments of vintage swing. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

RIGHT-HAND MAN
The rhythm secrets of Count Basie guitarist Freddie Green. By John Lehmann-Haupt.

FASCINATING RHYTHMS
A guitar workshop with the string-swing trio Cats and Jammers. By Hal Glatzer.

ARCHTOP SWING GUITARS
The vintage axes that made the music come to life. By Michael John Simmons.

LOCAL GOLD
Ry Cooder uncovers a scintillating world of Cuban music with Buena Vista Social Club. By Sam Quinones.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Interviews with Elaine Summers, Pearl Django, and David Russell. In memory of Carl Perkins. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Eric Schoenberg and Richard Scholtz, Gipsy Kings, Peter Case, and more.

SHOPTALK
Stop Thief! What you can do to hang onto and recover your precious instruments if they are stolen. By Jack Pearson.

NEW GEAR
MusEdit Software; Webb straps.

BEGINNERS
Your first guitar rag. By Dale Miller.

WOOD CHOPS
Easy alternate tunings. By Dylan Schorer.

SOLO
"Embaixador." Music by Paolo Bellinati. 

DEAR AG
Acoustic simulators; S. Yairi guitars; Candelas guitars. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1935 Le Domino archtop. By Michael John Simmons.

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