Best Electric Slide Player

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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby mikedev » Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:11 am

>Sounds like a very sensible arrangement 'Dog.
>Anyhoo, back to the subject under discussion...
>I'm not qualified to judge who's the best, but I can say
>that my current favourites are Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore
>James and J.B. Hutto.
>Lightninboy, I'm a great fan of Sol Hoopii too, but I don't
>really see how he fits into this discussion.


Noww tyhose trhee are my favourites!!

And thanks to Jerry Spencer (ex-Fleetwood Mac) for introducing me to slide!
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby socket wrench » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:43 am

For skill I would go for Duane Alman, but for feeling it would be Muddy. But there are so many that offer so much!
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby thealmightydave » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:11 am

without a doubt Muddy Waters is the best, he has the raunchiest and bluesiest sound (I think spelled that wrong). He also can make the blues sound really funky like on "Electric Mud":7
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby son house » Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:18 pm

I'd like to put Mick Taylor and Brian Jones in the picture. Both truly awesome slide guitarists, particularly Brian Jones, who was definitely the first slide guitarist in Britain, and maybe one of the first white slide blues guitarists ever.

His slide work on the Stones 'Little Red Rooster' is fantastic.

I also agree on Eric Sardinas, and I'd encourage you all to see this:

http://www.huberbrewery.com/berghoffand ... slide.html
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby doc williamson » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:54 pm

Does anyone have a gun I could borrow? I want to feel that cold steel on my tongue for just a moment.

If Blind Willie Johnson would have had access to a Strat and a Tube Amp would "Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground) qualify?

BTW ~ Very insightful to mention Sol. But I'm still...

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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby ricochet » Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:37 pm

Doc, just go sit on the piano bench a bit and play some blues. It's going to be OK...

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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby ricochet » Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:37 pm

BTW, "Dark Was The Night" doesn't sound half bad through a tube amp.

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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby chick french » Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:53 am

hey what about david lindley? i always thought he was pretty good.
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby mojoboogie » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:09 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Aug-16-05 AT 10:10 PM (EST)]>hey what about david lindley? i always thought he was pretty
>good.

I"ll second that about Mr. Dave!

A real snazzy dresser too!
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby doc williamson » Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:28 am

Several great players named. Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Duane Allman, Muddy, Sol Hoopi, etc. They are all great, I can't think in terms of "The Best" when it comes to music.

I would also add two blues lap steel players, Sonny Rhodes and Freddie Roulette. Black Ace is another one but he played acoustic.

Walter Tore turned me onto "Sacred Steel" and this is the background Robert Randolf came from. Lap steel guitar replaces the organ in their churches. There are several "Sacred Steel" CDs and they are amazing slide players and amazingly so much of their music is blues based. Buy one CD, you'll like it.

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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby stewball » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:05 pm

I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned Earl Hooker, probably the "cleanest" slide player I have heard so far. I must admit that I don't find his stuff to be as "fun" to listen to as Elmore, Hound Dog, J. B., etc, but from what I have read he was very highly regarded by his peers(even Muddy handed him the slide for 'You Shook Me'). And for you rockier guys, how about Rory Gallagher?
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby bighollowtwang » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:02 pm

I thought Muddy just overdubbed his vocals over a prerecorded Earl Hooker instrumental for "You Shook Me"...
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby stewball » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:48 pm

>I thought Muddy just overdubbed his vocals over a
>prerecorded Earl Hooker instrumental for "You Shook Me"...

You are correct: backing track--May '61; vocals, poss. bass overdub June '62. Never noticed that before, thanx for pointing that out.
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby catscratch » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:00 am

Easy Rory Gallagher followed by Dave Hole then Duane Allman (Kirk Lorange is not bad either but not strictly Blues)
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RE: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby ricochet » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:14 pm

>Easy Rory Gallagher followed by Dave Hole then Duane Allman
>(Kirk Lorange is not bad either but not strictly Blues)

So, who's "strictly blues" out of the others above?



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