Site Changes and News

Additions to the site and relevant news are indicated here starting with the most recent.

  1. Added the recording Warren Barker Is In (1959) to Discography (thanks to Cartwright Thompson). (September 24, 2017)
  2. Added a reference to the book Go Slow - The Life of Julie London by Michael Owen under Articles. (July 31, 2017)
  3. Added a photo of the guitarsts on one of the 50 Guitars albums. (April 20, 2017)
  4. Some classic Howard Roberts on this episode of Laredo (thanks to Rowland Harris). (February 12, 2017)
  5. Added a link to HR playing in Hawaii under Videos (thanks to Eli Mondragon). (May 9, 2016)
  6. I've been enjoying the CD The HR Project (Originals) put together by Jay Roberts. Some fantastic playing on this by all concerned. Some of the world's finest musicians playing on tunes written by HR. The DVD The HR Project (HR's Story) is a wonderful production documenting the life of an extraordinary musician. Copies can be obtained at The HR Project. (April, 2015)
  7. Added a new video under Videos of HR playing Queen Bee at MI (thanks to Eli Mondragon). (February 1, 2015)
  8. Added a brief video of H.R. playing under Videos. Thanks to Rowland Harris. (October 1, 2014)
  9. Added some movies and details about these (thanks to Madelyn Roberts) to Discography - Television Shows and Movie Soundtracks H.R. Played On. (March 24, 2014)
  10. Some new Howard Roberts up on Youtube here: at the Banque in Seattle 1975. Many thanks To Rowland Harris for pointing this out to Mal Tomlin for putting it up. (December 4, 2013)
  11. Added links to videos of 1961 Ann Margaret screen test to home page. (April 9, 2013)
  12. Added some early photos of HR appearing on a television show in the early 1950's under Photos. These appeared as part of an article on Bobby Troup that appears on Steve Cerra's blog. (March 10, 2013)
  13. A beautiful cherry red Gibson HR is up for sale. Contact Rowland at rowland.harris@yahoo.com for more details. (January 18, 2013)
  14. Added a picture of HR with Jimmy Raney at Bellarmine College (December 22, 2012).
  15. Added a great shot of HR at a recording session in 1960 together with a description of its origins under Photos. Many thanks to Madelyn Roberts. (November 7, 2012).
  16. Added several pictures of HR under Photos and added the 1958 recording Hyacinth with Pete Jolly (available on iTunes). (August 3, 2012)
  17. Added a recording of HR as part of the Buddy DeFranco Quintet appearing on the Stars of Jazz television show in 1956 under Music. (June 24, 2012)
  18. Dave Burley's Cavalcade of Guitars (Longhorn Ballroom) is now available on CD Baby, thanks to Madelyn Roberts. (June 17, 2012)
  19. Added some photos under Photos. Thanks to Madelyn Roberts. (May 2, 2012)
  20. Added an audio interview with Jack Wagner concerning HR's album Something's Cookin' under Interviews. Many thanks to Jean. (February 28, 2012)
  21. Added some pictures of HR in Honolulu under Photos, thanks to Mitch Holder. (January 16, 2012)
  22. Added a section Anecdotes. (January 2, 2012)
  23. Added an interesting picture of HR in action under Interviews. (November 19, 2011)
  24. Copies of recording contracts, with Howard Roberts as leader, for Liberty Records are up under Discograpohy. If anybody knows if these sessions were released, please let me know. Many thanks to Michael Owen. (November 15, 2011)
  25. Added some details concerning a 1953 concert involving HR under Material to be Acquired. This recording is owned by Uptown Records and may one day be released. (November 15, 2011)
  26. Impulse has released Antelope Freeway and Equinox Express Elevator on a single CD. (November 10, 2011)
  27. Added a link to Dave Kyle's webpage on Benson amplifiers under Equipment - Amplifiers (September 2, 2011)
  28. Added Dave Burley's Cavalcade of Guitars (1977) to Discography. H.R. playing with a number of guitar players (Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis, Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli) and steel guitar players. An excellent recording. Thanks to Daryle Pooser for this. (August 18, 2011)
  29. Added a reference to an excellent article on H.R. by Jim Carlton in Vintage Guitar, September 201 under Articles. (August 8, 2011)
  30. Added a link to a Youtube posting of HR playing with Jack Zucker under Videos. (July 20, 2011)
  31. Added some comments to Sessions, Live (1957) under Discography as it seems that the tracks with Buddy DeFranco from the Stars of Jazz show have been reissued on a DeFranco CD called Wailers. There is also a version of Now's the Time on the CD with H.R. (although miscredited to Tal Farlow). Thanks to Mitch Seidman for telling me about this. (July 13, 2011)
  32. Added the album Sessions Live: Terry Gibbs, Pete Jolly and Red Norvo (1958)to Discography. Thanks to Dave Gould. (May 21, 2011)
  33. I recently discovered Neil Merryweather's website . This has an interview with Neil by Ruth McCartney where he discusses, among many things, HR's playing on his album Word of Mouth. It is number 7 in the video clips. (December 6, 2010)
  34. I recently purchased another Epiphone Howard Roberts Custom made in 1967 (see Equipment for pictures). This guitar was previously owned by jazz guitarist Edward (Eudimio) Marocco of New Haven, Michigan and was sold to me by his guitarist son James 'Rocco' Marocco. This guitar was a special order and has some unique features especially with respect to the finish as several extra coats were added. The guitar is in beautiful condition and plays and sounds great. (September 4, 2010)
  35. Added some details about a prototype of the HR Fusion guitar under Equipment. (May 17, 2010)
  36. Added some comments by Howard Alden under Influenced. (January 22, 2010)
  37. A photo has been added under Photos of HR performing at GIT. Thanks to GIT graduate John Mair for this. (December 10, 2009)
  38. The Roberts Music Institute has put up some video of HR on Youtube. I've put a link under Videos! (July 31, 2009)
  39. Straightened out some details concerning the release of the recordings Good Pickin's and The Movin' Man under Discography - Leader . Thanks to Jim Rowan (July 19, 2009).
  40. Added some details on the recording The Chico Hamilton Trio - 1955 under Discography - Sideman. (June 15, 2009)
  41. Added a link under Videos to an episode of the Andy Griffiths Show on Youtube. It is definitely H.R. playing on the soundtrack and at one point there are some shots of the guitar player's hands which exhibit H.R.'s unique picking style. Thanks to Mitch Holder for this. (April 25, 2009)
  42. Mitch Holder is the winner of the Mavric Independent Music Awards 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mavric is an association that recognizes independent music artists living in Ventura County. Congratulations to Mitch! (February 19, 2009)
  43. Added The House That Trane Built, The Story of Impulse Records by Ashley Kahn, Norton, 2007 to Articles. This contains (p. 220-221) a nice description of the recording of Antelope Freeway including several quotes from coproducer Bill Szymczyk such as "I made like eighty-some albums in my life and that's still in my Top Ten."
