James Burton "The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton"

James Burton "The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton"


James Burton
The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton
The Story
James Burton is highly regarded in the industry with a roll call of famous names who have sought his contribution to their music. Randy Newman, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris among them. On "The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton" he covers vibrato, string bending, pick and finger techniques, solo construction, sildes, steel effects and his trademark "chicken pickin'" style. The result is unique insight into the skills and techniques of the man Elvis Presley called "one of the finest guitar players I have ever met." "The Legendary Guitar Of James Burton" features a new introduction by Jeff Golub.

Jeff Golub began his career as guitarist for rocker Billy Squier. He has recorded numerous solo CDs and is a highly-valued session player and sideman, having worked with such artists as Peter Wolf, John Waite, Tina Turner, Vanessa Williams, and Rod Stewart.

For the first time the legendary Hot Licks classic video titles are available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with top players... right in your own home!

You'll never miss a note! You see the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played! All right and left hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy. Also features slow motion segments with standard pitch sound.

Special DVD features include: Booklet, Dolby Digital Stereo, Subtitles (Spanish, French, German, Italian), Artist Biography, Selected Discography, Suggested Listening.

DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: All

Additional Facts
On August 21, 1939, James Burton was born in Dubberly, Louisiana, but he grew up in Shreveport. His first guitar was a Rex, then a Stella, but it was in a J&S Music store in Shreveport where h first saw the '53 Fender Telecaster and knew that this was the guitar for him. He used to listen to KWKH in Shreveport. Through KWKH, Burton was exposed to Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Elmore James, Lightnin' Hopkins, etc. At only 14, Burton went professional, working club gigs and private parties. He would skip school just to be able to play guitar.

After 45 years in the recording business, Burton still makes frequent appearances at fan club conventions mostly in Europe. But in 2001 came the recognition he should have gotten years ago: James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2001. Keith Richards, Rolling Stones guitarist and long time Burton fan, inducted James. "I never bought a Ricky Nelson album, I bought a James Burton album".

In 2001, Burton also teamed up with fellow Nelson band mate Joe Osborn, to record Osborn's christmas album: "Joy to the World". The studio keeps calling and Burton is still doing session work. Hopefully we will see another solo record very soon.