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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by skinny ted, Sep 26, 2006.
danny gatton for me
Albert Collins first. Danny Gatton later.
Jeff Beck got me started. Then I took a Gibson detour for a bit. Robbie Robertson made me want a Tele again. Then, when I heard Roy Buchanan, that sealed the deal.
Heard Buck Don Rich and Merle and was hooked Roy Buchanan sealed the deal for me also. I dont really think of Gatton as a Tele only player since he used Les Pauls and ES295 type jazz boxes often. But I do really appreciate Gatton's music no matter what he played.
I actually bought my first Tele after I saw a picture like this:
Then later, I saw a picture like this and smiled:
Back then, these guys were so far above everyone else musically to me... well, these two guys were the first reason I've always had a Telecaster.
Roy Buchanan's "Buck and the Snake Stretchers" LP, in the burlap bag between two pieces of cardboard.
A friend cued it up loud on Bose 901's. We were REALLY stoned.
When Roy went up the neck into dog hearing only range during The Messiah Will Come Again: welp, is was just a religious experience!
I didn't actually own a real Tele until years later, but that moment stays with me.
Another one for me was Luther Perkins(even thought he went to a jazzmaster later)...just listening to those old Cash recordings and figuring out those licks made me fall in love with that tele tone.
James Burton, Waylon Jennings, Reggie Young, Bernie Leadon....
seeing roy buchanan play "Hey Joe" on don kirschner's rock concert made a huge impression on me. it made me believe that anything is possible with electric guitar. i wish someone would post a video of that on youtube or something, i'd really like to see that again.
Dave Edmunds, who got me started
and Jeff Beck, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan who keep reminding me I've still a lot to learn
The Roys, James Burton and Waylon.
Danny Gatton thanks to you guys here. I bought two of his albums after listening to all the clips on youtube- 88 Elmira Street and Cruisin' Deuces. I just love the vibe his amazing playing gives off. I have tried to replicate this vibe (not really the guitar playing, how can anyone!) in the songs I write. Thirteen women and The Beat of the Night off Cruisin' Deuces is really what I'm talkin about!
+1 for Joe strummer too. I love his rythem styles. His Telecaster tones on the London Calling Album are probably the best rock tones ever.
I'd seen pix of Zoot Horn Rollo with a modified tele (De Armond neck p/u, i think)
and I was a big fan of the Magic Band and Mallard, but it was Clarence White's
other-worldly tone, taste and chops that got me hooked.
Nothing comes close, I still jump up when I hear him.
my Uncle ! i was 7 when he came home from college in the early summer of '55.....he'd gotten a Tele and he brought it with him, and he even let me play it !
I almost forgot that seeing Jimmy Page playing a Tele with a violin bow put a big Tele crease in my brain in 68.