Oscar Aleman

Swing Guitar Masterpieces

Swing Guitar Masterpieces

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Set One

Sweet Sue 167

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Limehouse Blues 167

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Nobody's Sweetheart 140

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Whispering 167

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Russian Lullaby 178

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Just A Little Swing 143

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Dear Old Southland 177

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Jeepers Creepers 150

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Sweet Georgia Brown 194

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In The Mood 196

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Hombre Mio (Man Of Mine) 192

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I've Got Rhythm 196

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Begin The Beguine 173

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Bye Bye Blues 187

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Negra De Cabello Duro 151

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Besame Mucho 155

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Tico Tico No Fuba 170

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Temptation 167

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I Never Knew 178

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Caminos Cruzados (Malaguena) 147

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Limehouse Blues 161

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Scartunas 174

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You Made Me Love You 182

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Cherokee 193

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Stardust 166

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Honeysuckle Rose 152

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Lady Be Good 145

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Doin' the New Lowdown 155

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Improvisaciones Sobre Boogie Woogie 155

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Swingin' on a Star 147

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Melancolia 165

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Sentimental Journey 143

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Como te Llamas 159

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Bugle Call Rag 171

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Darktown Strutter's Ball 172

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I'm Beginning To See The Light 154

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Blue Skies 155

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Twelfth Street Rag 163

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Diga Diga Do 171

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Swanee River 169

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Vieni sul Mar 182

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Delicado 184

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Scartunas 149

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Mia Casita Pequeñita 177

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Crazy Rhythm 144

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Daphne 114

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Dolores 199

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April in Portugal 161

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You Belong to Me 187

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Who's Sorry Now? 170

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Tiger Rag 168

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Tea for Two 194

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Show Notes
A Double Dose of Swing Here's great news for fans of acoustic jazz guitar. Acoustic Disc's Swing Guitar Masterpieces is the first United States CD release of the music of Oscar Alemán, an amazing Argentine guitarist who, according to jazz critic Leonard Feather, could "outswing Django Reinhardt," his friend and peer. This special double-CD compilation contains over 140 minutes of Alemán swinging interpretations of popular standards from both North and South America. The 52 tracks were recorded between 1938 and 1957, and represent this rarely-heard genius in his prime. A 20-page booklet of rare photos, biographical notes and discographical information is also included with the set.

According to producer David Grisman, "These performances stand out as classics of improvised acoustic string music and fill a missing chapter in the history of this genre. Alemán contributions to an idiom pioneered by Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti and, of course, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli are substantial. His arrangements are perhaps the most inventive and his playing is gutsy, virtuosic and inspired. It has always been a mystery to me as to why this other remarkable proponent of acoustic swing guitar has been so ignored and unrecognized in relation to Django."

Acoustic Disc is proud to present the fabulous music of a true master of swing to a new generation of listeners.