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Title: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 06, 2014, 02:37:09 AM
These are my selections, not copied from any poll.

With 2 weeks of probably not a lot of Fulham news and only 'stuff' about the under performing National team (without Milibrands multi-national flag)
Is the guitar solo on Dire Straits (Alchemy Live) "Sultans of Swing" the best guitar solo ever  ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pa9x9fZBtY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pa9x9fZBtY)

2nd place
Lynyrd Skynyrd   "Freebird"

Best guitarists
Steve Vai
Gary Moore
Jimmy Page
Garry Moore
Eric Clapton
Mark Knopfler
Rory Gallagher
Slash (Guns and Roses)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Carlos Santana

Dust off your old vinyl albums
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: HatterDon on October 06, 2014, 03:22:24 AM
I'll see your OP and raise you

Best Guitar Duets:

The Boys are Back in Town, Thin Lizzie

About 25 songs by The Allman Brothers Band

Flirtin' with Disaster, Molly Hatchett
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Snibbo on October 06, 2014, 03:44:29 AM
Not the greatest guitarists but my favourite solos:

John Fogerty - heard it on the grapevine
Neil Young - Down by the river

And possibly the greatest guitarist- Johnny Winter - Highway 61 revisited
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: ToodlesMcToot on October 06, 2014, 03:49:56 AM
While I recognize the subjectivity involved in these sorts of discussions, I believe that I'm safe in saying that Jimi Hendrix owns this award.

But that's somewhat unfair and shortens the debate drastically. So, leaving Jimi on his perch - in my mind anyway - I'll submit a few of my favorites that I've found on the internets.

Terry Kath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vANnPX7hduk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vANnPX7hduk)

Dick Wagner/Steve Hunter (guitar duets) - sorry no video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdWPeHFAMk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdWPeHFAMk)

Stevie Ray Vaughn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smSiCjYIvrM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smSiCjYIvrM)

Johnny Winter And - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-25LUlJshI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-25LUlJshI)


Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 06, 2014, 04:02:08 AM
I'll see your OP and raise you

Best Guitar Duets:

The Boys are Back in Town, Thin Lizzie
About 25 songs by The Allman Brothers Band

Flirtin' with Disaster, Molly Hatchett


Duets:  Fedler and Walsh (Eagles) Hotel California

A great Molly Hatchett song
A similar but equally as good band:  The George Hatcher Band
I was a bit of a groupie of theirs in London in the mid-70's  !!!
George Hatcher now lives in N.Carolina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdzTinedKUQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdzTinedKUQ)


Best virtually unknown male singer
George Hatcher
Rick Jones (AND COMPOSER)  (Meal Ticket) + Fingerbobs + Play School
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fojf29v21Jw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fojf29v21Jw)

Best virtually unknown female singers
Karen Matheson   (Capercaillie)   "A voice of pure gold"  Rod Stewart (or words to that effect)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLIgrD_E0A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLIgrD_E0A)





Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: JudgeBread on October 06, 2014, 04:51:38 AM
I've always thought George's solo on something was staggering if only for its brilliant simplicity
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: the nutflush on October 06, 2014, 07:23:43 AM
This

Homer Simpson - Two Tickets To Paradise on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/105969333)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: The Bronsons on October 06, 2014, 07:42:54 AM
Best solo (there's a moment that always sends a shiver down my spine): Jimmy Page in "Since I've Been Loving You".

Most minimal/fun: the one-note intervention on Slim Harpo's King Bee (not sure of the name of the guitarist).

Best overall guitarist: Jimi Hendrix.

Most influential guitarist: Chuck Berry, runners-up Robert Johnson and Jimi.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: cmg on October 06, 2014, 07:43:59 AM
Duo - Duane Allman and Eric Clapton on Hendrix's 'Little Wing' Derek & the Dominoes (LAOALS)

D&theDs may also hold the 'Jim Morrison -No One Here Gets Out Alive' award.
Bobby Whitlock seems unscathed, but Clapton only just survived heroin, Carl Radle didn't, Duane Allman was tragically killed on his motor-bike not long after and Jim Gordon is still incarcerated in some California corrective facility after chopping up his mother with an axe - surprisingly the album (one of the best ever made, in my opinion) was something of a flop when it first came out.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Skatzoffc on October 06, 2014, 07:49:16 AM
These are my selections, not copied from any poll.

With 2 weeks of probably not a lot of Fulham news and only 'stuff' about the under performing National team (without Milibrands multi-national flag)
Is the guitar solo on Dire Straits (Alchemy Live) "Sultans of Swing" the best guitar solo ever  ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pa9x9fZBtY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pa9x9fZBtY)

2nd place
Lynyrd Skynyrd   "Freebird"

Best guitarists
Steve Vai
Gary Moore
Jimmy Page
Garry Moore
Eric Clapton
Mark Knopfler
Rory Gallagher
Slash (Guns and Roses)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Carlos Santana

Dust off your old vinyl albums

No Jeff Beck?
No Richie Blackmore?
No Jo Satriani?

Where have u people been?
8-)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: RaySmith on October 06, 2014, 07:50:32 AM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: LBNo11 on October 06, 2014, 07:57:00 AM
...to see that the song and artist I will be cremated to not on the list is a surprise. Perhaps I think too highly of David Gilmour and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb"..!
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 06, 2014, 08:03:05 AM
Jose Feliciano. just watch this.

jose feliciano - malaguena(2).flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7WGgy_XsxA#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: alfie on October 06, 2014, 08:12:44 AM
Isley Brothers "summer Breeze"
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: OdecaMynoT on October 06, 2014, 08:31:53 AM
Hendrix would wipe the floor with all of the above.

