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    • #3167918

      Mae you are too funny

      by j.lupo ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      I can see why he is your favorite. Of course mine I don’t have a picture of and if I did, I probably wouldn’t share. (sigh).

    • #3167915


      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      A grand set of photos Mae!

      I can see where this could place highly in your rankings for best guitarist!

      Thanks for sharing.

      • #3167913

        So far..

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to ROCK-N-ROLL!

        his playing ability is limited to posing for pictures. He DOES look good, though.

        His dad finally got him to sit still long enough for a lesson and he’s doing pretty good. He needs to get the callouses developed on his fingers, he says his are too wimpy and it hurts. He does like the loud noise that comes from the amp. 🙂

        • #3167885

          Great for starting out

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to So far..

          get him a FOLK guitar. Accustic, but the strings are made of nylon instead of wound steel.

          Much easier on someone just starting out, and there are still a lot of fun things that can be done with them.

          callouses take a long time, and many people don’t make it through the “mary had a little lamb” stage.

          My boys are just starting to really get into the guitars I have had laying around for a while now. When I traded a few old servers for a few new guitars, it really sparked their interests. Even got one finally interested in lessons!

          I let them take their guitar and leave it at “her” place so they could practice at either place, as I have six of my own for them to bang around on.

          Thing one was playing the star spangled banner for us this weekend. life is good.

    • #3167907


      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      Mae, those are great pictures.

      He certainly looks the part even if he hasn’t achieved superstardom just yet.

      But hey- he’s young yet. He’s eight? I would say that he’s got a couple of years before that superstardom thing…

      • #3167904

        He’s got the looks

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to Wonderful!

        He’s got the attitude. And he loves attention. My neighbors will come over and collect my son when they have company because they just HAVE to see his Jeff Foxworthy bit.

    • #3211059

      Favorite guitarist

      by ron thomas ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      No contest. Jerry Garcia.

      • #3169015

        Favorite Guitarists

        by doebuns ·

        In reply to Favorite guitarist

        There are so many!

        Pat Metheny not bad with jazz!
        Joe Satriani for some lyrical heavy metal.
        Danny Gatton great master of the telecaster.
        My cousin, Kelvin Holly, plays some good blues
        and has rocked with Little Richard’s band for a number of years.

    • #3211055

      Fav Clarinet player

      by itgirli ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      I have a favorite clarinet player – Artie Shaw.
      How about a favorite xylophone player? Or favorite triangle player?

      By the way, mae, cute pictures!

      • #3211051

        Thanks Girlie..

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to Fav Clarinet player

        He takes after me. 🙂

        Actually, I hear every day how much he looks like his dad..

      • #3211039

        Artie Shaw!

        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to Fav Clarinet player

        I’m surprised you’ve even heard of Artie Shaw, but yes, he is worthy of being considered among the best on the clarinet — right along with the King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman, as evidenced by the Goodman jazz band’s 1938 performance recorded live at Carnegie Hall. I have a lot of recordings of both Shaw and Goodman (including that ’38 performance).

        Artie Shaw’s rendition of Stardust is the instrumental version of that tune everyone’s familiar with, and it’s my father’s absolute favorite song.

        • #3211032


          by itgirli ·

          In reply to Artie Shaw!

          Do you really think that I’m that uneducated? I love Artie Shaw. Goodman is good, too. I listen to a lot of old jazz, blues, and swing.

        • #3169168

          I should have known better

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Surprised?

          I wouldn’t have said “uneducated”, however, but rather unexposed. It’s just that not too many people under __ have even heard of some people from the 60s, much less the 40s and 30s. But in your case, I should have known better.

        • #3169094

          Max, I was listening to Professor A all morning.

          by x-marcap ·

          In reply to I should have known better

          Louie and Frank Sinatra duets from 1957…
          including Birth of the Blues, wonderful world,etc.

          “Birth of the blues” is on the Sinatra Duets CD.

          But “The Greatest Duets” is a compilation wax stax album that featues Big Band stuff with Professor A…

        • #3169071

          You should have.

