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Frettin' Fingers: Lightning Guitar Jimmy Bryant [Us Import] [Box set, Import]

Jimmy Bryant Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Dec 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Label: Sundazed
  • ASIN: B0000DG01T
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 552,088 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Bryant’s Boogie
2. Red Headed Polka
3. Railroadin’
4. Stainless Steel
5. T-Bone Rag
6. Truck Driver’s Ride
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Disc: 2
1. Stratosphere Boogie
2. Flippin’ The Lid
3. Deep Water
4. Shuffleboard Rag
5. Caffeine Patrol
6. Pickin’ Peppers
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Disc: 3
1. Fender Bender
2. Model 400 Buckboard
3. Laughing Guitar
4. Joy Ride
5. Corn Ball
6. In The Heart Of A Clown
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Overview Of A Giant Of The Guitar 22 Feb 2009
By AD
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Jimmy Bryant (1925-1980) was one of America's premier country-jazz guitarists. Many people assumed he must have been overdubbing speeded-up tapes on his records, but no, as far as I'm aware, what you heard was what he laid down in real time. He was truly a flat-picking genius.

This excellent 3-CD set lays out a representative selection of his performances between 1950 and 1967, mainly on the Capitol and Imperial labels. His best-known association was with the great Wesley Webb "Speedy" West on steel guitar. These two formed part of Capitol's "A" team of studio musicians, notably backing "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, but they put out a consistently high standard of material in their own right. They carried on a healthy rivalry as they swopped dazzling runs and solos. West was arguably the more successful of the two, appearing on records with a large cross-section of artists. Roughly the first half of this collection mainly concentrates on the West/Bryant Capitol duo, then for the second half, Jimmy is featured more prominently from his Imperial days.

Like many geniuses, Jimmy Bryant was by all accounts a mercurial character, and his temperamental nature obviously didn't suit the conveyor belt of the Nashville recording studios, for example, so, sadly for us, he didn't realise his potential on record to as great a degree as did some others.

Some of the Capitol LP's on which Jimmy Bryant appeared,("Country Cabin Jazz" being a good example) carry a very high price tag, so it's great to get this material in pristine CD form for a reasonable outlay. The Imperial LPs, as far as I know, have never been reissued on CD, and this collection goes a long way towards putting that right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest guitarist in the world? 3 April 2006
By Alexander G. Marshall VINE VOICE
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Imagine if Django Reinhardt had lived long enough to get into playing and enjoying the new generation of solid-body electric guitars (Fender et al) Then imagine he had moved to the southern part of the United States and fused bebop wth jazz, country and blues and you will begin to get some idea of the virtuosity and genius of Jimmy Bryant. That the guy is so little known is criminal. Any guitar player from amateur to full-blown professonal could learn a lot from listening to this guy. In terms of sheer speed meanwhile I sincerely doubt anyone will ever beat him, he plays repeatedly at TURBO speed with a cleaness which is just mind-blowing. His life story would also make a truly great film...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 30 April 2008
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If you are at all interested in the electric guitar (or country-jazz virtuosity), then you need this box set. Jimmy Bryant deserves a place in the pantheon of guitar hero's and innovators alongside Roy Buchanan, Les Paul, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen etc. The music he made, along with Speedy West, is simply stunning. Words fail me, let the music speak.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The amazing Mr. Bryant. 4 Oct 2004
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Usually, when I think of an "original", the originality itself is the issue, while the pure chops have since been surpassed by some youngblood hot-shot. In Jimmy Bryant's case,(and I truly believe that James Burton, Albert Lee, and the Hellecasters would agree), the world's -first- Telecaster player is -still- the -hottest-.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryant's an Overlooked Virtuoso You Should Hear! 1 May 2004
By Jeffrey A. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Jimmy Bryant on satellite radio doing a song called "Little Rock Getaway." I knew if there was any other song on this set half as impressive as that one, then the set was worth the price. In fact, there are several. The speed of his licks and the clean sound he gets combines to inspire awe in the listener. The first CD in the set is obviously a group of older recordings -- less polished and less produced -- which may be a good thing. Not that the first CD isn't amazing in its delivery of scorching hot guitar licks, but by the third CD, Bryant has simply moved to another plane. This is a style of picking that reminds me of Roy Clark -- only much faster, cleaner, and with a more serious nature... but the same kind of tone. You'll definitely be impressed with Bryant's delivery. As a guitarist, I stand in complete reverence of the late Mr. Bryant. "Awe Inspiring" is too cliche for this stuff -- it's just mind-boggling lightning strapped down to the neck of a guitar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West 9 Jan 2012
By Mark Colan - Published on Amazon.com
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Country Boogie as a genre is new to me. I first heard it in a 10-minute capsule at the end of NPR's Fresh Air, during which the reporter played samples from this Jimmy Bryant box set and another box set (Hillbilly Boogie) with a wider range of artists.

I was impressed with all of it, but Jimmy Bryant (six string guitar) and Speedy West (pedal steel guitar) are just way over the top in their playing skills; the music is lively and fun, too. Called country music, a great deal of this work contributes to the then-emerging genre called rock 'n' roll, and you could really spice up a dance mix by throwing in some of this material. You'll find plenty of jazzy licks as well as blues on this set.

This box set has a terrific range of Bryants' work. Since his recorded work was with Speedy West (through 1956), most tracks on the box also feature West. The sound quality is very good for the time it was recorded. A number of the tracks with West on this set were written by Bryant. About 36 tracks are later work from Bryant (without West), recorded from 1962-1967.

But the three discs left me hungry for more, and I learned that Flamin' Guitars, an earlier box set featuring Bryant and West, was also available (though a bit pricey). Well, I got that one, and found that there are 39 recordings in common between the two box sets; that's how I know for certain that many of the recordings on the Bryant box feature West as well. Most of the previously unreleased material is on both box sets.

If you wanted a good introduction to Jimmy Bryant, you could choose Frettin' Fingers - which is reasonably priced, includes the best of Bryant and West, has solo work for Jimmy Bryant, and has a lot of great music on 3 discs. But if you are taken in by the amazing pedal steel work by West, you might want to consider Flamin' Guitars, which has 4 CDs, but Speedy West tends to crowd out Bryant's work on many selections. And of course, you have the option of getting both, knowing that the two sets have a lot of tracks in common.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Django Reinhardt with a beltbuckle 15 Nov 2005
By Kevin L. Junemann - Published on Amazon.com
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This set is a great introduction to Jimmy Bryant. It covers most of his work with Speedy West and the majority of his later singles of the 60's. My title for this review pretty much says it all. It's bebop in a cowboy hat. If you are a musician and don't know who Django Reinhardt is, listen to him; then listen to Bryant; then hit the woodshed. Good Luck.
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