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So glad to see this! It's SO overdue. And I know it will be good because
your essay is in it.

best,

Uncle Dave Lewis
Lebanon, OH

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Cary Ginell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Origin Jazz Library
> Press Release
> Bob Dunn Box Set Now Available!
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> Western Swing Chronicles, Vol. 5
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> Bob Dunn: Master of the Electric Steel
> Guitar (1935-1950)
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> Deluxe 2-CD box set ($34.95 + shipping)
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> Origin Jazz Library  OJL-1004
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> 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
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> 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
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> 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.
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> INCLUDED:
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> 53 original
> recordings
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> 4 historical
> essays by historians Kevin Coffey, Cary Ginell, Jeremy Wakefield, and David
> Sager.
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> Full
> discographical data
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> Previously
> unpublished photographs from Dunn's personal scrapbook.
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> available from Origin Jazz Library, 1534 N. Moorpark Road, PMB 333,
> Thousand Oaks, CA
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> information on other Origin Jazz Library releases, visit our website at
> www.originjazz.com or E-mail your queries
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