GEORGE BARNES

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George Barnes was born July 17, 1921 in a Chicago suburb. He came from a family of professional musicians and his father, who was a guitarist taught him to play at age 9. George's original chosen instrument was the piano which he began playing at age 6 but when the Barnes family lost their piano as well as their house in the depression all that was left was a Sears Roebuck Silvertone guitar with an action about an inch high. George worked hard at this instrument and by the age of 12 had joined the union. He had by this time heard the records of Bix Beiderbecke featuring Joe Venuti and knew that he wanted to be a jazz musician.

Although there were few guitarists around at that time who soloed George never wanted to play rhythm - he wanted to play melody. He had heard many of the records of
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GEORGE BARNES Guitars - By George ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitars - By George !
Swing 1958
GEORGE BARNES Guitar Galaxies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar Galaxies
Exotica 1960
GEORGE BARNES Guitars Galore (aka Guitars A' Plenty) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitars Galore (aka Guitars A' Plenty)
Swing 1961
GEORGE BARNES George Barnes, Bob Mersey : How To Play The Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Barnes, Bob Mersey : How To Play The Guitar
Jazz Education 1961
GEORGE BARNES George Barnes And Carl Kress ‎: Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Barnes And Carl Kress ‎: Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top?
Swing 1963
GEORGE BARNES Play The Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play The Guitar
Swing 1970
GEORGE BARNES Guitars: Pure and Honest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitars: Pure and Honest
Swing 1971
GEORGE BARNES George Barnes Swing Guitars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Barnes Swing Guitars
Swing 1973
GEORGE BARNES The Uncollected 1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected 1946
Swing 1977
GEORGE BARNES Guitars, Anyone? (with Carl Kress) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitars, Anyone? (with Carl Kress)
Swing 1977

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GEORGE BARNES Town Hall Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Town Hall Concert
Swing 1963
GEORGE BARNES Blues Going Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Going Up
Swing 1977
GEORGE BARNES Plays So Good album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays So Good
Swing 1978
GEORGE BARNES Don't Get Around Much Anymore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Swing 2002

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GEORGE BARNES The George Barnes Octet : The Complete Standard Transcriptions (1946-1951) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The George Barnes Octet : The Complete Standard Transcriptions (1946-1951)
Swing 2000
GEORGE BARNES Quiet! Gibson At Work (1938-1957) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quiet! Gibson At Work (1938-1957)
Swing 2015
GEORGE BARNES Restless Guitar (1952-1962) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Restless Guitar (1952-1962)
Swing 2015

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