The Song To Blame For It All

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  1. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Can you say there is any song which meant you had NO CHOICE but to buy a telecaster?

    Anyone not familiar with the Johnny Cash song 'I've Been Everywhere', who does not own a tele already, you are advised to not click the below link, as it might cause a serious case of tele-acquisition

    You have been warned



    (don't anyone tell me it wasn't played on a telecaster, cos I don't wanna know!)
     
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  2. 10thoufirst

    10thoufirst Tele-Holic

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    Sam & Dave, "Hold On, I'm Coming".
     
  3. LoveHz

    LoveHz Tele-Holic

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    A bunch of early Ricky Nelson records -- My Babe, Believe What You Say, It's Late, Milk Cow Blues, Hello Mary Lou -- thank you Mr James Burton.
     
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    Took me two years to figure out it was a tele.
    Just coming out of my drug use days.
     
  5. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jim Messina got me to switch to a tele, James Burton, and Albert Lee got me into country.



     
  6. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Tele came along much later for me...2009 to be exact.

     
  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Buckaroo.
    I was 10 when I first heard it.
    It just sounded "shiny", to me.
    Perhaps that's weird, but the tune, and the guitar tone really spoke to me.
    Thanks for listening.
     
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    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

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  10. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

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    So many, but Roy Buchanan's version of "Sweet Dreams" did it for me.
     
  11. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

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    I saw The Pretenders live that pretty much did it.
     
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    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Elite Hotel is James, the one and only.

    Check this out also:


    Live radio show, same period, same band, really good stuff.
     
  13. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm not sure about which song, but I know it was a Black Crowes song off of "Shake Your Money Maker". Rich Robinson's BSB first sent me down the path toward tele-acquisition.
     
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    dkmw Friend of Leo's

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    One of the things that drives me crazy is that I can't remember exactly what it was that made me ''have'' to get a Tele.

    After 40+ years of being a very un-serious rank beginner, about 3 years ago something clicked and I decided I wanted to actually learn to play the instrument in this lifetime. (I now realize I'm not alone - there are a lot of us semi-geezers doing this).

    But I wish I could remember one thing or song that sent me searching for the Tele...
     
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    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dunno, maybe stuff by Steve Cropper, Jim Campilongo, and Mike Campbell, but this one, definitely maybe :D

     
  16. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    For myself, it was initially, who was playing the guitar, noticing just how widespread the telecaster's influence & usage was & is!!
     
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    getting a Jimmy Bryant cd

     
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    This was the first Roy Buchanan song I remember hearing, and I still remember my hair standing on end.

     
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    Not so much a song as it was a man.
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  20. McGlamRock

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    I was a Strat guy until I heard "Mud on the Tires" by Brad Paisely. That outro solo... just wow. How could you NOT want a tele?!
     
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