My music playlist for today (August 4, 2012 edition)

English: Julian Bream in Liechtenstein July 19...

English: Julian Bream in Liechtenstein July 1985 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ll wrap up “Django week” in a classical vein today, with British guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream.

While Bream himself is a classical guitarist, it was his father who was a jazz guitarist and the exposure the young Bream was given to Django Reinhardt helped to influence the boy to play himself.

When it came to the classical style, the influence of Andres Segovia also came into play for Bream.

As for his sound on the lute, it harkens back to Renaissance days.  It’s good to keep it all alive.

About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at https://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/ and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at http://thecrossovermusicchannel.blogspot.com/ that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/daddysangbassdude2 for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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