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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    You should never try Hendrix stuff. Foxey Lady was about as far as I got and even not great.
    The worst thing when trying to play Jimi‘s music is trying to copy the records.

    He was such a phenomenal technical player, and he had such an unorthodox technique - playing his guitar upside down and wrong-handed - that if you try and play „like“ him, you won’t sound at all the same, even if you could master his technique.

    Which you probably won’t. Settle for copying from music or tab, and try and put your own slant on it. After all, he was such a fantastic improvisational player, he would often play his own tunes in different ways when playing live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    You should never try Hendrix stuff. Foxey Lady was about as far as I got and even not great.
    I’ve been learning Foxey Lady recently, can play parts of other songs as well but it never seems to sound quite right. Like Chris said, I think you’ve got to make it your own but then you feel you don’t do it justice.
    Been messing around with some Roy Buchanan techniques as well but the chicken pick thing is taking some time to get, never make life easy for myself.

    Being a blues man what would you suggest looking at Bama?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I’ve been learning Foxey Lady recently, can play parts of other songs as well but it never seems to sound quite right. Like Chris said, I think you’ve got to make it your own but then you feel you don’t do it justice.
    Been messing around with some Roy Buchanan techniques as well but the chicken pick thing is taking some time to get, never make life easy for myself.

    Being a blues man what would you suggest looking at Bama?
    I’ll nip a couple of suggestions in before our friend formerly of Alabama - Freddie King and Albert Collins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I’ll nip a couple of suggestions in before our friend formerly of Alabama - Freddie King and Albert Collins.
    Thanks mate, I’ll have a look.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I’ll nip a couple of suggestions in before our friend formerly of Alabama - Freddie King and Albert Collins.
    They are very good suggestions. My first recommendation for pure guitar work would be Buddy Guy, probably the king of the Chicago blues players. As Strum said Albert King check out the Born under a Bad Sign album probably his definitive work and there is stuff on there which is worth having a crack at.
    For more current stuff Robert Cray is a great listen. Technically Joe Bonamassa is very good (although doesn't inspire me that much) also Walter Trout is still out there, another great guitarist from the John Mayall school.
    Also try and listen to BB King live at the regal......a master of the understated blues in his prime.



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    I used to really like Bonamassa but I just find him really boring these days.


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    I used to really like Bonamassa but I just find him really boring these days.
    I tend agree with you there but he is still technically a superb player.
    His last album Royal Tea was a big improvement and part of his problem is that he issues too many albums!


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    I tend agree with you there but he is still technically a superb player.
    His last album Royal Tea was a big improvement and part of his problem is that he issues too many albums!
    Totally agree, same with John Mayer for me I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    They are very good suggestions. My first recommendation for pure guitar work would be Buddy Guy, probably the king of the Chicago blues players. As Strum said Albert King check out the Born under a Bad Sign album probably his definitive work and there is stuff on there which is worth having a crack at.
    For more current stuff Robert Cray is a great listen. Technically Joe Bonamassa is very good (although doesn't inspire me that much) also Walter Trout is still out there, another great guitarist from the John Mayall school.
    Also try and listen to BB King live at the regal......a master of the understated blues in his prime.
    Thanks for the recommendations.
    I know a lot of these guys, fleetingly, will have to listen through them all again. I’m warming to the blues more now, in the past it had to be someone ripping it up like Gary Moore or Hendrix but the mellower stuff is beginning to appeal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Thanks for the recommendations.
    I know a lot of these guys, fleetingly, will have to listen through them all again. I’m warming to the blues more now, in the past it had to be someone ripping it up like Gary Moore or Hendrix but the mellower stuff is beginning to appeal.
    Here’s another one for you: Billy Gibbons.

    He’s an absolute master, a personal favourite of mine, and the early ZZ Top stuff, particularly, ZZ Top‘s First Album, Rio Grande Mud, Tres Hombres, Fandango and Tejas, are all brilliant albums with him playing some proper Texas-style blues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Here’s another one for you: Billy Gibbons.

    He’s an absolute master, a personal favourite of mine, and the early ZZ Top stuff, particularly, ZZ Top‘s First Album, Rio Grande Mud, Tres Hombres, Fandango and Tejas, are all brilliant albums with him playing some proper Texas-style blues.
    Good call! I’ve had a go with his stuff before, Tres Hombres is a great album.


