Miscellaneous Rumbles

Top Five Favorite Guitarists

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Mark Knopfler Jimmy Page Roy Clark Jesse Cook Joe Walsh

As with many of you, no particular order and not written in stone.

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  1. Pat Metheny

  2. Matthew Stevens

  3. Kevin Eubanks

  4. Robben Ford

  5. John Mclaughlin

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Duane Eddy , Eddie Cochran , Bert Weedon , James Burton & Chuck Berry .

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lesdk: great list -- I like it!

In no particular order I'm going for Django, Denny Wright, Joe Pass, Mark Knopfler, Kenny Burrell.

Denny Wright? Who he? He's the guitar player on this:

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Today it is:

1-Marc Ribot

2-Pete Townsend

3-Barney Kessel

4-Judah Bauer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)

5-Danny Gatton

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My top 5 favorites would be: 1. Chet Atkins (no surprise, I'm sure) 2. Duane Eddy (Again, should not be a surprise) 3. Merle Travis 4. Jerry Reed 5. Lenny Breau

There are a host of great guitar players that I love to listen to, but the 5 listed above are in a special class.

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Currently:

Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kirchen, Richard Thompson & Duke Levine

(edited to substitute RT for Brian Setzer)

Here's one of Duke Levine's tunes, for those unfamiliar with him:

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  1. Django Reinhardt (always)
  2. Christophe Astolfi (french guitarist, interprets Django's contemporary Baro Ferret on recent album)
  3. Stephen Ulrich (Big Lazy)
  4. Elmore James

and...

  1. Myself - Ha ha, I'm so terribly bad, but I listen to myself play almost every day so I just have to be on that list, don't you think, I mean strictly objectively, and every once in a while I do hear a little something that I interpret as, well, not completely unpromising, so with a little patience, who knows, I may even move up a notch, ha ha, but then there are also days when everything I play sounds horrible, but why get hung up on that, it's so important to always have a positive outlook on the possibility for big improvements, miracles even, if I just keep on practicing, and I will, I really need to, I do have to defend the fifth place on my own list ...

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Mark Knopfler Chuck Berry Jimmy Page Hendrix SRV

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So many..., and on any given day subject to change. But right now my top of mind top 5.

1) Ry Cooder 2) Bill Frisell 3) Oscar Alemán 4) Johnny Ramone 5) Billy Zoom

Ask again and it may be different.

Carry on

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In chronological order of when I encountered them:

Mick Jones

Mike Ness

Scotty Moore

Marc Ribot

Jerry Miller (in Eilen Jewell’s band)

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It's hard to pick just five.

  1. Malcolm Young

  2. Brian Setzer

  3. Jim Heath

  4. Jimmy Page

  5. Dimebag Darrel

  6. Slash, because you can't have a list of guitarists without Slash

This list is subject to change without notice.

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1, Terry Haggerty
2. Carlos Santana
3. John McLaughlin
4. Kenny Burrell
5. Jerry Miller

Honorable Mentions: Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Larry Carlton, Stephen "Cat" Coore, Pat Martino, Mike Bloomfield, Gary Duncan, John Cipollina, Allan Holdsworth, David Gilmour, Robin Trower

For bass:
1. Jaco Pastorius
2. Jack Casady
3. James Jamerson
4. Phil Lesh
5. Jeff Berlin

Honorable Mentions: Chuck Rainey, Richie Daley, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Ron Carter, Francis "Rocco" Prestia, Stanley Clarke

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1, Terry Haggerty
2. Carlos Santana
3. John McLaughlin
4. Kenny Burrell
5. Jerry Miller

Honorable Mentions: Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Larry Carlton, Stephen "Cat" Coore, Pat Martino, Mike Bloomfield, Gary Duncan, John Cipollina, Allan Holdsworth, David Gilmour, Robin Trower

For bass:
1. Jaco Pastorius
2. Jack Casady
3. James Jamerson
4. Phil Lesh
5. Jeff Berlin

Honorable Mentions: Chuck Rainey, Richie Daley, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Ron Carter, Francis "Rocco" Prestia, Stanley Clarke

– Parabar

What!?! Ernest Ranglin didn't even make your honorable mentions?

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  1. Todd Nichols (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
  2. Mike Campbell (Heartbreakers)
  3. Gary Louris (Jayhawks)
  4. Greg Flesch (Daniel Amos/ Swirling Eddies)
  5. Peter Buck (R.E.M.)
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Brian Setzer

Johnny Hickman

Jimmie Vaughn

Robin Trower

Toni Iommi

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Chet Atkins

George Harrison

Nokie Edwards

Tommy Tedesco

Carl Kress

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John Fahey

Marisa Anderson

Robbie Robertson

Dan Auerbach

John Fogerty

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Bo Diddley, Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt, Otis Rush, Link Wray, Grady Martin, Johnny Guitar Watson, 50's era BB King, Pops Staples, Charlie Christian, Mickey Baker are all very high on my list.

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CHET ATKINS

Wes Montgomery

Doyle Dykes

Mark Knopfler

Bill Piburn

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Is it safe to say that Chet wins the number one spot?

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What!?! Ernest Ranglin didn't even make your honorable mentions?

– Sanctuary

Nope. I dig Ernest's playing, and give him lots of props for chops, taste and fusing jazz and Caribbean music, but I just don't find myself pulling out his recordings to listen to as much as the other folks I mentioned.

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I'll chime in. These are both favourites and influential to me.

  1. Jerry Reed
  2. Chet Atkins
  3. Django
  4. Mickey Gee (you don't know who he is but you should)
  5. Albert Lee
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I mentioned Reggie Young in this thread only yesterday and just read on Duane’s IG page the sad news that Reggie has passed away.

He was one of the most recorded guitarists in history with a truly astounding body of work. In his early career in the 1950s he played with Eddie Bond, Johnny Horton and Bill Black’s Combo and was a major influence on many future Rockabilly guitarists.

RIP Reggie.

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"Mickey Gee"

Taffy: one of South Wales' finest and one of my favourite rock'n' roll players. Great Tele tone on This Ole House by Shakin' Stevens.


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