Jimmy Raney Birthday Bonus: NPR Jimmy Raney Memorial show
A tape of the following NPR 1995 broadcast was sent to me by guitarist, Jim Hall. He was interviewed via phone just after the death of Jimmy Raney in 1995. This was originally aired June 4, 1995 by National Public Radio (NPR) and several of Jim Hall’s phone comments were aired. The host of the feature is Tom Cole.
Again this short broadcast about Jimmy Raney really spotlights how he was not truly appreciated for his major contribution to the legacy of Jazz guitar and jazz in general as evidenced by the commentary. It’s very poignant and makes me a little sad when I listen to it–for many reasons. But I think everyone with an interest should hear it.