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Bob Dunn Box Set Now Available!


 


Western Swing Chronicles, Vol. 5


Bob Dunn: Master of the Electric Steel
Guitar (1935-1950)


Deluxe 2-CD box set ($34.95 + shipping)


Origin Jazz Library  OJL-1004


 


Bob Dunn (1908–1971) was
 the amplified steel guitar's first stylist, a gentle
bear of a man whose innovative ideas revolutionized western swing and 
inspired
countless musicians in the Southwest during the 1930s and '40s. More 
than 75
years after his first appearances on record, Dunn still amazes those who
have never heard the electric steel guitar’s beginnings. His solos are 
often
otherworldly; jagged cascades of arpeggios, jarring staccato notes, and 
Hawaiian
chime effects emanated from his primitive instruments. In his 
groundbreaking, literally electrifying music, Dunn melded Hawaiian, 
country, and hot jazz elements into a style that reverberates today in 
genres from modern country to rock 'n' roll. This essential box set
features dozens of Dunn's most astounding performances, which have been
digitally restored from original 78s. Bands include Milton Brown & 
his Brownies, Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers, Roy Newman & his Boys,
 Bob Dunn's Vagabonds, and many more. For full track details, see our 
website. 




 


INCLUDED:


53 original
recordings


4 historical
essays by historians Kevin Coffey, Cary Ginell, Jeremy Wakefield, and David
Sager.


Full
discographical data


Previously
unpublished photographs from Dunn's personal scrapbook.




 


Now
available from Origin Jazz Library, 1534 N. Moorpark Road, PMB 333, Thousand Oaks, CA
 91360


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