This week we are starting a great blues originally recorded by Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy with Floyd Smith on electric steel guitar. Electric guitar was in it's infancy and the year was 1936. This song is often considered the first recorded electric guitar solo. Fast forward to the 1950s..... Bill Doggett recorded Floyd's Guitar Blues with the fabulous Billy Butler playing the tune on a standard Spanish style guitar capturing the vibe of the original big band version with an organ combo. This is the version we are going to learn and it's a classic! Beautiful melody and timeless blues that's a must followers of the history of electric guitar. Of course we starting the rhythm guitar part then next week we did into the lead guitar! Gonna be a fun one.
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