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All time favorite recordings of Tele?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by alexs, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

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    These guys were on the plane with Otis Redding. R.I.P.

    Solo at 1:00 +/-




    No great solo here, just a vicious Tele-driven groove. Cropper again.

     
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  2. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 22, 2006
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    One more - Cornell Dupree on guitar.

     
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  3. Artslap

    Artslap Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    You guys won't know the band, but they were legends of the Aus pub rock scene in the eighties, early nineties.

    Should be played very loud, and that rake and the arpeggios from 0.42 and the riff at 1.34 made me understand what a Tele was and could be.

    Raw (Roar?) Rock and Roll. Just like an amplified slab of timber with frets and wire.



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  4. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    I love Arlen Roth's tone & playing
     
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  5. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Italy and Switzerland
    Too many to point out (and great suggestions until here!). Here are a few of my favorite tele recordings, some well known some obscure. And they all show the unbelievable range of the guitar.

    Starting from classics: possibly the most elegant country tele solo ever recorded… Mr. Roy Nichols around 1’00:



    Talking of hot country pickin’: Albert Lee (how I wish he had kept playing teles) and Vince Gill (Lord what a tone!)



     
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  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Italy and Switzerland
    Crossing over to the blues: Robben both Dumble OD and sublime clean sound through a Super (plus nice interview)






    Bonamassa knows how to use a tele



    And: Django on a tele! The amazing Gary Potter



    There’d be tons more, but I'll sit back and enjoy your contributions :D
     
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  7. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Meister

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    Apr 18, 2013
    California
    The Hellecasters (John Jorgenson, Jerry Donahue, and Will Ray) put out three really good, tele filled albums.

     

  8. NiceTele

    NiceTele Tele-Holic

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Australia
    Jeff Beck with the Yardbirds
     
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  9. DonM

    DonM Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    For me, it was this guy playing all of those short, clean, but outstanding leads on all of the Ricky Nelson songs. Don't know why he's playing a Jazzmaster on this clip but as everyone knows, Mr. Burton is a Tele guy through and through.

     

  10. TimTam

    TimTam Tele-Meister

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    Jun 4, 2010
    Melbourne
    Robert Smith had a tele phase ...

    (from the classic Live in Orange recording)

    BTW the cultural reference in this title/song is to a famous Albert Camus novel. Otherwise it does tend to upset people who don't realize that.
     
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  11. UKStratopastor

    UKStratopastor TDPRI Member

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    Sep 16, 2017
    Stockton-on-Tees, UK
    +1 on Hot Rod Lincoln, but George Frayne is the good Commander (piano) - guitar is Bill Kirchen - check out any of his solo versions of that song for great playing and great humour.
     

  12. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland
    As a PS: the opening riff to this song, to me, is pure tele goodness. I am not even certain it was recorded on a tele, but to me it’s so tele bridge pickup and a good picking hand. And yep, came across the song because of my kids :D

     

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