Top 5 Slide players, then top 50
Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:17 PM
Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:09 PM
Blind Willie Johnson
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.
So my ole evil spirit,
Can get a Greyhound bus and ride.
Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:02 PM
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:34 PM
as you can see, I'm a bit skewed towards the ABB haha
Posted 20 July 2011 - 04:19 AM
Danny Gatton (although I believe he played more often regular style)
* I'm no longer young enough, to know everything *
Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:03 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:09 PM
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?
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:11 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:15 PM
Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:26 AM
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 !!!
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