Live From Boulevard Music

   • Rockin' in Rhythm
   • Black Beauty
   • Old-Fashioned Love
   • Avalon
   • She's My Shirley
   • Canadian Sunset
       /Soft Summer Breeze
   • Semper Fidelis   

  • Snowy Morning Blues
  Slumber Dance
  Crocus Waltz
  Rotten Tomatoes
  Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  Great Western TV Medley
  Stars And Stripes Forever

I've been a Guy Van Duser fan since his first album. Guy's playing is always flawless, his arrangements always clever and entertaining. And although Guy will readily list the artists who have influenced him—Chet Atkins, George Van Eps, Charlie Byrd, Jerry Reed, Les Paul—his sound is truly unique.

I'm a proud owner of every one of Guy's recordings, but this new CD may be my favorite. Every track on this CD was recorded live in concert! Guy and producer Gary Mandell were kind enough to include all of his introductory comments, ad libs, and anecdotes, so the CD really captures the concert experience. (Hearing Guy's relaxed interplay with the audience should be required listening for any solo performer.) And, as always, his playing is incredible!

Duke Ellington's Rockin' in Rhythm starts off the CD—and you won't believe your ears! Then check out Guy's beautiful Eddie Heywood medley of Canadian Sunset and Soft Summer Breeze, released here for the first time.

Guy never plays a tune quite the same way twice. If you own some of his earlier CDs, you'll enjoy his fresh improvisations on Black Beauty, Old-Fashioned Love, Avalon, and Snowy Morning Blues.

Guy's Great Western TV Medley is one of his most popular showpieces. (Maverick, Rawhide, The Rifleman, Paladin, Sugarfoot, Wagon Train, and Wyatt Earp) For this live version, Guy plays 'Name That Tune' with his audience. If the wrong tune is named, Guy responds with "No, here's how that one goes..." and effortlessly plays a quote of the new tune on the fly. It's all in good fun, and the game adds excerpts of Bat Masterson and Cheyenne to the medley.

The Stars and Stripes Forever, Guy's most famous arrangement, closes the CD. This virtuoso piece established Guy's standing in the fingerstyle community, and caught the attention of Chet Atkins, who later recorded Guy's transcription. It's an appropriate finale to a great solo guitar concert. Our very highest recommendation!
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Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser
Live 30th Anniversary Concert

  • Rita's Song
  • S'posin
  • Wabash Blues
  • Sing Out
  • Stardust
  • Caravan

• Stompin' At The Savoy
• St. Louis Blues
• The Easy Winners
• New Orleans Farewell

Guy's back with yet another great live album, this time with his longtime musical partner Billy Novick. Recording together since 1976, this new CD documents their milestone 30th Anniversary Concert in Washington DC, January 2006.

Billy is a world class clarinet player, who has toured with David Bromberg, Leon Redbone, and Martha & the Vandellas. He can be heard in dozens of TV & movie soundtracks, including Lone Star, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, The Opposite of Sex, and Seabiscuit. Guy and Billy also teamed up on the theme songs of the popular PBS shows Antiques Roadshow and This Old House.

The world's finest 2-man "Big Band," you'll be blown away by this CD. Billy's improvisations are unbeatable–melodic, elegant, and joyful. As for Guy, just re-read my Live At Boulevard Music review above. You know I think he's simply the best! There's just no other player who can do what he can—simultaneous bass, chords, melody, and improv—with as much style and taste!

Recorded live at Washington DC's John E. Marlow Guitar Series, it's no surprise that each & every CD track features an extended, knockout fingerstyle guitar solo. In fact, this CD marks the premiere of Guy's incredible solo guitar treatment of the full verse and chorus of Stardust! To my ears, this track along is worth the cost of the CD. Also introduced here are virtuoso arrangements of Fats Waller's S'posin, WC Handy's St. Louis Blues, and Joplin's Easy Winners, plus fresh, new takes on some favorites from earlier CDs. Once Again - Our very highest recommendation!
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Staying on the Atkins Diet – Vol. 1

   • You
   • Limehouse Blues
   • She's My Shirley
   • I Don't Know Why
   • Keiko-san
   • I Love My Baby

 • Bridge Over The River Kwai
 • Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)
 • Darktown Strutter's Ball
 • Stars Fell On Alabama
 • Roses Of Picardi
 • Abbey Walk  

This is Guy's tribute to his guitar hero and good friend Chet Atkins.

