Best Electric Slide Player

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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby ricochet » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:56 pm

drob wrote:44 posts and no Lowell George.

That's no Little Feat.
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby drob » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:49 pm

ric......ouch that pun hurt
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby ricochet » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:19 pm

You asked for it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby drob » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:09 pm

sol hoopii did switch to electric....I have loads of pictures of him with Bud T. playing various "frying pans."
I don't think much of what is currently available is electric though particularly as Bob Brozman prefers the reso stuff and he has the 78s. I have some electric stuff on NON yazoo releases.
I have a picture of Sol in Hollywood with Mary Pickford. He is in the band in Topper as well.
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby tinsmith » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:45 am

I can't believe I didn't hit this post........


4 way tie..................
Duane Allman
Warren Haynes
Derek Trucks
Sonny Landreth

No particular order.
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby texxx » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:04 am

Johnny Winter nobody better ever!!!
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby tinsmith » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:29 pm

I was gonna make a post, but see I already did.
Too bad I went through the whole post before I found it...loollol


My opinion is the same.....awesome players.

There's many others out there too....
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby Bertje » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:27 pm

Why didn't nobody mentioned Dave Hole or did I missed something? :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hghR1dzVmrM
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby LesFromChicago » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:46 pm

I don't have time to read thru this thread...
anybody mention Elmore James, J B Hutto, Bonnie Raitt?
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby almcg2 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:21 am

Right now I'm liking Sonny Landreth and Ron Thompson. Ron puts on a hell of a show. I live real close to a little bar called "The Mojo Lounge." It's on the blues circuit in the San Francisco Bay area. It seats, maybe 25 - 30 people at the most. Ron plays there a couple of times a year as he's passing through, on tour. He's very short and full of energy. He jumps around all over the pace as he's playing these awesome slide licks. Some magazine I once read listed him in the top 5 slide players in the world.
Listen to sonny's most recent CD, In From The Reach, and you'll hear what I mean.

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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby CashWiley » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:29 pm

Derek Trucks, by a mile.

I was listening to the old lineup of ABB at the Atlanta Pop Fest, and was surprised when I thought "You know, I'd rather listen to the modern lineup"!! Don't tell Dickey or he'll bust a bottle over my head.

That's right, I said it. Derek > Duane. Which is like comparing Odin to Thor, they're all phenomenal talent, but Derek elevates slide to another level.
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby tinsmith » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:23 am

Derek slides up and down the strings too much.....to much string noise...... especially live.
Can get a bit annoying believe it or not.

Excellent musican however......he's grown a lot the last few years.
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby dcblues » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:54 am

I've probably posted this before, but Robert Nighthawk is one of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oypAbJj-fEs
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby CashWiley » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:08 pm

tinsmith wrote:Derek slides up and down the strings too much.....to much string noise...... especially live.

Definitely true. Like a nervous tic, really present on the Instant Live discs we get from the ABB shows.
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Re: Best Electric Slide Player

Postby tinsmith » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:49 am

I purchased the show they did at Meadowbrook NH from the company doing the CD's. Absolutely horrible. I may never buy another again from an outside contractor.

ABB would never allow garbage like that to be sold to their fans......

It's sucks actually. Derek sliding up & down is really dominant in it..

Horrible sound people.
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