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Wonga.com advert #847182
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Does anyone know who the animated guitarist character in the Wonga.com advert, is meant to be ? One of the old masters I'm sure, but cannot remember which.



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django reinhardt?

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Thanks Walley. Not what I thought though.

I had Charlie Byrd in my head who did in fact play with Django Reinhart in Paris. Byrd was quite influenced by him.


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Brilliant guitar on that ad.

Byrd reminded me of Birdland by Manhattan Transfer, one of my favourite groups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCIy0jL0e4c

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Ahhh! Manhattan Transfer. They were good, and it's so easy to forget all those wonderful bands from back in the 'good old days' . They were pretty good times weren't they?

So is this guy. Charlie Byrd......have a look at 5.00mins plus, if you don't want to watch it all. His guitar is as if it's part of him. Love him, he's another I was brought up on from the age of about 12yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KfY-VpS0OQ




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A brilliant musician Granny but doesn't really rock my boat.

The saxophone is my favourite instrument (very good for making the housework less boring - as long as next door are out!).


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Originally Posted by granny
Ahhh! Manhattan Transfer. They were good, and it's so easy to forget all those wonderful bands from back in the 'good old days' . They were pretty good times weren't they?

So is this guy. Charlie Byrd......have a look at 5.00mins plus, if you don't want to watch it all. His guitar is as if it's part of him. Love him, he's another I was brought up on from the age of about 12yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KfY-VpS0OQ



Tremendous, Granny; one of my favourite guitarists, heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt, (but with a couple of extra functioning fingers).


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Originally Posted by Moonstar
A brilliant musician Granny but doesn't really rock my boat.

The saxophone is my favourite instrument (very good for making the housework less boring - as long as next door are out!).

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Especially for you Moonstar. Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz (Sax)
Get you feather duster out girl !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-vlX8uRLMQ

Also helps the mind to wander Chriskay. Brill.


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Thank you Granny. :-)

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Originally Posted by granny




Also helps the mind to wander Chriskay.


If I want to set my mind adrift, it has to be Tubular Bells.


Carpe diem.

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