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Great guitarists that aren't well known but should be.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Blazer, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Jim W

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    Jim Weider
    Charlie Freeman
    Stephen Bruton
    Gerry McGee
    Jesse Ed Davis
    Jerry Donahue
    Doug Sahm

    I like the ones rjtwangs listed, especially Amos G.
     
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    Trey Anastasio never gets the respect he deserves, IMO.
     
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    Rick Holstrom used to play with William Clarke and now plays with Mavis Staples. Then there's Birelli Lagren. Check em out.
     
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    One of the best guitarists ever in my opinion, and people still remember him for 'Happy Talk' lol

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    I’ll go all jazzy on you and mention two giants of early bop guitar who are unknown to most even in jazz circle.

    Remo Palmieri, who did the famous solo on “Groovin’ High” but is rarely credited even with that. He is one of the tastiest jazz guitarists ever and I’ve made it my project to transcribe a dozen of his solos (I am up at 6 so far). Solo at the 2:00 mark, but if you rush there you miss Dizzy and the others beside:



    Another unknown giant of bop guitar is Dick Garcia. He made only one record under his own name AFAIK. As a bop guitarist, he had absolutely everything.

     
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    Tony Roberts ( Bones )



    Major influence on a lot of metal \m/ bands. Metallica and Anthrax both cite Discharge in general and Bones in particular.
    Not to everyone's taste.

    Bernie Torme


    Another one whose live shows just don't translate to video too well. You had to be there, and in this case, I nearly was. I saw the band on this tour and Bernie was captivating. Janick, bless his curly locks, had huge shoes to fill after the Gillan split.

    Johnny Turnbull.



    here Johnny takes the lead vocal. Anyone who has seen him with The Blockheads will attest to his ability to rip a monster solo as well as funk it up.
     
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    Erik Hokkanen - an Austin musician more well-known for his fiddle playing. Not only is he one of the best fiddle players in town, he's one of the best guitarists. There aren't a lot of videos of him really blazing away on guitar, but here's a great one where he starts on fiddle and switches to guitar. I used to go see him all the time at Flipnotics, but it doesn't exist anymore.
     
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    Jimmy Lyon - Eddie Money's guitarist


     
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    Don't know if I've posted Stuie French yet but if this is a double post it's worth it.

    He's moving to the US in 2019 because there's just not enough work here



     
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    Buddy Flett

     
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    +1 for Stuie French and Rick Holmstrom
     
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    How about the guy in Brownout?



    cheers, RM
     
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    Bob
     
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    The 2 gents ABBA had in the late 70’s. Don’t know their names but some of their live stuff in the late 70’s was pretty heavy.

     
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    Illinois Speed Press....he played on that album...around 1969....pretty decent tunes...album is hard to find....
    I like Eric Gales....not many have heard of him...
     
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    Alessandro Alessandroni is one of my favourite guitar players. He played on many Spaghetti Western Soundtracks

     
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    Filmed on Penshaw Monument near Washington (UK not DC). I can see it from the end of my street!
     
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