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    A funny video, Chuck Berry can’t remember his own lyrics, Keith and Eric are pissing themselves laughing. Imagine being in that room with them three.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I’ve been learning Foxey Lady recently, can play parts of other songs as well but it never seems to sound quite right. Like Chris said, I think you’ve got to make it your own but then you feel you don’t do it justice.
    Been messing around with some Roy Buchanan techniques as well but the chicken pick thing is taking some time to get, never make life easy for myself.

    Being a blues man what would you suggest looking at Bama?
    Little Wing is the fucker I can never nail. SO typically Hendrixy, that I don't think even SRV's best cover of it comes close to sounding like Jimi.

    For those who like a bit of blues have a gander at Sean Webster. I'd say more a vocalist than a guitarist (every live solo seems to start with the same extended bend ), but he's got some real feel and soul to his stuff. He was blitzing the circuit around 10 years ago, but with Covid I've no idea how he's going on now and aint spoke to him for ages.



    It's a shame he's not very eye-pleasing, or else I think he'd be doing a lot more. But his visuals are proper WMC stuff, which is a big shame coz his tunes & talent is brill.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    His voice is a bit Paul Weller, don’t you think?


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    There have been some really good blues guitarists on the local circuit over the years. My personal favourite is Ainsley Lister from Leicester who I must have seen 20 or 30 times and he now get some pretty big gigs.

    But his 'laid back' version of Little Wing here is one of the best I have heard and if you are keen to learn some blues (Bryn) watch his left hand and the way he works the neck it's all there!




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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    I don't play electric that much these days and most of my learning was in the days of books and CDs and the odd DVD before youtube. I really like Dave Rubin's blues books, these 2 in particular about the development of blues guitar and different styles featuring lots of important players. I'm not sure if they're even available now



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    His voice is a bit Paul Weller, don’t you think?
    Yeah I can defo hear a bit of that. He's certainly nothing stand out in terms of originality, but I just love his overall sound & songs. He used to be a regular at the King of Diamonds in Langwith Junction, and in small venues like that his sound would cut through superbly.

    Didn't realize but he featured on Veronica Inside early last year......



    Sod's law Covid hit just as he was starting to get some decent TV exposure.

    Another solo lead by an early long bend tho!


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    I tell you who never seems to make these lists of greatest guitarists of all time despite him being fantastic - James Dean Bradfield from the Manics

    Skip to 2:10 for a truly great solo




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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post
    Yeah I can defo hear a bit of that. He's certainly nothing stand out in terms of originality, but I just love his overall sound & songs. He used to be a regular at the King of Diamonds in Langwith Junction, and in small venues like that his sound would cut through superbly.

    Didn't realize but he featured on Veronica Inside early last year......

    Sod's law Covid hit just as he was starting to get some decent TV exposure.

    Another solo lead by an early long bend tho!
    The owd King of Diamonds, is that still there? Played there a few times

    Definitely talented. Covid has wrecked it for musicians hasn’t it, hopefully the predicted boom will happen when it’s all over.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Also this




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    I’m surprised no one has mentioned Jeff Beck when talking about blues guitarists, as I feel he is often overlooked. Granted some of his latter work spilled over into a more jazz like genre, but some of his early and mid career work is excellent.
    Glad to hear Roy Buchanan get a mention. I was a big fan of his in the 1970’s when no one had really heard of him. His live album “Livestock” from 1975 is still getting played regularly, albeit with a few hisses and crackles nowadays.

    Nottingham’s own Alvin Lee should always get a mention , and he also covered the blues rock and jazz genres with great skill.

    Rory Gallagher too, he played great rock, but was equally at home banging out the blues.

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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Jeff Beck and Rory Gallagher both get a regular airing in my gaff.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    We had a Jeff Beck love-in a few pages back, one of my favourites for sure.


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    Default Re: The Guitar thread - sponsored by Freddie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    We had a Jeff Beck love-in a few pages back, one of my favourites for sure.
    Yes. We did. I think that Blow By Blow might be my contribution to the Saturday night vinyl thread this week


 

 

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