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Hot Licks,

Rhythms
and
Grooves
Taught by
BUSTER B.
JONES

Buster B.
Jones is the
best fingerpicker
Ive heard since
Jerry Reed.
He plays like hes
double parked.
CH E T AT K I N S

BUSTERS LICKS
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