Personnel: Herb Ellis (guitar); Charlie Byrd (guitar); Buddy Deppenschmidt (drums).
Recording information: 08/30/1963-08/31/1963.
Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd (along with Barney Kessel) would team up as Great Guitars starting in the mid-'70s. However a decade before, Ellis and Byrd shared this record date, a quartet outing with bassist Keeter Betts and drummer Buddy Deppenschmidt. The 11 selections are all quite concise (only "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" exceeds four minutes) and fall into the easy-listening category; even "Lady Be Good" is taken fairly slow. A few sparks do occur between the distinctive guitar stylists however and highlights include "Carolina in the Morning," "Three Quarter Blues," and "So Danco Samba"