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Top 5 Slide players, then top 50


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#41 OFFLINE   csason

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 09:12 AM

Duane Allman

Jesse Ed Davis

tied for third,4th and fift

Lorange
Cooder
Winter

#42 OFFLINE   Ceedodie

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:59 AM

You Canadian folks shouldn't leave out Doug Cox, he's a great preformer and teacher......runs workshops all over North America..I hear he even has a tv music show in Can., He has a book out called "Slide Guitar and open Tunings"...taught me a lot!
He leans more toward folk instead of blues but can play it all........other than that I agree with everyones choices so far, but I would have thought that SKYNARD would have gotten more votes.....
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:06 PM

.................and good lord I forgot to mention Johnny Winter!!!!ain't nobody more cool than him!!! CEE

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 04:19 PM

Someone mentioned 'George' Rossington..it's actually Gary Rossington, and I think he does belong in the top fifty list.

Also a couple more who really impacted the art..:brickwall: :claping:

R.L. Burnside
Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson-Canned Heat (also Alan Wilson helped bring back Son House and helped Albert Collins get a recording deal):guitardude:

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:29 PM

Don't know if anyone mentioned Jerry Douglas, but " She makes me want to sing" is pretty cool!

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:04 PM

My favourite slide players are (and in no particular order)

David Lindley, Kirk, Dave Hole. There's probably others.

I don't know if anyone has heard kirk play live with chasin' the train (or their demo ), but their version of Layla is the best version I have heard anywhere outside of the original.

Cheers

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#47 OFFLINE   Brad**

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:41 AM

I'll post my favourites

1- Derek Trucks (his playing with Clapton on the recent tour was awe inspiring)
2- Eric Clapton (one of my favourites guitarists of all time)
3- Dan Rumour (from the Cruel Sea) I love the sound.
4- Kirk Lorange (I remember when 'We've come a long way' was released as a single- I also remember the video)
5- Chris Whitley (if you haven't heard him play- you need to)
6- Joe Walsh (saw him play live at the Village Green in Melbourne with the Party Boys a long time ago, I will never forget the great vibe)
7- Ry Cooder (although he dissapoints some times with poor songs and too much other noise around his playing)
8- Jeff Beck
9- George Harrison
10- Johnny Winter ( I don't know why I forgot about him when I was thinking of number 7)
11- Matt Corcoran and George Thorogood for redneck rock/blues

I've probably forgotten many others, but these come to mind straight away as my favourite slide players.

I wish I could play slide!!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 07:07 AM

Brad** said:

I'll post my favourites

1- Derek Trucks (his playing with Clapton on the recent tour was awe inspiring)
2- Eric Clapton (one of my favourites guitarists of all time)
3- Dan Rumour (from the Cruel Sea) I love the sound.
4- Kirk Lorange (I remember when 'We've come a long way' was released as a single- I also remember the video)
5- Chris Whitley (if you haven't heard him play- you need to)
6- Joe Walsh (saw him play live at the Village Green in Melbourne with the Party Boys a long time ago, I will never forget the great vibe)
7- Ry Cooder (although he dissapoints some times with poor songs and too much other noise around his playing)
8- Jeff Beck
9- George Harrison
10- Johnny Winter ( I don't know why I forgot about him when I was thinking of number 7)
11- Matt Corcoran and George Thorogood for redneck rock/blues

I've probably forgotten many others, but these come to mind straight away as my favourite slide players.

I wish I could play slide!!



I'll check out Chris Whitley if you check out who played the slide on Layla..Duane Allman.

Another addition for top fifty

Gene Hardage 'Sarasota Slim'

opened for Winter in the 70's Florida circuit.

I consider 'control' and lack of 'string noise' to be paramount
to top notch slide playing. That being said, I am not a producer/agent..etc. but if I had one of those posh Long Island
studios..I'd be getting ready to count the cash, because i'd have Kirk
working out numbers with the leftovers from STP and Cornell.

I have been fooling with slide for over thirty years..(it pains me to say that..lol) and Kirk is WAAAY better than Derek. Duane Allman
would have been in awe of your ability Kirk.. and I am too old to blow smoke for no reason.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 07:26 AM

Thanks Csason,

I didn't include Duane but I should have put him in there. I have plenty of Allman Brothers music and of course all of Derek & the Dominos stuff. He's one I missed. OOPS.

I still prefer Derek Trucks.

There is one more great thing about Kirk Lorange, .... he teaches what he knows. That's priceless!!!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:09 AM

Wow, I didn't know this thread was still going! In my post a few mo.'s ago I forgot to add Joe Walsh to my list...........can't believe I left him out! I saw him proform at a small auditorium in Melborne ( Florida) a few years back..he lives about 40 miles from there,..he drove over with a couple other guys and put on an awesome show,..dressed in his old dirty Levis and tee shirt and a John Deere tractor cap. I think that show is what got me interested in playing slide. Ceedodie

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:20 PM

Hey ... there's people here :clap:

1. Derek Trucks
2. Ry Cooder
3. Duane Allman
4. Warren Haynes
5. Eric Clapton
6. Doyle Bramhall II

Oh ... just noticed ... post started in 2005 :dunno:

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

Best or not, i dont know but these are some of my favorites. No real order, I guess they'd all move up or down the list depending on the criteria

derek trucks
Bob Brozman
Dave Tronzo
Ry Cooder
ben Harper
Corey Harris
way over in the minor key

#53 OFFLINE   harvest

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:24 PM

Ben harper is the only slide guitar i have heard, so he has to make it, check out the track "ground on down", very rockin track.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:13 AM

Ry Cooder

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:41 PM

Here's my top 5:

1. George Thorogood (He's got a badass tone!)
2. Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top
3. The Sauce Boss (Florida Bluesman)
4. Lowell George
5. Junior Brown

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:39 AM

Johnny Winter
Derek Trucks
Doyle Bramhall 2
Watermelon Slim
Sonny Landreth/Roy Rogers (tie)

I listed only living artists or Lowell George would be on my list.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:53 AM

On a good night Derek just kills!
YouTube - Derek Trucks Awesome Slide Solo
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

First of all I have to omit the orginal slide guys because different time and technology. They didn't have the benefit of all the knowledge and technology that todays sliders do. But for me these five are the ones I love. Maybe not the best technically but who I enjoy listening to.

1. Sonny Landreth...(check youtube video with Hiatt *circle back*..amazing)
2. Duane Allman...(Layla need I say more)
3. Bonnie Raitt...(saw her in 1977 at the Continental Club Austin TX.)
4. Ry Cooder...(master of the pause)
5. Rod Price...(listen to some old Foghat and you'll see)

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:06 AM

Van Wilks,
Man I.m from Austin and I jammed with that guy about 7 years ago playing harmonica and you wouldn't believe how far down he has gone. Slightly deranged about his sound..we must have spent half our time waiting on him to tweak between songs. I remember in 1975
when he played with a band called Fools in Austin and he was the king of the town. Great band and he was so different than last time I saw him.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:24 PM

Hey guys. I'm new to the forum. It's nice to finally find somewhere to talk slide. So here's my to 5.

Duane Allman
Jerry Douglas
Derek Trucks
Warren Haynes
Ry Cooder
Bob Bronzman

I threw an extra in there just incase Jerry didn't cout since he plays lap style.





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