Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Roland James - Guitarville c/w Patriotic Guitardotdotdot
artworkTwo rockin' sides from guitarist and producer Roland James from '59. with a Duane Eddy sound that's a little less rich and a bit more garage.
Picks: Guitarville, Patriotic Guitar

Track by Track Review


Guitarville dotdotdot
Rock Instrumental (Instrumental)

"Guitarville" sports some slightly gutty guitar and a simple circling riff that serves it well. While not really melodic, the song carries you along just fine. The sax in the middle is loud and raspy as was essential in genuine rock instros in 1959.

Patriotic Guitar dotdotdot
Rock Instrumental (Instrumental)

The "Marine's Hymn" is all pumped up for a rockin' ride across the sea. Whistling "Yankee Doodle" middle, a verse or two from "Anchors Away," and a pile of youthful energy. This is a too-fun medley of classic Americana. Way cool!