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Between the Strings-The Secret Lives of Guitars

100 Stories of Life with the Guitar

By John Schroeter

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100 Stories of Life with the Guitar. Composed by John Schroeter. Non-Fiction. John August Music. All Styles. Book. 352 pages. Published by John August Publications (MB.20913).

Item Number: MB.20913

ISBN 9780974973708. All Styles. 6 x 9 inches.

BETWEEN THE STRINGS: THE SECRET LIVES OF GUITARS is a collection of more than one-hundred selected short stories, each with a guitar at its center. A veritable compendium of the world's greatest guitarists, from BB to ZZ (B.B. King to ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, that is), the stories are inspiring, uplifting, illuminating, humorous, stirring, and edifying. Some of the stories are simply entertaining in the way they take unexpected twists and turns. Others are biographical. Many involve a guitar that was received, given away, lost, stolen, recovered, offered to its player a special song, or was pivotal in a personal relationship or life experience. Each of these stories reveals something of the human spirit, as well as something of the supernatural that sometimes makes its way into our ordinary, everyday existence. But in every case, the variety of experiences, settings, and remarkable outcomes are linked by the common celebration of life with the guitar. To paraphrase Ann Petry, "Everything you ever had, everything you ever lost. It's all there in the guitar- pain and hate and trouble and peace and quiet and love." There is so much more to music than meets the ears. To discover that, one needs only to read "between the strings."

FEATURES: Les Paul, Don McLean, George Benson, Andy Griffith, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Peter Frampton, Doc Watson, Christopher Parkening, Eric Johnson, Earl Klugh, Jack White (White Stripes), Rick Derringer, Taj Mahal, Chet Atkins! more than 100 artists in all.

