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Tommy Emmanuel


Tommy Emmanuel - Determination - 1992 - Mega Records

Tommy Emmanuel (born 31 May 1955 New South Wales) is an Australian guitarist, famous for his intricate fingerpicking style, where he plays the melody, harmony and rhythm and produces percussive effects on just one guitar. Tommy is regarded by many musicians as one of the most talented guitarists in the world. A certain Mr. Chet Atkins stated that Tommy Emmanuel stands as, “one of the greatest guitarists on the planet”. He has a dynamic stage presence, and truly is a brilliant musician as demonstrated on this album. His performing and recording credits include work with Sir George Martin, John Fogerty, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Albert Lee, and Larry Carlton. His collection of accolades and awards includes a 1997 ‘Grammy’ nomination, a 1999 ‘CGP’ (Certified Guitar Player), a 1997 ‘Nammy’ (Nashville Music Award), two ‘MO’ Awards for ‘Performer of the Year’ (1995 and 1997), as well as two ‘Australian Ambassador of Music’ awards and five for ‘Australian Guitarist of the Year’. The guy still needs and deserves a bigger audience. Tommy Emmanuel is a gifted guitarist, and if you are into great instrumental guitar, then this album is for you. Listen to his outstanding "Midnight Drive" album and consider buying his "The Mystery" album. His "Only" album can be found @ TOM/EMM/ONLY


1."Who Dares Wins" - Tommy Emmanuel
2."Mountain of Truth" - Mason Emmanuel
3."Determination" - Tommy Emmanuel
4."'Cross the Nullabor" - Tommy Emmanuel
5."Initiation" - Tommy Emmanuel
6."From the Hip" - Tommy Emmanuel
7."Imagine" - John Lennon
8."When You Come Home" - Tommy Emmanuel
9."Fiesta" - Tommy Emmanuel
10."Precious Time" - Tommy Emmanuel
11."The Sweetest Love" - Tommy Emmanuel / Sam McNally
12."Stevie's Blues" - Tommy Emmanuel
13."Nu Shoos Blues" - Tommy Emmanuel


Tommy Emmanuel - Bass, Dobro, Drums, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Noise, Percussion, Stick, Tambourine
DJ Rob - Little Bass
Robyn Payne, Roger Mason - Keyboards, Percussion
Phillip Campbell - Drums
Kevin Murphy - Drums, Tambourine
Joe Chindamo - Accordion


Tommy Emmanuel, four-time winner of Australia's Best Guitarist award, has helped bring the art of rock guitar down under to a higher awareness over his two-decade-long career by bringing a sense of jazz improvisation into a mix that also includes blues, country, rock, classical, and Spanish music. After years as a popular sideman and ace songwriter, the two-time ARIA (Aussie Grammys equivalent) award winner launched his solo career in 1988 with Up from Down Under. Several releases have followed, most notably his critically acclaimed 1993 release The Journey, which hit high on Gavin and Radio & Records NAC airplay charts. He has shown a mastery and affinity for both electric and acoustic axes and has been singled out by the likes of notable musicians such as Chet Atkins, with whom he recorded The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World in 1997, and Todd Rundgren as being an innovator on the instrument. Only appeared in 2001, followed by 2002's Endless Road (it was finally released in the U.S. three years later), 2005's Live One, and 2006's Happy Hour (with Jim Nichols) and Mystery. © Jonathan Widran © 2010 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tommy-emmanuel-p6459/biography


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w aoofc

guinea pig said...

You always had some great music
for our listening pleasure.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers, No.1. I hope people listen to these artists who are not getting the credit they deserve. Thanks, GP. TTU soon