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Great Guitars: Live (2 CD Set) - Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd

Great GuitarsAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 22, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B00005JXTE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,380 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Broadway
2. Air Mail Special
3. Body And Soul
4. You Took Advantage Of Me
5. So Danco Samba
6. Sheik Of Araby
7. Straighten Up And Fly Right
8. Just In Time
9. The Talk Of The Town
Disc: 2
1. Where Or When
2. New Orleans
3. When The Saints Go Marching In
4. Change Partners
5. Pensive
6. Opus One
7. Old Folks
8. Get Happy
9. Danielle
10. Trouble In Mind

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Double the pleasure with guitar greatest in alphabectical order...Charlie Byrd ~ Herb Ellis ~ Barney Kessel, not to mention some high-class backup from Joe Byrd (bass), Jimmie Smith (drums) and Chuck Redd (drums). Two full albums on this 2-CD-Set..."Live At The Winery" (originally released in 1980)...and..."At Charlie's Georgetown" (originally released in 1983), featuring 19 great tunes that has "awesome" and "originality" stamped on it!
Need to fasten your seatbelt as we journey down this musical lane from the best in guitar-jazz ~ "AIR MAIL SPECIAL", a Mundy, Goodman and Charlie Christian swingin' tune...less we forget Rodgers/Hart ditty "YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME", simple acoustic guitar solo, just great..."SHEIK OF ARABY", this toe-tapper was always a winner, just listen to the fantastic finger-pickin'..."THE TALK OF THE TOWN", remember this Gus Kahn and Chester Cohn song, as if it was yesterday..."NEW ORLEANS", written by Hoagy Carmichael, harmony and "pure guitar jazz", they're having a ball on this one..."WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN", a one-of-a-kind arrangement by Charlie Byrd is the showstopper..."OPUS ONE", made the top music charts by the Mills Brothers, but just wait and see what this group does when they get going..."GET HAPPY", get ready for some swingin'-latin handywork as every member gets into the act ~ we close this gig with some low-down-blues "TROUBLE IN MIND", gets better and better the more you play it, try it and see if you don't agree!
Total Time: Disc One 44:26 on 9 Tracks & Disc Two 48:59 on 10 Tracks ~ Concord Jazz CCD2-4958-2 ~ (2001)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three great guitarists January 5, 2012
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Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, and Charlie Bird all on one CD album is a major treat! The recordings are all from live performances -- you know: That place where there is no "Take Two"! To me it really sounded like these guys were having great times together. I am really delighted to add this little known album to my music library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guitars still as Great as ever August 22, 2012
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No record collection would be complete without a copy of one of the recording of 'The Great Guitars'. Here you get to buy both live recordings featuring Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd and Joe Pass!
I also recommend the studio album although by that time Barney Kessel had retired due to illness it is still a terrific album. Big thumbs up!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! June 17, 2012
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Bought it for my husband. This is his review of the album.

Won't be getting sounds any greater than the combo of these three great guitarists. I recommend this album to any of us "old guys" that still remember the great musicians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff With Three Guitars May 1, 2012
By Jerlaw
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The second Great Guitars album features guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis matching wits and generally inspiring each other throughout this studio set. The trio, along with bassist Joe Byrd and drummer Wayne Philips, are heard together on four numbers (best are "Undecided" and Ellis' "H & B Guitar Boogie"; Ellis and Kessel duet on "Down Home Blues"; Byrd has two features to himself; and a medley combines together short versions of "Benny's Bugle & and "Latin Groove" with the typically exuberant "Charlie's Blues" A fine all-around effort.
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