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© 2016 John F Mello.

 

Website  by Lynn Bradshaw Design

My Guitars-Their Music is an eclectic compilation of 21 solo and ensemble recordings made over 27 years, featuring nine performers playing nine Mello classical and steel string guitars.

The repertoire includes compositions by thr performing artists, a Brazilian lullaby, a Shaker hymn, and works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Scott Joplin, Gustav Holst, Fats Waller, Francisco Tarrega, George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Sid Wayne and Philip Springer, Reginald Smith-Brindle, and Irving Berlin. On some tacks the guitars are variously joined by vocals, cello, tenor sax, kena kenacho, flute, oboe, harp, and percussion.

The collection draws on many genres to present a varied yet cohesive listening experience-alternately soothing, surprising, and challenging.
The CD is available at my shop, at a few local stores during the winter holidays, at festivals, or by mail, with 100 % of all proceeds going to targeted non profits. In its four pressings it’s passed thousands of generous conttibutors’ dollars to worthy causes.

TO GET YOUR COPY
1. Stop by my shop and make a contribution directly to The Alameda County Community Food Bank or The Music Santuary Project. (under the auspices of Guitars Not Guns)
2. Stop by my table at a festival and contribute to the local food bank
3. Make a contribution of at least $20 online or by check directly to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, your own local food bank, or your own branch of Guitars Not Guns. Simply write or e-mail me that you made a contribution, include your address, and I’ll send you a CD.

Capricho Arabe
1981 Mello Classic-ES-BR
Composer: Francisco Tarrega
Guitarist: Larry Lansburgh

 

Boo Maramba
1984 Mello Classic-ES-EIR
Composer: Trad. Brazil arr. A. de Grassi
Guitarist: Alex de Grassi

Scythian Dance
1999 Mello Grande Steel-ES-EIR
Composer: Jack Gates
Guitarist: Jack Gates

Simple Gifts
1979 Mello Classic-ES-BR
Composer: Shaker Hymn arr. A. Weller
Guitarist: Anthony Weller z

Prairie Song
1999 Mello Classic-ES-EIR
Composer: Jack Gates
Guitarist: Jack Gates

Brazil
1999 Mello Classic-ES-EIR
Guitarist: Jack Gates

Cascade
1981 Mello Classic Steel 12-ES-BR
Composer: Jack Gates
Guitarist: Jack Gates
 

 

Mariposa
1999 Mello Classic-ES-EIR
Composer: Jack Gates
Guitarist: Jack Gates

 

The Entertainer
1981 Mello Classic-ES-BR
Composer: Scott Joplin
Guitarist: Larry Lansburgh

Havana Moon
1974 Mello Classic Steel-ES-BR
Composer: Woody Harris
Guitarist: Woody Harris

 

Nightsoil
1974 Mello Classic Steel-ES-BR
Composer: Woody Harris
Guitarist: Woody Harris
Other Musicians: Margaret Edmonson-cello
 

Monogram
1999 Mello Grande Steel-ES-EIR
Composer: Jack Gates
Guitarist: Jack Gates

ES=European spruce,

EIR=East Indian rosewood,

BR=Brazilian rosewood 

John F. Mello
Luthier

My Guitars ~ Their Music

The Artists
Jack Gates, Anthony Weller, Alex deGrassi
David Widelock, Woody Harris, Larry Lansburgh
Judith-Kate Friedman, William Coulter, Rafael Manriquez

" Recording:various sources 1977-present "

Capricho Arabe - 1981 Mello Classic-ES-BR
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Boo Maramba - 1984 Mello Classic-ES-EIR
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Scythian Dance - 1999 Mello Grande Steel-ES-EIR
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Simple Gifts - 1979 Mello Classics-ES-BR
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Prairie Song - 1999 Mello Classics-ES-EIR
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Brazil - 1999 Mello Classics-ES-EIR
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Cascade - 1981 Mello Classics Steel 12-ES-BR
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Mariposa - 1999 Mello Classic-ES-EIR
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The Entertainer - 1981 Mello Classic-ES-BR
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Havana Moon - 1974 Mello Classic Steel-ES-BR
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Nightsoil - 1974 Mello Classic Steel-ES-BR
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Monogram - 1999 Mello Grande Steel-ES-BR
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