Best instrumental

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Re: Best instrumental

Postby CashWiley » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:05 pm

No such thing as 'best' :) Some of the best stuff already listed, I'll probably say SRV's Little Wing is my personal favorite and I'm not a huge SRV fan. Dark Was The Night is maybe the most haunting song ever written.

Hideaway is a lot of fun. I also like to jam on Jr Wells' Chitlin Con Carne. Big Bill's Brown Skin Shuffle is great, even though there is some banter over it, it's not singing so I consider it instrumental. SRV's Scuttle Buttin' off Carnegie Hall is pretty nice, even though the drums are pretty boring.
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Re: Best instrumental

Postby slideguitarblues » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:11 am

Jerry McCain's "Steady" or Little Walter's "Sad Hours"
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Re: Best instrumental

Postby Crossfire » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:14 pm

Ive always liked "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" and "classical Gas" by The Ventures.
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Re: Best instrumental

Postby jeffl » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:33 pm

This is a stretch, genre-wise, but I've always been in awe of the harp break on Bonnie Raitt's cover of "Runaway" in 1977. It's a powerful break and ingenious in the use of 4 different harps to move up concert key steps.
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Re: Best instrumental

Postby goldbrick » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:58 pm

Allman's Jessica--

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