  44. Added the recording Bill Black - Down In The Depths (195?) to Discography. (March 27, 2008)
  45. Added a link to Mitch Holder's Myspace page under Articles. Mitch has a blog on H.R. that can be found on that page (plus some great music). (March 25, 2008)
  46. Added a 45rpm by Guitars Inc., Guy Dad It's Early/El Cumbanchero (1959) to Discography - Sideman. (March 4, 2008)
  47. Howard Roberts' first album Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar has been released on CD by Fresh Sound FSR-CD 478. This includes 5 bonus tracks that were previously released on an album called Collections. Collections featured various people recording with Joe Morello and contains some outstanding playing by H.R. (February 25, 2008).
  48. A listing of movies that H.R. played on can be found at Jazz on the Screen by typing "Howard Roberts" into the search engine. In total there are 273 listings. Thanks to Richard Paton for the information. (November 22, 2007).
  49. Added a photo of H.R. conducting a seminar thanks to David Aline. David also informs me that MR Roberts Plays Guitar has been released on CD by LP Time Records (more details as I learn them). (November 22, 2007)
  50. Added some information under Videos about H.R.'s appearances on the tv show Stars of Jazz. (November 5, 2007)
  51. Jay Roberts and Don Mock are going to start offering the Howard Roberts guitar seminars again, based on H.R.'s materials. The first one is in Seattle in September. More information can be found at Roberts Music Institute. (April 27, 2007)
  52. Added a copy of pages from one of H.R.'s gigbooks in the 70's under Music. Many thanks to Mike Irish. (February 9, 2007)
  53. Added the recording David Allen - This is My Lucky Day (1964) to Discography - Sideman, also references to several articles appearing in Vintage Guitar, February 2007 under Articles. (December 30, 2006)
  54. Added the recording Rosemary Clooney - Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie! (1960) to Discography - Sideman. (December 28, 2006)
  55. Many thanks to Mike Delaney for making avaialble transcriptions of some examples played by HR as part of a lecture he gave at GIT in 1984. This material can be found under Education - Lectures - Fifth Part. (December 15, 2006)
  56. Added some mp3 files under Education - Lectures of HR playing some examples (under the Fifth Part). Many thanks to Mike Delaney. (November 20, 2006)
  57. Started a subsection on Guitar Night at donte's under Music. (October 13, 2006)
  58. Added extensive information on H.R.'s involvement with various Beach Boys recording sessions (thanks to Craig for this information) under Discography - Sideman 1960-69. (October 9, 2006)
  59. Put up a picture of H.R. with the first graduating class from GIT in 1978 under Photos (thanks to Mitch Holder and Rowland Harris). (Septemeber 30, 2006)
  60. Mitch Holder has new website at Mitch Holder. (September 8, 2006)
  61. See a repeat of Mitch Holder's seminar (click on helloLive in the Public Dashboard area, then click on Play in the last link in the Public Presentation List and finally click on Play when this comes up in the Live Presentation Area) on Howard Roberts held on July 16, 2006 at John Pisano's Guitar Night. (July 16, 2006)
  62. Mitch Holder will present a workshop at John Pisano's Guitar Night on July 16 (see the link for details) in Los Angeles, based on his new book about H.R. (June 24, 2006)
  63. Added some audio files of H.R. discussing Bartok, Jack Marshall and other guitar players under Influences. Thanks to Ray Wolff for these. (May 27, 2006)
  64. Put up many photos of H.R. playing, teaching, etc., under Photos and two montages of pictures of H.R. teaching at one of his seminars under Education - Seminars. Many thanks to Patty Roberts for all of these. (May 27, 2006)
  65. Added a picture of H.R. playing his first professional level guitar (a blond Epiphone Deluxe with a DeArmond pickup) under Photos and also included an entry on this guitar under Equipment. Thanks to Madelyn Roberts for the picture and information. (May 26, 2006)
  66. Added an audio interview with Howard Roberts on the Silver Platter Show from May 1967 under Interviews. This concerns his album Jaunty Jolly. (May 20, 2006)
  67. Added the 45 rpm Boy on a Dolphin by Julie London and the "Howard Roberts Orchestra" (1957) under Discography - Sideman. Many thanks to Keen Butterworth for this. (March 29, 2006)
  68. Added a 45rpm recording The Cables (196?) to Discography - Sideman. (March 18, 2006)
  69. Added The Epiphone Howard Roberts by George Gruhn and Walter Carter, Vintage Guitar, April 2006, p. 40 to Articles. (March 12, 2006)
  70. Added David Rose - Happy Heart (197?) to Discography - Sideman. (February 13, 2006)
  71. Bayside Press (Mel Bay) has just published a new book on Howard Roberts by Mitch Holder and Patty Roberts. This is a wonderful event and many thanks to Mitch, for his incredible skill and the discipline to bring this to fruition, and to Patty for all her work in nurturing the memory of HR. (January 21, 2006)
  72. Gibson is once again selling the Howard Roberts Fusion. See the specifications here. (October 5, 2005)
  73. Put up a nice picture of H.R. at a session with Tommy Tedesco and others under Photos. Thanks to Mitch Holder for this. (September 5, 2005)
  74. Added the recording The de Castro Sisters - Teach Me Tonight (1957) to Discography - Sideman. (August 16, 2005)
  75. Added the book The Big 12 String Guitar (1965) under Music - Sheet Music. (August 7, 2005)
  76. Added some comments to the entry on the album Gerry Mulligan - Age of Steam (1971) in Discography - Sidenman. A DVD based on this album was released in 2004. (August 7, 2005)
  77. Added two recordings, Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets (1962) and The Deep Six (1966), to Discography - Sideman. (July 17, 2005)
  78. Added a memoir of H.R. written by Chris Clermont under Influenced. (May 19, 2005)
  79. Added a Troyce Key (1958-59) recording to Discography - Sideman. (May 19, 2005)
  80. Added a Lorez Alexandria recording (1971) to Discography - Sideman. (April 29, 2005)
  81. A seller has some Howard Roberts materials (guitar, books, recordings) for sale at http://www.developwebsites.com/hr/index1.asp. I have no connection with this and do not know the person. (April 17, 2005).