This CD, and Volume 2 below, are drawn from a series of recordings Guy made over the years to amuse Chet Atkins. Guy would arrange a tune that he was sure Chet had never recorded. He'd imitate Chet as closely as possible, then send the tape to Chet asking, "do you remember recording this?"

Van Duser fans won't recognize Guy—but that's exactly the point. His goal here was to sound like Chet Atkins' LPs from the '60s and '70s—and he does it perfectly! Instead of his usual solo nylon string guitar, Guy is playing a Gretsch electric over bass and drum tracks. Another surprise is Guy's incredible single note leads. Somewhere, Mr. Atkins must be smiling. Note: This is now a Collector's Item. Guy has stopped production on these CDs for now, and we only have two copies left. However, we are offering a discount to returning GFmusic customers only.
Highly recommended. 
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Staying on the Atkins Diet is Out-of-Print


Note: Don't let these Atkins tributes be the only Guy Van Duser albums you own. You owe it to yourself to hear Guy playing his signature Stride Guitar style—on an acoustic nylon string guitar! Read my comments regarding Guy's Live From Boulevard Music CD. It's no secret that I think he's one of the best, with a sound that's all his own. If you've never heard him play, I strongly recommend that you also check out Guy's two "Live" CDs listed above.


Van Duser – Atkins for Life – Vol. 2

   • Lady Be Good
   • Spaghetti Rag
   • Cindy And Norm
   • Blue Room
   • Firefly
   • Liebestraum
   • May You Always

 • Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
 • It Could Happen To You
 • You're Nobody 'til Somebody        Loves You
 • Under a Blanket of Blue
 • If I Could Be With You

Guy's back with Volume 2 of his very popular tribute to Chet Atkins. Twelve more great performances! See Staying on the Atkins Diet above for details. Note: Guy has stopped production on these CDs for now, so we only have a few copies left. Highly recommended.     Product description/review Copyright © 2005 Guitarist's Forum

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More CDs from
Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick

Grab these Hard-to-Find CDs today!

We get these direct from Billy and Guy's private stock. They're classic,
must-have recordings for any Novick/Van Duser fan.

If you'd like to hear more of Billy's melodic clarinet & sax, click here.


Every Little Moment

• Let's Dance
• Every Little Moment
• Wabash Blues
• Whose Honey Are You?
• The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On)
• Indian Summer
• Got A Date With An Angel
• Wolverine Blues
• When My Ship Comes In
• Linger Awhile
• I'll See You In My Dreams
• Moonlight Serenade

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Guy & Billy

• Just A Little While To Stay Here
• Don't Let It Bother You
• Mary
• Begine The Beguine
• Stompin' At The Savoy
• Sonora's Blues
• Old Fashioned Love
• High Society
• Louisiana Fairy Tale
• Them There Eyes
• Rita's Song
• We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
• At A Georgia Camp Meeting

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Lovely Sunday Afternoon

• Bye & Bye
• New Orleans Farewell
• Frankie & Johnny
• Swipesy Cakewalk
• Muskrat Ramble
• On Lovely Sunday Afternoon
• Always
• Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
• Sing On
• Ready For The River
• A Closer Walk With Thee

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Billy Novick CDs
Lyrical, World-Class Clarinet!

We were first knocked out by Billy on his duet albums with Guy Van Duser. Then we discovered his incredible solo and combo work on these three great CDs.

Remembering You - Billy Novick
with John Wheatley (guitar) and Marshall Wood (bass)

• Traces Of The Dawn
• Romance
• I Can't Shake Love
• Remembering You
• One In A Million
• Is It Love
• Brown Suede
• Truckin'
• The Very Thought Of You
• Devil In The Moon
• Sweetest Rose
• Charlie The Chulo

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Swing So Softly - Billy Novick
with Chris Neville /Mike Jones ( piano), Dave Clark (bass),
Bill Reynolds (drums), Gray Sargent (guitar)

• So Nice To Be Back Home
• Sing So Softly, Sing So Wild
• The Way The Wind Blows
• The Other Sides
• Passion Flower
• Songs Of Sorrow
• Trouble In Mind
• I Hear Her Laughter
• I Won't Grow Up
• For Those No Longer With Us

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This Is Always - Herb Pomeroy & Billy Novick
with Paul Schmeling (piano), John Wheatley (guitar),
Marshall Wood (bass), Joe Hunt (drums)

• A Lull At Dawn
• Two Of A Kind
• This Is Always
• I Remember You From Somewhere
• Born To Be Blue
• (What We Did) On That Rainy Afternoon
• Don't You Know I Care?
• Why Are You Blue?

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