Guitar Bosses: Les Paul & Honeyboy Edwards


September 24th, 2008 ~ Tune in and pay witness to over 150 years of guitar experience between this week's nonagenarian guests. Les Paul, the Wizard of Waukesha, talks about his leap from taking up the instrument to inventing the guitar heard 'round the world that bears his name. And Delta guitarist and walking blues encyclopedia Honeyboy Edwards comes by our studio and remembers Robert Johnson, the 1927 flood and recording for Alan Lomax along the way.

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  • Open Bed: Wabash Blues Les Paul
    Bye Bye Blues / Les and Mary, Collectables
  • Boss Guitar Duane Eddy
    Twang Thing: The Duane Eddy Anthology, Rhino
  • Guitar Boogie Shuffle The Virtues
    Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar - Rock: The '50s, Vol. 1, Rhino
  • No Particular Place to Go Chuck Berry
    His Best, Volume 2, MCA/Chess
  • Sugarfoot Rag Junior Brown
    Junior High, Curb
  • Instrumental: Spanish Fandango Mississippi John Hurt
    Avalon Blues 1963, Rounder
  • My Creole Belle Mississippi John Hurt
    Avalon Blues 1963, Rounder
  • Shake it, Baby Jessie Mae Hemphill
    Feelin' Good, HMG/High Water
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll Elvis Presley
    The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters, RCA
  • My Babe Bo Diddley
    Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades of Killer Fretwork, MCA/Chess
  • Vida Lee T-Bone Walker
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954, EMI
  • Instrumental: Nola Les Paul
    Les Paul and Mary Ford, Collectibles
  • SEGMENT: Les Paul
  • Haunted House Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden
    Blues & Ballads, Bluesville
  • Strange Things Happening Every Day Fern Jones
    The Glory Road, Numero Group
  • Don't Let the Devil Ride Sonny Treadway
    Sacred Steel, Arhoolie
  • Right Off Miles Davis
    A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Columbia
  • Open Bed: Apron Strings Honeyboy Edwards, Floyd Jones, Kansas City Red, Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter Horton
    Old Friends, Earwig
  • You and My Old Guitar Jimmie Rodgers
    The Early Years, 1928-1929, Rounder
  • Second Fiddle (To an Old Guitar) Jean Shepard
    Only Country, 1960-1964, JCI
  • Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead
    Europe '72, Warner Bros
  • Chuco's Cumbia Los Lobos
    The Town and the City, Hollywood
  • Guitar Rumba Earl Hooker
    Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades of Killer Fretwork, MCA/Chess
  • Baby You Can Get Your Gun Earl King
    Earl's Pearls, West Side
  • Instrumental: Funk-Shun Albert King
    King of the Blues Guitar, Atlantic
  • SEGMENT: Honeyboy Edwards
  • Someday Baby Bob Dylan
    Modern Times, Columbia
  • She's Gone Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers
    Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers, Alligator
  • Instrumental: Windy & Warm Doc Watson
    Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998, Sugar Hill
  • Worried Man Blues The Carter Family
    Worried Man Blues, Rounder
  • Balfa Waltz David Doucet
    Quand J'ai Parti, Rounder
  • Confessin' Django Reinhardt
    Reinhardt & Christian: Members Edition, TKO
  • Basin Street The Mills Brothers
    The Best of the Early Mills Brothers: 1931-1942, Allegro
  • End Bed: Radio Hula Led Kaapana & Friends
    Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection Volume 2, Dancing Cat