Casey Bill Weldon and James "Kokomo" Arnold

Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters Of The 1930s

  • YAZ1049-LP
  • Release Date: June 22nd 2018
  • $18.99

Casey Bill Weldon and James "Kokomo" Arnold's album Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters Of The 1930s. Available here on LP.

Casey Bill Weldon and James "Kokomo" Arnold never worked together, performed together, or collaborated on any songs, as so many of their pre-World War II blues contemporaries often did. It's unknown if they even ever met each other in their travels. In spite of these, there remains a connecting thread between these two disparate bluesmen: slide guitar. Both performed the style through unorthodox means, (Arnold with a left-handed guitar, and Weldon with a rarely used Hawaiian steel guitar) but both were highly integral towards blues' development, and were immensely influential to future slide guitarists, and the developing Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, and many more. Yazoo now presents a definitive collection of material from these revolutionary bluesmen: Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters of the 1930s. Featuring 14 tracks, with a side dedicated to each performer, and the spotlight shone brightly upon Weldon and Arnold's unique, innovative styles of performance.

LP - Standard LP.