★★★ Choo-Choo –RCA VICTOR 7839 – An interesting blues with novelty touches. The group hands it a distrinctive reading against good guitar support. (Bradshaw, BMI) (2 :15)
Billboard January 16, 1961
Male vocal group recorded in Los Angeles. The main interest here is the solo of guitar, courtesy of Howard Roberts.
Epiphone Deluxe with a DeArmond pickup----This is the first professional level guitar owned by Howard Roberts. The picture is said to show Howard Roberts (at 19) and Pete Jolly (at 16) playing at a Local 586 Musicians Union party at the Mecca Lounge in Phoenix.
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Professor Michael Evans, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto, maintain a website devoted on Howard Roberts HERE.
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P.S. : You can't imagine how happy I am today. I've just discovered :
- how to insert star(s) in my blog (for a look-a-like Billboard clipping, for instance)
- AND the guitar playing of Howard Roberts