SICK Guitar Solos We Forgot About

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    Accepting that there are issues with the guys past ... There's a whole host of Chuck Berry stuff missing here ... But ....

    An absolute all time favourite of mine is this Albert Collins song from Free, Paul Kossoff ...



    ....there are better recordings of this track! ie Ton of Sobs or Free Live :rolleyes:
     
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    Seriously good solo to this one if you can make it that far...

     
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    I couldn’t agree more with this statement. And here’s a prime example of one of my most favourite sounding solos of all time.

     
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    Yeah that was always one of my favorite solos. Grant Geisman, I believe. He went on to play with Billy Joel, FWIW.
     
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    That's a great one. I recall reading in Guitar Player magazine many (ok many) years ago this was one of the most perfect rock guitar solos.
     
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    (whisper: great bass too. turn it up loud.)
     
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    I really liked the guitar back when they were an actual band and not just a duo. During the Scam, Gaucho period I remembered it seemed like every solo was done to be as devoid of energy and emotion as possible. So, I just listened now to see if 45 years might have changed my perspective... Well a little, they wanted "Cool" jazz and thats what they got. To keep w the positive vibe of the thread I will say that the note choices/ phrasing are indeed superb.
     
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    Pretty sure that's Bob Welch in the ball cap and big glasses. Thought one was Brian Setzer but after a second look, it isn't. Don't know who the guy in the red outfit with long blonde hair is.
     
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    So I looked up the video on youtube and found these comments:

    “3 Doobie Brothers in this tight group: Skunk Baxter on guitar, Keith Knudsen on drums, and Bobby LaKind on congas. Great song!”

    “And then we have Randy California on guitar and singing lead, Mark Andes on bass.”

    “And has the original lineup.”

    So, here’s a bit about the original lineup (I definitely think Bob Welch is with them on stage, too):

    “The original lineup of the group evolved from a Los Angeles band, the Red Roosters, which included Randy California (guitars, vocals), Mark Andes (bass), and Jay Ferguson(vocals, percussion). With the addition of California's stepfather Ed Cassidy on drums, and keyboard player John Locke, the new band was originally named the Spirits Rebellious (after a book by Kahlil Gibran), but the name was soon shortened to Spirit. Before returning to his native state, California previously played with Jimi Hendrix as a member of Jimmy James and the Blue Flames in New York City's Greenwich Village in 1966. Hendrix gave Randy Wolfe the nickname "Randy California" to distinguish him from Randy Palmer whom Hendrix named ‘Randy Texas’”.

    Randy California was great. Spirit’s “Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus” album is a true classic and I listen to it often to this day. Check out Randy at his rockin best on this track:

     
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    The thing I appreciate the most in soloing is melodic fluidity. There's tones and tones of such solo that make me smile and move fingers on invisible fretboard, but there's these two perfect to me.

    This one contains three epic solos, bit jazz (sometimes Joe Pass alike), bit blues but rock for sure. 15 minutes of perfection.



    Second one is from the guitarist I like for his work during 60's/ 70's (Cream and Blind Faith), but nowadays... not so much.

     
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    I always liked this one. Short but smooth.
     
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    How 'bout this one.
     
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    Yep
     
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    How about ol' Ed King putting the emotion in a friendship, lost?

     
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    Prince Charming's slow-hand soul.

     
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    lol the minimalist approach.




    but I think it works
     
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    A bit before my time, a late friend (who we all called Big John) turned me on to this album and we would have it blaring in the R&D shop we worked in. Good times. I listen to it (and McDonald and Giles) now and then to remember John....
     
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    Many thanks for that, Chino.
    I wish I had an ear for working songs out, I'm generally happy if I can even find the right key. :)
    I'll have a go at this one now that you've pointed me in the right direction. ;)
     
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