Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up April 19th, 2019
This week I revisited a record that made a big impression on me in the late 1970s, Finger Style Guitar Solos by Guy Van Duser. Guy’s sound and arrangements owe a lot to Chet Atkins and this album introduced a piece for the ages, his Great Western TV Medley. Throughout this update I played bits and pieces of most of the tunes he included, as well as a few others from the Great American Songbook that came to my attention in a book called Golden Standards Of The 1900’s (I think, can’t seem to find the book anymore). I hope you enjoy the excursions.
As far as the new stuff at TG, we had a lot of female artists represented this week. Our FOTW entry featured Bebe Rexha’s hit Meant To Be along with In Color by Jamey Johnson. Max brought us At Last by Etta James and I Say A Little Prayer from Aretha Franklin, and Vanessa did a great lesson on The Bangles’ Manic Monday. We also brought out a 5-Pack of lessons on Pearl Jam songs.
But, back to Guy Van Duser, I hope you enjoy the attached file of his medley and see how many you can identify. I may have given a few away in the video but PM your thoughts over the next week and next Friday we will go over the answers. A hint, there are 8 themes included.