Try this one ;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcZ4s9cvpw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcZ4s9cvpw)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Mince n Tatties on October 06, 2014, 08:46:18 AM
Jimmy McCulloch (Thunderclap Newman)....."Accidents"..
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: epsomraver on October 06, 2014, 09:15:30 AM
Albatross, fleetwood Mac  featuring Peter Green who composed this beautiful music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqr6KHwJjc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqr6KHwJjc)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: vagrant on October 06, 2014, 09:33:49 AM
Must throw Jeff Healy into the mix....
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Bedford White on October 06, 2014, 09:41:38 AM
Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) - Layla
Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) - The Chain
Jimmy Page - Stairway to Heaven


There are so many more, too many to list
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 06, 2014, 10:59:54 AM
Hendrix would wipe the floor with all of the above.

Try this one ;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcZ4s9cvpw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcZ4s9cvpw)

Really?

Purple Haze Jose Feliciano / Jimi Hendrix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHNCIc86ZVA#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Delboy on October 06, 2014, 11:38:06 AM
That chap Mick Ronson could pluck a bit as well.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: beijing ben on October 06, 2014, 11:39:58 AM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.

I was wondering how far i would have to go down to find someone offering the guitarists' guitarist John McLaughlin.

A lot of people would put Eddie Van Halen in there for greatest guitar solo. A better Eddie and, in my opinion, the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, although his signature song can't really be called a guitar solo as it is the whole song...
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: beijing ben on October 06, 2014, 11:42:27 AM
Isley Brothers "summer Breeze"


Good call with the Isleys. Hendrix learnt a lot from them and, in turn, influenced them a lot, too..
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Forever Fulham on October 06, 2014, 12:02:53 PM
Don't forget Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane."  Major shout out to Jose Feliciano, too.  Well done, Blingo.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Snibbo on October 06, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
That chap Mick Ronson could pluck a bit as well.
He could indeed. Some great stuff on Ziggy Stardust
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Burt on October 06, 2014, 12:28:26 PM
Surprised Eddie van Halen isn't getting a shout...
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: absent cottager on October 06, 2014, 12:33:11 PM
Kirk Hammett http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O1PLhKJgkaI (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O1PLhKJgkaI) serious stuff now
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Fulham1959 on October 06, 2014, 12:54:17 PM
For the older ones out there :

James Burton on Ricky Nelson's "Hello Mary Lou".  (You don't have to assault the guitar to perform a great or memorable solo.)

Hank Garland on Elvis Presley's "A Fool Such As I".

Whoever played the gorgeous out-tro on The Carpenters' "Goodbye To Love".
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: beijing ben on October 06, 2014, 01:21:50 PM
Surprised Eddie van Halen isn't getting a shout...

Always skip my posts Burt? ;-)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: spikey norman on October 06, 2014, 01:51:39 PM
Ry Cooder and B B King deserve a mention
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: cmg on October 06, 2014, 02:20:28 PM

Whoever played the gorgeous out-tro on The Carpenters' "Goodbye To Love".

That was Tony Peluso. Excellent. Sounds, to me, a bit like Jan Akkerman (although not so good!)

Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) - Layla

Hope I'm not being too anorakish - but I think it's fair to point out that 'Layla' was as much Duane Allman's as it was Clapton's. There are sixteen tracks involved here and it's difficult to sort out who's who. Allman said it was easy to tell - he played the Gibson bits and Eric played the Fender bits - but it's not as simple as that for us laymen. What is sure is that Allman had a great deal of creative input (Clapton envisaged the song originally as a ballad!) and he certainly contributed the screaming slide outro.

Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: ToodlesMcToot on October 06, 2014, 02:38:15 PM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.

I was wondering how far i would have to go down to find someone offering the guitarists' guitarist John McLaughlin.

A lot of people would put Eddie Van Halen in there for greatest guitar solo. A better Eddie and, in my opinion, the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, although his signature song can't really be called a guitar solo as it is the whole song...

Hear Hear! Was just coming back to throw this into the mix myself.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: NogoodBoyo on October 06, 2014, 02:43:18 PM
Unsursprisingly and understandably most of you have chosen classic sixties Britarists who playe(ed) to a formula with heavy volume and distortion  to disguise the occasional kerfluffed notes in their speedy licks followed by sustained notes leading to heavy distortion, bends and feedback (not to forget the shredding).  It was great and original in the day but drugs and giant stacked Marshall amps certainly helped disguise the lack of genuine technique and skill.
In amongst all the melee there's one Brit who stands out head and shoulders above the rest.  In fact, he is known as ("the guitarists' guitarist) as he was and is always original with peerless technique and feel for his instrument - back then it was the unpopular Fender Telecaster as opposed to the Strat or the Gibson.
He started with Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds, before blossoming with Heads Hands & Feet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers (among many many more).
If you want to see how how a guitar solo is put together by a genius, watch this Dave Edmunds clip.
Oh, his name is Albert Lee.
Albert Lee - Sweet Little Lisa overdub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Rx-zaBjow#noexternalembed)
Nogood "not to be confused with the vastly inferior shredder, Alvin Lee, isit" Boyo
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 06, 2014, 03:11:56 PM
This thread is plucking great lol. I'm Hank Marvin, so I'm gonna get me a sandwich.
Bling ....no strings attached......ooooooo
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: NogoodBoyo on October 06, 2014, 03:17:36 PM
By the way Ray Smith, there was a Ray Smith with Albert Lee and Chas Hodges in Heads Hands & Feet in the early seventies.  Not you was it?
Nogood "Chas Hodges was a serious musician indeed, isit" Boyo
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: HatterDon on October 06, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
Best solo (there's a moment that always sends a shiver down my spine): Jimmy Page in "Since I've Been Loving You".

Most minimal/fun: the one-note intervention on Slim Harpo's King Bee (not sure of the name of the guitarist).


Best overall guitarist: Jimi Hendrix.

Most influential guitarist: Chuck Berry, runners-up Robert Johnson and Jimi.

which reminds me of Neil Young's solo on "Cinnamon Girl."
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Dodgin on October 06, 2014, 03:36:59 PM
Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: HatterDon on October 06, 2014, 03:40:30 PM
This thread is plucking great lol. I'm Hank Marvin, so I'm gonna get me a sandwich.
Bling ....no strings attached......ooooooo

You'd be surprised at the number of young [under 35] American shredders I know who cite Hank Marvin as a major influence.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 06, 2014, 04:02:22 PM
This thread is plucking great lol. I'm Hank Marvin, so I'm gonna get me a sandwich.
Bling ....no strings attached......ooooooo

You'd be surprised at the number of young [under 35] American shredders I know who cite Hank Marvin as a major influence.