  82. Added some recordings with Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1961). (April 16, 2005)
  83. Added The Singers Inc. - Bossa Nova! (1963) to Discography - Sideman. A nice find! (April 16, 2005)
  84. Added a letter from H.R. to guitarist Henry Torres under Education - Seminars. (March 20, 2005)
  85. Added the 45rpm recording Les Brown - Madison Time/Madison Hop (1960) to Discography - Sideman. (February 28, 2005)
  86. Added the album Jazz Reflections - Jack Millman Allstars Then And Now (195?) to Discography - Sideman. (February 15, 2005)
  87. Added two pictures to Photos of H.R. at a seminar in Marblehead, MA sometime in 1973-75. Thanks to Paul Lovell for these. (February 14, 2005)
  88. Added Larry Williams - Bad Boy (1958) to Discography - Sideman. (January 16, 2005)
  89. Under Links, added a link to the Roberts Music Institute. RMI was founded by H.R.'s son Jay. Also, under Articles added a reference to an article about Jay in Vintage Guitar by Ann Wickstrom. (December 23, 2004)
  90. Added the recording Si Zentner - Put Your head On My Shoulder (1965) to Discography - Sideman. (December 3, 2004)
  91. Added the recording Sessions, Live (1957) to Discography - Sideman. Nice recording of H.R. backing Lucy Ann Polk. (November 29, 2004)
  92. Added the recording Gloria Lynne - A Very Gentle Sound (1972) to Discography - Sideman. (October 22, 2004)
  93. Added the recording Blossom Dearie - May I Come In? (1964) to Discography - Sideman. (October 22, 2004)
  94. Added the recording Harry Belafonte Sings The Blues (1958) to Discography - Sideman. (October 20, 2004)
  95. Added the 45 RPM extended play recording Ray Gardner and His Quintet (1957) to Discography - Sideman. (October 16, 2004)
  96. Added the album Ernestine Anderson - Toast of the Nation's Critics (1958) to Discography - Sideman. (September 17, 2004)
  97. Added the album Carmen McRae - Portrait of Carmen (1968) to Discography - Sideman. (August 26, 2004)
  98. Added the album The Swing's to TV, Bud Shank and Bob Cooper (1958) to Discography - Sideman. (June 20, 2004)
  99. Added a link to guitarist Billy Strange's site under Links (April 15, 2004).
  100. Added Peggy Lee - All Aglow Again (1960) to Discography - Sideman. (April 8, 2004)
  101. Added some photos of Howard Roberts taken by Andrea Augé under Photos. Many thanks to Andrea for these. (March 28, 2004).
  102. Added some photos of Howard Roberts at the Guitar Summit in Concord, CA, 1977 under Photos.
  103. Added the album Frankie Avalon - .. and now about Mr. Avalon (1961) to Discography - Sideman. (February 18, 2004)
  104. Added The Bobby Crocker Quartet - Doing the Town (195?) to Discography - Sideman. Contains some excellent playing by H.R. Unfortunately the copy I have is somewhat marred so I'm still looking for a copy of this recording in better condition. (February 11, 2004)
  105. Added Ricky Nelson - Ricky Sings Again (1959) to Discography - Sideman. (February 6, 2004)
  106. Added Duane Eddy - Because They're Young (1960) to Discography - Sideman. Thanks to Mike Mitton for this. (January 9, 2003)
  107. Added Ricky/Ricky Nelson (1957/1958) to Discography - Sideman. (December 24, 2003)
  108. Added some comments by Ron Benson concerning the modules that were used with the Benson amplifiers under Equipment. (December 24, 2003)
  109. Added a link to FretsOnly.com under Links. This is the internet division of Ashley Mark Publishing Company in the UK. Simon Christie has informed me that Ashley Mark will shortly be publishing an extensive biography/discography of Barney Kessel by Maurice Summerfield. This is great news! (July 11)
  110. Added Sam Cooke - Keep Movin' On (1963-64) to Discography - Sideman. (June 3)
  111. Added Jazz Guitar Bible to Transcriptions. (June 3)
  112. Added the album Robb Kunkel - Abyss (1973) under Discography - Sideman. (June 3)
  113. Added a Gibson advertisement from the 50s picturing HR with Bobby Troup. (May 22)
  114. Added a photo of HR at a recording session. I think it was a Pete Rugolo session. Many thanks to Mike Kremer for this. (May 22)
  115. Added the recordings Perez Prado - Prez (1957) and Don Costa - The Sound of the Million Sellers (1960) to Discography. (January 28)
  116. Added a link to an interview with Bill Pitman by Jim Carlton under Articles. A great article with lots of H.R. content. (January 6)
  117. Added a link to site for Reg Schwager and Lorne Lofsky under Links. (December 10)
  118. Added a reference to a CD of a radio program by Australian guitarist Bruce Clarke that includes a tribute to H.R. under Articles. This together with a number of other interesting CD's can be obtained from Bruce's site (see under Links). (November 14)
  119. Added the album Ernie Hecksher - Those Were The Days, 1968 under Discography - Sideman. (November 14)
  120. Added a review of the Euphoria reissues by Dan Forte, 2001 under Articles. (November 14)
  121. Included a reference to a transcription of L.O.V.E. from Goodies under Transcrptions. Thanks to jazz guitarist Alisdair Macrae Birch for this. Also put up a link to Alisdair's site and to a useful newsgroup on jazz guitar that he moderates, under Links. (November 3)
  122. Put up a link to jazz guitarist Greg Clayton's site under Links and a listing of materials from an H.R. seminar in Montreal, 1973 under Education (thanks to Greg for this). (October 26)
  123. Put up an audio excerpt of H.R. conducting a seminar in London in 1985 under Education - Seminars. He discusses Sonic Shapes. Many thanks to Bill Williams of Portugal for this. (October 11)
  124. Put up a picture of an early version of the Howard Roberts Fusion guitar under Equipment. (October 9)
  125. Added a link to a picture of guitarist Mitch Holder with his Epiphone Howard Roberts Custom under Influenced. This photo is part of the site Jazzography - The Jazz Photography of Bob Barry. This contains photos of many prominent guitarists. (October 9)
  126. Added a picture of three Epiphone HR Customs and an Epiphone HR Standard under Equipment - Guitars Designed by Howard Roberts supplied by Gary Brunner. A beautiful sight indeed and many thanks to Gary! (August 20)
  127. Put up the recording Summit Ridge Drive from 1957 under Music. (August 19)
  128. Added the recording Buddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw (1957) to Discography under Sideman. Many thanks to C. Weijman for this. (August 19)
  129. Added a section Transcriptions to the site. (August 19)
  130. Added an article from the June 1981 issue of Songwriter magazine under Articles. Many thanks to Jay Smith for this. (August 19)
  131. Added a picture of H.R. playing with Dan Dean at a NAMM show in 1980 under Discography - Television Shows and Movie Soundtracks. Thanks to Jay Smith for this. (August 19).
  132. I received the new issue of Color Him Funky/H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player on Euphoria. This has been remastered by Bob Irwin and Jayme Pieruzzi of Sundazed Studios. The sound is fantastic - much better than previous reissues. There are also some new, informative liner notes by Jim Carlton (original covers and notes also reproduced). Again a wonderful package from these folks. Well worth owning! (August 19).
