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Larry Carlton & Robben Ford: LIVE in Tokyo

Two of the greatest blues/jazz guitarists—Larry Carlton and Robben Ford—jam together live in Tokyo on “Rio Samba.” This performance was recorded at the Blue Note in Tokyo in 2006 and appears on the DVD Live in Tokyo: Larry Carlton with Special Guest Robben Ford. The band includes Travis Carlton on bass, Jeff Babko on keys, and drummer Toss Panos.

Larry Carlton’s “smooth jazz” style made him one of the most in-demand session players in LA during the 1970s… Read More

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Rare 1967 European TV Interview with Eric Clapton in Cream

This black and white video of Cream-era Clapton being interviewed for a Dutch psychedelic pop show in 1967 is simply a must-see! Cheeky, young, shaggy haired Clapton is just brimming with confidence as he pours forth about the Beatles, Hendrix, and the emerging psychedelic underground.

 

Cream drummer Ginger Baker smokes nonchalantly in the background, while young master Clapton says things like, “I like the PinkRead More

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NYC Players: Warren Haynes – Shares His Insights on Playing Slide Guitar

Warren Haynes is the acclaimed guitarist for both Government Mule and the Allman Brothers, yet the Southern Rock guitar king lives in New York City! Haynes has also recorded and toured extensively with the Grateful Dead, stepping into Jerry Garcia’s big shoes, and with the Dave Matthews Band.

Growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Haynes heard gospel on the radio and was raised by a father who loved Merle Haggard and Bill Monroe, but he also had two… Read More

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Monster Jam: Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and Steve Lukather Live in Japan

Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and Steve Lukather attempt to out-jam each other on an old Santana tune at a live show in Japan.  Adding to the monster-jamness are Toto (and Jeff Beck) drummer Simon Phillips and Jan Hammer of Read More

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Keith Richards on The Blues in Britain


From the BBC show Blues Brittania: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? comes this fascinating early 1960s footage here of the teenage Rolling Stones playing blues songs like Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster.” Archival footage is interspersed with recent interviews with Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Paul Jones and other British… Read More

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Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline Talks Shop


Cline is of course lead guitarist of the Grammy-Award winning Chicago alternative rock band Wilco. Critics have called Cline “one of the best guitarists of any genre” and his distinctive “Avant Romantic” style incorporates exciting jazz, rock, country and experimental elements.

 

Cline has performed on over 150 albums and in 2007 was selected by Read More

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