Other Miscellaneous Bits
Concert in Holland with Jan Akkerman & The Rosenberg Trio (Sept. 28/00)
Jan Akkerman features Hemme's transcriptions of "Hocus Pocus" and "Tranquillizer", on his website.
Link to Hocus Pocus pdf file and Link to Tranquillizer pdf file.
Hemme has collected a few autographs relating to the books he has transcribed. Here are a few samples:
This is a particularly special autograph. Hemme waited about 5 years for Paul, George and Ringo to graciously sign "The Beatles - Live at the BBC." Many thanks to the staff at Apple Corps for their assistance.
In 1981 Hemme heard the late great Lenny Breau perform with bassist
Don Thompson at the Bourbon Street Jazz club in Toronto, Ontario.
It was a laid back setting replete with dinner and wine.
This was Hemme's first live acquaintance with Lenny and he didn't disappoint.
Between sets he asked him if he would play 'The Claw' (Jerry Reed).
He graciously obliged by performing it on his custom 7 string acoustic which featured a high A.
Next to Hemme's table sat a girl who was capturing Lenny with pen on a piece of the table napkin.
After Lenny's dazzling solo set Hemme approached her and asked if she was willing to part with
her sketch. Lenny, then quietly and humbly autographed it for him.
Here is an autographed copy of Hemme's first transcription which was
published by Guitar World Magazine, July 1983. Steve Morse signed it at a clinic in Los Angeles.
You can view more Steve Morse transcriptions by Hemme at http://www.stevemorse.info/tab.html