But how many know that Hank Marvin means starvin Mr HD lol lol
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: shnlwswlkr on October 06, 2014, 04:03:43 PM
The solo from Nothing Else Matters by Metallica was the first solo I ever learnt on guitar, so that always holds a fond place in me heart!
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 06, 2014, 04:07:01 PM
Bet you look at her legs.
Ana Popovic Solo 'Blues for M' at Tollwood Festival Munich 2011 Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WfKtdFiO2k#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Stefano Okaka Chuka on October 06, 2014, 04:13:05 PM
Metallica "Master of Puppets", "One", "Nothing Else matters"
Molly Hatchet "Fall of the Peacemakers"
Slayer "Angel of death"
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: jarv on October 06, 2014, 04:17:51 PM
Gary Moore, still got the blues for you.  Can be heard any Sunday, an oldish guy, street musician in Winchester. Brilliant, and a nice man too.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: beijing ben on October 06, 2014, 04:21:35 PM
Unsursprisingly and understandably most of you have chosen classic sixties Britarists who playe(ed) to a formula with heavy volume and distortion  to disguise the occasional kerfluffed notes in their speedy licks followed by sustained notes leading to heavy distortion, bends and feedback (not to forget the shredding).  It was great and original in the day but drugs and giant stacked Marshall amps certainly helped disguise the lack of genuine technique and skill.
In amongst all the melee there's one Brit who stands out head and shoulders above the rest.  In fact, he is known as ("the guitarists' guitarist) as he was and is always original with peerless technique and feel for his instrument - back then it was the unpopular Fender Telecaster as opposed to the Strat or the Gibson.
He started with Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds, before blossoming with Heads Hands & Feet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers (among many many more).
If you want to see how how a guitar solo is put together by a genius, watch this Dave Edmunds clip.
Oh, his name is Albert Lee.
Albert Lee - Sweet Little Lisa overdub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Rx-zaBjow#noexternalembed)
Nogood "not to be confused with the vastly inferior shredder, Alvin Lee, isit" Boyo

I'll be honest, i didn't know the name so i checked who he had worked with and was interested to see he did something with Bert Jansch, another great guitarist.

I think you are right that people tend to go with 60s/70s rock/funk guitarists when talking about the greatest which is unfair as the technical difficulty in other genres is just as high or higher.

I'll be sure to check out Albert Lee when i can. (I'm in China so no youtube)...
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: FP on October 06, 2014, 04:24:01 PM
This might be a little ...... different?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM&list=RDRxwceLlaODM#t=388 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM&list=RDRxwceLlaODM#t=388)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: beijing ben on October 06, 2014, 04:26:45 PM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.

I was wondering how far i would have to go down to find someone offering the guitarists' guitarist John McLaughlin.

A lot of people would put Eddie Van Halen in there for greatest guitar solo. A better Eddie and, in my opinion, the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, although his signature song can't really be called a guitar solo as it is the whole song...

Hear Hear! Was just coming back to throw this into the mix myself.

Never saw the man himself live but saw Michael Hampton do a fantastic version of the song Maggot Brain in Ohio in 2002
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: mccscratch on October 06, 2014, 04:43:16 PM
My playing style is very similar to MK... so Dire live solos will always hold a place in my heart...

That being said... guys like Buckethead never cease to amaze me...
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Lighthouse on October 06, 2014, 05:02:44 PM
Jose Feliciano. just watch this.

jose feliciano - malaguena(2).flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7WGgy_XsxA#)

Still have a very old vinyl record of the great Jose Feliciano. A true versatile guitarist who could turn his hand to any style.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Jonnoj on October 06, 2014, 06:14:44 PM
Worth trying out Albert Lee as recommended above.
Look for a song called Country Boy, amazing guitar playing.

For me the others are all of the solos in All Along the watchtower, perfect melodic solos.
Page - Stairway, bit of a cliche but what an opening lick it has
And the great Ritchie Blackmore, my fave is Highway Star on Made in Japan, apparently he was really wound up and it shows....
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: JHaynes Paperboy on October 06, 2014, 06:33:19 PM
Ry Cooder and B B King deserve a mention
Good Shout
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: NogoodBoyo on October 06, 2014, 06:47:04 PM
Worth trying out Albert Lee as recommended above.
Look for a song called Country Boy, amazing guitar playing.

For me the others are all of the solos in All Along the watchtower, perfect melodic solos.
Page - Stairway, bit of a cliche but what an opening lick it has
And the great Ritchie Blackmore, my fave is Highway Star on Made in Japan, apparently he was really wound up and it shows....


albert lee country boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PscAZyOMGiA#)

Nogood "here you go, isit" Boyo
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: alfie on October 06, 2014, 06:52:56 PM
Unsursprisingly and understandably most of you have chosen classic sixties Britarists who playe(ed) to a formula with heavy volume and distortion  to disguise the occasional kerfluffed notes in their speedy licks followed by sustained notes leading to heavy distortion, bends and feedback (not to forget the shredding).  It was great and original in the day but drugs and giant stacked Marshall amps certainly helped disguise the lack of genuine technique and skill.
In amongst all the melee there's one Brit who stands out head and shoulders above the rest.  In fact, he is known as ("the guitarists' guitarist) as he was and is always original with peerless technique and feel for his instrument - back then it was the unpopular Fender Telecaster as opposed to the Strat or the Gibson.
He started with Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds, before blossoming with Heads Hands & Feet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers (among many many more).
If you want to see how how a guitar solo is put together by a genius, watch this Dave Edmunds clip.
Oh, his name is Albert Lee.
Albert Lee - Sweet Little Lisa overdub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Rx-zaBjow#noexternalembed)
Nogood "not to be confused with the vastly inferior shredder, Alvin Lee, isit" Boyo

I'll be honest, i didn't know the name so i checked who he had worked with and was interested to see he did something with Bert Jansch, another great guitarist.

