Archive for September, 2009

September-26-2009
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As promised, here’s the great fingerpicker Tommy Emmanuel energetically performing an acoustic version of two classic Beatles tunes. Although there can be no consensus “best guitarist in the world” (not until a three-handed virtuoso comes along, anyway), any conversation has to include this Aussie picker. Born in a remote mining town in the Outback, young Tommy’s life was changed forever the first time he heard Chet Atkins. “I got butterflies, and my heart was thumping, and I wanted to tear my teeth out,” he recalls. He knew instinctively what even the greatest flatpickers would undoubtedly acknowledge: if you want to “[do] it all at once” – play the bass and melody notes simultaneously, and fast – you’ve just got to use your fingers.


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September-8-2009
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A while back we posted Jeff Clark performing a very entertaining, high-energy acoustic version of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. More recently we showed you Chris Cornell playing his dark masterpiece, Black Hole Sun. We’ve since put the two in a blender and what came out was a brooding interpretation of the classic pop tune which seemed surprising until we remembered it’s Chris Cornell we’re talking about here (“cheerful,” to Cornell, is like “fun” to Mr. Burns: Cheerful? Is that how it’s pronounced? I’ve only seen it written.). Besides, the King of Pop had a definite taste for the sinister himself – Thriller, anyone?


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