The mesmerizing sound of a bottleneck slide across guitar strings is synonymous with the Delta blues. Developed around the turn of the last century, bottleneck-playing cultivated great variety and skill, from the Hawaiian-influenced guitar style of Casey Bill Weldon to the twelve-string guitar brilliance of Blind Willie McTell and the gospel playing of Blind Willie Johnson. The Rough Guide To Bottleneck Blues focuses on the timeless recordings of the original blues legends and pays tribute to the second-generation bottleneck masters of today.
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