Sit yourself down, pick up on the rhythm of the swinging little guitar man
February 2, 2010 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Much-missed acoustic guitarist Isaac Guillory thrilled audiences around the UK, accumulating die-hard fans wherever he went. For those who never had the chance to see him perform, this extremely rare broadcast-quality footage of a classic 1991 concert (made available on YouTube by one of the cameramen who filmed it), is the next best thing.

All clips from this set: Slow Down, Blues is Just A Bad Dream/Swinging Little Guitar Man, Bad News, Surrendel, Taboo, Train Medley, Sixteen Tons, Somewhere Tonight, With God On Our Side, Thanksgiving Eve.

If you're already a fan, you might like to know that cameraman Cabronosidad is working on a TV documentary about Isaac and is keen to interview any hardcore fans, especially people who knew him in the early 1970s when he first arrived in Britain. You might also enjoy Richard Kain's moving song "Absent Friend" dedicated to Isaac.

For more background, you could check out this obituary from the Independent.

Previously on Metafilter.

Various other (mostly lower quality) clips: Through Us All (also broadcast quality), God Bless The Child, Morning Glory, Dear John (sound on one channel only), Sidewalks of America, Desert Dance, Dixie / Take Me out Drinking, Rio Bravo / All Night Long, Somewhere Tonight, The Most Unoriginal Sin, Nuages.
posted by tomcooke (6 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this guy in London... random pub night, just happened to be playing. He was really good. I remember him singing "Slow Down" and "Sixteen Tons." Really good stuff. Didn't realize he was dead. RIP
posted by jcruelty at 12:05 PM on February 2, 2010

He was pretty terrific. Thanks.
posted by Shfishp at 12:41 PM on February 2, 2010

Great stuff. His cover of "Sixteen Tons" is excellent. Thanks for posting.
posted by joedan at 2:44 PM on February 2, 2010

Wow, thanks tomcooke, I've never heard of him before but this is great stuff.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:47 PM on February 2, 2010

I like him. I really dig this reggae tune of his:
posted by wsg at 10:02 PM on February 2, 2010

Thank you for this. Great post.
posted by motty at 2:11 PM on February 3, 2010

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