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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #41 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"

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #42 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.


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #43 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
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)...

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #45 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


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #46 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...

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2014, 05:02:44 PM »
Jose Feliciano. just watch this.

jose feliciano - malaguena(2).flv

Still have a very old vinyl record of the great Jose Feliciano. A true versatile guitarist who could turn his hand to any style.

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #48 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....


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2014, 06:33:19 PM »
Ry Cooder and B B King deserve a mention
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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #50 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

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #51 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
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.


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2014, 07:09:16 PM »
It's him, watch out for Albert Lee and his band Hogans Heroes.

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #53 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

Truly amazing

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #54 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.


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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #55 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

Offline Barrett487

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #56 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

Those of you who don'y know this track... put 12 minutes aside and enjoy  :Haynes The Maestro:
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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #58 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

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Re: NFR: Greatest guitar solos
« Reply #59 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

Nogood "here you go, isit" Boyo

Fantastic thank you