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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. telemnemonics

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    Not a bad candidate but I'd prefer Buddy Guy thanks.
    Not arguing, just prefer raw over refined I suppose.
     
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    If we gonna let them country guys into this contest I'm calling Doc Watson!
     
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    The Everly Brothers
    Don Rich
    Wade Hayes
     
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    Ian Thornley and Keith Urban come first to mind.
     
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    Keith Richards? Um....
     
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    Jason Isbell
     
  7. Marc Morfei

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    Stephen Stills is a good pick
     
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    JOE BONAMASSA
     
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    I can't believe I had to look at 32 replies to see Prince mentioned.
     
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    He is capable but is not elite as a vocalist IMHO. I usually get torqued when half his record is vocals. I don't put on Vai record for the vocals...
     
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    Duane, a great vocalist?
     
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    Greg Lake was the best at everything he did. Singer,guitarist,bassist,writer,producer. He did it all & was 2nd to none.
     
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    He’s mentioned a few times above.
     
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    I’m with you on Knopfler. I love his singing. I love JJ Cale’s singing too. But, must concede that by most standards neither is a great singer, though I’d also argue that they’re at least as good as Clapton.
     
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    Has Bruce Springsteen been mentioned?
     
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    The peak of Garcia's vocal powers are like... I don't know... Barry White's personal best at the high jump. His pitch is more consistent than Bob Weir's (a low bar, indeed), but his tone is thin and reedy.

    Chuck's great, but he's nobody's idea (including Chuck's) of a great singer.

    Ray Davies guitar playing never impressed me until I saw him (numerous times) on his "Storytellers" tours in the '90s.

    I just watched Triumph's Us Festival performance last week and, although I don't care for their music at all, I was mighty impressed by Emmett's playing and singing.
     
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    Underrated as a guitar player.
     
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    He really has an odd singing voice.
     
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    Ick! Please no.
     
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    I think Clapton is hugely underrated as a singer.
    Another in that category is Joe Bonamassa. Everybody knows he can really play. But he can sing too. I love his live version of Warren Haynes' "If Heartaches Were Nickels". I think he just nailed it.
     
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