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Leonard Ware

Among the early electric powered guitarists, Ware played on clarinetist/saxophonist Sidney Bechet’s initial (belated) recordings while innovator in November 1938 for the Vocalion label. Immediately after, Bechet teamed Ware with fellow guitarist Jimmy Shirley, producing the group possibly the first to add two electrical guitars. Ware went to Tuskegee Institute …

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