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Top 5 Slide players, then top 50


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#1 OFFLINE   manwithaplan

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:19 PM

Since this is a new forum, I bieleve that we should all post our top 5 favorite slide players, then we should count the most popular votes and make a top 50 list :D

1. Duane Allman
2. Derek Trucks
3. Robert Randolph
4. Elmore James
5. Robert Johnson

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 11:55 PM

Gotta include mississipi fred Mcdowel. He is the only player I have ever heared of that actualy played with a hambone slide as a kid. He had the voice, the licks and the creds. He was the real deal.
Nice to see you here Manwithaplan.This is the first activity I have seen here in a while. I have passed this link around but,no one I know has ever shown up. Lets hope for a better year.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 02:47 PM

All we have to do is wait.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:19 PM

Not necessarily in order:

1. Son House
2. Duane Allman
3. Lowell George
4. Robert Johnson
5. Ry Cooder

Kirk is pretty darned good too. I've enjoyed everything I've heard of his...no matter how many times I watch, can't come close.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 04:09 AM

Hi everybody 8)

For me the Top5 is:

1.Derek Trucks
2.Robert Randolph
3.Kirk :wink:
4.Jeff Beck
5.Sonny Landreth

Of course, it's very difficult to choose Top5 :roll:

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:13 PM

Lowell, Ry, Bonnie, Derek and Sonny ...

Thanks to those who include me in the short list!

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:03 PM

Update:
I just nee 37 more guitarists to complete the list so keep them coming guys.
Derek Tucks is first with three votes.
There are six tied in second
:D

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:37 PM

in looking at the list I realize your looking for teck mastery so fred mc,dowel might not fit this particular list. robert johnson,son house, Kirk for sure,ry cooder and bonnie

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:30 AM

No, its just of your favorite guitarists, then when I get 50 diffrent I will tally them up and post the list. :D

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:37 PM

my top 5:

1...muddy waters

2...fred mcdowell

3...corey harris

4...luther dickinson from "the north mississippi allstars"

5...roy rogers

...also in no particular order,,,,so many sliders, with so many styles!!! got to say they're all killer and no filler!!!

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:30 AM

OK, I'll play.
If you are going to assemble a list of the top 50 as voted by this Forum, then I wont limit myself to 5, since the most repeated names will end up in the top5 anyway. I cant pick my personal top 5 because I like them all, so in no particular order:
Duane Allman
Kirby Kelly (Bugs henderson and the Shuffle Kings)
Warren Haynes
Derek Trucks
Ry Cooder
David Lindley
Bonnie Raitt
Sonny Landreth
Roy Rogers
Dave Hole
Kirk Lorange
Van Wilks

By the way, Robert Randolph is a pedal steel player- does he belong on this list? Then you could add guys like Speedy West too.

Then there are all the great 1st and 2nd generation players- Robert Johnson, Son House, Tampa Red, Elmore James, Muddy, Howlin Wolf but honestly, I don't really listen to them much- I prefer the third generation electric players

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:13 AM

Just realized I forget to add
Paul Barrere
Lowell George
Bob Brozman
Tommy Malone (Subdudes)
Jeff Beck

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 07:17 PM

Sometimes posting on this Forum is like talking to yourself.
Suggestion- rather than 'the Best' or 'the Greatest' how about: 50 suggestions for required listening'
More sliders of note
Joanna Connors
George Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd *I think he played the slide parts)
Rick Vito (Huge discography- best known for work with Bob Segar- Like a Rock)
Dave Hole (I cant see if he made the list)
George Thorogood (reluctant late afterthought)

I'll think of more in the middle of the night

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:34 PM

hi frankenstrat2. Your right, this forum is so quiet it echoes. I have no idea what we can do about it. Putting some bts' here didn't seem to make much of a dent. I am here at least once a day so if you have anything to say you know at least one guy is listening. We seem to have lurkers here and no talkers.
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:37 PM

yeah i'm kinda a lurker, here once or twice a day too,,,,really digging furry lewis right now, and hop wilson,,,he's pretty cool...i try to look for stuff for solo acoustic performance stuff, that's why i posted fred mcdowell as one of my favorite slide players....but digging furry a lot lately...

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:09 PM

I didn't know furry played slide. It has been years since I heard his name. I will have to google some of his tunes. thanks for reminding me.
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:39 PM

Well at least there are a few of us here.
I just saw Bob Brozman live at the BB King Club NYC on a bill with Sonny Landreth and the Campbell Brothers. Quite a slidefest.
Brozman in a very strong solo artist. Different than anything I've ever seen.
My pal Kirby Kelly from Texas is another guy you certainly want to check out as a solo artist. In the summer months he sometimes gets booked as an opening act at festivals, usually in the Southwest.

As sliders go for the list here- I would add
Danny Gatton since he could do stuff with a Bud bottle that few could do with a bottleneck.
Wally Gator in Houston is another one with that unique ability.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:44 PM

Wow- look at us!
An actual conversation that went into two pages.
Might as well hi-jack the thread just to keep the conversation going.
So what do you you guys play- solo, or in bands, acoustic or electric? Traditional or modern? Instruments?

Anyone else is free to keep posting slide players of note- just killing time here and bumping the thread.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:50 PM

we don't get that much sliders in northern ontario here,,,was nice to see sonny landreth here,,,of all places here!!! anyways i'll definately check into wally and danny... unfortunately i don't travel but would love to see these guys play...it's always different when you see somebody slidin'...asides from just hearing it, when you see somebody play it, it gives you more appreciation for the ability these guys have to play...
more sliders to consider...frank hutchinson, blind willie mctell, sylvester weaver, tampa red, etc, etc,,,one could just go on and on...

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:56 PM

i play solo (so-lo you cant' here me)...kidding, acoustic, open stages, played a couple of times on stage solo.., basically anywhere, on the street, it's always fun to do that. i got a pickup installed on my acoustic as the feedback was nasty one time when it was miced (miked)..microphoned...whatever...hehehe....who else plays and what?....





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