A quick one here. I happened to run across a song by Ray Stanley, with Eddie Cochran on guitar, Who's Ray Stanley? Hell if I know. He's the guy that had Eddie Cochran on his record, that's what matters. While listening to it, I started to think about other guitarists from the fifties that were stars in their own right, but also played on sessions for others. The first person that came to mind was Mickey Baker, one half of Mickey and Sylvia, who had a hit with "Love Is Strange". Baker was no slouch, versed in blues, R & B, jazz and rock 'n' roll. And he was good in all of them. No, wait, excellent in all of them. He looked pretty cool doing it.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Ray Stanley (with Eddie Cochran on guitar) - Pushin' mp3 at Mp3 Rockabilly
Joe Clay (with Mickey Baker on guitar) - Get on the Right Track mp3 at Rocky 52
Mickey and Sylvia - No Good Lover mp3 at RocknDog
Coleman Hawkins Quintet (with Mickey Baker) - South of France Blues 1966 at YouTube