George Barnes and Carl Kress Duo

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    Funk, Chicago StyleGeorge Barnes and Carl Kress Duo
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    Sentimental JourneyGeorge Barnes and Carl Kress Duo
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        A major player who has always been underrated, George Barnes was one of the first to record on electric guitar (accompanying blues singers) and was a top studio guitarist during much of his career. His style was very much based in the 1930s, and his single-note lines predated Charlie Christian, although he had much less of an impact. A professional by the time he was 13, Barnes was working on the staff of NBC by 1938. Based in Chicago, he recorded with Big Bill Broonzy, Washboar... Read more

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