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Your Favorite Slide guitar players

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by BB, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. ES330

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    Johnny Winter
    Nasty slide player
     
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  2. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    An Aussie master



     
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  3. kinkstah

    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

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    Ry Cooder
    Derek Trucks
    Sonny Landreth
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  4. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I tend to like slide played by guys who aren't really "slide players" per se.

    Johnny Marr
    Andy Summers
    Nels Cline

    I love how they approach it from a different (often much sparer and simpler) angle.

    For standard guys, Lindley's tone is just nasty (in the best way).
     
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    This clip impessed me a lot, don't know, just feels so fine...


    ...and everytime I watch this part of the Danny Gatton show its like: get outa here!!
     
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    Chip Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, no votes for Bob Weir?!?!
     
  7. Shidoin

    Shidoin Tele-Holic

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  8. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Hans Olsen is a local Arizona blues legend that I can see every Thursday night at the watering hole down the street from me:

     
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    Dave Hole was/is technically amazing, and it looked cool him playing over the neck with a 10" pipe, but I never dug his tone at all. He made Albert Collins sound like a bass player.

    ...and this might be sacrilegious, but I just don't dig Derek Trucks. He's an amazing player, and has more talent in his toenail clippings than I have in my whole body, but I just don't dig it. I think I need to go see him live, and I'll re-assess.
     
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    Legend has it Bobby learned to play slide on stage. Listening to him, I can believe it. Otherwise, I'm a big fan of his playing.

    Most of the slide players I really like have already been mentioned, save one. Ariel Posen.

    Slidey bits start at 3:39
     
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    Many already named, plus Peter Stroud from Sheryl Crow’s band.
     
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    Forgot Roddie Romero.

     
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    I love this gent for many reasons...forever young and fiery at 75 (!!)...
     
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    I'm surprised that Leo Kottke hasn't got a mention yet

    Among the many great players already named he must surely deserve his spot.

    On the phone at the moment so can't post a vid but there are many stunning examples of his wizardry
     
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    Leo should have been listed in the first post. Besides being a technical wizard, he has a original style, and walks his own path. A great artist.
     
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    1.Joey Landreth
    2.Derek Trucks
    3.Jason Isbell
    4.Ariel Posen
     
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    Some of the best I know is Kokomo Arnold, Howlin’ Wolf and Rory Gallagher, to ad some (hopefully) not mentioned.
     
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    Not in any order:

    Johnny Winter
    Sonny Landreth
    Warren Haynes
    Derrick Trucks
    Robert Johnson
    Lowell George

    Im sure I'm forgetting........
     
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    Oh- and Mick Taylor
     
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