  133. Color Him Funky and H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player Reissued
    Sundazed Music has reissued these recordings on a single CD on the Euphoria Jazz label. Check out the link on the opening page of this site to get more information. (July 29)
  134. Added a picture of an Epiphone Howard Roberts guitar made in Japan in the early 90's under Equipment. Many thanks to Jerry Carden for this. (July 21)
  135. Added a Playback Press catalog with a quote from H.R. under Education - Playback Press. (July 6)
  136. Added the recording Henry Cain - The Funky Organization of Henry Cain (1967) to Discography under Sideman. (July 6)
  137. Added the recording Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (June 24)
  138. Added the schematics for the wiring of the Gibson Howard Roberts Artist and Custom guitars under Equipment. Many thanks to Christopher Tirone for this. (June 7)
  139. Here is an interesting quote from Richard Roeder of Baltimore, Maryland. (June 2)
    "I went to Berklee School of Music in the late 60's and my teacher Bill Leavitt, head of the guitar program at Berklee, spoke of Howard with great reverence. Howard had visited Berklee the year before I arrived and Bill said that he was not only predictably brilliant musically but very generous with his time, knowledge and humor."
  140. Added an anecdote by Ron Benson under the description of the ES-175 in Equipment and a picture of a Gibson L-10 (thanks to Mitch Holder) under the description of that guitar. (May 25)
  141. I've learned that Ivor Mairant's book The Jazz Guitarists is going to be reprinted later this year and come out in two volumes at a modest price. This will be published by Sanctuary Publishing. I believe this has material on H.R. in it and in particular a transcription of Polka Dots and Moonbeams from Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar. This book was published some years ago but was priced very high ($300). Ivor Mairants was a famous British guitarist, owner of a well-known music store in London and writer of a number of good books on guitar playing. His autobiography My Fifty Fretting years is recommended. So this is something to look forward to. Many thanks to Stuart Blagden of the Ivor Mairants Music Store and organizer of the Brazilian Guitar newsgroup (on Yahoo) for this information. (May 24)
  142. I've added Ron Benson under Influenced. (May 24)
  143. Added another anecdote from Mike Elliott under Influenced. (May 2)
  144. Added guitarist Mike Elliott under Influenced. (April 30)
  145. Great news - Sundazed Records is about to reissue Color Him Funky and H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player. (April 29)
  146. Added the album Jimmie Maddin - L.A. History Book (195?) to Discography under Sideman. (April 22)
  147. Added some comments to Antelope Freeway under Discography - Leader and added two articles about H.R. published in the Guitar Center News in 1976 under Articles. Many thanks to Daryle Pooser for the articles. (April 5)
  148. Added the recording Frankie Randall - Going The Frankie Randall Way to Discography under Sideman. (March 11)
  149. Added a section on guitarist Mike Anthony under Influenced. (February 24)
  150. Added the recording Hal Blaine - Deuces, T's, Roadsters & Drums (1963) to Discography under Sideman. (February 21)
  151. Added some details concerning the Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke (1967) recording (thanks to Mitch Holder). (February 17)
  152. Added the recording Nancy Wilson - Nancy Naturally (1966) to Discography under Sideman. (February 15)
  153. Added the recording Willie Ruff - The Smooth Side of Ruff (1968) to Discography under Sideman. (February 7)
  154. Added the recording David Axelrod (1968/2001) to Discography under Sideman. This is a recording released in 2001 based on some rhythm tracks recorded by H.R., Carol Kaye and Earl Palmer in 1968. (February 5)
  155. Added the album Gary Crosby - The Happy Bachelor (1959) to Discography under Sideman. There is some excellent guitar on this. (January 30)
  156. Added some pictures of the Gibson GA-50 amp like the one H.R. played during the 50's. Many thanks to Mitch Holder for these. (January 20)
  157. Added the recording The Kirby Stone Four - Man I Flipped (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (January 18)
  158. Added some details concerning the recording session Chet Atkins in Hollywood (1958) to Discography under Sideman. (January 18)
  159. Added some details concerning the recording session John Lee Hooker - Free Chicken and Beer (1974) to Discography under Sideman. (January 8)
  160. Added a link to Tim May's website under Links. (January 8)
  161. Added the recording Jean Durand - baby ... did you hear? (1962) to Discography under Sideman. (December 29)
  162. Added the recording David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (December 24)
  163. Added the recording Four Freshmen - Voices in Latin (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (December 23)
  164. Added references to two articles concerning H.R.'s participation in the first annual Johnny Smith Guitar Seminar under Articles, 1970. Thanks to Lewis Mock of Colorado Springs for these. (December 14)
  165. Added a picture of H.R. with Johnny Smith under Education. (December 12)
  166. Added the recording Peggy Lee - Things Are Swingin' (1958) to Discography under Sideman. (December 11)
  167. Added the recording Pinky Winters - Lonely One (1956) to Discography under Sideman. An excellent recording and H.R. makes some fine contributions. Many thanks to George Ziskind of NYC for this. (November 27)
  168. Added the sheet music Tex - Mex by Howard Roberts (1970) and the book West Coast Guitar compiled and edited by Jack Marshall (1961), containing a piece by Howard Roberts, under Music. Many thanks to Larry Bellinger for these. (November 20)
  169. Put up a link to Jay Roberts's website under Influenced. (November 12)
  170. Put up a picture of H.R. playing his Epiphone under Material to be Acquired. Many thanks to Doug Miers for this. (November 2)
  171. Added the books Instant Blues by Harley James and Quadraphonic Fingering by Mitch Holder under Education - Playback Press. Many thanks to Larry Bellinger for these. (November 1)
  172. Added the books Style and Craft, The Alchemy of Unique Style by H. Roberts and G. Hagberg (1982) and The Accelerator, The Theory Fingerboard Connection by H. Roberts, C. Fechter and K. Wyatt (1980) under Education. Many thanks to Lewis Mock for these. (October 22)
  173. Added some details on a live recording with H.R. and many other guitarists at the Longhorn Palace in Dallas under Material To Be Acquired. (October 16)
  174. Added a short "open-end" interview with H.R. under Interviews. (October 7)
  175. Added the albums Bette Midler - Broken Blossom (1977) (thanks to C. Weijman), The Monkees - The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees (1968), and Annette Funicello - Annette's Beach Party (1963) to Discography under Sideman. (October 6)