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to I should have known better

          In my 25 years I’ve tried to expose myself to everything I could find. My tastes are somewhat old fashioned yet diverse.

        • #3169154

          Let’s get really obscure, Max

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Surprised?

          When was the last time you listened to Jack Teagarden or Bobby Hackett?

          Or do you stick to the clarinet sounds?

        • #3169128

          I’ve listened to those guys and more

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Let’s get really obscure, Max

          Out of my record album collection, probably 500 or more are of the big band jazz (or tin-pan alley) variety. You name it, I probably have it; and there’s a good chance I’ve even listened to it. And that doesn’t take into consideration what I might have on 78 RPM. So no, I don’t limit my musical taste. One of my favorites, somebody I play fairly often, is Fats Waller. And I’ll tell you another one that might surprise you, if you want some great “mood music” for that perfect romantic candlelight dinner setting, you can’t go wrong with Jackie Gleason.

        • #3169098

          I’d forgotten about Gleason

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to I’ve listened to those guys and more

          Mostly, I think, because my choice for mood music is slightly different. I grew up listening to an eclectic selection, ranging from Teagarden, Hackett, and Gleason through Monk and Brubeck to Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, and Stravinski. Not to mention the popular artists my parents grew up with (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Perry Como, etc.).

          Unfortunately, any 78s were lost in a move after my father died. I have no idea where the rest of the collection is now, but I’m pretty sure my stepfather still has it.

        • #3169091

          I prefer Nat King Cole’s version of Stardust.

          by x-marcap ·

          In reply to Artie Shaw!

          The words to Stardust. The second and third verses rip my heart out…

          And now the purple dusk of twilight time
          Steals across the meadows of my heart
          High up in the sky the little stars climb
          Always reminding me that we’re apart

          You wander down the lane and far away
          Leaving me a song that will not die
          Love is now the stardust of yesterday
          The music of the years gone by

          Sometimes I wonder why I spend
          The lonely night dreaming of a song
          The melody haunts my reverie
          And I am once again with you
          When our love was new
          And each kiss an inspiration
          But that was long ago
          Now my consolation
          Is in the stardust of a song

          Beside a garden wall
          When stars are bright
          You are in my arms
          The nightingale tells his fairy tale
          A paradise where roses bloom
          Though I dream in vain
          In my heart it will remain
          My stardust melody
          The memory of loves refrain

    • #3211034

      re: Best/Favorite Guitar Player

      by kevlev ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      James Marshall Hendrix is “hands down” the most talented, gifted, extremely advanced guitar player to ever strap on a 6 stringer. I think I know what I’m talking about, for I’ve been playing for 29 years myself. You hear some of these kids today, and you have to laugh at what they think and say sometimes. I’ve even heard one guy say that Randy Rhoads was a better axeslinger than Jimi. I mean, C’mon, that’s hilarious! When you have guys like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, EV Halen-(to name just a few), and they tell you that there has been nobody since that even comes close to his raw talent and ability, I think they might know what they’re talking about, just a little.

      • #3169093

        But Jimi said Keaggy was the best!!!

        by x-marcap ·

        In reply to re: Best/Favorite Guitar Player

        Keaggy is older and smoother than a 24 year Ambassador.

        • #3277657

          I love Keaggy, but…

          by rknrlkid ·

          In reply to But Jimi said Keaggy was the best!!!

          apparently the Hendrix quote is an urban legend.

          For those who don’t know who Phil Keaggy is, I do trust you will try to catch up, because the man IS phenomenal!

