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Lonnie Mack Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Stuco, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Stuco

    Stuco Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 27, 2006
    GA
    I've just discovered this guy, what a great player!





    Any Lonnie Mack fans out there?
     
  2. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    65
    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
  3. bcarter_1

    bcarter_1 Tele-Holic

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    Feb 27, 2011
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    He was pals with Stevie Ray, if that means anything.
     
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  5. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    69
    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    Had a couple of his earliest albums on vinyl. I was really into him in the 70's - not so much now. He's a great player though.
     
  6. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 18, 2009
    St. George, UT
    He's the best. Oreo cookie blues=white people problems, but I like it. And yeah, if you dig SRV and his COVER of "Wham!" then you gotta check this out. If you're just now discovering LM, then I bet you didn't know "Wham!" was a cover, huh?
     
  7. chrisgblues

    chrisgblues Tele-Afflicted

    May 31, 2010
    Halifax
    Been a fan for about 20 years now. There's another thread on here about Lonnie Mack with some great info.

    Little known fact...he had a custom tremolo bar installed on his Flying V (first year model) and it became part of his signature sound, so much so, that once his song "Wham" became a big hit, the tremolo became known as the "Whammy bar".

    Not a lie.
     
  8. Stuco

    Stuco Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 27, 2006
    GA
    Thats just awesome
     
  9. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

    827
    Sep 29, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Lonnie played in a lot of the clubs around where I grew up in the 60's. Everyone I knew who played guitar (including me) idolized him.
     
  10. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    49
    Jun 26, 2007
    London
    Love me some Lonnie Mack!
     
  11. Big Burly

    Big Burly Tele-Meister

    427
    Feb 23, 2011
    Oklahoma
    I have heard of Lonnie Mack, mainly because he was a big influence on SRV, nearly as big of an influence as Albert King.

    Listening to Memphis Wham above, I was impressed by his tasty rhythm playing first, and his speedy leads next. Great tone! Not too distorted, but crunchy as hell.
     
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