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Artist: Lanham, Roy
Title: The Most Exciting Guitar
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Catalog Number:18014
Barcode:5397102180149 itemnumber=1000116495
Price: $23.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 5/9/2014
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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Roy Lanham is not a well-known name in the music world, but the songs he played on are. Whether you know it or not, you've heard the incredible guitar talents of Roy Lanham, on everything from The Delmore Brothers to Hank Penny to The Fleetwoods to Roy Rogers to The Sons Of The Pioneers to obscure rockabilly artists like Whitey Pullen and Jimmy Patton. Roy Lanham was a virtuoso musician who could pull off everything from country to jazz, and recorded a landmark album in 1959 (released in 1961) called 'The Most Exciting Guitar.' Strangely, this album has remained out of print and hard to find for decades, and Bear Family now remedies that with a glorious new re-issue. This album smokes, with 'Exciting' being an apt description. This isn't your Grandpa's sleepy jazz guitar, this is an album that swings like mad and rocks like crazy! Lanham, along with bassist Red Wooten and the legendary rock and roll/rhythm and blues drummer Earl Palmer, literally take this list of jazz and country standards and redefine them. Even standards like Body And Soul and Steel Guitar Rag are turned inside out and taken to a whole new level. If you like country, western swing, jazz and guitar, this album is absolutely essential, and once you've heard it, you'll be a converted Roy Lanham disciple for life. 'The Most Exciting Guitar,' indeed!

Track Listing
Side One

Lost Weekend

Where Or When

Body And Soul

Song Of India

A Smooth One

These Foolish Things

Side Two

Steel Guitar Rag

Lover Come Back To Me

As Time Goes By

Wildwood Flower

Kerry Dance

Old Joe Clark

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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