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Favourite country riff?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Pretendersfan, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Pretendersfan

    Pretendersfan TDPRI Member

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    Feb 14, 2012
    Holland
    Hey,
    What is your favourite country riff? I like the intro riff to "Gone Country" - Alan Jackson a lot and "Hot Rod Lincoln" - Commander Cody... too :)
     
  2. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    if you consider hot rod lincoln country...im in
     
  3. Fenderfiend

    Fenderfiend Tele-Meister

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    Oct 22, 2011
    Texas
    Fast As You opening riff.
     
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  5. Jef

    Jef Tele-Holic

    845
    Mar 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Merle Haggard, Motorcycle Cowboy, I believe it is Redd Volkaert playing.
     
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  6. KMoss

    KMoss TDPRI Member

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Merle Haggard-"Working Man Blues"... I know it gets used up a lot but it's still the standard. To me anyway.
     
  7. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    Probably first country riff I learned ... Still a favorite! :cool:
     
  8. mudshark

    mudshark Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2003
    Groover's Paradise
    Grady Martin on Marty Robbins' El Paso
     
  9. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Intro and main riff to Long White Cadillac, as delivered by Pete Anderson, is one of my all time faves.
     
  10. jazztele

    jazztele Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 19, 2006
    chicago
    Guitars, Cadillacs...or Mama Tried (the acoustic picking and those electric bends...)
     
  11. WaylonFan76

    WaylonFan76 Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 22, 2008
    South Lousiana
    Dito.
     
  12. Pretendersfan

    Pretendersfan TDPRI Member

    12
    Feb 14, 2012
    Holland
    Nice one!
     
  13. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2009
    St. George, UT
    Ok, so I'm not sure how to cross-reference threads on TPDRI so I'll just link the two and continue my discussion from that one here because this thread perfectly illustrates my point. So see this thread first, then continue reading below.

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/twanger-central/309252-hey-yall-please-check-out-new-tele-video.html

    Ok, so on the "favorite riffs" I listened to all those named here, and not one of the them demonstrates the "new"-er style of playing that TJS's videos teach. If that sounds negative, I don't mean it to. I think it's a legitimate question to ask, "When did the style of TJS become popular, so dominate?" I think it is dominate, maybe not "New Nashville" dominant but prevalent all the same. I've listened to some Vince Gill, and I don't hear it (maybe I'm listening to the wrong songs). Albert Lee and Danny Gatton, yeah I get that, but they weren't really "country." So who else developed this style? And when did it become soooo popular? I'm asking more from an historical perspective, no judgements here. Marty Stuart and Kenny Vaughan and Brad Paisley, sure. But Paisley is pretty recent and all three are definitely outside mainstream country.
     
  14. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Ditto Ditto.. And other simple licks like Cash's Folsom Prison Blues 'solos' and the the like for me...
     
  15. NashTel177

    NashTel177 Tele-Meister

    179
    Feb 1, 2012
    Beaumont, TX
    +1 on Motorcycle Cowboy. I like the live from Billy Bob's, it's the only version I've heard.
     
  16. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

    Of course Redd nails that in his sleep. :cool:


    I just read the 'Tall Blond Gal' in the video was his real [Merl's] honey/wife too. :D
     
  17. Jagg76

    Jagg76 Tele-Holic

    +1 :thumbs:

    -Jagg
     
  18. ifallalot

    ifallalot Tele-Holic

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    Feb 24, 2012
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Pretty much every song mentioned above

    and this one

     
  19. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    Prolly Reggie Young's tastefully compressed solo in
    Merle's version of "That's the Way Love Goes"

    And some of Pete Anderson's uniquely quirky stuff DEFINITELY comes to mind!!


    ,
     
  20. Delta Blues

    Delta Blues Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 22, 2011
    GA
    Sugarfoot Rag by Hank Garland.
     
  21. Steveareno

    Steveareno Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 10, 2010
    Dogtown So Cal
    +1 on Guitars Cadillacs and Hot Rod Lincoln. Also: Country Boy & Luxury Liner (Albert Lee), Act Naturally (Buck & Don), Walk Right Back (Everly Bros)...there's more. :confused:
    Swang on,
     
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