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Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Swing 42 – Tribrute To Guitar Legend Django Reinhardt At ACL

Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 13, 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant…..whose  most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz….which include “Minor Swing”,  “Daphne”, “Belleville”, “Djangology”, “Nuages” and “Swing 42”….as played by Ray Benson & Alseep At The Wheel ….along with fiddle legend Johnny Gimble in their 1981 Austin City Limits live performance…..as seen in this video herewith.

Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola claims that nearly every major popular-music guitarist in the world has been influenced by Reinhardt….and we at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have this Asleep At The Wheel & Friends rendition in our treasure chest of vintage memories here on our site. 

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