Watch the Jimmie's River online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Jazz Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Lesson Source: Ray Nijenhuis' 50 Western Swing Licks You MUST Know
Lick number 25 is one for you in the style of virtuoso Jimmie Rivers. He was heavily influenced by early western swing and jazz players like Charlie Christian. This lick makes use of the slide into the chord note from a half step below principle, also known as the chromatic approach. Jimmie and his band the Cherokees backed up many western swing and country artists in California in the late 50s and early 60s. When on their own the band played a melting pot of pop, country, jazz and western swing tunes. Make sure to check out their cd 'Brisbane Bop' with smoking live club recordings!