• Опубліковано 30 чер 2018
  • In this episode I discuss the guitar players that every serious guitarist should know between 1929-1969. A comprehensive guide of styles covering Classical, Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock & Roll.
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  • Fryboy 1963
    Fryboy 1963 3 роки тому +1

    Thanks for including Frank Zappa.

  • Ray
    Ray  +123

    Thank you for including George Harrison, he's so underrated but to me I still rate him after all these years, He was unique and some of his chord solos were not commonly played on pop songs back then.

  • kevin kendrick

    Not trying to “where’s So and So?!” But I really think Sister Rosetta Tharp, based on how she (according to them) blew Keith, Jeff Beck, and Page’s mind at her show with Muddy in England and how she played such a role in Chicago becoming the center of elec blues, should have been on this list.

  • Kevin Scalf

    I think these are all important players but on artist you missed who was a pioneer in his playing, as well as an innovator-Roy Clark. He could do things on the guitar that was simply amazing. And to be featured on “The Odd Couple” TV show! I remember his performances. Everyone just sat back and let him do his stuff. And so funny on the guitar too!

  • Timmy Girard

    You know, one guitarist that seems to always miss these lists is Alvin Lee from 10 years after. Let's all be honest he's the one who brought down the house at Woodstock with the song I'm going home. Just an incredible player and a really cool guy

  • Frank
    Frank  +19

    Frank Zappa was not only a prolific guitarist, but one of the most influential jazz/avant-garde composers

  • Profile pics are too mainstream

    what blows my mind is players like chet atkins, glen campbell, and jerry reed. their tone is unbelievably clean and they are still absolutely rippin all over the fretboard, playing the changes mixed with cheeky licks, playing the bass line with a separate melody and you can hear absolutely every single note. Unreal.

  • richmanfilms

    What Robert Johnson did was supernatural. His innovation was magic and unnatural.

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  • Brent JB Seals

    There's a saying that for every artist or musician who makes it big, there's about 100,000 who are lost in the wilderness of disappointment. In the case of sister Rosetta Tharp, she was a big time non-conformist. It's no surprise you didn't include her among the popular guitar players. When we talk about guitar licks, one of the most popular names that tends to pop-up is Chuck Berry: one of my favorites. Sister Rosetta had already been doing those licks with her eyes close as she performed. At that time upcoming players mostly whites became aware of what she had been doing, they had made it a point to go the her church in Arkansas to see and listen to those licks. No wonder she has been called the Godmother of Rock'n'&'Roll by some.

  • Wadderfock

    He missed Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock'n'Roll, whom rock gods of the '50s and '60s saw live as teenagers, and used her songs to warm up in the studio.

  • Molly Bell
    Molly Bell 21 день тому

    So good. I'd never heard of Kenny Burrell. And the really cool thing about that is... I've heard of him now! 😁

  • Sasha & Savisha
    Sasha & Savisha Рік тому +215

    Even though I’m a big fan of rock, blues, country and jazz. Andres Segovia played some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard. The mood and space he created was incredible. You could hear the love.

  • Jeff Jackson

    Yes, Segovia! I've heard him play things that I couldn't get out of my head. Later I sat down with guitar and learned to play some of them.

  • Luke Maynard

    These are some extraordinary clips.

  • PaulinWoburn

    This is a great list of guitarists. I'm so glad you mentioned Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. One guitarist you left out which I think should have been included is Link Wray. And someone else mentioned Sister Rosstta Tharpe should have been on your list in which I agree.

  • Daniel Madden
    Daniel Madden День тому

    Rosetta Thorp is the Queen emancipation of guitar playing...I have to believe she inspired more guitarist than anyone...she set England on fire...she made it look so easy...

  • Bikini Atol

    I am worried about it, Rick. Blind Willie Johnson influenced Zeppelin, Dylan, countless folk groups. I tried to learn some of his stuff and my teacher at corner music said some of the stuff didn’t seem possible. Dark was the night is an amazing piece of music and the vocals are beyond genius.

  • Dawson P
    Dawson P Рік тому +157

    Was glad to see Glen Campbell get some recognition!! He was a great artist and an amazing singer as well, but also an absolutely incredible guitar picker!

  • Nealix D.

    They don't get much credit, but the two guys that really influenced my guitar playing back in the late 1960s were the two guitarists in Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin as the lead singer. When folks hear "Take another little piece of my heart", they think Janis, but it is really Big Brother and the Holding Company. They might have been slighted by the critics of the time and her upcoming A&R legend Clive Davis, but Janis was never the same without them. They had a quirky chemistry that sent shivers down your spine and made the hair stand up on the back of your neck when they played live. Their live "Cheap Thrills" LP is a classic. Find it on vinyl if you can for the full sonic intensity, just plain awesome. Their names were Sam Andrew and James Gurley, both passed on now. I was so disappointed when I missed them passing through Memphis, TN at a local club during the 2010's!