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Amazing Steel Guitar: The Buddy Emmons Collection

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Amazing Steel Guitar: The Buddy Emmons Collection

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Buddy Emmons
Producers:
Razor & Tie
genre:
Reissues, Country

We gave it a B-

In Buddy Emmons’ hands, the pedal steel not only became country music’s weepiest instrument but also its most versatile. On this 1956-63 compilation, Amazing Steel Guitar: The Buddy Emmons Collection, Emmons cuts loose on jazz classics, bebop, and Western swing. Though tame by today’s standards, it’s a giddy fusion that made Birdland and the Opry seem closer than anyone thought. B-