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"Becker" sitcom guitarist ??

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by fwpilotfan52, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. fwpilotfan52

    fwpilotfan52 TDPRI Member

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    Jan 16, 2006
    The Peach State
    Does anyone know played those tastey blues licks on the old sitcom Becker that starred Ted Danson?

    Thanks!
     

  2. DrewB

    DrewB Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 3, 2005
    Independence, MO
    I think I read that it's Snuffy Walden.
     

  3. hal

    hal Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    Becker...

    The guy that did all that acoustic work on TV shows? He did this electric work too? I would love to get some of that and steal some chops.
     

  4. photoweborama

    photoweborama Friend of Leo's

    Dec 16, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    I've been DVR'ing old episodes and I wondered that myself.
     

  5. TDPRI

    TDPRI Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    TDPRILAND
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    Is he the same guitarist that does the guitar breaks on "This Old House" by any chance???
     

  6. tiktok

    tiktok Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 11, 2005
    Seattle
    Snuffy Walden? I remember a big stink from other studio cats regarding him taking a little too much credit for parts on "thirtysomething" back in the day. There was a big writeup on him in GP, and the next month angry letters showed up.
     

  7. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Snuffy Walden also played on the Free LP Heartbreaker (my personel favorite Free album), since Kossoff was in no condition to do it.
     

  8. Disastercaster

    Disastercaster Tele-Holic

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    I love those licks.... Wheeeee whiddledydiddleywhew..
     

  9. Ignatius

    Ignatius Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 29, 2004
    I think I read somewhere that the guy who did the riffs on the "Home Improvement" sitcom was that kid who played Jason on The Waltons!
     

  10. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 28, 2006
    NELA, Ca
    I "believe" that was Laurence Juber.
     

  11. Johnny Caster

    Johnny Caster Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 19, 2005
    San Antonio, TX
    Forget his name, but it's actually that guy that plays guitar on Jay Leno's show.
     

  12. sidneystreet

    sidneystreet Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 7, 2005
    Years ago, this topic came up on another forum. The eventual answer was that the guitarist was merely the son of one of the producers from the "Becker" show. He was not a big name guy at all.
     

  13. PH Noleto

    PH Noleto NEW MEMBER!

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    Sorry for resuscitating such an old topic, but I've just come across it and I happen to know the answer. It's Jason Miller.
    You can check it here: http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2009/11/who-played-guitar-on-becker.html
     
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  14. jlrich

    jlrich Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2004
    Marion, NC
    I thought it was here that it was revealed that Brent Mason did the theme? Not sure, and not sure about the bumper music.
     

  15. JPW2105

    JPW2105 Tele-Holic

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    Jul 23, 2009
    'Sunny' Devon, UK
    I consider myself fairly 'up' on things Brent has been on and am fairly certain he wasn't on this. He did however write and record a demo track called 'Behind Dark Shades' that a snippet was used in virtually every episode of 'Friends', are you thinking of that...?
     

  16. DastardlyDan

    DastardlyDan Former Member

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    Becker was such a great show, now I got to go watch it all over again
     

  17. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wise River, Montana
    +1.

    I'm not even sure if the kid was out of school at the time. I wonder if he kept at music?

    I really miss Becker. He was such a rat!

    Justin
     

  18. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    I am fairly positive that it was indeed Brent Mason. I could have been under the influence of any number of things at the time, but I would bet my right leg that Julie (Brent's wife) has posted here that it was him on the Becker breaks. If I'm wrong, I'm gonna have a heckuva limp, but I don't think I'm wrong on this one. If she sees the thread and chimes in, we'll find out for sure.
     

  19. GreeneFan

    GreeneFan Tele-Meister

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  20. JohnK24

    JohnK24 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Western PA
    Another good search is needed for the guy who did all the instrumental guitar breaks on "Boston Legal"...that show had some seriously toneful, blues guitar music going on.
     

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