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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 10:27am



 westslope wrote:


 dischuckin wrote:
 

Top 5? 
 Brits.

I love it when the Brits paint the world red with their music.  Now that is the kind of colonialism I can get behind.  
 
I'm sure you know that Jimi Hendrix (voted #1) was born in Seattle.

black321

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 10:25am



 dischuckin wrote:
 
ugh, i hate these lists.  Case in point, Derek Trucks in the top 20.  I literally fell asleep at one his shows.  

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 10:20am



 miamizsun wrote:


nice

i like the al di meola and john mclaughlin too
 
In the early 70s while still in high school I used to obsessively listen to John McLaughlin.

I have heard of Al Di Meola and will make a point of paying more attention going forward.
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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 10:18am



 dischuckin wrote:
 

Top 5?   Brits.

I love it when the Brits paint the world red with their music.  Now that is the kind of colonialism I can get behind.  
dischuckin

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 9:39am

rolling stone's top 100 (voted on by guitar players)
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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 9:28am

 westslope wrote:

An amazingly gifted contemporary guitarist?   Guthrie Govan

Except on one of Steven Wilson's albums, I found myself wanting to edit out notes on two songs.   I still trip over those parts many, many listens later.   His playing on two Steven Wilson CDs and one EP is mindblowing, though Wilson did publicly discuss the challenges of reining him in.  -hehe- That said, thankfully Govan no longer plays and tours with Steven Wilson.  From the wiki-page:

Govan was the lead guitarist in Steven Wilson's band, performing on the critically acclaimed The Raven That Refused to Sing, Hand. Cannot. Erase., and 4½ albums, and was a full-time touring member of Wilson's band until April 2015. These recordings captured what many agree to be some of the finest guitar playing in the history of the progressive rock genre, and introduced Govan to a broader global audience.


Steven Wilson introduced us to Slovak guitarist David Kollar in his last To the Bone album.   I am looking forward to more.  

zsun:  Nice cover of War Pigs!  Ruthie Foster, eh?  
 

nice

i like the al di meola and john mclaughlin too
black321

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 9:22am



 westslope wrote:



An amazingly gifted contemporary guitarist?   Guthrie Govan


 


westslope

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 8:37am



 miamizsun wrote:
.........
i like the sentiment

performers and/or technicians?

chronic over-playing is a thing
.............................





 
An amazingly gifted contemporary guitarist?   Guthrie Govan

Except on one of Steven Wilson's albums, I found myself wanting to edit out notes on two songs.   I still trip over those parts many, many listens later.   His playing on two Steven Wilson CDs and one EP is mindblowing, though Wilson did publicly discuss the challenges of reining him in.  -hehe- That said, thankfully Govan no longer plays and tours with Steven Wilson.  From the wiki-page:

Govan was the lead guitarist in Steven Wilson's band, performing on the critically acclaimed The Raven That Refused to Sing, Hand. Cannot. Erase., and 4½ albums, and was a full-time touring member of Wilson's band until April 2015. These recordings captured what many agree to be some of the finest guitar playing in the history of the progressive rock genre, and introduced Govan to a broader global audience.


Steven Wilson introduced us to Slovak guitarist David Kollar in his last To the Bone album.   I am looking forward to more.  



zsun:  Nice cover of War Pigs!  Ruthie Foster, eh?  

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 5:46am

 Proclivities wrote:
There are guitar players who are technically better "musicians" than a lot of those legends listed - guys like John Mayer, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton, and Joe Bonamassa, but most of the music those guys did doesn't interest me much. Then there are historically great players who I've always enjoyed like Curtis Mayfield (who greatly influenced Hendrix early on) and Steve Cropper, as well as the Telecaster kings, Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton.
   In terms of "favorite" or most inspirational guitar players (who have yet to be mentioned) I would list Django Reinhardt. Tom Verlaine, Johnny Marr, Richard Thompson, Vini Reilly, but of course there are so many.
  Many years ago I went to see Les Paul at a club where he would play once a week in NYC.  After the show he sat at the bar autographing people's Gibson pickguards and stuff and I talked with him for a few minutes - he was very friendly (you had to remember to shake his left hand since he couldn't  move his right arm).  He asked me who my favorite guitar player was and I said something like "there are so many", but I mentioned Reinhardt and Jeff Beck.  Then he asked "well who most inspired you to play the guitar" and I said "probably John Lennon". 

 

i like the sentiment

performers and/or technicians?

chronic over-playing is a thing

who moves me?

depends

are we including bass too?

i've been on a blues run lately

including women (susan, ruthie, etc.)

enjoy





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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 4:35am

  There are guitar players who are technically better "musicians" than a lot of those legends listed - guys like John Mayer, Steve Lukather (Toto), Larry Carlton, and Joe Bonamassa, but most of the music those guys did doesn't interest me much. Of course, there are probably many others who few people have heard of.  Then there are historically great players who I've always enjoyed like Curtis Mayfield (who greatly influenced Hendrix early on) and Steve Cropper, as well as the Telecaster kings, Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton.
   In terms of "favorite" or most inspirational guitar players (who have yet to be mentioned) I would list Django Reinhardt. Tom Verlaine, Johnny Marr, Richard Thompson, Vini Reilly, but of course there are so many.
  About 30 years ago I went to see Les Paul at a club in NYC where he would play once a week.  After the show he sat at the bar autographing people's Gibson pickguards and stuff and I talked with him for a few minutes - he was very friendly (you had to remember to shake his left hand since he couldn't  move his right arm).  He asked me who my favorite guitar player was and I said something like "there are so many", but I mentioned Reinhardt and Jeff Beck.  Then he asked "well who most inspired you to play the guitar" and I said "probably John Lennon". 
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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 4:17am

Duane Allman
George Harrison
Dave Mason
Stephen Stills
Bob Welch
Lindsey Buckingham
Steve Winwood
Robby Krieger
Keith Richards
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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 1:29am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
James McMurtry
Robin Trower

 
I didn't know of James McMurtry until last week when I heard him here...liked his music so much that I wrote his name down.

Oh, and how could I forget BB King and Muddy Waters! {#Eyes}
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Posted: Jul 9, 2019 - 6:15pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
James McMurtry
Robin Trower

 
Good call on Robin Trower   {#Cheers}
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Posted: Jul 9, 2019 - 6:13pm

James McMurtry
Robin Trower
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Posted: Jul 9, 2019 - 6:06pm

I'll add:
Carlos Santana

Pete Townshend 
Steve Via
Derek Trucks
Mark Knopfler
Muddy Waters
B.B. King
Leland Sklar
Joe Perry

And the Father of them all
Les Paul 


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Posted: Jul 9, 2019 - 4:50pm



 Copenhagen_Cat wrote:
Off the top of my head, these guitarists are the best in the world! I know I missed a lot, so add your favourites! :)

 In no particular order:

Alvin Lee
Richie Blackmore
Steve Morse
Dave Gilmour
Jimmy Page
John Mayall
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
Steve Ray Vaughan



 

I'll add:

Sonny Landreth
Adrian Belew
Robert Fripp

(& so many more...)
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Posted: Jul 9, 2019 - 8:00am

Off the top of my head, these guitarists are the best in the world! I know I missed a lot, so add your favourites! :)

 In no particular order:

Alvin Lee
Richie Blackmore
Steve Morse
Dave Gilmour
Jimmy Page
John Mayall
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
Steve Ray Vaughan



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