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Old 11-22-2008, 09:12 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Django is definetly amazing, does anyone know of any guitarists who have that similar gypsy style? I can't get enough of it.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Django is definetly amazing, does anyone know of any guitarists who have that similar gypsy style? I can't get enough of it.
Perhaps you could try Joe Pass, for example his album "For Django" from 1964 which is a tribute-album.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Djanogo is unique.Especially considering that he did what he did with only two fingers in his left hand
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:31 PM   #34 (permalink)
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i can add that driving a car through NY in the 30's in a game like MAFIA listening to his minor swing is a unique esperience
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:40 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm just starting to get into Django's music. I just got a couple of comps of his music out of the library but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion of particular songs or albums or live performances of his I should check out. Suggestions?
You should probably start with Djangology (there are single CD versions and a 10-disc box set version. How comprehensive do you want your collection to be?), The Best of 1934 - 1939 (2 CDs), Django's Blues (LIVE) .
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I got ahold of an 88 song comp and I'm halfway into it. For a guy with two working fingers he sure knows his way around a fretboard, I'm sure my grandfather put him on a list of recommendations for me, but being the lazy bum I am I never got around to checking him out till now. Too bad he passed away at the somewhat young age of 43, we musn't let him and his awesome pencil thin moustache be swept away in time.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:28 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I enjoy hearing someone play an acoustic guitar in the jazz style, as few people do so, and that's the only instrument I can play.

I've got the inexpensive 5 disc set (about 120 songs) from JSP Records. A few are alternate takes, but that's not too bad. It covers his pre-war material very well. I've heard some of his post-war material, but haven't gotten around to buying any yet. I know it will be good, though.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Huge fan of him, he's legend. Inspires me to play with only two fingers! Well, not really but I just hate using my pinky, and he makes me feel better about it.
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^Yes, agreed. Underrated as far as guitarists go I think.
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Underrated as far as guitarists go I think.
No. The man is enormously popular - beyond popular, he's an idol. Countless jazz fans and guitarists worship him. He is a legendary historical figure and an unbeatable master at his craft. Not just a master of his technique but one of those magical musicians who has so much talent and soul that his music is practically impossible to recreate - even if the imitator has all five fingers and technical perfection. Someone like that can't be considered underrated. There's not too many musicians from the 1930s who are still talked about today at all.

No offense, story - it's cool that someone as young as you appreciates him but underrated is the wrong word.
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