One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau

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University of North Texas Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 325 pages
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Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941–1984) “the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.” Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles, especially jazz. Between 1968 and 1983 he made a series of recordings that are among the most influential guitar albums of the century.

Breau’s astonishing virtuosity influenced countless performers, but unfortunately it came at the expense of his personal relationships. Despite Breau’s fascinating life story and his musical importance, no full-length biography has been published until now. Forbes-Roberts has interviewed more than 175 people and closely analyzed Breau’s recordings to reveal an enormously gifted man and the inner workings of his music.
  

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User Review  - Indybeez - LibraryThing

Lenny Breau was perhaps the most gifted guitarist the world has ever produced. That was also the only thing he could do. A kind and gentle soul, he also suffered from crippling battles with drug abuse ... Read full review

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I recommend this book to any guitarist and/or music lover out there. Obviously you should know who Lenny Breau is or the book won't be of much interest. It was well written, well told, and will leave any fan satisfied. Oh and PS his wife totally did it! (NOT a spoiler fyi) Read full review

Contents

Introduction
2
ca 1916October 1948
5
December 1957April 1960
30
April 1960May 1962
45
November 1961May 1963
68
June 1963December 1967
92
Photo Section
121
January 1968September 1972
122
May 1980November 1983
227
November 1983August 1984
258
Epilogue
272
List of Quoted Interviews Conducted by Author
274
Discography
277
Notes
297
Bibliography
303
Index
307

December 1972July 1976
166
July 1976May 1980
185

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About the author (2006)

Ron Forbes-Roberts is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor to Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is a career musician with a degree in classical guitar and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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