Jerry Silverman – The Art of the Folk-Blues Guitar (XTRA 1096)

A 1970 British re-issue of a ’64 US Folkways Lp by Transatlantic Records, Silverman intones paradoxically didactic instructions on the performance of a genre most requiring of intangible feel in a lilting Bronx/American Jewish burr all the while illustrating his points on his axe. It is both less and more interesting than it appears: there’s nothing particularly weird about this record, even taken out of context, but as my technique is pretty shite, it might come in handy as originally intended.

This cost me a quid today at the Folkestone Flea Fair on Rendevous Street where my son and I had a stall. I grossed around £30 while the boy pulled in around a C note. Harumph.

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Published in: on July 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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