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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by telemaster1953, Oct 4, 2011.
Thanks for the help , I wanted it to show I hope all will enjoy it
I'm listening to mostly instrumental music these days....the whole song is somebody soloing Great way to hear my fave players to a much greater extent. I dig vocals too....but when it comes to my instrument of choice, I want to hear lots of it in a piece...More to study/more to enjoy.
the first time a guitar really made me turn around was the Clapton solo in I shot the sheriff off of disc three on the original clapton crossroads boxed set.
Billy Butler's 3 choruses of perfection on Bill Doggett's '56 recording of Honky Tonk pt1
Nels Cline: Impossible Germany
very close second: Knopfler: Down to the Waterline
Lindsey Buckingham on "Frozen Love." To me, it's a tutorial on how to construct a rock guitar solo.
Second would be Robbie McIntosh on "Middle of the Road" by the Pretenders.
Jimmy Page: Stairway to Heaven.
Although, I've heard it so many times now that I've become unsusceptible to it.
Rumor has it , it was played on a tele too.
i'm surprised no one has put eric johnson playing cliffs of dover on here
Thanks, that is some great playing...and new to me!
I think it's because we tend to differentiate between a "solo" and an "instrumental." I wouldn't have called "Cliffs of Dover" a "solo."
Either Jesse Ed Davis on Taj Mahal's "Six Days on the Road;" the top of tasty playing for me, or...
Lenny Breau's work on "Scrapple from the Apple" w/ Buddy Emmons; smokin track!
One more... Criss Johnson with Koko Taylor on "Don't Let Me Catch You With Your Drawers Down." Wow!
Can't quantify "the best".....but it is soulful and moving. It is the one I like. Eric Clapton, Holy Mother. Starts at 3:20.
Robin Trower is my favorite, I'm glad to see him mentioned here. There are several versions of Daydream -- my favorite is one of the live versions. I don't know which one it is, but I know it when I hear it.
My all time favorite is Eric Johnson's second solo on Desert Rose, from Ah Via Musicom.
For a solo piece, I like Lenny Breau's "Georgia", from a CBC show in the early 1960s.
For sheer weird/beautiful/non-guitar cliche coolness, Amos Garrett's "Midnight" solo wins.
Believe it or not, I gotta say Glenn Frey. He played the solo on the recorded version of I can't tell you why. I can't believe the tone and phrasing. I can't believe it is the same guy that put out Smuggler's Blues, but it is.
I'm not even sure where to begin to look to answer that question. Any genre? Bluegrass, it has to be Randy Scruggs and ? doing Black Mountain Rag on Austin City Limits Live; Rock, hmmm, hmmm, Carlos Santana on Soul Sacrifice or Alvin Lee on I'm Goin' Home at Woodstock, Eric Clapton on Further on Up the Road at The Last Waltz, Hendrix on... too many top list, Jerry Garcia on Ripple or Dark Hollow on Reckonning; on Jazz, John Mclaughlin with Miles Davis on the Jack Johnson Sessions; or maybe Charlie Christian on any of his recordings. One could get very carried away here. What about Pete Townsend, or Doc Watson, or Clarence White, or David Bromberg. I'm glad I don't have to settle for one!!
Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac.
My humble apologies, I forgot Rory. His incendiary leads throughout Irish Tour and Live in Europe are spell binding.
Danny Gatton - "In Fall" from Steve Erwin's CD "Was It Like This"