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Of interest To Jake fans

Postby tedeeoo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:34 pm

I was in Nashville a couple of weeks ago doing some recording and at one of the studios I found a book called "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes". The forward was written by Brian May and I was very happily surprised to see a full page devoted to Jake. His page was titled "Jake E. Lee, from Ozzy to Badlands to Legend". It is one of the few articles I have ever read that truly gives Jake his due, it was also very praiseworthy to Badlands, which really impressed me. I found it interesting that 4 of the guitar players that have played with Ozzy (counting Tony Iommi) made this book, at least Ozzy knows how to pick guitar players! I think it is truly an honor for Jake to be included in a book that not only had players like Hendrix,Clapton and Van Halen, but also guys like Paco De Lucia, Andres Segovia and Chet Atkins. I noticed that you can buy this book on Amazon for around $40.00, it is a hardbound book and very interesting reading for any music/guitar fans.

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Re: Of interest To Jake fans

Postby Shadow » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:40 pm

Wow, that was a nice treasure find for you/Tedeeo and "thanks" for sharing your quest journey to Tennessee and finding this rich music History Enclyclopedia titled "The Illustrated Enclyclopedia of Guitar Heroes" w/a host of master virtuosos musicians embraced warmly within the pages one of them being QUEEN's very own Brian May during the forward introduction how wonderful. It is truelly heartwarming & wonderful to know that the Rebel virtuoso musician Jake E. Lee of Ozzy Osbourne & Badlands fame is amongst the many great virtuosos/you've mentioned in your main post that are included in this Guitar Heroe's Illustrated Enclyclopedia music book. For sure it's a most own for any music fan that "loves" the guitar & the many talented legendary musicians behind that instrument bringing it to "vivid" life. I shall definately seek it out for it's diamond find for sure: how lucky you are. Peace & cheers to you! Oh, yes when was the release/publish date of the book (?) & how many pages does it have. 8) Thanks in advance.

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Re: Of interest To Jake fans

Postby tedeeoo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:51 pm

Thanks for the reply Shadow, it is a recent book, some entries as recent as last year and it is 200-300 pages (not exactly sure). You can find it at Amazon.com. Thanks again for your reply and especially for all of the kind things you say about Jake.

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Re: Of interest To Jake fans

Postby Shadow » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:42 pm

Two through 300 pages, that's a mighty "blissful" Wow...'I'll definately will "seek it out" and it's a recent publishing release, that's really nice a must own for every music fan that "love" & "admire" the hard earned works & high energies of the many great virtuosos so mentioned in the newest most recent "The Illlustrated Enclyclopedia of Guitar Heroes" music book. Once again, thank you! :D

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Re: Of interest To Jake fans

Postby gtraddict » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:22 am

It's good to see Jake get properly recognized.
I'll be looking for the book.
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Re: Of interest To Jake fans

Postby Doobie » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:41 am

Someone gave me that book as a Christmas gift. There are some surprises in it for sure. It just gives a synopsis of each player - probably doesn't mention too much you don't already know about them but, it can also remind you of those that aren't top-of-mind and seldom heard. I was pleasantly shocked to see three (or was it four) pages devoted to Prince.

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