        • #3277529

          Do you think he never listened to others music when in ‘NAM?

          by x-marcap ·

          In reply to I love Keaggy, but…

          I know many guys (U.S. Marines) who did listen to Keaggy in the late sixties…

        • #3277493

          re: Keaggy

          by kevlev ·

          In reply to I love Keaggy, but…

          I think Hendrix was joking dude. He was being scarcastic. IN MY OPINION ANYWAYS. I’ve been playing for almost 30 years, and I’ve never heard of this guy, and if he really was mentionable, then why not? As far as “The Tonight Show”, never seen it, but I’d like to. I do have a recording of him from the “Dick Cavet Show”. That’s the scene where it was shortly after Jimi played Woodstock. They were talking about Jimi’s version of the anthem, then Dick mentioned to the audience and said “before you send in your hate mail, remember that Mr. Hendrix served in the US Army as a Paratrooper”. But he looked at Cavet and was like “why would I receive hate mail. Then Dick told him he might receive some because anyone “mocking” the anthem would recieve such threats. Jimi was like “mocking”??, he then said, “Well I wasn’t mocking or making fun of it, I thought it was beautiful, but there ya go”!
          But I’m gonna have to try and find some audio recording of this “Keaggy” guy. I’ll then find out if Jimi was kidding around or not. Who knows, maybe this guy is good, and just a very good kept secret. Kind of like me, I’m as good as Hendrix, but it’s just that it’s a secret and nobody knows. Ha, Ha, yeah right :-o)………..I wish

        • #3277354

          Have you heard of Carl Mason?

          by x-marcap ·

          In reply to re: Keaggy

          He is dead but he played with Chet Atkins. He too was a whiz, but if I weren’t the musician I am I wouldn’t know him.

          Do you know of Brubek’s whiz kid (might be 90 y.o.) guitar player from the 60’s. I have recordings of the guy, but never even got his name mentioned on the album back except as in a group of studio musicians and there is a list of 10.

          Guitar is a popular instrument. If you stick to one genre, you can miss the beauty of it. Charo was one of the greatest pickers to walk. 35 years ago she was one of the most beautiful women of her time. She doesn’t look like that any more, but she can still play. Arthritis is the enemy of guitarists.

          Keaggy instrumentals are well known. If you play classical, pick up Master and the Musician. You will love it. Be aware that that is classical guitar. Get Glass Harp stuff for Rock. Get any Keaggy if you can find it, and you will be impressed by his playing of all kinds of different styles.

        • #3277530

          I wasn’t there, but have heard it for many years.

          by x-marcap ·

          In reply to But Jimi said Keaggy was the best!!!

          Have You heard of Christian Lindberg. He is the best instrumentalist of the 20th Century.

          Because I play the same instrument, I know him. I can play some of what he plays. I know a guy who may be able to out play Lindberg. He is about 60 and can play anything. You wouldn’t know Grovemiller. Or Kai, unless you play trombone at that level.

          I also have played guitar for 40+ years and know of the guys who can rip it up. Why would a guy who is paid to play all the time not interested in his own instrument. Even Van Halen can say Angus Wells…

          I personally think Keaggy is better, but that comes from being able to play Some hendrix licks after picking threm for a while, but some of the old GH licks are amazing…

          I didn’t know it was an urban legend, but sometimes they get the facts right if not the quote.

    • #3169150

      Hendrix is definitely the best, but…

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      I wasn’t allowed to buy Hendrix albums and neither was anybody else I knew at the time. It wasn’t until I got into high school that I realized there were only three people in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It sure sounded like more!

      My favorite guitarist, though, is Leo Kottke. He plays guitar with an attitude that says “I’ve got 12 strings and only 10 fingers, but you’ll never know the difference.”

      But I’m not exclusive. I have extensive collections of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, BB King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Elmore James, Roger McGuinn, Robert Cray, Chris Cain, and many others, all the way up to Sue Foley & Rory Block.

      Except Eddy van Halen. For whatever reason, I never liked him enough to buy albums/CDs. Maybe it’s because of what he did to Ray Davies’ music… (I really think that David Lee Roth made Van Halen what it originally was, but that’s another flame-wa…I mean discussion.)

    • #3277603

      wow…sure to rock the world

      by mullinsjf ·

      In reply to Okay, we had the “who is the best” guitar player..

      thanks for sharing…what a little man – would love to hear him play my dau was a little older when she got her first trumpet…now does very well at age 21 – my little jazz diva. Jayne

      • #3277537

        Thank You Jayne

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to wow…sure to rock the world

        Right now, he looks better than he sounds. But he’ll get there. He loves music, so I suspect he’ll improve with practice.

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