Favorite Blues Tele Player?

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  1. Bones

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    There's a difference between being a "tele player" and "playing a tele", I wont even get into my opinions on what I think makes someone a "bluesman". Suffice to say I don't take as broad an apporoach as some have here.
     
  2. Lightnin'

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    Rock on
     
  3. Telemarkman

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    We're aware of that, Bones.;)

    And I've met a couple of black, original Chicago blues artists with a broader approach than yours.:oops:
     
  4. qblue

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    I love Poppa Chubby, but I thought this thread was about Tele players. I know PC has a weakness for late '60's Strats.

    I love Tab Benoit's style, but it won't work for me. Ronnie Earl is my favorite Strat player.
     
  5. DirtyDanTele

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    Don't have a personal favorite but my list would include.

    Collins
    Buchanan
    Gatton
    Bloomfield
    Gill
    Ford
    Clapton

    That'd be my list of blues being played on a tele.
     
  6. Paul G.

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    I've seen Poppa Chubby twice, and both times he was playing a Tele, so I'll take it.

    P.
     
  7. bluemud928

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    thanks for knowing your s--t! my favorite, too
     
  8. telejonez

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    I have 4: Keith Richards, Michael Bloomfield, Robben Ford, Muddy.
     
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    jamblehamblebum Tele-Meister

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    thanks man . that guy is super funky . ill be checkin him out
     
  10. one guitar

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    Aren't Cropper's soli real bluesy?

    Of course all the ones who have allready been mentioned.

    As for the younger generation:

    Kid Ramos
    Rick Holmstrom

    Great Tele- playing from these bluesmen.
     
  11. FatRosie

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    Gotta be Roy Buchanan for me.
     
  12. jhergert

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    Another vote for Mike Bloomfield.
     
  13. BopT

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    I cannot pick just one!
    Roy, Albert, Michael, Amos, Muddy damn there are tons more.
     
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    This guy.

    muddy_waters.jpg
     
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    Yeah. He didn't suck.
     
  16. chabby

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    Albert Collins by a wide Margin in terms of pure blues playing, not even a contest.
    Maybe when Duane Allman and Clapton, Beck and Pagey spent some time on the Tele, but they weren't what I'd refer to as pure blues men. Tedeschi is a good woman blues player I agree, but it's her singing that makes her. She fights at the Tele and puts a whoopin on it sure, but....

    Gotta throw in Bonnie Raitt when she's playing pure Muddy Licks on slide, but Trucks rules the planet now really for blues slide. Heck, I even love his non slide blues cuz his phrasing is just so unique and killer with big time respect to fore bearers.

    Damn, I like Vince Gills Blues chops on "Don't try this at home" with The Players.
    Them's as tasty o chops as can be had. Johnny Lang's okay he's really soulful, but like Tedeschi, kind of beats on it - and that's just fine. Everyone has a certain spin I like that has been mentioned. But I guess I was just so surprised how good of a Blues Player V. Gill is as he doesn't get to showcase it much at all. But he sure does on that tune with the Players. Not only does he have great tone, but some really tasty hand action that gets that tone - I once heard Beck's playing described as "he pulls tone out of his guitar". That's how Vince Gill appears to me - to just pull dripping, kind of jazzy laced tone with a great vibrato. Gills does it in a "Down Town" sophisticated style, I just had no idea he was capable of. And he looks so natural doing it, like he's really a blues player! lol
     
  17. chabby

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    Bloomfield when he was alive - I have to honor that he was the best living white student of the Blues of his Generation, but we never got to see the end result. I mean he studied, in detail, every style of blues in every key, in every way electric and acoustic, but got eaten alive by the blues too. I guess that can (and has) happened to the best ones ever, no matter which guitar they played.
     
  18. mr tom

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    These days? Guy King. Holmes is great, and I would put Mike Keller right there, even though the last time I saw him, he wasn't playing a Tele (that was the first and only time I saw him with something different).
     
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    For me it has to be Roy Buchanan. Roy was a real master of the Telecaster. I've been totally knocked out by his playing for over 40 years and will never tire of listening to him. On some of his Alligator albums he used a Lester Paul and still sounded great but he squeezed his best sounds out of his old Telecasters.
     
  20. bo

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    Overall it's Roy for me too, but yeah Brewer Phillips is sooo underrated. Kinda apples and oranges between the two.
     
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