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Eddie's Twister - 1927

This guy, Eddie Lang, was one of the first 'lead' guitar players, even directly after him guitar went back to being a rhythm instrument (largely for volume purposes) for a few years. He was also so far ahead of his time in other techniques, in arpeggiating chords and accompanying a singer, basically single handedly taking a full big band's harmony onto a single instrument.

Lang accompanying Bing Crosby
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Eddie Lang...

Johnny Lang....

Sargent Dick.
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Eddie Lang...

Johnny Lang....

Sargent Dick.

lol wtf.

OT: thats pretty interesting. i honestly thought lead guitar and soloing were around for much longer
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Eddie Lang...

Johnny Lang....

Sargent Dick.



This post is funny even though i don't actually understand it. maybe even more so because i don't understand it

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Eddie Lang...

Johnny Lang....

Sargent Dick.



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#13
Man, that would have been the shred of the 20s, hahaha.

Good stuff, but not just technique-wise, it's actually musically interesting.
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#14
The sargent dick thing was a misquote of Wayne's World when he says:

"Dick Sargent....Dick York... Sargent York."

I guess refering to the Darens of Bewitched, as he refers to them again in the movie.
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Bitch stole some of mah licks...


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Theres another guy, a delta blues man i'm trying to remember the name of who did some good lead guitar at around this time but i really can't get the name now


anyway, there's also this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJ7bs4mTUY

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i still can't get over that run at about 2:53 or so
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#22
Its kind of interesting with Django as he didn't actually listen to or pick up jazz until about 1929, where he quit the banjo (thats right, Django played the banjo) and he started on jazz after hearing guys like Louis Armstrong.

Then, on the topic of cool recordings were those of one of one of the first electric guitarists, Charlie Christian. Some of his stuff blows my mind today, 70 years later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXV7AvS_DzU

A 1940 recording.
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Eddie's Twister - 1927

This guy, Eddie Lang, was one of the first 'lead' guitar players, even directly after him guitar went back to being a rhythm instrument (largely for volume purposes) for a few years. He was also so far ahead of his time in other techniques, in arpeggiating chords and accompanying a singer, basically single handedly taking a full big band's harmony onto a single instrument.

Lang accompanying Bing Crosby


He's definitely the originator of what we know as Jazz guitar and important in the development of the guitar as a lead instrument in a jazz band setting, but accompanying the singer had been a role that the guitar had taken long before even the twentieth century. That being said, he was a great player and we probably wouldn't have the likes of Charlie Christian OR Reinhardt without him.

As for the guy who compared Lang to Steve Vai, you are a goddamn moron.
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Eddie's Twister - 1927

This guy, Eddie Lang, was one of the first 'lead' guitar players, even directly after him guitar went back to being a rhythm instrument (largely for volume purposes) for a few years. He was also so far ahead of his time in other techniques, in arpeggiating chords and accompanying a singer, basically single handedly taking a full big band's harmony onto a single instrument.

Lang accompanying Bing Crosby




Oh, hello there. It's 1928, I do believe this is within "A few years".

Yes Eddie came first, but saying that it was years after Eddie that guitar returned to the spotlight is a bit of an exaggeration.

Nevertheless though, good to see one fo the first guitar instrumentalists getting recognition.
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#28
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Theres another guy, a delta blues man i'm trying to remember the name of who did some good lead guitar at around this time but i really can't get the name now


anyway, there's also this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJ7bs4mTUY

Shredz

i still can't get over that run at about 2:53 or so

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#29
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He's definitely the originator of what we know as Jazz guitar and important in the development of the guitar as a lead instrument in a jazz band setting, but accompanying the singer had been a role that the guitar had taken long before even the twentieth century. That being said, he was a great player and we probably wouldn't have the likes of Charlie Christian OR Reinhardt without him.

As for the guy who compared Lang to Steve Vai, you are a goddamn moron.


He just said that Lang was like the Steve Vai of the 1920's...hows that stupid?
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#30
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Eddie Lang...

Johnny Lang....

Sargent Dick.

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#31
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Robert Johnson? You better know who Robert Johnson is goddammit!

Nah, robert johnson did a lot of lead too but i'm thinking of someone else, :/ can't remember the name. I remember he did mostly instrumental kind of ragtime music.