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Favorite Guitar Solo(s)

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  1. mozzarate54

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    What is your favorite guitar solo(s) that you can listen to over and over again? Mines would be John Mayer's slow dancing in a burning room live in LA. Every time he rips into that solo I get chills on the side of my face.
     
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    Anything Muddy played.
     
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    Currently Derek Trucks on Midnight in Harlem from their Live Album

    All time, anything the dude in my Avatar did.
     
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    Larry Carlton - Kid Charlamagne
     
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    Tommy Bolin "Post Toastee". Solo sarts at about 6:30

     
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    Anything from 70s, 80s Alex Lifeson. One of the most over looked guys around in my eyes.
     
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    Marc Ford's solo on the Black Crowes' Sometimes Salvation.

    Tone and Feel = Tasty!!!!



    start listening around 1:51 for a feel of the song if you don't know it.
     
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    The solo in MJ's "Beat it". It has stood the test of time, and it's a simple, yet dynamic and energetic, and it's just epic in legendary proportions.
     
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    I've always been partial to Ian Hunter's intro to Sweet Jane for Lou Reed



    And just about any of the earlier Dickey Betts with ABB (Jessica, Blue Sky)

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    Derek trucks is an animal!
     
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    Did you know EVH was the one who play guitar on that track
     
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    This, but almost any Steely Dan solo is pretty awesome. the guitar breaks in My Old School, por ejemplo...

    this...pretty amazing interplay between those two: Steve Hunter (not Ian) and Dick Wagner

    And these:

    Zoot Allures and Black Napkins by Frank Zappa. Watermelon in Easter Hay and Deathless Horsie are pretty special, too.
     
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    For great tone and solo structure it would be Lindsey Buckingham on "Frozen Love" from the 1973 album, Buckingham Nicks. For sheer Harrison cool, "She's a Woman." For outstanding blues rock phrasing, "Outside Woman Blues" off Cream's Disraeli Gears. For twang deluxe, Brent Mason on AJ's "Mercury Blues."
     
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    For me, the best solos are those that have a distinct melodic content. I'm thinking ones you can sing along with.

    Some of my favourites that spring to mind are:

    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb - played by David Gilmour. Here's the live version on Roger Waters' recent tour where David Gilmour made a surprise appearance - wonderful!!

    http://youtu.be/hUYzQaCCt2o

    Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

    http://youtu.be/8pPvNqOb6RA

    The Eagles - Hotel California

    http://youtu.be/LF8SgTTkMpA


    And for those who like ultra simple, but effective, solos - how about Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl? One note solo over the changes, sounds great!

    http://youtu.be/aAdtUDaBfRA
     
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    I've been listening to a lot of David Gilmour lately.
     
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    I like Boston, but would never consider myself a fan. I reckon Tom Scholtz is another criminally underrated guitarist. My fave solo of all time never features in any "best of"s, but I reckon it's just perfect - melodic, flash in just enough measure, and structured with a start, beginning and end. Perfection.

    Not the greatest quality but a superb performance:

     
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    Bodhisatttva - Steely Dan

    Especially the first one played by Denny Dias.
     
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    Lots of Steely Dan picks. For me it's Skunk Baxter, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".
     
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    Burning Heart from Adrian Vandenberg. It's as close to perfect as I've heard.

    Solo starts at 2:29



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    Ry Cooder's slide work on John Hiatt's 'Lipstick Sunset'.
     
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