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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. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Good one!

    I think Roy could play just about anything on any type of guitar. And a sweet voice too.
     
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    I have had the good fortune to see Al DiMeola play live many, many times, over the course of 40 years. The first time I saw Al live was on the Trio Tour with Paco & John. Al attracts some of the most excellent musicians to collaborate with & to play with, and every Al show will be something to remember & to behold. I honestly wonder if Al is even from this planet. His level of musicianship leaves me absolutely astonished every time I see him perform live. Al is an animal on guitar; nothing else to say about him.



     
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    1970-1974 Garcia...Yea!

    American Beauty through Mars Hotel peak of his vocal powers. Honorable mention for Ripple alone!

    How about Lowell George? I think the best voice in all of rock music and his guitar playing unique if not great.
     
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    Glen Campbell was pretty good.
     
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    Paul Simon
     
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    But Al doesn't sing.......
     
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned Chuck Berry yet. One of the founders of Rock and Roll.
     
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    Did anyone mention Joe Walsh? I spaced out reading the comments.
     
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    Steve Wariner
    Glen Campbell
    Rick Derringer
    Lindsay Buckingham
    Johnny Rivers (Maybe?)
    St. Vincent
    Prince
     
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    I was just going to say, I see a lot of great guitarists mentioned who can sing, but are nothing special. I think there are very few people who are amazing at both.
     
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    Me ...

    But I'm shy about performing in public ...

    In reality, I'm better on piano...
     
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    FWIW, I love Hendrix's singing, and especially his songwriting. His guitar playing...fine, but what really set him apart was his songwriting and his arrangements and production values.

    To the original question, Paul Simon and Stephen Stills immediately come to mind. They are monster singers and monster guitarists.

    McCartney is a no brainer.

    Ray Davies – yes, definitely. The Davies brothers are one of the most underrated guitar duos of all rock. Absolutely outstanding guitarists...but get no credit for it. They get credit for songwriting, while their guitar talents are mostly ignored – just like Paul Simon and Stephen Stills.

    ...and yes, I do think Dylan was a very good guitarist, and a very good singer – even though he gets shat on for those two things, and mainly considered only a great songwriter.
     
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    Al doesn't need to do vocals. :lol:

    Al actually did vocals on at least one track; I will locate it & get back to you wit deets.
     
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    I was gonna mention Garcia as I love his guitar playing, his perfectly in-tune guitar, and that singing voice.
    But I figured I'd get burned at the stake!
    WTF, long live Jerry:
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    I second that! Rik Emmett's performance at the 82 festival was unbelievable. I was too young and in the wrong country at the time, but man oh man. I was blown away by the videos.
     
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    SRV should also be on the list, if he hasn't been mentioned already.
     
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    Steve Winwood and Dave Mason haven't been mentioned yet.
     
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    Dave Mason was.
     
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