Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Great guitars

From the New York Times:

Al Casey, a guitarist whose playful acoustic rhythms and solos were a defining feature of Fats Waller's band in the 1930's and 1940's, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 89.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown, an eminent guitarist and singer who spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun and R & B styles, died on Saturday. He was 81.
The Times obituary for Al Casey makes no mention of the wonderful name of Fats Waller's small group: Fats Waller and His Rhythm.

LINK: "Al Casey Dies at 89; Early Jazz Guitarist"

LINK: "Guitarist Clarence Gatemouth Brown Dies at 81"

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