  176. New book on Howard Roberts forthcoming!
    Mitch Holder, L.A. session and jazz guitarist, has signed with Mel Bay Publications to produce a book on Howard Roberts. As more details become available they will be posted on the site. Mitch was a student and friend of H.R.'s so there couldn't be a better author for this. (September 30)
  177. Added a new section Material to be Acquired listing things that I am looking for. (September 8)
  178. Added the recording Phil Campos, doesn't anybody know my name? (196?) to to Discography under Sideman. (September 8)
  179. Added a section on H.R.'s seminars under Education and some interesting pictures of one of these held in 1972 at Lennie's on the Turnpike. Many thanks to Jon McGrath for this material. (September 1)
  180. Added a description of Mitch Holder's book Quadraphonic Fingering published by Playback Press in 1973 under Education. (August 26)
  181. Added Rowland Harris' review of Jay Roberts CD - Son of a Dirty Guitar Player. (August 23)
  182. Added the schematics for the Benson 300 and 400 amplifiers under Equipment. Many thanks to Allen Kelinsky. (August 21)
  183. The family of Joe Pass is still looking for Joe's missing '64 ES-175D (see notice below). The serial number is 221970. Contact Joe's son at JoeP@paccessglobal.com if you have any information. (August 21)
  184. Put up some details about a guitar developed by H.R. associated with his Chroma method for teaching under Equipment. (August 9)
  185. Added a copy of Andy Nelson's sketch of the guitar he designed with H.R. under Equipment. (July 24)
  186. Added a section on guitarist Genil de Castro under Influenced. (June 28)
  187. Added a section on guitarist Jeff Sherman under Influenced. (June 17)
  188. Added the book Creative Scale Dimensions by Tim May under Education - Playback Press. (June 17)
  189. Added some discussion concerning the L.A. guitarist Mitch Holder under Influenced. This includes a link to an article about Mitch by Jim Carlton that appears on the Classic Jazz Guitar site (see Links). (June 9)
  190. The son of Joe Pass has asked that the following message be passed around the jazz guitar community. Lets hope the guitar is returned soon. (June 1)

    The Gibson ES 175 played by Joe Pass during the '60's and '70's is missing from his family's estate. If you know who currently holds that guitar, please ask them to return it to Joey Pass or to Joe's estate.

  191. Added the 45 rpm recording Gary Crosby - The Happy Bachelor/This Little Girl Of Mine (1959) to Discography under Sideman. (May 25)
  192. Added a copy of Andy Nelson's notes on the guitar he designed with H.R. (many thanks to Jim Carlton and Mitch Holder) and also a picture of an H.R. Custom with a frequensator tail-piece under Equipment. (May 13)
  193. The Bellarmine University Jazz Guitar Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky is coming up. (May 11)
  194. Added recordings June Christy - Something Cool (1954) and June Christy - June fair and warmer! (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (May 8)
  195. Added a picture of a beautiful flamed Epiphone Howard Roberts Custom owned by Eric Walters of NYC under Equipment. (May 4)
  196. Added the album Keely Smith - Politely (1958) to Discography under Sideman. (May 4)
  197. Added a picture of H.R. playing a HR Fusion to Discography - Sideman Recordings 1970-1992. (May 3)
  198. Added the album Deno Kannes - The Kid from Salt Lake City (195?) to Discography under Sideman. Excellent contributions from H.R. on this one. (April 27)
  199. Added the soundtrack recording The Baby Maker (1970) to to Discography under Sideman. (April 26)
  200. Added some material on the Gibson GA50 amp that H.R. played during the 1950's under Equipment - Amplifiers. (April 24)
  201. New Howard Roberts Recordings
    I received the reissues of the Howard Roberts recordings Jaunty Jolly/Guilty!!, Whatever's Fair/ All-time Great Instrumental Hits and Something's Cookin/Goodies all on the Euphoria label. The covers are pictured above and details can be obtained at the Sundazed Music site. Many, many thanks to Sundazed! (April 21)
  202. Added some material on the Westlake College of Music under Education. (April 21)
  203. Added the album Tina Mason is Something Wonderful (196?) to Discography under Sideman. (April 18)
  204. Added the album Soft and Subtle - The Guitars Inc. (1959) to Discography under Sideman. H.R. appears under the pseudonym "Bob Howe" on this one. (April 12)
  205. Added the recording Johnny Western and the Sons of the Pioneers - Have Gun, Will Travel (1962) to Discography under Sideman. (April 9)
  206. Added the recording June Christy - Gone for the Day (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (April 3)
  207. Added a section under Equipment on the the Real Howard Roberts guitar. Many thanks to Jeff Sherman and Bill Marshall. (April 2)
  208. Added some comments about Jack Marshall under Influences. (April 2)
  209. Added recordings Elvis Presley - Flaming Star (1962) and Elvis Presley - Change of Habit (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (March 27)
  210. Added the recording Cool Hand Luke - Lalo Schifrin (1967) to Discography under Sideman. Also put up a selection from this, under Music, called Arletta Blues that features H.R. (March 23)
  211. Added some photos of the Goya Howard Roberts guitar under Equipment. (March 22)
  212. Sundazed Music is about to issue three new Howard Roberts recordings. See above for a link to their site and more details. This is great news for fans of H.R. (March 19)
  213. Added the recording Nancy Sinatra - Sugar (1966) to Discography under Sideman. (March 19)
  214. Added a recording Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Cuttin' In (1961) to Discography under Sideman. (March 12)
  215. Added a live recording of the Howard Roberts Quartet at the Artist's Quarter in Minneapolis - 1986 to Discography under Leader. (March 1)
  216. Added the album Broadway Right Now! Mel Torme and Margaret Whiting (1960) to Discography under Sideman. (February 26)
  217. Added some information about H.R.'s personal guitars under Equipment. (February 10)
  218. Added some comments about the Stars of Jazz book by Ray Avery, 1998 under Biography and Articles. (February 5)
  219. Added a 45 rpm recording by Les Brown and His Band of Renown (1959) to Discography under Sideman. (January 18)
  220. Added the album Moviesville Jazz - Heinie Beau and His Hollywood Jazz Stars (1958) to Discography under Sideman. (January 10)
  221. Added a picture of Bobby Troup and H.R. to Discography - Recordings as Sideman - 1950-59. Many thanks to Barry Worrel for this. (Jan. 5)
  222. Added a few comments about the score for Dialogue for Amplified Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by Duane Tatro under Music. Many thanks to guitarist Michael Cado for this. (December 29)
  223. Added a section on Playback Publishing Company under Education. (December 27)
  224. Added the album Modern Jazz Gallery - 1956 to Discography under Sideman. This is a compilation of various west-coast groups and H.R. is heard as part of the Russ Garcia Orchestra and the John T. Williams Quartet. His soloing with the Quartet is outstanding. (December 21)
