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Postby ken worley on Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:18 am

The Greatest Guitar Player of the Twentieth Century was......



Stevie Ray Vaughan.


Taking away the differences in type of music, and just examining the musicianship, I have no doubts of this assertion.

Of all guitarists of the last century, SRV took his music genre to the farthest extreme, two, three, four layers deeper into the standard blues riffs/chord progressions that came before.

Watch a live performance of good quality, like the Austin City Limits DVD, and check out his playing on "Leave My Girl Alone", or "Little Wing".


At some point, you can see that he goes inside himself, and becomes one with his guitar, and then they both become one with the sound of the music itself.
No longer is it a man, playing a song, on an instrument, but something more akin to a pure form of magical energy.
Like tales I've read of Paganini, on the violin.

I can only wonder just how good he'd be now, more than 15 years after his untimely passing.
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Postby EarthRise on Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:49 pm

I have my own preferences, regardless.

Ani DiFranco owns my body and soul, so to speak.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:19 pm

EarthRise wrote:I have my own preferences, regardless.

Ani DiFranco owns my body and soul, so to speak.


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Postby EarthRise on Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:01 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
EarthRise wrote:I have my own preferences, regardless.

Ani DiFranco owns my body and soul, so to speak.


I had your soul at one point, but then my link destabilized.


Yeah, all your soul-sucking websites are belong to us. I didn't tell you this at the time, but you were going against legality when you stole my soul from Ani.
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Postby black bart on Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:00 am

Haven't any of you ever seen George Formby singing 'When I'm cleaning windows'...OK, technically it's a Ukulele not a guitar...but my god, he's at one with those strings!
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Postby black bart on Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:26 am

Look at the one-ness here:

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Postby The Black Spot on Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:55 pm

Ah, George Formby.

He could make those strings sing - in a Stephen Hawkings kind of way.
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Postby Dan(da haole guy) on Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:20 pm

erm..in that photo of the album cover, Mr. Formby's "axe" resembles a banjo*..(subtle British 'umour, my foot.. :twisted: )



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Postby PantyGnawer on Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:59 pm

Look at you people :x

Ken tries to start a serious discussion about something near and dear to his heart, and you delinquents go and spam it to death before its birth.

I hope you're happy! This is why we can't have nice things.

I know you all think that just because a person lives in a bus, that its okay to treat them with contempt, and you're right, but this involves rock and roll!


Ken I can't really argue with you on SRV, but if nominations are open for bass players please allow me to throw Les Claypool out there.

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Postby EarthRise on Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:19 pm

PirateGuy wrote:Annie DeWhat? PffffffffffffffT!


I'm going to bite your face off. Ani rocks.
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Postby ken worley on Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:12 am

Les Claypool.....He is unnaturally good.
Check out some of those "How to play__________" videos on youtube.(Where unfamous bass players show step-by-step how to play primus riffs.)

I watched a couple, and at each shown step, I'd be like, "yeah, that seems right, and simple enough"...

Then at the end the guy'll go, "and then, you put the steps all together, and you've got_____"

Amazing.
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Postby anthrobabe on Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:48 am

Nikki Sixx
sorry I thought you said HOT bass players



I do love SRV---

how bout
BB King
Billy Gibbons
Randy Rhodes
Chet Atkins
Angus Young

sorry - my list grows
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Postby Rainswept on Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:22 pm

Nobody mentioned Pete Townshend?
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Postby Land Shark on Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:47 pm

What about Carlos Santana?
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Postby PantyGnawer on Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:44 pm

Land Shark wrote:What about Carlos Santana?


Here here, as far as the guitar goes, but I'm still torn.

The guy wails his ass off for 30 years and gets negligible credit from the music industry. Then he does a semi-pop, corporate contrived album with a big name guest artist on each track, and wins 8 grammys at once.

Sure, the album wasn't bad, but the whole thing just left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know if I should feel More vitriol towards the record industry (if thats possible), or if I should feel like he sold out (Eric Clapton excluded). I'm glad he was finally officially recognized, but I wish it wasn't in that context.

But as a testament to your point I have to say that this post has taken me 20 minutes or more because I started scouring my hard drive for old Santana, and have commenced rocking out to it

I'm off to find that 12 minute jam of Oye Como Va buried somewhere in a long forgotten crevice/file of my pc.
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