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Old 07-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #61
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #62
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Since Mark Knopfler's been mentioned a bunch, here's the guy he got most of his licks from:



One of the best acoustic guitarists (and singer songwriters) on the planet, and as an electric guitarist he's far superior to Page, Clapton or Beck (all of whom I love, but RT is in his own league).
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Carlos Santana - Samba Pa Ti - Abraxas (1970)
I prefer the album version. It's on youtube along with many solo versions.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #65
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When you distill all those influences down, and have the opportunity to create music with like minded musicians, and get 'your' moment to really go for it, and it all comes together, and you know you just made magic...

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No sh*t, that is sad. Half Life 2 is one of the greatest games of all time.
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I have enough aesthetic sensibility to appreciate Knopfler, but my bottom line is simple rock guitar, free from the pretentions of the 70s/80s.

So, in the interests of voluntary simplicity... Pick it up at 1:25.

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IN the interests of voluntary simplicity... Pick it up at 1:25.

I have enough aesthetic sensibility to appreciate Knopfler, but my bottom line is simple rock guitar, free from the pretentions of the 70s.
Certainly plenty of pretentious wanking took place in the 70s, but IMHO Knopfler's playing is pretty understated, and not, as Frank Zappa once called it, a lot of "pentatonic gnat notes"...
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To be clear, I'm a Big fan of Knopfler and Dire Straits. I don't consider him pretentious. And despite my using the derisive word "Pretetious," I really enjoy the grandiose stuff (e.g., Steve Howe of Yes, see Revealing Science of God, for instance) but also the reaction to that excess, which is the stripped-down, minimalistic, straightforward tunes, such as the above...

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Carlos Santana - Samba Pa Ti - Abraxas (1970)
I prefer the album version. It's on youtube along with many solo versions.
Thank you! I have loved Carlos's guitar-playing since Day 1 (circa 1970). His solos are so melodic and his rhythm strumming gorgeous.

I can't choose my favorite Carlos guitar solo. There are too many. Including Soul Sacrifice at Woodstock.

Loved all the Santana albums up to Borboletta.
Including the previous Welcome record.


Anyone else remember sitting around together with pals, listening to Santana's first LP, enjoying that fresh sound, while closely checking out the album cover to find what we thought were hidden images--starting with the heads and faces above the lion's head, and the legs below, to peering more closely to see what else had been drawn "between the lines"? (Some may have been "under the influence" of whatever, at the time.)
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We sat around with our guitars trying to figure out how to play it. My little group of friends started in 1964. Making music is a lifelong pursuit. In ER I have all the time I need, and nearly enough gear...
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One of my favorite Santana songs, with some excellent guitar work by Carlos and a 15yo Neil Schon, later of Journey, for which I'll forgive him...

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Some straight-ahead guitar work from Larry Crane...

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Here's one by Roy Buchanan who doesn't get mentioned much but was an incredible guitarist.
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One of my favorite Santana songs, with some excellent guitar work by Carlos and a 15yo Neil Schon, later of Journey, for which I'll forgive him...

Ahhhhh, nice. Santana is among my favs.

A fairly talented cover band played at our community fireworks show on the 3rd. They played a few songs by Journey, so I'm not as forgiving as you are right now

Years ago, DS gave me a Santana CD for Christmas. It had some weird cover art, and some reference to 're-mix 2000' I was very wary, but when I played it, it had some interesting stuff. Some cuts from before Santana was a full band. It was pretty cool to hear some of the songs take shape. But the 'remix' versions were as bad as you might imagine.

Ahh, here it is:

Amazon.com: Tropical Spirits 1-2: Music

I'm a (limited) keyboard player, so Gregg Rollie's playing always just knocked me out. I'm still looking for those notes on my keyboard He played stuff that would just sound 'wrong' if I played it - I was often amazed at the approach he would take to some of the solos, just very different from a standard rock/blues or even jazz approach.

I understand that after Santana, he went back to the restaurant business with his dad. Hard to fathom. Ooops, this is a guitar thread!

I've gotten distracted, but there were some references to the 'inspirations' for some of the modern guitar players and I really meant to look for some great Buddy Guy clips. He is often named as the player that everyone learned from. I saw him a few years back at his club, and he just blew the place down. Crazy, crazy, crazy wild playing and incredible insane bends, and then he'd take it down so soft and smooth, turning it on a dime. Man that guy can bend a string and make you feel it! Those look like really heavy strings, too. Got tickets for him at Ravinia this year, that will be different from having him walk through the crowd during a solo at Legends, but I bet it'll still be great.

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Ahhhhh, nice. Santana is among my favs.

A fairly talented cover band played at our community fireworks show on the 3rd. They played a few songs by Journey, so I'm not as forgiving as you are right now

I'm a (limited) keyboard player, so Gregg Rollie's playing always just knocked me out. I'm still looking for those notes on my keyboard He played stuff that would just sound 'wrong' if I played it - I was often amazed at the approach he would take to some of the solos, just very different from a standard rock/blues or even jazz approach.

I understand that after Santana, he went back to the restaurant business with his dad. Hard to fathom. Ooops, this is a guitar thread!

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Gregg Rolie was also in Journey...

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