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Rewriting The Record For The Electric Guitar

The book was called: Discography Of Western Swing And Hot String Bands, 1928-1942 by Cary Ginell and Kevin Coffey. It had been published in 2001. I found it one afternoon a few months ago in the Performing Arts Reading Room, … Continue reading

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Hot Dog! P.S.: Jim Boyd

Ok, Google. Search: Jim Boyd. About 6,970,00 results in 0.20 seconds and the first ten are for Jim Boyd, the television news anchorman; Jim Boyd, the insurance agent; Jim Boyd, the musicain (born in 1956); and Jim Boyd, the member of the Florida House … Continue reading

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Hot Dog!

On June 15, 2010, I wrote and posted an essay called “Recent Discoveries.” In it, I relayed the story behind my exciting discovery of the very first use of an electric guitar – “Spanish,” not “Hawaiian” – on a commercially-released record! I had … Continue reading

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