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Here is an extract of Joseph Reinhardt playing "Odette". It sounds to me as if he is playing an amplified guitar. Do you agree?
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Yes.
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Yep, it sounds to me like he's plugged into one of them there Morphy Richards thingummies.
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yes
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Yes I am sure it is amplified and the amazing thing is that this track was apparently recorded in April, 1944. If this date is correct that is actually before the Americans entered Paris which I think was August 1944. I had assumed American soldiers brought guitar amplification to Paris but it seems Joseph managed to get hold of some basic device even before they arrived. We now know for certain that Django played electric guitar BEFORE he went to the USA, the Epiphone footage being from mid-1946, but Joseph was apparently experimenting with amplification some two years previously.

It has always been claimed that Joseph performed on amplified guitar before Django but I am surprised it was a early as April, 1944. I probably need to check that recording date to be sure.

Below Joseph has what looks like a Stimer on his guitar mid-1946 before Django went to America.
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Gosh! is that a young Teddy we see, just under Djangos left hand, the expression's the same.
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definitely amplified, yes. great style.
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Caballero wrote:Gosh! is that a young Teddy we see, just under Djangos left hand, the expression's the same.
I have noticed other similarities:-
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are both versions of odette played by joseph, it sounds like him to me.
and does any one know the chords?
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Yes it is an amplified guitar!
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He looks like a vulture who has just found the prize carcass! tee he he!
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Like this geezer? :wink:
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there is something horribly wrong there! half me face has caved in! see you sunday hombre. :wink:
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