Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar [DVD] [2002]

In the blues, slide guitar is often called "bottleneck guitar" because many rural blues artists would crack the neck off of a bottle of beer or whiskey and use the glass as a slide on their guitar neck, sliding it across the strings for effect. Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar features a handful of crucial rural blues players demonstrating their mastery of the slide guitar. Performers include Johnny Shines, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son House, Furry Lewis, Mance Lipscomb, and Jesse Fuller.
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Special Features

  • Eight-page comprehensive booklet featuring biographical material, rare photographs, and details on the tunes performed on the DVD

Synopsis

Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar
In the blues, slide guitar is often called "bottleneck guitar" because many rural blues artists would crack the neck off of a bottle of beer or whiskey and use the glass as a slide on their guitar neck, sliding it across the strings for effect. Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar features a handful of crucial rural blues players demonstrating their mastery of the slide guitar. Performers include Johnny Shines, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son House, Furry Lewis, Mance Lipscomb, and Jesse Fuller. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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