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Slide Rules!

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Dripping Blues; Pain; Lost in Time; Lucky 13; Dockery’s Plantation; Stranger Blues; VooDoo Boogie; El Diablos Blues; Travelin’ Riverside Blues; Pure Grain Alcohol; Six-string Outlaw; Sweetheart Blues; Train Train.

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Jay Gordon's Blues Venom: Slide Rules!

Read "Slide Rules!" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The first slide guitar recording (and first instrumental blues recording) was made by Sylvester Weaver for Okeh Records (No. 8109) in 1923, the A-side being “Guitar Blues" and the B- side “Guitar Rag." Since that time many practitioners have distinguished themselves as exceptional. Early players included Ur-bluesmen Charlie Patton, Son House and Robert Johnson. Middle players ...

Gold Rings, Silver Bullets

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Pain; Lost in Time; Fire and Brimstone Boogie; Sixstring Outlaw; Thing Going On; Driving Me Wild; Loves Emotion; Let it Ring; Propaganda; The Original Sin; Juke Joint; Pickin

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Jay Gordon and the Penetrators: Gold Rings, Silver Bullets

Read "Gold Rings, Silver Bullets" reviewed by Jim Santella

Blues/rock guitarist Jay Gordon presents sixteen of his own compositions on Gold Rings, Silver Bullets, shouting 'em out with as much power and emphasis as that which emanates from his amplifier. He's a hearty rocker who likes to drive his message home without doubt. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Gordon grew up in Chicago, ...


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