What's the "Comfortably Numb" of country guitar pickin'?

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  1. Allan Allan

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    What's all this about Cash stealing Folsom Prison Blues?
     
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    Here is my best shot at this. The good guitarin is later on in the song but the funny lyrics in the first half are good too.

     
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    Is there any guitar lead in this song? All I heard was mandolin and violins.
     
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    Well you might be right, I'll go stand in the corner,,, oh the shame:oops:
     
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    "Luxury Liner" was the very first one I thought of when I opened the thread, and the OP got right in there with it.
    I have actually been asked a couple of times recently by friends to suggest some "typical classic country guitar playing". In addition to LL I came up with...

    and


    I am sure it is not a coincidence that there is a connection between the two choices.
     
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    "He (Cash) took the melody and many of the lyrics from a song called "Crescent City Blues," which was written by Gordon Jenkins and sung by his wife Beverly Mahr. After the live version of the song became a hit in 1968, Jenkins sued Cash and settled for $75,000."

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/johnny-cash-gordon-jenkins-dispute-folsom-prison-blues

    But this has nothing to do with "Comfortably Numb". :)
     
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    That's pretty much standard practice for the '50s and '60s, pretty much until the Beatles era everyone was just ripping off each other's songs for a quick hit.
     
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    I am in a country band and my two favorite solos to play are East Bound and Down, and Wichita Lineman...
    I seen both of them mentioned... those would probably be at the top of the list for me
     
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    You, sir are an apostate! :mad: There ought to be a damned law... :cool:
     
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    hahahaha yeah I have never been one to drink the Kool-Aid or succumb to the peer pressures of liking something I deemed bovine excrement!
     
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    All songs are some form of country music, these more than most


    A couple of great examples of lead guitar in country based songs:




    0:00 - 0:14:





    1:10 - 1:25:

     
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    And this, the whole song, particularly 0:42 - 1:14



    If there is one thing a country song is, it is a balllad.







    I’ve read that blues guitar technique involves bends, slides, hammer ons and pull offs.





    I don’t see how all of these elements don’t also define country guitar technique, and blues guitar evolved from country guitar.
     
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    Well, Marty and cousin Kenny sure deserve a place of honor in this thread!

    Thanks @DugT ! Tasty!

    Thanks also to @peteb … great music, whether country or no ;)
     
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