January 20th, 2013 11:13 pm

The Merriam-Webster on line dictionary gives one definition of the word “chops” as “the technical facility of a musical performer”. When I hear the term “chops” I can’t help but think of guitarist Jimmy Bryant.
Jimmy Bryant was from Georgia. He was born in 1925 and died of cancer in 1980. During the 1950’s he was active in studio work and made many recordings with pedal steel guitarist Speedy West. Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West were considered to be one the most exciting instrumental duos of that time.
So where this is all leading to is that Jimmy Bryant was a jaw droppingly great guitarist and had chops up the wazoo.
I’ve posted a link to “Little Rock Getaway”. It starts out relaxed and then really kicks in at the 38 sec mark.
Here it is – Little Rock Getaway

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