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Society’s Music

This Internet thing is really taking off. I’ll tell you why I think so.

A while ago, I purchased a Nick Lucas model guitar, manufactured by Gibson. It’s exceptional, but I am embarrassed to confess I did not know much about Lucas – a true pioneer in the development of modern guitar playing. I bought a collection of MP3s and was quickly hooked.

A month later, I found a link to his collection on There are currently 158 songs, released between 1925 and 1934. The recording, melodies and vocal stylings are far from modern. If you play them at work, you’re certain to get some strange looks. But the guitar lines do not seem archaic; playing decades before Charlie Christian, many of his solos sound very contemporary.

Guitarists in 100 years will want to hear this – I hope their site is practicing Genetic Diversity.