Monday, April 13, 2009

Another influence (and how NOT to act at your next Chuck Berry concert.)

"Illinois Jaquet, too-- big influence.

His guitar player?

No, Illinois himself! His choice of notes, his melodies, you'll hear it in my music if you know how to listen."

(Interview by Tom Wheeler in Guitar Player, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1988)

My problem is that I didn't know about Illinois Jaquet, so I don't know where to find the best example-- but here he is in a 1940s film. (Dig them hipsters!)

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