Guitar Heroes: Pat Martino & Ben Hall


April 15th, 2015 ~ Join us this week for an exploration of the guitar in jazz, blues and country music. We'll visit with modern jazz guitarist Pat Martino at his home in Philadelphia and find out more about his formulas for playing jazz solos. Then it's a conversation with up and coming thumbpicking guitarist Ben Hall, who walks us through the Merle Travis songbook.

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  • Sugarfoot Rag Junior Brown
    Junior High, MCG/ Curb
  • Okie Dokie Stomp Clarence Gatemouth Brown
    Real Life, Rounde
  • Walkin' the Strings Merle Travis
    Walkin' the Strings, Capitol
  • Railroad Bill John Jackson
    Country Blues & Ditties, Arhoolie
  • CLIP: John Jackson
  • You and My Old Guitar Jimmie Rodgers
    The Early Years, 1928-1929, Rounder
  • Sit Down Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Gospel 1938-1943 , Fremeaux & Associes
  • CLIP: Jerry Garcia
  • Morning Dew Grateful Dead
    The Grateful Dead, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Windy & Warm Doc Watson
    Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998, Sugar Hill
  • Wildwood Flower Carter Family
    In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, Bear Family
  • CLIP: Maybelle Carter
  • Wildwood Flower Chet Atkins
    Galloping Guitar: The Early Years 1945-1954, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Ben Hall
  • Instrumental: Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Etta Baker
    Railroad Bill, Music Maker
  • Me and the Devil Blues Robert Johnson
    The Complete Recordings, Columbia
  • Hellhound on My Tail Cassandra Wilson
    Blue Light 'Til Dwan, Blue Note
  • CLIP: Little Freddie King
  • Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley
    The Best of Bo Diddley: 20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection, MCA
  • CLIP: Duane Eddy
  • Moovin' n' Groovin' Duane Eddy
    Twang Thang: The Duane Eddy Anthology, Rhino
  • End Bed: Trambone Duane Eddy
    Twang Thang: The Duane Eddy Anthology, Rhino
  • Open Bed: OGD (aka Road Song) Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
    Jimmy & Wes the Dynamic Duo, Verve
  • If I Could Snooks Eaglin
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, Capitol
  • Salee Dame Baby Dodds Trio with Danny Barker, Albert Nicholas et al
    Jazz a'la Creole, GHB
  • I Never Told a Lie Memphis Minnie
    The Essential, Classic Blues
  • Somebody's Been Fooling #1 Big Joe Williams
    Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar, Smithsonian Folkways
  • CLIP: Bill Frisell
  • Chain of Fools Bill Frisell
    Is That You?, Elektra Nonesuch
  • Who You Gonna Hoo-Doo Now Tony Joe White
    Testifying: The Country Soul Revue, Casual
  • Instrumental: Makin' Whoopee Charlie Byrd
    The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd, Riverside
  • Ain't Misbehavin' (I'm Savin' My Love For You) Leon Redbone
    On the Track, Warner Bros.
  • Somethin' Like Bags Wes Montgomery
    So Much Guitar, Riverside
  • SEGMENT: Pat Martino
  • Instrumental: Jitterbug Waltz Joe Pass
    My Song, Telarc
  • In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down Charles Brown
    The Cocktail Combos, Capitol
  • Six Appeal Charlie Christian
    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia
  • CLIP: Les Paul
  • Wabash Blues Les Paul and Mary Ford
    Les Paul and Mary Ford, Collectables
  • Gonna Lay Down My Own Guitar The Louvin Brothers
    When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers, Razor and Tie
  • End Bed: I Can't Stop Loving You Grant Green
    Retrospective 1961-66, Blue Note