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Favourite melodic solo

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by sir humphrey, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. GearHund

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    There are some great melodic solos by Michael Schenker on the UFO album "Force it." Especially, the solos in "High Flyer" and "Let it Roll." I also like Buck Dharma's solos in BOC's "Don't Turn Your Back" and "I Love the Night." The solos in the Eagles' "I Can't Tell You Why" are really melodic and fun to play.
     
  2. telemenow

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    I think the solo on "Lonesome Fugitive" may be Roy Nichols...also Roy Buchanan did that one great!!
     
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    Alex Lifeson's solo on La Villa Strangiato from the Exit Stage Left album.

    Barre none the best melodic, soulful solo I have heard with a tiny dash of shred.
     
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    1. Brent Mason "since I fell for you"
    2. Paul Franklin together again live ( on you tube) with Vince Gill.
    3. Scott Henderson " dog party"
     
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    FZ on Inca Roads
     
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    2 come to mind: All of the solos, especially the first one, on the Scorpions song, "Still Loving You" are melodically perfect. Also, Hiram Bullock does a beautiful melodic solo on Sting's version of Little Wing, from the Nothing Like the Sun album.
     
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    Europa by Carlos Santana. Pretty, relaxing, full of emotion.
     
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    Long version live, solo begins at 2:43 (and ends at 4:13...). One of my all time favourites.

     
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    Yeah, that sounds like Burton for sure...with that thin, out of phase kind of tone...has to be...Nichols always sounded richer. The Roy Buchanan version is the best anyway, guitar-wise, that is!
     
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    My band does this song... I do my best at the solo, but without aiming to be 100% note perfect on it.
     
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    That's the first song to come mind. Probably the inspiration for the famous Douglas Adams quote:

    "Mark Knopfler has an extraordinary ability to make a Schecter Custom Stratocaster hoot and sing like angels on a Saturday night, exhausted from being good all week and needing a stiff drink--which is not strictly relevant at this point since the record hadn't yet got to that bit, but there will be too much going on when it does."

    (Incidently, the last line of that chapter is: "The record got to the good bit.")
     
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    An obvious candidate would be Big Jim Sullivan's lead playing/solo on Dave Berry's "The Crying Game" (1964).

    Besides being very melodic, it was one of the earliest recordings to use a DeArmond volume-tone pedal, which gave some sort of a wah-effect before the invention of the wah-wah pedal. It had a passive tonepot though, not a boosted, active circuit like the wah-wah pedal. A cornerstone in electric guitar playing!

     
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    Al Anderson on the wailers LIVE 'No Woman No Cry', love his sense of melody, style, and tone. Some real subtle country type bends in there too. A lot of players were doing that in the late 70's. I even hear it in some Commodores and Bobby Womack stuff.
    Love it.

    Good one Fezz. Another classic solo.
     
  16. sir humphrey

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    Yeah - classic solo, one of my favourites
     
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    That is a great Tele solo. I pretty sure it's James on the original. It's on his instruction tape. Roy's version really is one of my favorites. He nails the steel guitar like tone perfectly.
    Swang on,
     
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    That was cool, never heard it before!

    This one?

     
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    In fact Jimmy Page has claimed to play the lead on this song ... He did play rhythm though, with John Paul Jones on bass.

    In many ways I'd say Big Jim was Britain's equivalent to James Burton ... He even got friendly with Elvis. ;)
     
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