I think you are right that people tend to go with 60s/70s rock/funk guitarists when talking about the greatest which is unfair as the technical difficulty in other genres is just as high or higher.

I'll be sure to check out Albert Lee when i can. (I'm in China so no youtube)...
The only Albert Lee I know is the one who plays with Bill Wyman Rytham Kings, if it is him then he is a master and if you see lots of concerts/artists have him on board.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Dodgin on October 06, 2014, 07:09:16 PM
It's him, watch out for Albert Lee and his band Hogans Heroes.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: love4ffc on October 06, 2014, 07:29:55 PM
Great OP here Roger.  Also lots of great players mentioned here.  I have to agree with Toddles about Stevie Ray Vaughn.  Loved listening to the man when he was a live.  His brother is pretty good too. 

I have to say I also rather enjoyed Jose Feliciano from Blingo.  Very well done that is. 
So in honor of Blingo and Jose Feliciano I give you this piece. 

World's Best Guitar Player (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ixAfJ1LuI#)

Truly amazing
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Barrett487 on October 06, 2014, 07:49:06 PM
Jan Ackerman's only been mentioned peripherally, so i nominate Hocus Pocus, or Eruption, from the Moving Waves album.

Also why hasn't Paul Kossoff had a shout? Mr Big springs to mind.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: love4ffc on October 06, 2014, 07:53:04 PM
With all these great solos I figure I will up it one by adding one of the best collaborations I've ever heard. 

So I humbly give you:

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" --A Tribute to George Harrison



One of the Greatest Collaborations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y #)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Barrett487 on October 06, 2014, 07:54:19 PM
Almost forgot Andy Powell's guitar work on Wishbone Ash's 'Phoenix'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWMfCpWqO-4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWMfCpWqO-4)

Those of you who don'y know this track... put 12 minutes aside and enjoy  :Haynes The Maestro:
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: spikey norman on October 06, 2014, 08:14:02 PM
Ry Cooder and B B King deserve a mention
Good Shout
Dare I mention Brian May
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 06, 2014, 08:23:03 PM
Very good Mr L4, but watch and listen to the end of this, this man has incredible talent.
5 instruments in a Guitar - Jose Feliciano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnT-QGIMrZE#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Jonnoj on October 06, 2014, 09:24:28 PM
Worth trying out Albert Lee as recommended above.
Look for a song called Country Boy, amazing guitar playing.

For me the others are all of the solos in All Along the watchtower, perfect melodic solos.
Page - Stairway, bit of a cliche but what an opening lick it has
And the great Ritchie Blackmore, my fave is Highway Star on Made in Japan, apparently he was really wound up and it shows....


albert lee country boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PscAZyOMGiA#)

Nogood "here you go, isit" Boyo

Fantastic thank you
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: ToodlesMcToot on October 06, 2014, 10:00:42 PM
Here's a few more from my memory banks:

Toy Caldwell of Marshall Tucker

Alvin Lee of Ten Years After

Hard to believe no one has mentioned Mick Taylor yet. Stones were at their best IMO during his time w them.

And I don't think anyone should be talking guitar solos without mentioning the trio of Al di Meola, Paco De Lucia, and John McGlaughlin (already mentioned, I know). http://youtu.be/k_5YZbmLI4c (http://youtu.be/k_5YZbmLI4c)

Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Fulham1959 on October 06, 2014, 10:11:22 PM
Bet you look at her legs.


Indeed.  What instrument did you say she was playing, again ?  -  I got a bit distracted.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: nose on October 06, 2014, 10:36:08 PM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.

I was wondering how far i would have to go down to find someone offering the guitarists' guitarist John McLaughlin.

A lot of people would put Eddie Van Halen in there for greatest guitar solo. A better Eddie and, in my opinion, the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, although his signature song can't really be called a guitar solo as it is the whole song...

Hear Hear! Was just coming back to throw this into the mix myself.

Never saw the man himself live but saw Michael Hampton do a fantastic version of the song Maggot Brain in Ohio in 2002

eddie hazel was a legend and inovative BUT IMO Michael hampton is the greatest guitarist. anybody that hasn't heard maggot brain cannot understand true greatness. when I play maggot brain to any lover of the electric guitar no matter what genre they like are all amazed and blown away by the brialliance of mr hampton.

earlier this year it was my privelidge to be at a unique gig in london with an audience of around 100 people in a small studio. michael hampton was a few feet infront of me and to see and hear him so close was a wonderful moving experience. i talked with after and the next day at another linked event and the man was just a pleasure to be around. the crazy george clinton thing may be what makes them tick but the parliament/funkadelic thing is 100% profesionalism of the highest order.

BB King is the greatest in terms of influence on the whole guitar playing world just check out 'the thrill is gone'

but recently I got wind of
anson funderburgh
he was playing with eric lindell and was so moving he brought tears to my eyes... his talent is up there with the very best of them... here are a couple of live clips taken on a domestic camcorder so make a little bit of allowance but well worth a try... anson is the player to the left of the stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OJHOCMEuY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OJHOCMEuY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz60knljaY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz60knljaY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdHlrDk11o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdHlrDk11o) (around 4.30 the sound was bery quiet, you could hear a pin drop, unfortunately the auto adjust on the audio doesn't recreate the sound but it was moving!).

Hope you enjoy a new player
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Aaron on October 06, 2014, 11:28:37 PM
Slayer "Angel of death"

Ugh.. That solo is an abomination.

I'd prefer Slayer without the solos to be honest.  The rythym play is hard to argue with but Kerry King in particular just can't play lead very well. 

I used to be able to play the MOP solo "back in the day" but I doubt I'd have the dexterity anymore without a lot of work that, sadly, I don't have time for.

