Legends Of The Bottleneck Guitar presents rare and historical recordings from 1965-1970, some of the greatest exponents of this blues technique. Black bottleneck guitar styles were probably initially inspired by lap-style Hawaiian slide guitar which enjoyed immense popularity shortly after its inception in the mid-1890's. By 1903, it was already in vogue in Mississippi (and probably elsewhere) according to testimony from W C Handy, Gus Cannon and others. Although particularly popular in Mississippi and Louisiana, bottleneck styles could be found the length and breadth of the rural South. While there were similarities amongst the guitarists in some locales, there was no preponderant style or approach other than the musicians presented in this video are amongst the greatest exponents of slide blues guitar who ever lived and are ample testimony to the superb variety available in this style.