This artist was perhaps the most significant pioneer of the city-styled, horn-oriented blues harp – a style brought to perfection by Little Walter. Williamson adapted the country-styled, chordal-rhythmic technique that he learned from Noah Lewis and Hammie Nixon to suit the demands of the evolving urban blues styles. These 42 tracks include Sonny Boy's records and sport an imposing list of sidemen: Robert Nighthawk, Big Joe Williams, Henry Townsend, Walter Davis, Yank Rachell, Big Bill Broonzy, and Speckled Red. This is a definitive collection.
This DVD contains two of Albert Lee's most well-known videos: Advanced Country Guitar and Virtuoso Techniques. In Advanced Country Guitar, Albert Lee performs some of his favorite tunes and analyzes his baffling technique in depth. Songs include "Fun Ranch Boogie", "Tiger Rag" and "That's Alright Mama". Albert also discusses his hybrid Travis -picking style, chord voicing, scalar ideas, how to create long seamless lines based off chord shapes, double stopconcepts, and analysis of his classic guitar parts. Virtuoso Techniques focuses on the components which make up Albert's brilliant country style.