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Top 5 Slide players, then top 50

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#81 mslavik



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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:17 PM

David Lindley
Sonny Landreth
Jeff Beck
Elvin Bishop
Derek Trucks


#82 deltabluesman



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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:09 PM

Son House
Robert Johnson
Elmore James
Skip James
Charlie Patton
Blind Willie Johnson
Skunk Baxter
Joe Walsh
Blind Willie McTell

That's just a small sampling of my most favorite slide guitarists.

There are aso many more but these few have been my biggest influences.
You may bury my body down by the highway side
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#83 mynewguitar



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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:02 PM

Muddy Waters - his playing may not have been as technically proficient as others mentioned, but it was so raw it gave me goose bumps

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Robert Johnson

Elmore James

Duane Allman
In guitar,

#84 KojakDave



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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:34 PM

First time post, HUGE fan of the slide

Sonny Landreth
Robert Johnson

as you can see, I'm a bit skewed towards the ABB haha

#85 stringmanipulator



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Posted 20 July 2011 - 04:19 AM

Just throwing in a couple more slide players :) no particular order

Rory Block
Keb Mo
David Gilmour
Harry Manx
Warren Haynes
Danny Gatton (although I believe he played more often regular style)
Brett Garsed
Matt Smith

* I'm no longer young enough, to know everything *


#86 stubbie7



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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:03 PM

Sonny Landreth
Lauren Ellis
Duane Allman
Jeremy Spencer
Bonnie Raitt
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#87 explorer2006

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

Its important to add:
George Harrison
Joe Walsh
Keith Richards
and honorable mention to
Savoy Brown (was it Kim Simmons?)
Blackfoot (what was his name?)
and what about the Nashville guys, dobro players, etc.
Jerry Douglas anyone?

#88 explorer2006

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

Keith Richards? Not in the top five, surely.

#89 Dennis Gronim

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

Bukka White
Muddy Waters
Johnny Winter
Robert Johnson
Son House

#90 Keith Mackie

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:26 AM

Mmmm well if Kirk is NOT in the top 5 after Don Felder's reccomendation, then I am amazed. !
PLUS his note choice is far more melodic and interesting than almost anyone else I've heard....you guys are spoilt on here...play your Johnsons, Trucks and Allmans alongside and immediately before listening to Kirk's blues playing. Now tell me exactly WHO has the greater ranger of chord tones and extensions happening...its a no brainer guys ! There ARE other viable notes than the bloody blues and pentatonic scales .

and lastly...who else can play Ave Maria on a slide as well as that ? Who ever HAS done that sort of thing besides the host on here anyay ?.
Just mjy feelings on the matter but it FASCINATED me and became a ''I want to learn how to do that too'' for me nstantly.
Because it means ANY songt can bge played....bluesy or NOT !! ''In A Good Tone '' ( a Duke Ellington title i think ) is so important in any instrument. Horrible is horrible no matter how fast it is in my book......and there are loads of so called ace slide players whos tone is grisly and has bcome the norm by default rather than sheer excellence ! I'l get hung out to dry for this post, but that's what I think guys.........anyone who can pl;ay Robert Schummann as well asTHAT on a bloody slide guitar of all things....well it speaks for itself. Derek trucks doing that....as if !!!

#91 sober4good

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:00 PM

In no particular order.....


Ry Cooder

Derek Trucks

Stevie Ray Vaughan....although he didnt do it much....listen to "Gimme Back My Wig" (attached here)

Duane Allman

Gary Rossington

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