Jim Stafford

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  1. mudshark

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    Lol, seen Jim play that live several times. I love his sense of humor. I've always wondered if he taught that version of Malaguena to Doug Gabriel (his opening act for years). I've seen Doug play a really similar version of Malaguena on his mufftar (a muffler he turned into a guitar) several times as well.
     
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    With a flat pick! There are no rules! I love it. :lol:
     
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    Cool! Pretty remarkable guitar skills, and interesting how he uses them as an integral part of his comedy. Reminds me a little bit of those "Mad Drummer" videos, where, as you're laughing at how the guys is cutting up all the time, you also realize that he has tremendous drumming chops.
     
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    Excellent guitarist. I have a hazy memory of some Rock TV show where he did " Spiders and Snakes " and at the end was sitting around w ELP playing blues on a banjo !
     
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    That was great.
     
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    I started a thread on TDPRI where I asked folks to identify their favorite piece of music played on guitar. My personal choice was the Sabicas rendition of "Malagueña". I identified Mason Williams' "Classical Gas" as my number 2.

    "Malagueña" was written by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona for piano. The song's metamorphosis into a "Spanish guitar" standard speaks to the creativity of guitar players always looking to expand the musical universe the instrument serves. Dick Dale's cover of "Misirlu" is another great example. Listen to the original from the 1920s and you'll really appreciate how much Dick Dale's creativity and vision brought to the party.

    As for Jim Stafford's version of "Malagueña"...not my favorite, but not bad.
     
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    Talented guy. I remember as a kid, watching him on Johnny Carson as he gave "Classical Gas" the same treatment.
     
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    And I remember he had a moderately prominent hit song called "Swamp Witch" many years ago-- a song in the vein of "Ode To Billy Joe" and other similar dark, moody, story-telling tunes.
     
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    Saw him with Mike Nesmith. Both solo acoustic guitars. Both were wonderful live.
     
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    Didn't he have a summer replacement variety show back in the seventies? I remember him playing songs "solo", with him on classical guitar and a full sized (Hammond-like) set of bass pedals.....AND singing!. Talented guy! ;)
     
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    Wonderful entertainer ...warning do not attempt to drink while watching.

     
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    I can't believe that people think that's good music. It's technically amazing, but as a piece of music, it sounds pretty much like rubbish pickup at my house.
     
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    WOW!....I wish I lived in your neighborhood! That must be VERY entertaining! ;)
     
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    Another version by one of the best guitar players ever
     
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