In this double DVD, the first devoted in its entirety to the Guitar style of Lonnie Johnson, Ari Eisinger explores Lonnie Johnson's blues style in detail, presenting stylistic hallmarks of Johnson's playing including a discussion of left hand fingerings, use of diminished chords and Lonnie's blues playing in the Key of D.
Ari teaches eight guitar breaks from some of Lonnie's best tunes. These include his instrumental masterpiece To Do This You Got To Know How, his jazzy Uncle Ned Don't Use Your Head, his evocative Woke Up With the Blues In My Fingers and I'm So Tired Of Living All Alone, Lonnie's version of the song Skip James recorded as I'm So Glad.
A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on each DVD. As well, the original old recordings of all the tunes are included.
I've found that Ari eisinger presents what seem like very difficult guitar concepts to achievable aims . I've liked lonnie's playing for years and there is very little film available and much of his later work was a bit sentimental and didn't show his mastery of the guitar.He played with Louis Armstrong and Eddie Lang (Bing Crosby's accompanist, amongst others) Anonymous
- (Saltaire, United Kingdom)