For my own contribution I think I'd like to nominate Paul Gilbert's take on the Comfortably Numb solo which he integrated into the Racer-X song Technical Difficulties.  This is probably my favourite version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rn-wj4pRpIE#t=142 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rn-wj4pRpIE#t=142)

The playing on this whole video is just ridiculous.  It is and will always remain my benchmark.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Snibbo on October 07, 2014, 02:08:26 AM
This man deserves a mention.

Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0d1HilfLxA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0d1HilfLxA)

Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: love4ffc on October 07, 2014, 02:39:26 AM
Very good Mr L4, but watch and listen to the end of this, this man has incredible talent.
5 instruments in a Guitar - Jose Feliciano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnT-QGIMrZE#)

Very nice indeed.  He is definitely talented.  As was pointed out by NoogoodBoyo he's so good he doesn't have to turn up the volume or use a stack of Marshall amps.   :Haynes The Maestro:
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: beijing ben on October 07, 2014, 07:16:57 AM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.

I was wondering how far i would have to go down to find someone offering the guitarists' guitarist John McLaughlin.

A lot of people would put Eddie Van Halen in there for greatest guitar solo. A better Eddie and, in my opinion, the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, although his signature song can't really be called a guitar solo as it is the whole song...

Hear Hear! Was just coming back to throw this into the mix myself.

Never saw the man himself live but saw Michael Hampton do a fantastic version of the song Maggot Brain in Ohio in 2002

eddie hazel was a legend and inovative BUT IMO Michael hampton is the greatest guitarist. anybody that hasn't heard maggot brain cannot understand true greatness. when I play maggot brain to any lover of the electric guitar no matter what genre they like are all amazed and blown away by the brialliance of mr hampton.

earlier this year it was my privelidge to be at a unique gig in london with an audience of around 100 people in a small studio. michael hampton was a few feet infront of me and to see and hear him so close was a wonderful moving experience. i talked with after and the next day at another linked event and the man was just a pleasure to be around. the crazy george clinton thing may be what makes them tick but the parliament/funkadelic thing is 100% profesionalism of the highest order.

BB King is the greatest in terms of influence on the whole guitar playing world just check out 'the thrill is gone'

but recently I got wind of
anson funderburgh
he was playing with eric lindell and was so moving he brought tears to my eyes... his talent is up there with the very best of them... here are a couple of live clips taken on a domestic camcorder so make a little bit of allowance but well worth a try... anson is the player to the left of the stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OJHOCMEuY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OJHOCMEuY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz60knljaY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz60knljaY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdHlrDk11o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdHlrDk11o) (around 4.30 the sound was bery quiet, you could hear a pin drop, unfortunately the auto adjust on the audio doesn't recreate the sound but it was moving!).

Hope you enjoy a new player


I'll be sure to check out anson when i can. No youtube for me and my computer is too slow to listen to anything.. Hampton is definitely up there. I think his daughter or niece went to a university near to where i was studying in Ohio (a shy young woman got on stage and hugged Hampton after he played Maggot Brain) which is why they were playing where i saw them. Best thing i've ever seen live. They played for well over three hours and sang and danced off the stage. Not bad for $20. Two things i won't forget from that night: 1. George Clinton jr. running out on stage in a nappy and going crazy 2. Hampton playing Maggot Brain, which i really wasnt expecting..
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Stefano Okaka Chuka on October 07, 2014, 10:42:55 AM
Slayer "Angel of death"

Ugh.. That solo is an abomination.

I'd prefer Slayer without the solos to be honest.  The rythym play is hard to argue with but Kerry King in particular just can't play lead very well. 

I used to be able to play the MOP solo "back in the day" but I doubt I'd have the dexterity anymore without a lot of work that, sadly, I don't have time for.

For my own contribution I think I'd like to nominate Paul Gilbert's take on the Comfortably Numb solo which he integrated into the Racer-X song Technical Difficulties.  This is probably my favourite version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rn-wj4pRpIE#t=142 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rn-wj4pRpIE#t=142)

The playing on this whole video is just ridiculous.  It is and will always remain my benchmark.

I love Hannemann's and King's solos they are a completely different thing from the usual solos you hear in metal. Also Trey Azagtoth's "Where the slime live" is gorgeous in my opinion.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: nose on October 07, 2014, 02:28:01 PM
Definitely Jimi Hendrix.

Other personal favourites-Neil Young, Richard Thompson, John McLaughlin, John Martyn, Son House.

I have a Karen Matheson solo album by the way.

I was wondering how far i would have to go down to find someone offering the guitarists' guitarist John McLaughlin.

A lot of people would put Eddie Van Halen in there for greatest guitar solo. A better Eddie and, in my opinion, the greatest guitarist of all time, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, although his signature song can't really be called a guitar solo as it is the whole song...

Hear Hear! Was just coming back to throw this into the mix myself.

Never saw the man himself live but saw Michael Hampton do a fantastic version of the song Maggot Brain in Ohio in 2002

eddie hazel was a legend and inovative BUT IMO Michael hampton is the greatest guitarist. anybody that hasn't heard maggot brain cannot understand true greatness. when I play maggot brain to any lover of the electric guitar no matter what genre they like are all amazed and blown away by the brialliance of mr hampton.

earlier this year it was my privelidge to be at a unique gig in london with an audience of around 100 people in a small studio. michael hampton was a few feet infront of me and to see and hear him so close was a wonderful moving experience. i talked with after and the next day at another linked event and the man was just a pleasure to be around. the crazy george clinton thing may be what makes them tick but the parliament/funkadelic thing is 100% profesionalism of the highest order.

BB King is the greatest in terms of influence on the whole guitar playing world just check out 'the thrill is gone'

but recently I got wind of
anson funderburgh
he was playing with eric lindell and was so moving he brought tears to my eyes... his talent is up there with the very best of them... here are a couple of live clips taken on a domestic camcorder so make a little bit of allowance but well worth a try... anson is the player to the left of the stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OJHOCMEuY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5OJHOCMEuY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz60knljaY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz60knljaY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdHlrDk11o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdHlrDk11o) (around 4.30 the sound was bery quiet, you could hear a pin drop, unfortunately the auto adjust on the audio doesn't recreate the sound but it was moving!).

