Watch the Texlahoma Solo online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy: Post-War

The story is that T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian had a street act for a time, in which each of them would take a turn playing the guitar while the other one danced for the crowd. I hope it’s true, and even if it isn't, you owe it to yourself to spend some time checking out Charlie Christian’s playing. Any anthology of the Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Christian’s tragically short tenure in the band will give you plenty to work on – his even, flowing eighth-note lines are full of bluesy surprises and unexpected left turns that can integrate nicely with T-Bone’s approach.