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The Great SRV

 Clearly, when great guitarists talk about other great guitarists (and those that influenced them), Stevie Ray Vaughan’s name comes up quickly. A little research — including a video chat with a guy who has written three books about him — shows that Vaughan was respected. He also was liked as a person. Please check out the interview above with Craig Hopkins, …

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Les Paul was a Giant

 Les Paul is a giant both for his guitar playing and his contribution to music technology. Paul–Lester William Polsfuss–was born in Wisconsin in 1915. His Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bio points to his invention of overdubbing, multi-tracking and other techniques. His “crowning achievement,” the bio says, is the guitar that bears his name: As he told writer Jim O’Donnell, …

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Erasing Your Past: Five of the Best Vinyl Record Cleaners

Many folks have a pile of old records that they wish to play. It’s about the music. But it also is about the memories. It should also be about finding the best record cleaner. Vinyl (and often the equipment that plays it) is the living history of people’s lives. These records  have been dragged between parents homes, dorms, off campus houses, apartments …

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The Supremes: 12 Number One Hits in the Most Creative Decade in US Music History

The Supremes never lacked for competition. Consider 1966. There were a lot of songs released that year that we still hear every day on the radio. Indeed, it’s a hall of fame type thing: Simon and Garfunkel (“Sounds of Silence”), The Beatles (“We Can Work It Out” and “Paperback Writer”), The Rolling Stones (“Paint It Black”), Percy Sledge (“When a Man Loves …

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