Hope you enjoy a new player


I'll be sure to check out anson when i can. No youtube for me and my computer is too slow to listen to anything.. Hampton is definitely up there. I think his daughter or niece went to a university near to where i was studying in Ohio (a shy young woman got on stage and hugged Hampton after he played Maggot Brain) which is why they were playing where i saw them. Best thing i've ever seen live. They played for well over three hours and sang and danced off the stage. Not bad for $20. Two things i won't forget from that night: 1. George Clinton jr. running out on stage in a nappy and going crazy 2. Hampton playing Maggot Brain, which i really wasnt expecting..

 i never heard of anson before we saw him live and I can assure you he so doesn't look like the sort who can move you, he looks more like country and western that i do not like at all. But he just has feeling in his play and whilst others can be technically more gifted (he is no slouch in that respect eirther), but it is the quality of emotion that counts for me.

I also saw the family stone recently in london. the guitarist was briilliant and I was able to chat with him, he told me he is close friends with michael hampton and it seems it is a small world.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Cottagism on October 07, 2014, 03:25:10 PM
Lyricism.  Economy.  Punctuated by intense virtuousity.  It's Roy Buchanan.  Roy Buchanan-Sweet Dreams [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patqcHNXT6M#ws)

Plus, he could do it live, too.  ROY BUCHANAN - SWEET DREAMS(LIVE 1976) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swX9oq6TVAU#noexternalembed)

[Actually, this is an instrumental, rather than a guitar solo, now I think about it.  But who's counting.]
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 07, 2014, 04:10:02 PM
Gary Moore, still got the blues for you.  Can be heard any Sunday, an oldish guy, street musician in Winchester. Brilliant, and a nice man too.


+ Gary Moore with Phil Lynott - Perisienne Walkways
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: nose on October 07, 2014, 04:14:08 PM
Lyricism.  Economy.  Punctuated by intense virtuousity.  It's Roy Buchanan.  Roy Buchanan-Sweet Dreams [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patqcHNXT6M#ws)

Plus, he could do it live, too.  ROY BUCHANAN - SWEET DREAMS(LIVE 1976) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swX9oq6TVAU#noexternalembed)

[Actually, this is an instrumental, rather than a guitar solo, now I think about it.  But who's counting.]

 i heard a CD whilst walking in amsterdam coming from a basement.. i stopped, asked what it was and told it roy buchanan's second album.. i purchased it on the spot. he is very good.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 07, 2014, 04:26:30 PM
Some fantastic talent on these posts, a lot of them I've got to be honest
I've never heard of.
Remiss of me to forget:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
BB King
Joe Satriano
Jose Feliciano
and yes Burt Weedon

I saw Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia and John Williams at the RAH many moons ago, great guitarists but
2 hours, a bit bored  !!!

HD:  Hank Marvin ???
How can anyone be inspired by this  ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y_NOx9Aubw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y_NOx9Aubw)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: The Equalizer on October 07, 2014, 06:06:46 PM
Not a guitar solo per se in the classical sense, but this doris is one of the best guitarists I've ever had the pleasure of seeing live, when she played with Richie Sambora at The Calling festival over summer. I give you Orianthi:

Orianthi Beat It solo KIISFM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRvwbLaKSGg#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: blingo on October 07, 2014, 07:19:14 PM
Watch her do voodoo child Mr Eq.
As they say in the world of Bass, she is some slapper.  :HD:
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: you lucky people on October 07, 2014, 07:34:41 PM
my greatest guitarist was John Dawson Winter III, a man who lived and breathed the Blues.  My favourite guitar solo of all time? well, that's a tough ones as there are so many good ones, I'll go for Ernie Isley 'That Lady'
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: yatewhite on October 07, 2014, 10:04:48 PM
Blue Sky by the Allman Brothers
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Cottagism on October 07, 2014, 10:19:35 PM
Hang on - what about our very own Richard Thompson.  The chap who blew Jimmy Page off the stage in a Fairport/Led Zep jam at The Troubador in LA (Sept 1970) - so effectively that Peter Grant (Zep's hardnut manager) allegedly ensured that tape of the event would never see light of day.  By torching it.  Still, there's plenty else to go on.  Richard Thompson - Tear Stained Letter - Scottish TV 99 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWP5GZ7XKac#)

<iframe width="640" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LWP5GZ7XKac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: andyk on October 07, 2014, 10:40:39 PM
What about Chas? Or is it Dave? I'm never sure.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Justme on October 07, 2014, 11:08:25 PM
What about Joe Bonamassa, Greg Lake, Johnny Ramone or Joe Satriani. Also women guitarists, for example Dani Wilde,  Joanne Shaw Taylor and Anna Calvi.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 07, 2014, 11:27:08 PM
This might be a little ...... different?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM&list=RDRxwceLlaODM#t=388 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM&list=RDRxwceLlaODM#t=388)


Excellent stuff, 12 string I assume.   How do they play that with only 10 fingers (8+2)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: YoungsBitter on October 08, 2014, 01:20:55 AM
The 60's British blues players like Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Jimmy Page, Jeremy Spencer, Eric Clapton, Tony TS McPhee and to a degree Jeff Beck were all influenced by Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Howlin Wolf.
The Americans like Winter, Thorogood, the Vaughn brothers and Satriani wee influenced by the British blues guys above.
Hendrix was influenced by the blues originals but also took some of the learnings of the Brits. Gary Clark Junior is probably the best blues player today although Jackie Green gets a shout.
For technical playing the speed metal guys are probably underrated and many have names the jazz players like Al Di Meola, McLaughlin and Beck probably belongs with them as does Pat Metheny.
I would argue the one guy that could play it all, blues, jazz, metal, rock and doo-wop was Frank Zappa and there is just too much of his soloing available to pick one song - try anything on Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar Vol 1-3, or Trance Fusion. Steve Vai admits he learned more about guitar technique from Zappa than anyone else. This is unusual as its a TV chat show that Frank plays as well as gets interviewed, it has strange hair, 70's suits, amazing guitar playing and features Kenny Rogers occupying a seat, stage right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPdg4yPwAg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPdg4yPwAg)
And to make the original point Frank says he was first influenced by Howling Wolf, Johnny Guitar Watson....
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Fulham Joe on October 08, 2014, 01:53:22 AM
In my opinion, Jimmy Hendrix is so overrated it's embarrasing.
He was from a time when you had to heap praise on everyone who was not white.
Show me something that justifies him having the title best ever guitarist.
You won't because you can't.

