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    Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:07:25

    New Book "Guitar Player Presents 50 Unsung Heroes of Guitar" Out Now - It's a coffee table book for guitar fans, players and more

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    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jonelle Procope (C), President and CEO of the Apollo Theater and Billy Mitchell (R), Apollo Historian install the first plaque, the one of late James Brown at the Apollo Legends Walk of Fame unveiling at The Apollo Theater on May 10, 2010 in New York City.
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    Coffee table book alert!

    Guitar Player Presents 50 Unsung Heroes of the Guitar, edited by Guitar Player magazine editor in chief Michael Molenda, is up for grabs. Culled from the pages of the magazine, Molenda has identified 50 guitarists who, while they may reside off the current guitar-hero radar, have contributed licks, riffs, solos, tones, compositions, techniques and musical concepts that inspired generations of guitarists and advanced the art of playing the guitar.

    The book really is a "must read" for guitar fans, nerds, store clerks and more.

    The list includes greats who lived in the spotlight for a time, but have receded to the background, like Chicago's Terry Kath and country guitar legend Roy Clark, as well as performers whose names and achievements aren't nearly so widely known, such as Jimmy Nolen, whose contributions to James Brown's recordings were never credited, and Kaki King, the pioneering New York artist, who was just 23 when Guitar World profiled her in 2003.

    Drawn from rock, jazz, country, punk, and the blues, here are their stories – as critical to modern guitar music as electricity or amplification. Guitar Player Presents 50 Unsung Heroes of the Guitar is certain to start an argument or two among the guitar cognoscenti and be a source of inspiration for any guitarist seeking to devise a unique and individual sound.

    Are you going to nab a copy of this coffee table tome? You can get it from Amazon.com...

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.22.11



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