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String Me Along: A Musical Monday

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Go ahead and string me along. It is hard to find better listening music than a guitar - regardless of what type of guitar or music. Be it rock and roll, blues, country western, Spanish, those guitar solos really stand out in our favorite tunes.

Today we are going to string each other along by posting our favorite songs that include a guitar solo. Additional commentary you wish to include explaining why your guitar playing hero is tops is welcome.

I remember a time when we had to cast our vote in one of the teen rags of the era for best guitar player. Our choice was between George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Boy, what a tough decision that one was!

Play us your favorites - give us your fantabulous guitar solos. (One song and link post per comment, please)

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JayCat_67 3 years, 10 months ago

And while I was searching for the Satriani song, I stumbled across this one by Yngwie Malmsteen. He calls it "Arpeggios from Hell". Check it out.

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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 10 months ago

Billy Gibbons---ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man

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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 10 months ago

Keith Richards-- Sympathy for the Devil

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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 10 months ago

Joe Perry with Aerosmith----Back in the Saddle

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm not that savvy with Cobain's music. I know he was a genius and really loved a great deal.

Nice ones, Roe

Here is a terrific article about Neil Young and his strings.....

http://www.thrasherswheat.org/ptma/Frenchguitar492.htm

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Liberty275 3 years, 10 months ago

Kurt Cobain. He had so much raw talent that knowing a few chords made him a genius. Also, Angus Young for being the only lead that has the cajones to plug his guitars straight into the preamp and hit the stage without 20 effect pedals.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Lovely choice, schula. Come on stringers. Still so many to name.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Linda, I agree that is a super combo!

Hey, Ron, I was wondering where you were. Traveling these days? ;)

Lonelane and I had a similar thought - where the heck is Neil Young in all this? I mean really now. He is a superb musician and songwriter.

Per Lonelane's suggestion - Cowgirl in the Sand. Young truly gets into his music!

http://crocmusic.com/track/147370/neil_young/cowgirl_in_the_sand/

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 10 months ago

Fur Elise is the most overplayed piano piece in the world, but you rarely hear it played on the guitar. Not terribly difficult on the piano, but on the guitar, OMG!

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Linda Hanney 3 years, 10 months ago

I have an album in which Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler play together. The best

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schula 3 years, 10 months ago

Camper -- that was great! I had forgotten what a great picker Jerry Reed is. Here he is on Eastbound and Down from Smokey and the Bandit. I haven't seen this movie in a long time -- let's watch sometime.

http://vodpod.com/watch/1019473-jerry-reed-east-bound-and-down

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tange 3 years, 10 months ago

I do love me some hot, buttery, raging guitar, with tightly wrapped solo-ettes...

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm not sure how to post a link to you tube on here, but try this one, Young Lust-Pink Floyd

And heres some trivia for all you music buffs... Who plays the slide guitar on Layla ? Hint: it isn't Clapton, he was an original "Brother", he also sat in with the beatles on a handful of tunes from 68-70.

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm not sure how to post a link to you tube on here, but try this one, Young Lust-Pink Floyd

And heres some trivia for all you music buffs... Who plays the slide guitar on Layla ? Hint: it isn't Clapton, he was an original "Brother", he also sat in with the beatles on a handful of tunes from 68-70.

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camper 3 years, 10 months ago

Great blog Ronda. Wanted to add FreeBird but it has already been selected. Here is a good one from Jerry Reed & Chet Atkins. Found one of JR's records a couple of years ago. Man, it was a great find. Jerry Reed is a great musician, and was pretty cool in Smokey & the Bandit.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Nice to see you, honored vet. I agree Layla is an incredible song. It has it all, poetry, music, tone, style, strings!

Your other additions are good ones as well.

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oldvet 3 years, 10 months ago

A lot of good ones mentioned... but we need to add:

26 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osborne

My personal favorite was mentioned early... Layla

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Ah, yes. Moody Blues time! We wondered where you've been!

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myvotecounts 3 years, 10 months ago

Yay, a song thread! I've missed these.

My guitar solo song of choice is The Story in Your Eyes by The Moody Blues.

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GardenMomma 3 years, 10 months ago

Orion by Metallica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbUJilAbPQA

The whole song is instrumental but halfway through is a "solo."

