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Just sitting here thinking the about my earliest memories of Django. If I remember correctly, I found out about him from a guitar book in the library when I was in high school in the 1980s. I remember pictures of the guitar with the funky sound hole. Probably had the quintessential pic of the Quintet, and possibly of his hand as well. I also vaguely remember reading about his life and the 2 fingers in the text.
The first time I actually heard Django's music was when I bought the Djangology CD which had tunes from the Rome sessions in 1949. And the first tune I heard was "The World is Waiting For the Sunrise".
I am interested to hear how all of you first discovered Django. What was the context? What was the first tune you ever heard/remember hearing?
Thank you in advance for sharing.