  225. Added the album The Magic Flute of Herbie Mann (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (December 20)
  226. I've added some details on an unreleased set of solo guitar and duet (with Charlie Haden) recordings of H.R. to Discography - Recordings I Don't Have. These recordings were produced by Ed Michel who also produced Antelope Freeway and Equinox Express Elevator. Ed has kindly supplied me with some information about the current ownership of these recordings and I'm pursuing this further to urge their release. (December 19)
  227. I've heard from Efram Turchick who is the Project Manager for Euphoria's Howard Roberts reissues (Sundazed Music Inc.). There will be eight albums on four CDs: Something's Cookin' / Goodies, Whatever's Fair / All Time Great Instrumental Hits, Jaunty Jolly / Guilty, Out of Sight / Spinning Wheel. Projected release date is February, 2001. (December 11)
  228. Added the album Bobby Darin - Winners (1960) to Discography under Sideman. (December 8)
  229. Added the album Della - On Strings of Blue - Della Reese (1967) to Discography under Sideman. (December 5)
  230. Added an audio file of a portion of NPR's Weekend Edition, An Appreciation of Howard Roberts by Tom Cole, July 12, 1992 under Interviews. (December 4)
  231. Added a wonderful picture of H.R. with Joe Pass under Photos. Many thanks to Genil de Castro Junior of Brazil for this. (December 3)
  232. Added a section on Jack Marshall under Influences. (December 1)
  233. Added the album Guitars Around the World - Alex Stordahl and Orchestra (196?) to Discography under Sideman. H.R. plays the bazouki and some hot, jazz guitar on Astro Guitar. (November 27)
  234. Added the album Bobby Darin - The Shadow of Your Smile (1965) to Discography under Sideman. (November 24)
  235. Added a reference to an interesting article by H.R., entitled The Studio Scene, that appeared in Guitar Player, 1975. Many thanks to Adrian Pellew for this. (November 22)
  236. Added the album Billy May Today! (1966) to Discography under Sideman. (November 18)
  237. Added the album Showcase For Modern Jazz - Featuring Outstanding Westcoast Jazz-Men - Directed by Howard Lucraft (1957) to Discography under Sideman. Outstanding playing by H.R. under the pseudonym "John Doe". (November 1)
  238. Added the soundfile Have You Met Miss Jones from The Distinctive Style of Bobby Troup (1955) under Music. (October 25)
  239. Added the album 3 roads to Jazz (1956) to to Discography under Sideman. (October 13)
  240. Added the album Clarinet Portrait - Jerry Fuller Sextet (1959) to to Discography under Sideman. Lots of great H.R. on this one. (October 3)
  241. Added the album Jonah Jones - Jazz Bonus (1962) to to Discography under Sideman. (September 28)
  242. Added a nice picture of H.R. from 1963 to Discography - Top 20 Hits. Many thanks to Wolf Marshall for this. (September 27)
  243. Added the CD Michael Tomlinson - Living Things (1991) to Discography under Sideman. (September 15)
  244. New Roberts guitar recording released!
    Jay Roberts, son of Howard Roberts, has just released an outstanding recording called Son of a Dirty Guitar Player - A Tribute. Some details about this recording can be found in a new section on the site called Influenced which is an attempt to document some of the players who have been closely associated with H.R. (September 14)
  245. Added the album Bobby Troup (1953) to to Discography under Sideman. Also put a link there to a picture of the album cover as it contains some pictures of H.R. and Bobby Troup in action. (September 13)
  246. Added a link to Larry Vigneault's useful site on guitar set-up etc. under Links. (September 8)
  247. Added the album Introspection IV: Weirdos From the Uncommon World of Johnny Gunn with the Outre Musical Sounds of Don Ralke (1960) to Discography under Sideman. (August 25)
  248. Great news! I have just heard that Sundazed Music has purchased the rights to reissue H.R.'s Capitol catalogue and will be reissuing these on CD in the next few months on their Euphoria label. I don't know if our petition helped to bring this about or not but thanks to all the signers. I hope they dig around a bit and include some things not issued before. (August 24)
  249. Added a link to Alljazzguitar.com under Links. A very nice site for jazz guitarists. (August 24)
  250. I've added a clipping from the L.A. Times, January 13, 1977 that announces the performance of "The Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra" by Duane Tatro under Music. (August 21)
  251. I've added a description of Mitch Holder's recent session using the Gibson H.R. Prototype under Equipment. (August 18)
  252. I recently saw the movie Space Cowboys by Clint Eastwood. When the film opens there is a beautiful solo acoustic guitar piece on the soundtrack. This is played by Mitch Holder on the Gibson H.R. pictured immediately above (for more details on this guitar look under Equipment). The guitar has a fabulous tone and the piece, called Espacio and written by Clint Eastwood, is beautifully played by Mitch. (August 17)
  253. Added a section on Barney Kessel under Influences. This contains an interesting recent comment about H.R. from Barney himself and for which I thank Mitch Holder for passing along. (August 11)
  254. The recently released Clint Eastwood movie Space Cowboys features the Gibson H.R. Prototype guitar pictured immediately above (see Equipment for more details on this guitar). The movie opens with a solo acoustic guitar being played by Mitch Holder, the current owner of this guitar. Interestingly Mitch tells me that he was misinformed about the requirements of the session or he would have taken an acoustic guitar. In any event this guitar seems to have done the job - with Mitch's assistance! (August 6)
  255. Added a picture of H.R. from the cover of Jazz Studio 2 (1954) to the description of this album in the Discography under Sideman. (August 5).
  256. Added a photo of H.R. from a 1957 session to Photos. (August 5)
  257. Added the album America's Greatest Jazz - Rusty Bryant (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (August 5)
  258. Added the album Closed Session - Buddy DeFranco and his orchestra (1957) to Discography under Sideman. Many thanks to Willie Borgschulte for clarifying some details concerning this recording. (August 4)
  259. Added the album Chet Atkins in Hollywood (1958) to Discography under Sideman. (August 3)
  260. Added a section about the original Gibson Howard Roberts guitar played by H.R. (he is pictured with this guitar immediately above) under Equipment. (July 21)
  261. Added a link to jazz guitarist Mike Anthony's website under Links. Mike was a studio guitarist in Hollywood for many years and a close associate of Howard Roberts. (July 13)
  262. Added the album Ragnarök - Electronic Funk by Paul Beaver and Bernard L. Krause (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (July 12)
  263. Added the text of an interview between H.R. and jazz guitarist P.D. Drake under Interviews. Many thanks to Paula for this. (June 25)
  264. Added a nice picture under Photos. Many thanks to Paula Drake, a jazz guitarist located in Arizona, for this. (June 20)
  265. Check out Wolf Marshall's article "Howard Roberts and the Black Guitar" in the August issue of Vintage Guitar. (June 19)
