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HUGHES Joe "Guitar"
Texas Bluesman

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Joe Hughes got infected by the blues virus when he was still a child. At the age of fourteen he purchased his first guitar from the money he earned as a dish washer. Two years later he formed his own band called The Dukes, featuring the legendary Johnny Copeland. Despite remaining a lifelong resident of Houston, Joe Guitar Hughes became a household name worldwide. He develops his guitar style by listening to the radio and his stepfather’s records, thus exposing himself to a regular diet of fellow Texans like T Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins. His concise, stinging guitar style and warm vocals prove to be an inspiration for a legion of young blues players. In the new century Joe Hughes’ passion and fire remain as strong as they had been in his early years. However, the extensive world tours simply take too heavy a toll. On May 15, 2003 he suffers a massive heart attack. Joe Guitar Hughes fails to recover from this cardiac arrest and dies five days later. It is a sad day for the blues. Houston loses one of the most skilled and elite guitar slingers the city has ever known. The dvd is completed with a biography, a backgroundstory about Swingmaster and a picture gallery with unique historic and recent pictures of Joe Guitar Hughes. The concert was recorded in Groningen (The Netherlands) in 1988. Swingmaster tapes vol. 1 The Swingmaster series consists of unique blues recordings, made by the owners of the Dutch record shop Swingmaster, a household name for aficionados all over the world. The owners have a finely honed sense for talent, recording well known artists as well as more obscure musicians. The recordings were made in concert halls, but also in the back of their store or even in their own homes. They are not made with the latest techniques, but they are unique and compulsory material for everybody who loves great, timeless blues sounds. contents • concert • biography • picture gallery • previews • Swingmaster story technical data dvd-video vision NTSC, 4:3 sound stereo region code all regions subtitling none

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