Spectacular Six-String 7" EP (vinyl)
Spectacular Six String Of Roy Lanham 7" EP (coloured vinyl)
A guitarist's guitarist, Roy Lanham had no less than Merle Travis commenting about listening to his records in admiration.
His clean, jazzy lines were a fountain of inspiration for several generations of pickers.
After touring heavily in the 1940s with acts like western swing pioneer Hank Penny and early pop idol Gene Austin, Lanham was at his peak in 1959 when he made these recordings, which have never been issued in any form until now.
Includes the stunning My Adobe Hacienda and the romping original Lanham Boogie.
Also included are Carnival In Paris and Song of India, both of which Lanham would later record for other labels.
All four tracks featuring his gorgeous tone wrapped in vintage (and cool!) tape delay echo.
With a small, unobtrusive combo backing Lanham's tasteful, complex lines, these are not the typically overproduced instrumental recordings of the late 1950s, but the genuine sound of a guitar leader playing.
Limited edition ... with tracks only available here... and pressed on red vinyl - a tribute to Roy's famed red Jazzmaster - with new sleeve notes.
This is an indispensable collection of previously unissued guitar mastery.
Original 1959 recordings, previously unissued in any format.