February 18, 2009

Roy Smeck

Roy Smeck is a virtuoso genious. His stunning technique, however, transcends itself, and together with improvised percussion onto the current instrument and incredibly good taste, one can't deny Smeck's avant garde approach, specially in his context.
The self descriptive "Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele and Guitar" finds Smeck merging his Hawaiian, country,swing and blues influences in the period of 1926 to 1949, in a nearly perfect compilation.
The frenzy noticeable in the late 20s and 30s is not that evident in his later work. Albeit enjoyable and laid-back, these adjectives are not enough before the groundbreaking aggressiveness of his self described "nifty picking" seen once before.

Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele and Guitar (1926-1949) / V0

(1959) The Magic Ukulele of Roy Smeck / 192k


fabiobcherubini said...

Opa, valeu Eduardo. Ultimamente estou procurando bandas e artistas em Espanhol. Caso você tenha mais alguma dica, ficaria muito agradecido. Não tenho muitas coisas -- alguns discos do El Otro Yo e dos Babasónicos -- mas caso você queira, posso dar um jeito de passar esses sons.

Grande abraço,

fabiocherubini said...

Obrigado pelas dicas, Eduardo. Vou dar uma conferida nesses sites. Como você pôde ver, o meu blog está em caráter experimental. Até mudei o visual dele ontem. Se você tiver alguma opinião, pode ficar à vontade. Caso eu descubra algum som novo, também, encaminho para você.


BabyHugZ said...

This RULESS!!!!

Anonymous said...

insanely cheery music

the sweet spot diviner said...

fantastic thankyou .. i've been looking for more of this kinda stuff ever since i bought a copy of the 'tickling the strings' compilation of early hawaiian music at a flea market for $1 ... speaking of which if you want to see some other bargain buys i've snapped up like a 5 lp Xenakis box set for $4 !! checkout my blog . love your work .

Anonymous said...

These albums are delightful. Much thanks.

the doc said...

very nice thanks!! I had the first but was looking for the second. I'm also looking for his album Melodies with Memories

thanks again,

the doc

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Thanks for the albums... I also will upload this album as soon as possible.

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