  • Introduction  Performed by B. B. King
  • Guitars are From Venus--Women are Too  Performed by Michael Johnson
  • The Hunt for Red Guitar  Performed by Brooks Williams
  • The Prodical Gibson  Performed by Spencer Bohren
  • Return to Fender  Performed by Jim Kimball
  • Return of the Prodical Guitarist  Performed by Richie Furay
  • Lasting Impressions  Performed by Charlie Daniels
  • Only a Gibson is Good Enough  Performed by David Carradine
  • The Long Way Home  Performed by Kerry Livgren
  • Uncle Gene's Guitar  Performed by John Schroeter
  • Marty's Martin  Performed by Johnny Cash
  • The Battered Strat  Performed by Adrian Belew
  • The Baptism of "Brownie McGee"  Performed by Greg Martin
  • St. Cecelia on Guitars, Fear, and Grace  Performed by Pierce Pettis
  • Brother Juniper  Performed by John Michael Talbot
  • Visit to Heaven  Performed by John Doan
  • The Boosted Tele  Performed by Robbie Robertson
  • Guitar Paradise  Performed by Peppino D'Agostino
  • Guitar Scam  Performed by Jimmie Rodgers
  • An Instrument in God's Hands  Performed by Bruce Carroll
  • The Guitar Shines On  Performed by John Hammond
  • For Want of a Guitar  Performed by Phil Keaggy
  • The Black Beauty  Performed by Peter Frampton
  • Uncommon Good  Performed by William Ackerman
  • Wanted: Orange Gretsch 6120  Performed by Randy Bachman
  • A Man and His Guitar  Performed by Don McLean
  • Of Guitars and Righteous Men  Performed by Janis Ian
  • The Heart Of The Matter  Performed by David Wilcox
  • While My Guitar Gently Sings  Performed by Badi Assad
  • A Guitar in the Family  Performed by Bob Weir
  • Band of Brothers  Performed by Johnathan Parber
  • For Love of the Trees  Performed by Alicia Adams
  • Redwood  Performed by George Lowden
  • All In The Family  Performed by Chris Martin IV
  • Still Here  Performed by Paul McGill
  • Going Forward  Performed by James Olson
  • In the Shade of the Tree of Life  Performed by Kevin Ryan
  • The Old Martin and Me  Performed by Pat Kirtley
  • Free Guitar in the Morning  Performed by Andy Griffith
  • The Flying Explorer  Performed by Rick Derringer
  • Happy to Play the Blues  Performed by Eric Johnson
  • A Guitar in the Window  Performed by Liona Boyd
  • Mad About Guitar  Performed by Grant Geissman
  • Of Montgomery Wards and Strombergs 
  • Mr. Guitar  Performed by Chet Atkins, C. G. P.
  • If It Sounds Good, Do It  Performed by Paul Burlison
  • The Guitar That Changed the World  Performed by Scotty Moore
  • Rollin' And Tumblin'  Performed by Andy Summers
  • Metal and Me  Performed by Phil Madeira
  • Blues to the Bone  Performed by George Thorogood
  • The Blues Don't Float  Performed by Catfish Keith
  • The World Inside My Guitar  Performed by Taj Mahal
  • The Funk Brothers  Performed by Joe Messina, Eddie Willis, And Robert White
  • One Way Ticket  Performed by Alex De Grassi
  • St. Peter's by the Lake  Performed by Arthur "Arturo" Carnrick
  • Fine Guitars and Angel Dust  Performed by Doc Watson
  • My Deliverance  Performed by Jose Feliciano
  • The Faithful Guitar  Performed by Rick Foster
  • A White Rose for Heidi  Performed by Doyle Dykes
  • Guitar Divine  Performed by Eliot Fisk
  • Music for Life  Performed by Muriel Anderson
  • A Guitar With a Silver Lining 
  • The Road to Winfield  Performed by Pete Huttlinger
  • A Windfall at Winfield  Performed by John Standefer
  • Thankin' the Lord for My Fingers  Performed by Bob Benett
  • With A Little Help From My Friends  Performed by Earl Klugh
  • Closing the Circle  Performed by Frank Gambale
  • Miss Wanda, Her Guitar, and Me  Performed by Paul Yandell
  • Who Would Have Known?  Performed by Stefan Grossman
  • Life in Three Lessons  Performed by Tuck Andress
  • I Remember Wes  Performed by George Benson
  • In My Own Words  Performed by Howard Morgen
  • Hawanawana (The Whispering)  Performed by Keola Beamer
  • The Reluctant Guitar Hero  Performed by Johnny Smith
  • Sufficient Grace  Performed by Christopher Parkening
  • The Silver Lining  Performed by El McMeen
  • Bad Cast, Good Performance  Performed by Johnny A.
  • One Day At A Time  Performed by Pat Martino
  • A Gift of Hope  Performed by Tony Melendez
  • It Was Forty Years Ago Today  Performed by The Beatles
  • Sebastian  Performed by Noel Paul Stookey
  • A Lesson in Humility  Performed by Michael Gulezian
  • Better than an Endorsement Letter From Segovia  Performed by Michael Chapdelaine
  • I Remember Andres 
  • Acoustic: Reloaded  Performed by Jason Truby
  • On The Road Again  Performed by Jon Burchfield
  • On the Brighter Side  Performed by Jorma Kaukonen
  • It's Not Only What You Know  Performed by Lee Ritenour
  • Something To Say  Performed by The Edge
  • For the Love of Barrios  Performed by John Williams
  • Holy Grails and Backstage Passes  Performed by George Gruhn
  • Airline Trip  Performed by Jack White
  • Pass the Bottleneck, Please!  Performed by Jerry Douglas
  • For Nancy  Performed by Pete Yorn
  • That Dear Old Guitar of Mine  Performed by Bob Kilpatrick
  • In the Wonderfully Beautiful Month of May  Performed by John Renbourn
  • Butterfingers  Performed by Kathy Mattea
  • The Wish  Performed by Margaret Becker
  • Poster Child  Performed by Dan Tyminski
  • On The Right Track  Performed by Les Paul

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  • May 18, 2007 good book and good service

    book is very readable and interesting--makes good short order reading

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