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Bob Bain (1924 – 2018) – Studio Guitarist –…

Bob Bain has played the guitar as a studio guitarist since the early 1950s, and he was active as a guitar player until recently. Bob passed away at the age of 94 in June 2018.

Fretboard Journal has published a great post about Bob Bain including a set of videos filmed in 2017, together with Bill Frisell and Dennis Budimir.

I enjoyed reading about Bill Bain who played the guitar for so many movies and TV shows like Bonanza, Peter Gunn, M.A.S.H. or The Pink Panther. And I enjoyed listening to some great examples of the music played by Bob Bain.

As a studio guitarist Bob Bain had to play all kind of plucked instruments, beginning with the typical rhythm guitar used in Jazz bands of the 50s (his prewar Gibson L-5), Rock guitars in the 60s and 70s (his Fender Telecaster), acoustic guitar (Martion O-18), 12-string guitar, banjo, mandolin – as a studio guitarist you must always be prepared – and be at the right place at the right time.

I have added the links to some great interviews with BobBain at the end of thisd post where you can read great stories about guitars, movies, singers and bands.

Playlist Bob Bain

Fretboard Journal: Remembering Bob Bain: 1924 – 2018

In the following interview from 2014 Bob tells many details about his work as a studio guitarist:

Bob Bain – the famous American Guitarist is Interviewed

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve heard the guitar of Bob Bain. In all reality, you couldn’t miss it. Starting in the 1950’s and through the 80’s (not counting today’s re-runs or syndicated programming), if you watched television shows like Peter Gunn, Bonanza, Mission Impossible, The Munsters and M.A.S.H., it was Bob Bain’s guitar that you heard on the themes. For 22 years, Bob was a fixture along with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band during the Johnny Carson era on NBC. But you’ve also heard his work in movies like Thoroughly Modern Millie and on recordings with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole. Bob has also recorded several albums of his own on Capitol Records, recorded with the group Guitars Unlimited, and produced a couple of releases by jazz pianist Junior Mance.

vintageguitar.com:  Bob Bain – The Silent Giant

Guitar Player: Bob Bain’s Legendary Studio Sessions

What would you typically bring to studio dates?

It would depend. In the early days with the orchestras, I’d just bring the L-5, because, nine times out of ten, you were playing strictly rhythm, and you didn’t need an electric. Then, electric guitar got more popular, and I’d carry an electric, an acoustic, and my amp in the trunk of my car. I’d always have a banjo, a mandolin, and a ukulele around, as well. I’d also bring a Yamaha 12-string when 12-strings became popular. Eventually, when we sent road cases to studio dates, I added a gut string—a Rodriguez or a Martin—a mandola, a bouzouki, and an electric sitar. For amps, I used a Fender Twin, then a Fender Bassman for a while, a Benson—which was invented by Howard Roberts and Ron Benson—and, finally, a Fender Princeton Reverb.

Tracks at archive.org

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Raiz Latina – Spanish and Brazilian Music with Bandolim…

I have recently discovered the videos with a duo named Raiz Latina. The duo is composed of Irina Aleksandrovskaya brazilian ten-string mandolin and Saden Ferganiy seven-string flamenco guitar.

The duo plays Brazilian Choro music and also Spanish music arranged for 10-string bandolim and guitar.

I have not found more information, but the videos are great to watch.

Playlist Raiz Latina

 

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Jackie Venson – Bluesguitar – “Lots of guitar shredding,…

Jackie Vension is a young blues guitarist from Austin, Texas. She started with the classical piano and studied at Berklee College, but then decided to learn to play the electric guitar. In a short time she has developed her own style. Jackie Vension can perform solo using loopers, but she mostly plays with a trio with drums and bass.

In 2014 Jackie Vension won Modern Southern Showcase (Belk Departement Store) and got the chance to play concerts which really started her career. She made a trip to Berlin and was invided to play with a trio for a big Blues Festival in Poland. Now she has a busy schedule playing in the USA, but also in other countries.

“Lots of guitar shredding, and smiling, and dancing around”

I have recently discovered Jackie Venson’s videos at youtube and I could not stop listening to Jackie Venson. Enjoy Jackie Venson!

Playlist Jackie Venson

Additional information

Website Jackie Venson

Reverbnation Blog:

Belk Southern Musician Showcase Winner Jackie Venson: Why The Summer Tour Was ‘Like a Fantasy’

Jackie Venson may be young, but she’s already got years of music experience behind her. The up-and-coming multi-instrumentalist started her musical career as a classically trained pianist, then moved onto guitar and songwriting. Venson’s soulful, bluesy sensibilities recently received some well-deserved attention. She won the Belk Southern Musician Showcase and earned a spot on the Belk Summer Tour.

Interview with Jackie Venson

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David Grisman and Tommy Emmanuel / David Grisman and…

David Grisman is currently working with Tommy Emmanuel for a new CD, and the duo will be touring in the USA for the next time.

Today two new videos of the duo have been made available, Cinderella’s Fella and Tipsy Gipsy. I have added three videos from concerts by David Grisman and Tommy Emmanuel in the following playlist:

Twenty years ago David Grismann gave a concert with Tony Rice gegeben, the complete concert with more than 2 hours is available:

David Grisman and Tony Rice, Arts and Science Center of Catawba County, Hickory, NC, 10-11-1997 in its entirety, presented by Acoustic Stage

Additional Information

Release of Album Pickin’

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP and celebrated mandolinist David “Dawg” Grisman have joined forces on a new collaborative album entitled, Pickin’ – available in stores and all digital retailers on Friday, November 3. This marks the first recorded collaboration between these two acoustic titans and arrives on Grisman’s own label, Acoustic Disc. Pickin’ reflects on both Tommy and David’s signature classical, Americana, folk, and roots stylings, but it also artfully merges jazz rhythms, jamming, and unpredictability in the mix.