Friday, January 16, 2009

[only for guitarists] musicians' musicians

Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, Betts - they had the well-earned reputations but there were others, less sung, who were highly respected. Above is one of them, Roy Buchanan and below - Ry Cooder:

Finally, try Harvey Mandel:

Did I say finally? Well, all right, let it be Dickey Betts then:


ScotsToryB said...


The little bit where Roy approached the mike then thought of a new riff and immediately went back to strummin' was lovely.

Ry, who I once heard described as a wannabe(WTF?!!) learns every technique and extols the beauty of it.

Harvey Mandel, one of the best? Described as from the Chicago school of musicians: is that a comparison to Obamalamadingdong?

I hope not.

Dickey Betts, co-founder of the Allman Brothers Blues Band? Heaven to thine ears!

I cannot remember the times I have played that to women who say: so what? and then arrived home to hear it playing!

Good choices, James.

Thenk (my sic) you.


Sackerson said...

And Felix Pappalardi.