5 & 6: Andre’ Duchossoir

Sidetrack Liner Notes episode #5 Andre’ Duchossoir

Sidetrack Liner Notes episode #6 Andre’ Duchossoir

Andre Duchossoir’s 1982 English edition of “Gibson Electrics” was kerosene on the fire of guitar collecting. His accurate writing and the brilliant layout set the bar for all that followed to emulate. How Andre’ born and living in Paris, France was able to do this is one of the questions that will be answered in his interview that makes up these 2 podcast. He has continued to publish a series of books. 1983 “Guitar Identification Fender, Gibson, Martin”, 1988 “The Fender Stratocaster”, 1991 “The Fender Telecaster”, 1994 “Gibson Electrics  The Classic Years”, 2009 “Gibson” Electric Steel Guitars” and to date 3 issues of “Vintage Vertigo”. For the last 35 years, anyone interested in vintage guitars has been effected by his work.

Andre while researching his books for Fender became so involved with the resurrection of the Fender brand that it provided him a unique insite into that chapter of this vital American guitar manufacturer. This is another of the fascinating tales he tells in these podcast.




2 Formative records for Andre’

Pages from the Olympia program 1964

3 & 4: Dave Rubin

Sidetrack Liner Notes episode #3 Dave Rubin

Sidetrack Liner Notes episode #4 Dave Rubin pt. 2

Dave Rubin is our resident New York Blues authority. He is a guitarist, teacher, author, and journalist. He has performed with Son Seals, Honeyboy Edwards, Steady Rollin Bob Margolin, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnny Copeland,Chuck Berry, James Brown’s JBs, The Drifters, The Coasters, and The Marvelettes. He has performed on the “Blues Alley” and “New York Now” T V  shows and in commercials for Mountain Dew and The Oreck Co.

Dave has authored over 100 books for the Hal Leonard Corp. on blues, blues-rock and jazz. His 12-Bar Blues was nominated for  a publishing industry Paul Rever Award for 1999. He was the musical director for the Star Licks DVD series “Legends of the Blues”. Dave has co-authored books with Cornell Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Bob Margolin, Duke Robillard, and Smokin’ Joe Kubek.

As a journalist, Dave has written for Guitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar School, Guitar One, Living Blues, Guitar Shop, Blues Access, Guitar Edge, and Guitar Player magazines. In 2005 he was awarded the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award “in journalism by the Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee.


1: Sal Nunziato pt. 1

Liner Notes episode #1 Sal Nunziato

Liner Notes episode #2 Sal Nunziato

A life long New Yorker. Sal’s fascination with music started early. At 4 He would play along with the Beatles on his home drums. When his parents would take him to House of Oldies, he could identify Beatles singles on the wall. He was invited to accompany older members of his family to concerts in New York because he was as knowledgable as any of them. He began performing with various bands as a drummer and singer and still does today. He started  working in record stores and collecting records as a teenager and has observations on the New York music scene since then. He eventually became a partner in NYCD on New York’s west side where his knowledge of music and recordings became legendary. His writings on music have appeared in The New York Times and regularly in The Huffington Post. Today, As a major dealer of vintage vinyl he is uniquely qualified to discuss the pluses and minuses of vinyl vs C Ds, Mono Vs Stereo.  His weekly blog, “Burning Wood” is a must read for all contemporary music fans. Sal has great stories and firm opinions. jpeden160928__m3_1847