RAGS TO RICHES was a smash hit for Tony Bennett in ’53 but if you want to hear a hauntingly romantic version, then YOUTUBE The Dominoes with Jackie Wilson in lead.
GUITAR ADVICE is sometimes cheap, sometime generic. Tennessee cotton picker, Carl “Blue Suede Shoes” Perkins learned on a jackleg cigar box and broomstick. It was said Perkins got his first pickin advice and learned his first chords from an elderly black man he picked cotton with. “Lean your head down to that guitar. Get close to it. Til you can feel it travel down the strangs, come through your head down to your soul where you live. You can feel it. Let it viber-rate.” Segovia couldn’t have phrased it any better.