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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by gpasq, Feb 23, 2012.
I always dug Mason Rufner.
Even though there is a good chance I'm misspelling that last name!
Kimberley Rew of The Soft Boys (and latterly Katrina and The Waves). Check out the sublime solo at the end of this track:
I like Junior Barnard with Bob Wills too.
Tj, that Benny Joy cut was cool...any idea on the year that was released?
I agree 100%!
I can't think of anyone who'd be able to fill his shoes in Tull.
+1. all of you beat me to martin barre. i remember 1 time he made the list in guitar player magazine as 1 of the best guitar players you never heard of.
John Cali & Tony Guttoso
These guys were amazingly articulate players with wonderful tone, and it's all the more impressive when you consider that they played on strings the size of suspension bridge and that they rarely changed them (and unlike a lot of later jazz guitarists, they bent the hell out of those things.)
Olivier Kikteff and Benoit Convert
Norwegian jazz player, Robert Normann, wasn't very "hip", nor did he play a Telecaster, but he made Django Reinhardt drop his jaw, and he was at one time voted Europe's best jazz musician!
Had he been American or British I'm sure many more of you would know about him and recognize him for what he was: Simply one of all times greatest guitarists!
He was also a great inventor - the octave/bass pickup that we see in one of the tunes, was his own invention. It made it possible for him to play the melody/chords and bass simultanously.
Ronnie Montrose was my favorite guitarist of the 70's and beyond. I have read his playing was very much admired by his peers.
Tony Hicks, from The Hollies, master of the electric sitar,
lotsa folks have never heard of Monty Montgomery.
ill add cheetah chrome
Johnny Echols from Love
Cliff Gallup - I know a lot of guitarists respect & love the guy but he's pretty anonymous to the wider public
I could be wrong and just not hip enough, but I don't think Stephen Malkmus gets his due as a guitar player. Dave Gregory is a great choice; Andy Partridge also became a heck of a player.
I'm with you on Malkmus. Love the sounds he gets.
Also: Tanya Donnelly, Joey Santiago, and East Bay Ray from the Dead Kennedys.
Randy Jackson (no not that one)...the one from Zebra
Rik Emmett - famous yes, rarely discussed...big yes
Paul Dean - Loverboy....I like some of the stuff he did...alot
Mick Jones - Foreigner, Spooky Tooth - not flashy but damn tasty, rarely discussed
Jimmy McCullough - Wings, Thunderclap Newman, Stone the Crows - his premature death is probably the biggest reason he's rarely discussed, let alone acknowledged. His guitar playing on the live "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Juniors Farm" is great in my opinion
I'm sure I'll come up with more....lol
I know he's highly respected in the jazz community, but I immediately thought of Pat Metheny. He can burn it up when he wants to, but it's all so pretty and melodic.