Anyway this is my own personal favourite, suck Jimmy Hendrix.

This is just so good.

Dire Straits - Telegraph Road - [Basel 92] part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WFhiYVDutc#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 08, 2014, 01:57:15 AM
The 60's British blues players like Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Jimmy Page, Jeremy Spencer, Eric Clapton, Tony TS McPhee and to a degree Jeff Beck were all influenced by Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Howlin Wolf.
The Americans like Winter, Thorogood, the Vaughn brothers and Satriani wee influenced by the British blues guys above.
Hendrix was influenced by the blues originals but also took some of the learnings of the Brits. Gary Clark Junior is probably the best blues player today although Jackie Green gets a shout.
For technical playing the speed metal guys are probably underrated and many have names the jazz players like Al Di Meola, McLaughlin and Beck probably belongs with them as does Pat Metheny.
I would argue the one guy that could play it all, blues, jazz, metal, rock and doo-wop was Frank Zappa and there is just too much of his soloing available to pick one song - try anything on Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar Vol 1-3, or Trance Fusion. Steve Vai admits he learned more about guitar technique from Zappa than anyone else. This is unusual as its a TV chat show that Frank plays as well as gets interviewed, it has strange hair, 70's suits, amazing guitar playing and features Kenny Rogers occupying a seat, stage right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPdg4yPwAg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPdg4yPwAg)
And to make the original point Frank says he was first influenced by Howling Wolf, Johnny Guitar Watson....


The Rolling Stones  first album is all copies of blues musicians including Chuck Berry, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bo Diddley etc.
Also The Animals, most of their music was 'borrowed' from the US.
Then these British bands + Cream, Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame took the music back and strangely enough put a lot of the Black 'composers' on the US and British maps.
Meanwhile Geno Washington, Jimmy James were playing it around West London and beyond
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: K33NY on October 08, 2014, 02:00:06 AM
Rating solos for me is so damn hard, I was lucky to have a musician of a father so he tought me proper music (imo) he tought me Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Carlos Santana, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, BB King, Eagles, The Beatles, you name it rating guitar/bass/drum solos is for me allmost impossible because pending on my modd and what type of music artist I am hooked on at the moment varies so oftem one week or even month I can listen to Deep Purple, next is Iron Maiden, and most often it can be Blues, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters etc, I can only rate the best to me but not give them a number or compare but my favourite list is:

Deep Purple: Highway Star, BOTH solos in this one is simply magnificent and thrilling to listen to
Deep Purple: Burn, gives me chills everytime
Iron Maiden: Fear of the dark
BB King: Blues Boys Tune, seriously, can anyone play guitar better than him? I do not think so, he makes hes guitar sing and cry as my father said ;)
Queen: Bohemian Rapsody, FANTASTIC solo! Love it!
Guns n Roses: Sweet Child of Mine!
Pnk Floyd: Comfortably Numb, it such a beautiful solo!


But one that is very, very special to me is

Eagles: Hotel California,....... this is for me a vey hard one to even write about..... my father as mentioned earlier was a musician, a guitarists, he tought me all the best when it comes to music... he was in love with this song, this solo and he played it excactly if not better and yes I am serious, he played in bands and as young toured in several countries (no famous band though) he INSISTED to play this song no matter what and after I was born he settled in Norway, went into a small band and played this song, everytime..... he could pick up hes Fender Stratocaster and play it without warning at home just because he was thinking of it.... and people asked him several times to play it on gigs.....

After he passed away, it took me allmost 2 years until I could listen to it again...... if it was ever played on the radio I needed to leave the room, and sometimes I still have to.... God this song, this solo means so much to me.....
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0G1Ucw5HDg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0G1Ucw5HDg)



sorry if this post got way to emotional, but it was really hard for me to even start listing solos because I knew this one was the one solo wich is most dear to me....
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 08, 2014, 02:07:50 AM
In my opinion, Jimmy Hendrix is so overrated it's embarrasing.
He was from a time when you had to heap praise on everyone who was not white.
Show me something that justifies him having the title best ever guitarist.
You won't because you can't.

Anyway this is my own personal favourite, suck Jimmy Hendrix.

This is just so good.[/i]



I'm glad you posted that and I'm not just jumping on your coat tails.
I also think he was very overrated.

It was the hippy era and he and any of his audiences were zapped out of their skulls.
It's amazing that most of the other guitarists mentioned on here are  far superior
(except Hank Marvin) and yet he has sustained popularity.
And his vocals were awful

From that era and on the same Woodstock bill was Stephen Stills (+C&N) a very underrated
musician  and composer.   Some of his stuff with Manassas was wonderful, with Chris Hillman from The Byrds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clYD_5FQVaw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clYD_5FQVaw)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Fulham Joe on October 08, 2014, 02:23:30 AM
You aren't wrong Roger.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: FP on October 08, 2014, 02:31:03 AM
This might be a little ...... different?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM&list=RDRxwceLlaODM#t=388 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM&list=RDRxwceLlaODM#t=388)


Excellent stuff, 12 string I assume.   How do they play that with only 10 fingers (8+2)

It's a 10-string, very interesting stuff invented by Yepes. You can check more info here http://www.tenstringguitar.info/ (http://www.tenstringguitar.info/)

