MICHEL LELONG'S MUSIC HOUSE
Acoustic Blues, Folk, Ragtime, Old-Time Picking, Jazz Roots, Country...
Finger-Picking and Guitar Solo
TEACHING SINCE 1982
* with tablatures
Country Blues, Swing-Picking, Rags, Roots Jazz and Folk music...
Michel Lelong : finger-picking acoustic
guitar, Vocal, Banjo Old-Time...
or directly from this web site (see order)
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The duet Michel Lelong & Anicet Debien revive traditionnal North-american music from Country Blues to western-swing, Boogie-Woogie to Folk music along the way... A specialist in these styles for thirty years, Michel Lelong has taught on both sides of atlantic (for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Worshop-USA) and in Europe in the company of some greats names of Country-Blues like Philadelphia Jerry ricks, John Jackson, Cepahs & Wiggins, Louisiana red, John Miller... Lelong's guitar methods internationnally distributed have become touchstonesfor the filled subject. Michel has been performing for several years and recently in France with Philadelphia Jerry Ricks.
NOIR & BLANC
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The album "Noir & Blanc" comprises 15 titles : 10 comtemporary finger-style guitar tunes and two songs, three Lelong's arrangements of Celtic music played in medley, then a French popular song called "La Javanaise" played for the first time on the guitar (composed by the french famous genius Serge Gainsbourg). For this album, Michel Lelong didn't only make an ordinary guitar record, he surrounded himself with the best Parisian Bluegrass/Blues musicians : Greg Szlapczinski : mouth harp, Eric Gloaguen : Bluegrass Banjo, Frédéric Hamel : mandolin, Jean-Gilles Kerbiguet : bass, and the American musician Susy Gott : fiddle...
COUNTRY BLUES TRIBUTE
- 23 titles in this CD all composed by Michel Lelong in the most and pure Country Blues spirit, the whole was composed originally for a blues guitar method called "Le Blues Acoustique", written by Michel for a french publisher in 99 ("Guitar Connection" - PDG Music Publishing - Paris). The ideal C.D. to discover and understand the different styles of blues from the Deep South to the East Coast...
Titles: Lonnie's Louisiana Guitar, Get A Drink With Mc Dowell, Twelve Bars With Mance, Brownie's Blues; Ramblin' On Robert Johnson's Spirit, Watson's Guitar Blues, Mister Lightnin', Blind Blake's Blues Guitar, Texas Guitar Blues GaryLogy, John Hurt Wanabee, C.I.A. Blues, Kentucky Thumpicking Blues, Eight "Bottleneck Riffs", B.B.B's Guitar.
THE DARE DEVIL
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Fingerstyle Guitar : Blues, Ragtime, Swing and Jazz music
One more C.D. recorded in 1992 included new Michel Lelong's arrangements and compositions played on acoustic Lowden Irish Guitar, just alone... An intermediate album just between the vinyl "Guitare Instrumentale" recorded in 1983 (just remastered and available in C.D. just now) , and the last C.D. in 1996 called "Noir & Blanc" with some Michel's guests...
TITLES: Chester Swing, Cool And rest, The Dare Devil, La Javanaise, The A.D. Meeting Story, Caméléon Rag, Five Yeras Ago, Four Dreams, Hotch Potch, The Goo-Goo Rag, Spanish Cocktail, Princess Waltz, Marcel's Tune, Six Strings Rag, Blue Devils' Flowers, Bibi Smile.
Vinyl LP remastered in digital
*with tablatures sold per unit
(collector): 25 € with 5 tablatures include
Recorded in 1983. All titles composed and played by Michel Lelong, 17 guitar finger-picking instrumental tracks in the spirit of Ragtime piano styles, Jazz roots, Country-Folk... Slipped into a nice cover designed by the author of "Carmen Cru," Jean-Marc Lelong, the oldest brother of Michel, very famous cartoonist in France (see this page)
Notice: Some common titles with the CD "Black & White" from 1996 are completely different regarding the arrangements titles:
SIDE A: 1: - Mickey's Ragtime Guitar (MP3), 2 - The Big White Cat And The Little Black Dog, 3- Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt, 4 - Pepe Ballade, 5- Six Strings Rag, 6 - Five Years Ago, 7 - Country Musette, 8 - Clockwork Waltz, 9 - The A.D. Meeting Story
SIDE B: 1 - Blue Devils Flowers, 2 - FriendShip Song, 3 - Princess Waltz, 4 - Marcel's Tune, 5 - Three Times Danc,e 6 - Medley: Sweet Song/Nathalie's Song, 7- Guitar Pickers' Saloon, 8- Cameleon Rag.