Sweet Georgia Brown

January 23, 1910 Happy Birthday Django Reinhardt!

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Today I’m playing Sweet Georgia Brown, an instrumental that Django Reinhardt recorded like 6 times!  I did an instrumental cause my throat is raw!  But I’m glad to play a Django tune — this guy played his solos with 2 fingers on his fret hand and was a virtuoso guitarist!  Some say the best guitar player ever!

His jazz was before be-bob so the swing was a little more straight up. When I studied with Sanford Gold this was how he swung – sort of like Art Tatum. After Miles Davis came along, and others, swing got looser.

Well i love this feel of old jazz and it’s fun to have youtube to be able to watch old Django videos.  Happy birthday dude! You’re pretty amazing!

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