Of course i love many of the guitar solos mentioned in this post (Confortably Numb 2nd solo being one of my favorites) but i always found this piece amaizing
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 08, 2014, 02:31:19 AM
One of the first (if not the first) female guitarists from The Applejacks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 08, 2014, 02:34:55 AM
Rating solos for me is so damn hard, I was lucky to have a musician of a father so he tought me proper music (imo) he tought me Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Carlos Santana, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, BB King, Eagles, The Beatles, you name it rating guitar/bass/drum solos is for me allmost impossible because pending on my modd and what type of music artist I am hooked on at the moment varies so oftem one week or even month I can listen to Deep Purple, next is Iron Maiden, and most often it can be Blues, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters etc, I can only rate the best to me but not give them a number or compare but my favourite list is:

Deep Purple: Highway Star, BOTH solos in this one is simply magnificent and thrilling to listen to
Deep Purple: Burn, gives me chills everytime
Iron Maiden: Fear of the dark
BB King: Blues Boys Tune, seriously, can anyone play guitar better than him? I do not think so, he makes hes guitar sing and cry as my father said ;)
Queen: Bohemian Rapsody, FANTASTIC solo! Love it!
Guns n Roses: Sweet Child of Mine!
Pnk Floyd: Comfortably Numb, it such a beautiful solo!


But one that is very, very special to me is

Eagles: Hotel California,....... this is for me a vey hard one to even write about..... my father as mentioned earlier was a musician, a guitarists, he tought me all the best when it comes to music... he was in love with this song, this solo and he played it excactly if not better and yes I am serious, he played in bands and as young toured in several countries (no famous band though) he INSISTED to play this song no matter what and after I was born he settled in Norway, went into a small band and played this song, everytime..... he could pick up hes Fender Stratocaster and play it without warning at home just because he was thinking of it.... and people asked him several times to play it on gigs.....

After he passed away, it took me allmost 2 years until I could listen to it again...... if it was ever played on the radio I needed to leave the room, and sometimes I still have to.... God this song, this solo means so much to me.....
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0G1Ucw5HDg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0G1Ucw5HDg)



sorry if this post got way to emotional, but it was really hard for me to even start listing solos because I knew this one was the one solo wich is most dear to me....


That's a nice heartfelt story, amazing how a song can have so much effect on a life'
Excellent post
Title: Re:
Post by: BigbadBillyMcKinley on October 08, 2014, 06:40:04 AM
Anything by Justin Bieber. ....
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Harold Shand on October 08, 2014, 08:54:04 AM
I'm staggered that Johhny Marr has not even had a mention.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: grandad on October 08, 2014, 11:50:58 AM
Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. He has been regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. No electronic or synthesised assistance. Pure acoustic playing.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Fulham Joe on October 08, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
Can I just put this up because Dave Edmunds deserves some credit for this?

dave edmunds sabre dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpqYU3Nzbts#)
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Southcoastffc on October 08, 2014, 12:48:55 PM
Having just been to London to see Sunny Afternoon (excellent musical about the Kinks) I had forgotten just how very very good Dave Davies was.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: dgnffc on October 08, 2014, 01:34:08 PM
I'd also include T-Bone Walker and Buddy Guy in this list. From today, I'd choose Joe Bonamassa - have a listen to the out solo on this from 4:05 in (it didn't make the released chart version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLR_bSzPTiY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLR_bSzPTiY)

Also listen to any of his acoustic performances.

Another good Brit is Aynsley Lister
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: grimmynz on October 08, 2014, 07:25:44 PM
Well opinions seem to differ more about music than they do about football.
I always rate Rory Gallagher among the very best, not just blues but he could do folk, jazz, even baroque style? Someone else thought he was quite good too:
How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world? I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher.’
—Jimi Hendrix
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 08, 2014, 07:44:31 PM
I mentioned him in my OP.
Hard to imagine he died nearly 20 years ago and 3 of the greats from Ireland "Him, Gary Moore and Phil Lynott" have all gone.
Although Lynott was 'considered' a Dubliner, he was actually born in  "Boing Boing land"  
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 10, 2014, 02:03:09 AM
I'm surprised no one (including me, I forgot) has mentioned Mike Oldfield.
The album Tubular Bells is a classic (the first one on Virgin Records)
which of course got Richard Branson on his way.
They both have a lot to thank each other for.
Tubular Bells at Edinburgh Castle..........yummmeeeeeeeee


Another one, and I've no idea of his name, Meat Loaf's guitarist for many years
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: HatterDon on October 10, 2014, 02:54:16 AM
I'm surprised no one (including me, I forgot) has mentioned Mike Oldfield.
The album Tubular Bells is a classic (the first one on Virgin Records)
which of course got Richard Branson on his way.
They both have a lot to thank each other for.
Tubular Bells at Edinburgh Castle..........yummmeeeeeeeee


Another one, and I've no idea of his name, Meat Loaf's guitarist for many years

His name is Spicy Ketchup
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: VB on October 10, 2014, 03:33:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjglB04TOno#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjglB04TOno#ws)
The most underrated and influential guitarist to many a musician......Alex 'Lerxst' Lifeson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3eJjnSsSHg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3eJjnSsSHg#)
I saw him perform this one at the Sheppard Bush Empire back in the day.

Mick Ronson is one of my all time favorite musician along with the greatest 3piece band ever to walk this earth.....RUSH.
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: rogerpnowinFlorida on October 10, 2014, 02:56:47 PM
I'm surprised no one (including me, I forgot) has mentioned Mike Oldfield.
The album Tubular Bells is a classic (the first one on Virgin Records)
which of course got Richard Branson on his way.
They both have a lot to thank each other for.
Tubular Bells at Edinburgh Castle..........yummmeeeeeeeee


Another one, and I've no idea of his name, Meat Loaf's guitarist for many years

His name is Spicy Ketchup




Come on Don ?
Title: Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
Post by: Ichabod Magoo on October 28, 2014, 04:09:42 AM
There are so many amazing guitar players.  Larry Carlton is highly respected by his peers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOn4AsqQSP0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOn4AsqQSP0#)