Sunday, November 12, 2017
Jimmy Bryant - The Night Rider from out of print Country Cabin Jazz LP
Friends and neighbors, Mr. Jimmy Bryant! A guy who could "go way up, and stay there," as Wes Montgomery used to say. Working here, as he often did, with Speedy West on the steel guitar.
The early career of Roy Clark featured several covers of songs that Jimmy Bryant was known to play, so it's safe to say that Jimmy was one of Roy's heroes. Which is not surprising, because Jimmy becomes one of the heroes of every guitar player that hears him. Touch, tone, accuracy, imagination, emotionality, and close adherence to the musical idea. If Jimmy Bryant had been half as disciplined in his lifestyle as he was in his playing, he'd still be alive (and 92 years old).