  266. Added a tape of a 45rpm recording of Jack Sheldon with the Howard Roberts Quartet (1962?) to Discography under Sideman. I've put one selection - Variations on a Theme by Bird - up as a soundfile under Music. Great singing by Jack and trademark H.R. guitar playing from this period. Many thanks to Ed Barr of Valdosta State for this. (June 14)
  267. Added a Petition to Capitol Records on the Opening Page to urge Capitol to reissue HR's albums as leader. Please sign! (June 12)
  268. Added the album Terry Pollard (1955) to Discography under Sideman. (June 10)
  269. Added a photo of HR playing at Bellarmine College under Photos. Many thanks to Jeff Sherman for this. (June 7)
  270. Added a section on Videos under Education. I obtained a video of H.R. giving a lecture at G.I.T. sometime in the 70's. Many thanks to John Paul Hoppe for this. (May 24)
  271. Added the album Jonah Jones - that righteous feelin' (1963) to Discography under Sideman. (May 24)
  272. Added the album Joni James - After Hours (1962) to Discography under Sideman. (May 23)
  273. Added the album Jack Millman and his Allstars (1955) to Discography under Sideman. Many thanks to C.C. Weijman of Utrecht, Netherlands for this. (May 22)
  274. Added the albums Free Chicken and Beer - John Lee Hooker (1972) and Head Start - Bob Thiele Emergency (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (May 15)
  275. Added a link to the Official Chet Atkins site under Links. (May 10)
  276. Added the album Mannix - Lalo Schifrin (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (April 28)
  277. Mitch Holder is the proud owner of the prototype red Gibson H.R. that Howard Roberts used on many recording sessions and is pictured with on the front of Equinox Express Elevator. More details soon. (April 13)
  278. Added the album Look at Us - Sonny and Cher (1968) to Discography under Sideman. Howard Roberts and Barney Kessel played on this recording. Thanks to C.C. Weijman of Utrecht, Netherlands for this. (April 13)
  279. Added the album Song of Innocence - David Axelrod (1968) to Discography under Sideman. (April 10)
  280. Added material to Discography - Television Shows and Movie Soundtracks including some musical samples. (April 1)
  281. Added the album Blues and Brass - Elmer Bernstein (1956) to Discography under Sideman. (March 31)
  282. Added the album Swingin' Hi ...Fi by Al Anthony (195?) to Discography under Sideman. (March 30)
  283. Put up a sound clip of H.R. playing an original composition called Its About Time on a radio show from about 1969 under Music. (March 28)
  284. Added a picture of HR with Jerry Hahn to Photos. Thanks to Jay Smith. (March 14)
  285. Added the album The Electric Prunes - Release of an Oath (1968) to Discography under Sideman. (March 7)
  286. Added the album Mel Torme - Right Now (1966) to Discography under Sideman. (March 3)
  287. Added the album Flutes Front & Center - Ray Rasch and the Pipers 10 (1962) to Discography under Sideman. (February 23)
  288. Added the album Jazz City Presents ... (1958) to Discography under Sideman. (February 13)
  289. Added the album Tony Perkins (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (February 4)
  290. Added a picture of Chet Atkins with Howard Roberts under Photos and a picture of Ray Brown, Pat Martino anfd H.R. under Discography - Leader. Many thanks to Jay Smith for these. (February 1)
  291. Added the recording Listen to the Music of Russell Garcia and His Orchestra (195?) to Discography under Sideman. (January 20)
  292. Added some material on H.R.'s participation in the television show The Deputy (1959-1961) under Discography - Television Shows and Movie Soundtracks. (January 18)
  293. Added the recording Dirty Harry Anthology - Lalo Schifrin (1968) to Discography under Sideman. (January 18)
  294. Added the album Roy Clark - Stringin' Along With the Blues (1965) to Discography under Sideman. Many thanks to Rowland Harris. (January 14)
  295. Added the album How the West Was Won - Original Sound Track (1962) to Discography under Sideman. (January 13)
  296. Added the album Soulful Brass #2 - Steve Allen (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (January 11)
  297. Added a number of articles to Biography and Articles. (December 28)
  298. Added a new section called Photos. Thanks to Patty Roberts for all of these pictures. (December 27)
  299. Added the album Jazz Superstars - Jam Sessions 102 (1952) to Discography under Sideman. This is the first recording of H.R. that I know of. (December 24)
  300. Added the album Harvey Mandel - Righteous (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (December 17)
  301. Added a link to Joey Goldstein's site under Links. Joey is an excellent jazz guitarist and teacher located in Toronto who studied with H.R. during the 70's. I've been studying with him for a few months now. His site contains a downloadable book on learning to play jazz guitar - highly recommended. (Dec. 11)
  302. Added the recording Gone With the Wave - Lalo Schifrin (1964) to Discography under Sideman. This is an excellent recording and could be considered a Howard Roberts record he is so prevalent. I've put one of the tunes called Surf Waltz under Music in Real Audio format. (December 1)
  303. Added the recordings World's Greatest Jam Session featuring Jack Millman (1955), The Brothers Candoli (1957), For Pete's Sake - Pete Candoli (1960) and There is Nothing Like a Dame - Pete and Conte Candoli (1962) to Discography under Sideman. All thanks to Ed Barr of Valdosta State University. (November 25)
  304. Added the albums Leonard Feather Presents Best from the West Volume 1 and Volume 2 (1954) to Discography under Sideman. (November 7)
  305. Added some more pictures of the Black Guitar (thanks to Wolf Marshall) and a picture of H.R. playing the Gibson H.R. Custom (thanks to Barry Worrell) all under Equipment. (November 5)
  306. Added the albums Gabor Szabo - Wind Sky and Diamonds (1967), Rusty Bryant - Rusty Bryant Plays Jazz (1957) and Billy Daniels - You Go to My Head (1957) to Discography under Sideman. (October 29)
  307. Added the album Googie René presents Romesville (1959) to Discography under Sideman. (October 26)
  308. Added the CD Peggy Lee - Blues Cross Country (1961) to Discography under Sideman. (October 8)
  309. Added the CD Harry - Harry Nilsson (1969) to Discography under Sideman. (October 6)
  310. Added the CD Bullitt (1968) to Discography under Sideman. A must for fans of H.R. (October 5)
  311. Added the album Toni Lee Scott - Vol. Lonely (1963) to Discography under Sideman. (September 21)
  312. Added a link to the Creative Guitar School in Winnipeg, Manitoba under Links. An interesting school and website. (Sept. 10)
  313. Acquired the reissue of Good Pickin's on 24-bit CD. Excellent sound. (Sept. 9)
  314. Extensive update to list of movie soundtracks H.R. played on under Discography and Television Shows and Movie Soundtracks. (Sept. 5)
  315. Added the album Music Minus One - Studio Session Backgrounds - Jazz Fusion 198? to Discography under Sideman. (September 4)
  316. Straightened out some details concerning H.R.'s first four albums using a published Verve discography. Details can be found under Discography and Recordings as leader. (August 26)
  317. Added album Devil or Angel - Bobby Vee (1960) to Discography section under Sideman. (August 21)
