Note: The eye-opening article by Geoffrey Himes to which I referred is here: “Jazz and Country Fusion: The Searchers.”

Two supplementary videos below

Country Jazz Guitarists – A compilation by Ment Morris


George Barnes
Chet Atkins/Les Paul
Jimmy Bryant
Roy Nichols
Hank Garland
Leon Rhodes
Jimmie Rivers
Andy Reiss
Redd Volkaert
Jim Campilongo

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