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Great Guitar Players, largly Ignored??

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Luthier Atlanta, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. PGTips

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    Of course. And the musical glue here is Frank Zappa who was instrumental in launching Tom's career. The track Frank's Wild Years is dedicated to one Frankie Z.
     
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    Lonnie Mack comes to mind. Listen to Stop live and you will agree. So good.
     
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    Reggie Young
     
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    #1 fan here, as well. I liked his debut CD but never got around to buying it. :(

    (This was back in the 1990s before he was Dwight Y.'s guitarist).




    Absolutely!!! Who here has not tried to figure out that memorable guitar intro to the Dobie Gray classic, "Drift Away"? I first heard that song over thirty years ago when out camping with the parents and often wondered many times who played that solo until I found out.

    :)
     
  5. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Anyone mention Junior Brown yet?
    I never heard if him until a year ago, but he can play.
     
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    Muddy Waters doesn't get enough recognition for his guitar playing. He gets overshadowed by BB King, the other two Kings, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Hubert Sumlin, and Otis Rush.
     
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    Lonnie is the man.

    Also mentioned but not enough:

    Jesse Ed Davis - Doctor my Eyes
    Amos Garret - Midnight at the Oasis

    Not mentioned yet:

    Steve Farris
    Freddy King
    Earl Hooker
    Waddy Wachtel
    Elliot Randel
    Andrew Gold
     
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    Freddie King is "largely ignored"?? There isn't a day that goes by without this giant being cited extensively. He is everywhere.
     
  9. Tim Bowen

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    I want to be largely ignored like some of these guys when I grow up!

    Honestly, I can't think of a working musician I know personally who doesn't rave on Lindsey Buckingham. I have a Guitar Player magazine with him on the cover, he pulled in at #100 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011, and has sold millions of records!

    Maybe I just travel in different circles or am from a different generation or demographic than some of the posters here; a lot of guys mentioned here I would consider to be household names among guitarists, some of them even among laymen. This thread confounds me.
     
  10. Robert H.

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    Amen brother.
     
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    John Stannard. The most completely fluent guitar player I ever heard. That guy was the whole deal.
     
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    Junior's like Al Dimeola, or Alex Lifeson, Duane Allman, Steve Morse, etc.

    Guitar God.

    He doesn't belong in this list,really. Almost taken for granted.

    At least here.

    You should check out a guy named Joe Maphis, he pretty much started that whole kind of thing, and Junior and this dude named Brent Mason have pretty much kept it alive.

    Yeah, ain't much around like Junior. EVH in a cowboy hat and suit.
     
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    He doesn't get the buzz he deserves, that's why I mentioned him.
     
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    I agree (and I'm the one that mentioned Lindsay Buckingham)...
    but the precedent for this thread was set by the OP when it was suggested Ritchie Blackmore was largely ignored ;)

    We all live in different pockets .... a hero is one area might be under-rated and never discussed in the next. These are just peoples opinions.
     
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    Eric Clapton doesn't get enough recognition anymore. Sure, at one time he was God, but nowadays he's just another blues hack in a dad band, according to some folks.
     
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    Ritchie Who? :D



    Well I probably just shouldn't have said anything. Buckingham was mentioned earlier in the thread as well, by the way.

    You're right. Sometimes I forget that not everybody came up like I did. Even the non-musicians were extremely knowledgeable about music and guitar guys, and so many of the names in this thread are very familar to many people that I know. I guess I just come from that culture. For instance, Les Dudek was mentioned in this thread, and when I think about it, I guess it's reasonable enough to consider him 'obscure' - although, not to Cher! - but all my friends listened to him. Riding around in muscle cars, listening to 8 track tapes of Les Dudek, sigh...
     
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    Robin Trower. He was pegged as a Hendrix clone but the guy has his own style and it stands out on it's own.
     
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    Back when Trower was at his peak, he angered a lot of critics we called him a Hendrix retread. This was less then a decade after Jimi's death and the influence was undeniable. That said, he was incrediblely talented and should have had more commercial success. One name I haven't seen mentioned is Robert Quine. If your not familiar with him, he played with Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Lou Reed, and Matthew Sweet. His work with Lou Reed was amazing. He made sounds with a guitar that I have never heard anyone else make. Listen to the Blue Mask album and you will hear what I am talking about. I've seen him live and he was mesmerizing.
     
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