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Offline rogerpnowinFlorida

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NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« 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

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
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 03:10:38 AM by rogerpinvirginia »

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #1 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

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #2 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


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #3 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

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

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

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



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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #4 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


Best virtually unknown male singer
George Hatcher
Rick Jones (AND COMPOSER)  (Meal Ticket) + Fingerbobs + Play School
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





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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #5 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


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 07:23:43 AM »
This


Offline The Bronsons

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #8 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.


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #9 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

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-)

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #10 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.

Offline LBNo11

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #11 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"..!


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2014, 08:03:05 AM »
Jose Feliciano. just watch this.

jose feliciano - malaguena(2).flv

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 08:12:44 AM »
Isley Brothers "summer Breeze"

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #14 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


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »
Jimmy McCulloch (Thunderclap Newman)....."Accidents"..

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #16 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
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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2014, 09:33:49 AM »
Must throw Jeff Healy into the mix....

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #18 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

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2014, 10:59:54 AM »