Watch the Level 2: Jazz Blues Soloing online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Take 5: Jazz Blues Soloing

For my money, swing guitar kind of starts and ends with Charlie Christian. I can't count how many times I've recommended The Genius of the Electric Guitar to someone interested in learning to play the changes on the blues. It's got most of the classic songs and solos Christian recorded as part of the Benny Goodman Sextet, and it's a textbook on how to simultaneously sound smooth, funky and surprising over dominant seventh chords.