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The RICHARD WEIZE ARCHIVES make available the recordings of Otto Bash, a Nashville based drummer and sometime vocalist. Bash was 29 years old, and it was the dawn of the rock ‘n’ roll era, when he briefly by chance stepped into the recording spotlight in 1955. This album offers a fascinating insight into the musically pivotal year, and the album offers a weird and wonderful mix of jazz, pop and rock, veering from cool to hot, square to hip, corny to cutting edge. If you can imagine a blend of Boyd Bennet, Tiny Bradshaw, and the jumping sound the combos of these artists made, then Otto Bash will be your cup of tea.
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Winston was a five-string banjo legend by the mid-’60s. He recorded for VANGUARD and ELEKTRA and performed with Bill Monroe. His group, the New York City Ramblers, shared the stage with Bob Dylan at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. In 1970 Winnie began to play the pedal steel guitar and promptly created quite a stir. He designed and built his own instrument and wrote the “bible” on how to play the steel (Oak Books, 1975).