Friday, 21 August 2009
James Burton's Sweet Guitar
I'm workwhelmed again at the moment, but today's big birthday must be marked - it's the 70th of the world's finest guitarist (says he controversially) James Burton. What his Wikipedia entry doesn't mention is that Burton ('Do it for me, James') was also in the great band - Larry Knetchell, Joe Osborn, Buddy Emmons, Hal Blaine ('Hit it, Hal'), Burton - on John Phillips' forgotten masterpiece Wolfking Of LA (which I just might have mentioned before)... Still going more than strong, Burton can be seen here with Emmylou at last year's James Burton Guitar Festival. The sound's all over the place, but there's no missing the beauty of Rodney Crowell's song - and James Burton's sweet guitar.