  318. Added album Swing Song Book - Les Brown and his Band Of Renown (1959) to Discography section under Sideman. (August 18)
  319. Added GIT tape of H.R. administering an oral entry exam to this institution under Education. Many thanks to Jay Smith. (August 16)
  320. Added albums The John Towner Touch (195?), Guitars at Christmas - Guitars Inc. (1959) and Tom Scott in L.A. (1975) to Discography section under Sideman. (August 16)
  321. Added material, kindly supplied by Wolf Marshall, on the famous black guitar (as in the photo above) under Equipment. (Aug. 7)
  322. Added a link to Jody Fisher's website unde Links. Jody is an excellent guitarist and educator who I had the opportunity to study with this summer. Jody studied with Howard Roberts and many other guitar greats. (Aug. 7)
  323. Added a picture of Doug Mier's Benson 200 amp under Equipment. (Aug. 5)
  324. Added albums Charles Kynard - Where Its At (1963) and Milt Jackson - Memphis Jackson (1969) to Discography section under Sideman. (July 8)
  325. Added tapes of H.R. in duet with Pat Martino at GIT in 1980 (wonderful version of Alone Together) and a GIT Instructors Sample Tape with H.R. playing Cantelope Island under Leader in Discography. Many thanks to Jay Smith for these. (July 7)
  326. Supposedly Good Pickin's has just been reissued on 24 bit CD by Verve - Japan. Great news. (July 1)
  327. Added a partial news clipping from 1958 concerning the guitarist and teacher Horace Hatchett under Influences - Horace Hatchett . (June 25)
  328. Added album The Girl From Ipanema, Why Do You Linger, It Can Never Be and other favourites featuring Buddy Collette (1961) to Discography section under Sideman. (June 17)
  329. Added a tape of H.R. playing at Ohio State University in the fall of 1978 to Discography section under Leader. Many, many thanks to Jay Smith for this. (June 15)
  330. Added the album John Graas - Jazz Lab-2 (1955) to Discography section under Sideman. (June 13)
  331. Added the album Walter Gross Plays His Own Great Songs with Russ Garcia and Orchestra (1957) to Discography section under Sideman. (June 12)
  332. Added the album Out On A Limb - Pete Rugolo and His All-Stars (1956) to Discography section under Sideman. (June 10)
  333. Added the album Jean King - Sings for the In Crowd (1966) to Discography section under Sideman. (June 8)
  334. Added the album Guitars Inc. - Invitation (1958) to Discography section under Sideman. Many thanks to Mitch Holder for this. (June 7)
  335. Added the album Swingin' On The Moon by Mel Torme (1960) to Discography section under Sideman. (June 7)
  336. Added the reference My Fifty Fretting Years by Ivor Mairants to Biography and Articles and the album Buddy Rich Just Sings (1957) to Discography section under Sideman. Excellent recording! (May 28)
  337. Added the album The Johnny Ever Greens by Russ Garcia and his Orchestra (1957?) to Discography section under Sideman. (May 24)
  338. Added a link under Links to an excellent Joe Pass site. (May 24)
  339. Added the album Bossa Nova (1961) with Buddy Collette and Jim Helms to Discography section under Sideman. (May 19)
  340. Added a link to the Blues and Jazz Discography Links page by Tetsuro "Cleanhead" Kubo of Japan, under Links. A great resource for discographical research! (May 15)
  341. Added a section Sheet Music under Music. (May 14)
  342. Added the album Tommy Traynor/Peggy Connelly Sings (1955) to Discography section under Sideman. (May 11)
  343. Added a picture of the Benson 300 amp and also a picture of one of Howard Roberts' picks under Equipment (May 7).
  344. Added album The Jazz Sound From Peter Gunn (1959) to Discography section under Sideman. Many thanks to C.C. Weijman of Utrecht, Netherlands for this. (May 5)
  345. Added album Hello - We're The Axidentals! (1957) to Discography section under Sideman. (May 3)
  346. Added albums Rugolomania - Pete Rugolo and New Sounds by Pete Rugolo (both 1955) to Discography section under Sideman. Both contain some good contributions from H.R. Thanks to C.C. Weijman for these. (April 23)
  347. Added album All Good Men by Beaver and Krause (1972) to Discography section under Sideman. (April 22)
  348. Added Out! Jack Sheldon and his quartet (1962) to Discography section under Sideman. Great album with lots of H.R. (April 19)
  349. Added Jazz Studio Three - John Graas (1955) to Discography section under Sideman. (April 15)
  350. Added Peggy Lee - In The Name Of Love (1964) to Discography section under Sideman. (April 12)
  351. Added Dave Garroway presents Matt Dennis - Red Norvo (1957) and Pete Jolly - Jolly Jumps In (1955) to Discography section under Sideman. (April 8)
  352. Added a link to jazz guitarist Clay Moore's site under Links. Well worth a visit. (April 7)
  353. Added Cathy Hayes - It's All Right With Me (1959) to Discography section under Sideman. (April 2)
  354. Added The Folkswingers - Raga Rock (1967?) to Discography section under Sideman. (March 31)
  355. Added Corky Hale Plays Gershwin and Duke (1956) to Discography section under Sideman. This is an album made with the harpist Corky Hale. Very nice recording with lots of great guitar. (March 30)
  356. Added a sound-file under Music of Howard Roberts doing I Get A Kick Out Of You with Bobby Troup in 1955. One of my favourite guitar solos. Sadly Bobby Troup recently passed on. (March 19)
  357. Added Anita O'Day - Waiter Make Mine Blues (1960) and Frances Faye Sings Folksongs (1957) to Discography section under Sideman. Both contain excellent contributions from H.R. (March 11)
  358. Added Bethlehem's Girlfriends - Chris Connor, Julie London and Carmen McRae from 1955 to Discography section under Sideman. Also added a link to a Julie London website under Links. (March 7)
  359. I've added a link to the Guitar Coalition under Links. Wolf Marshall has some excellent material up about guitar generally and about Howard Roberts in particular. This is a great site. Wolf is the proud owner of the "black guitar" pictured above. (March 4)
  360. Added some comments to Gandharva - In a Wild Sanctuary 1970/71 after communication with Bernie Krause in Discography section under Sideman. (March 4)
  361. Added the album Rock Requiem - Lalo Schifrin, 1971 to Discography section under Sideman. (Feb. 27)
  362. Added the album Kane is Able - Jack Kane, 1958 to Discography section under Sideman. Jack Kane was a music graduate from the University of Toronto - see Comments. (Feb. 26)
  363. Added the album An Adventure In Sound - Brass Featuring Pete Rugolo and his Orchestra - 1955 to Discography section under Sideman. (Feb. 24)
  364. Added the album Benny Carter Take the "A" Train - 1956 to Discography section under Sideman. These are recordings from 1956 and they are excellent. (Feb. 19)
  365. Added the 60's album Dave Cavanaugh - Hits on Hits to Discography section under Sideman. (Feb. 18)
  366. Added some material, under Equipment, about the Benson amplifier after speaking with Ron Benson. (Feb. 15)
  367. Added Olay! The New Sound of Ruth Olay (1958) and Nilsson by Tipton -George Tipton (1970) to the Discography section under Sideman. (Feb. 2)
  368. I've added a link to Dave Gould's Guitar Page under Links. Excellent discographies for Wes Montgomery, Django Rheinhardt, Les Paul, etc. (Feb. 1)