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Who's an elite level guitarist AND singer ???

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fullerton Mike, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Cali Dude

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    Totally agree. He inspired a generation of guitar players from the UK to the U.S.. He will always be the most influential musicians that I have ever heard. He really put on an amazing show in his day. I haven't seen him in over 10 years.
     
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    And his vocals are so emotive and expressive. I got to meet him once too. Great guy!
     
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    Fleetwood Mac is my favorite band, and Richard Thompson is one of my favorite players. Back in October, ‘14, I saw an RT acoustic show on a Saturday and Fleetwood Mac on Sunday.

    I agree that RT would have been my first choice. Beyond being a brilliant folk based player, his biography has a lot of parallels. He’s been in a band with multiple vocalists that had numerous personnel changes, he’s notably worked with two strong women, and his most successful album was the one he and Linda made as they were divorcing. Kindred spirit. But, he strikes me as someone who would never do something like that. He turned down the Eagles back in the ‘70s.

    That being said, it’s hard to argue Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. Mike has a long history with Stevie and even co-wrote a Fleetwood Mac song, and Neil’s voice serves the band well.
     
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    I took this to mean both at the top of the bar and near without peer both vocally and guitarwise.

    I like the choices of Vince Gill and Prince, and pretty much all your other picks are wrong :p

    lotta you guys have some awfully goofy ideas about what qualifies as an elite level singer
    IMO
     
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    Jimi Hendrix. He had the perfect voice for Jimi Hendrix songs.
     
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    Well sure, and Son House had the perfect voice for Son House songs...:lol:
     
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    It’s like destiny or something, isn’t it? :D
     
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    johnny guitar watson...

    gimme two gallons of low lead, two hot dogs and an orange soda, can't afford nothin else.
     
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    I’m okay with Clapton’s singing on albums like, “Slowhand”, for example.

    But being familiar with all the originals on, “From the Cradle”, his singing on that album kind of made me cringe.
     
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    I agree w what you're saying, except the part about EC......Maybe not w/ Cream/Blind Faith.....But I feel his singing deserves more praise than just "adequate".....To me, he has pretty good power and range....I bet that there's a big chunk of fans out there that know him just for his songs and singing w/out even knowing that he's considered a guitar hero.....In other words, the guy has had major success w/ many songs that do not have guitar shred all over them....which is a testament to his appeal as just a singer.....But no, he's not in the Plant/Mercury category
     
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    Who's an elite level guitarist AND singer ???

    I don't know, there's so much :rolleyes:... Not me, for sure : I am unable to sing while playing ! :lol:

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    -tbln
     
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    Took almost three hours but finally Doc Watson got a "like"!

    He was often with Merle picking hotter but damn, Doc by himself had a beautiful singing voice and chops, plus for the time an innovative terrific command of the guitar, slipping in bent notes with his pinkie in precise fingerstyle that was not just old time Cowboy Country.

    He never really flaunted his technique though, and was I suppose delighted to have his student and son take the hot licks role.
    While it lasted...
     
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    It's funny ... I have that album and have never listened to it. :lol:
    I was listening to his live performance of "Badge" at the Cream Reunion Concert and thought he sounded great. I guess it's that' stuff that really impressed me.
     
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    Sometimes I think about the five early-sixties guys who had it all. Until these guys turned up, rock solos were usually piano or saxophone. Then along came this little crew of trailblazing guit-slingers who had hot chops and great voices, wrote terrific tunes, and knew how to front a band:

    - Chuck Berry
    - Eddie Cocharan
    - Bobby Fuller
    - Buddy Holly
    - Richie Valenzuela

    Only one of 'em lasted very long. Hail, hail, rock 'n' roll!
     
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    Rewind to Cream. Dazzling guitar and vocals.
     
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    Tempted to throw in Joni Mitchell
     
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    Actually going back to guitar music basics I like Jorma a lot for guitar and vocals, but he wasn't the hot licks player as much as a simple perfection player on acoustic.

    I'll second the earlier mention of Chris Cornell.
    Again not a hot licks player, but for players who sit alone with an acoustic guitar in front of 10,000 people and knock them out?
    Hard to beat Chris for that.
     
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    Agreed, Emmett's was a tour de force performance that day. His voice and playing was epic.
     
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