Swing Guitar

Dedicated to pre-bebop jazz guitar.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Great record

I though I should plug a great record I played on last year.

Jeremy Wakefield - Steel Guitar Caviar - Eccofonic Records

Jeremy Wakefield is probably one of, if not the best lap steel guitar player in the world. He's played with Asleep at the Wheel, Wayne Hancock, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, the Hot Club of Cowtown and currently of both the Lucky Stars and the Bonebrake Syncopators. The record is a classic 50's-style instrumental jazz steel guitar record. Since that style would mostly be pre-bop, its really swings. Jeremy is a jaw-dropping soloist no mater what instrument you play. The other musicians are just fantastic as well. The legendary TK Smith, formerly of Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys and now of the Bonebrake Syncopators, plays lead guitar on several tracks as does Russ Blake from the Lucky Stars. On the track "Sugarfoot Stomp", Jake Erwin and Whit Smith of the Hot Club of Cowtown sit in. Carl Sonny Leyland plays organ as well. Finall, DJ Bonebrake, of X and the Bonebrake Syncopators, plays vibes on several tracks.
Yours truly plays rhyhtm on all the tracks, and lead on "Delaware Drive" and "Dark Circles."

2 Comments:

  • At 6:36 AM, Anonymous molehill said…

    Jeremy is also the Hawaiian whine behind Spongebob Squarepants: a position I find not unlike Pete Seeger's - who was relagated to summer camp music programs after being blackballed: thereby infecting the youth with both music and a conscience - not that Jeremy's gone all activist on us but sweet steel appreciatation will be around for more generations due to his SBSP gigs.

    And I would like to mention his recording with Leroy Biller (Biller and Wakefield) recalling the great recordings of Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West: awesome stuff!

     
  • At 8:37 PM, Blogger YAHWEH said…

    Great work Mr. Stout! A really great record.

     

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