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riverdrifter 3 years, 10 months ago

How can you get strung along without Leo Kottke? He's also touring a bit this year -something he does about as much of as Tom Waits. . .

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tange 3 years, 10 months ago

( Is that guitar, late intro, considered a solo? )

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K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 10 months ago

Eliott Randall on Steely Dan's Reelin' in the Years

Forgive me, Bob...

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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 10 months ago

The end of Hotel California. Don't know if it's Frey or Schmidt. That fade out is awesome.

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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 10 months ago

Dave Davies---Kinks---- You Really Got Me

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Jeff Cuttell 3 years, 10 months ago

Or what about a great guitar player, yet often forgotten...... Rick Derringer ---Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Guitar wars has truly begun! My favorite is the one I'm listening to at the time with this great variety. Thanks! And then someone posts another fond memory.

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TheGreatOz 3 years, 10 months ago

One of my favorite guitar solos is "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Hendrix "Voodoo Child" I could listen to this one back to back all day long....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zfbrNukQvc

Thanks, lonelane for the mail!

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Ted does more than ample. Love Richie!

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Ted does more than ample. Love Richie!

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

And check this one out from Uncle Ted! Jimi did it best, but Ted can get 'r done!

"The Star Spangled Banner" performed by Ted Nugent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4MH6QVgGls

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SpeedRacer 3 years, 10 months ago

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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kernal 3 years, 10 months ago

Eric Clapton numero uno, but then there was also John Fahey.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Kontum, where's your video? Don't you through walls?

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Kontum1972 3 years, 10 months ago

Robben Ford,...& El Becko..aka Jeff Beck..and Me

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm surprised this master hasn't been named. Who wouldn't enjoy listening to this!

Jimmy Page owns it.

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tange 3 years, 10 months ago

( I'll take that as a nod. )

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Hey, schula - you're kicking them out there! ;)

This is for lonelane. I don't know anybody who knows or loves music as much as she does. No tom foolery; nothing lame about it. Nice choice and Clapton looks adorable!

Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton

"Can't Find My Way Home"

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

You know, roe, that Sultan guitar player reminds me of a very well known author, help me out here. :)

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Hey, sis! Hope things are going well in your time zone. You and schula are good about bringing the country. It's good to have that mix.

Santana and the King! Nice ones, Roe. Sultans of Swing. I'll rock to that.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

Ronda, I told you about this guy at Jeffersons.

The Lonnie Ray Blues Band - "Sultans of Swing"

acoustics weren't the greatest but he does alright on this one . .

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justmesis 3 years, 10 months ago

Here comes the country western players. I think that Brad Paisley and Keith Urban are both wonderful guitarests. Don't count out Roy Orbison.

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coolmarv 3 years, 10 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-_8xivRTsY

Freebird double guitar solo ending. Never get tired of hearing that.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Oops is right! I better look closely as I spotted another new oops! :)

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

How about somebody who influenced all of the ones listed so far!

Berry and "Johnny B. Goode"

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

I agree with you, Marv. I was aware that Clapton is playing. It was great that he and Harrison had the type of friendship where they brought out the best in each other musically.

I can't help loving Harrison more than Clapton and Harrison did write the song.... ;)

Stairway to Heaven - Zeppelin - it takes a couple of beats to get started, so wait!

http://www.nutsie.com/song/Stairway%20to%20Heaven/4861115?artist_id=1000330&album_id=4861108

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coolmarv 3 years, 10 months ago

Rhonda, It's funny that you mentioned picking between Clapton and Harrison and then chose While My Guitar Gently Weeps as you lead in song. Guess who played lead guitar on the lead solo for that song? That's right Clapton. While George was a good guitarist Clapton is hand down the better of the two or at least his songs showed his talents more than Harrison's songs did.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, you're the pro when it comes to posting some of the greats. You do know your music. Good weekend?

Now I've got to play catch up and listen to these greats!

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

Another favorite of mine . . .

"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Ronda! I was thinking of doing a song blog this morning, but nobody does it like you do!!!

"Eruption Guitar Solo"--Eddie Van Halen

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

The original, the best (IMHO)

Mason Williams - "Classical Gas" Acoustic

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whats_going_on 3 years, 10 months ago

I've always really liked the guitar solo in (I think) a Nirvana song called Lake of Fire.

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Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

George Harrison is my all time favorite:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7qpfGVUd8c

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