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The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time (or "What I Did With My Wednesday Night")
guitarist ^ | Tue 22 Mar 2011, 5:05 pm GMT

Posted on 04/13/2011 5:38:31 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

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To: COBOL2Java

Ditto on Alvin Lee and I’m Goin Home! It’s not even on the list. What’s up with that?


51 posted on 04/13/2011 6:06:31 PM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: knarf
I don’t know his name, but the guitar solo in “Freebird”

Allen Collins..RIP

52 posted on 04/13/2011 6:06:41 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Lamest.List.Ever.


53 posted on 04/13/2011 6:07:17 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Rory Gallagher~ Hellcat/Wayward Child
54 posted on 04/13/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Slash-Godfather!


55 posted on 04/13/2011 6:08:18 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

You got that right. My wife hates that I am obsessed with Floyd. I never liked them till I was 36. But I am a convert now. Saw Roger Waters tour in December. Amazing what he did, the wall was awesome and the Music good as ever. Well would have been better if Gilmore was there.. But Roger messed that up..


56 posted on 04/13/2011 6:08:57 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: buccaneer81
And the best Eagles solo wasn't Hotel California, it was "One of These Nights."

No it wasn't, I was in "A Good Day in Hell"...great slide.

57 posted on 04/13/2011 6:09:11 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Best guitar solo on a keyboard: Ronald Jenkees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smE-uIljiGo


58 posted on 04/13/2011 6:10:03 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: InvisibleChurch

I know I will get reamed for this, but Prince on Purple Rain was fantastic


59 posted on 04/13/2011 6:10:26 PM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: InvisibleChurch

hehe :) Good music tends to fire me up!


60 posted on 04/13/2011 6:10:41 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: COBOL2Java

The player that made Eric Clapton’s jaw drop....

Jimi Hendrix
Voodoo Child

Truly a GREAT AMERICAN, and a veteran.

nuff said


61 posted on 04/13/2011 6:11:00 PM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: Salamander
I second that! The solos in “Dominance and Submission" are my all time favorites.
62 posted on 04/13/2011 6:12:03 PM PDT by Free in Texas (You're it!)
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To: Darren McCarty

That would be “Whipping Floss” by FZ.


63 posted on 04/13/2011 6:12:26 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (it is time to repent)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Edward.


64 posted on 04/13/2011 6:12:31 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Yeah...Stranglehold is another classic. Never really got into Santana much though...do you have a favorite that you could recommend?


65 posted on 04/13/2011 6:13:10 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Ritchie Blackmore...”Highway Star”
66 posted on 04/13/2011 6:13:33 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: DaiHuy

Not by me you won’t.
Prince is one seriously underrated guitarist.


67 posted on 04/13/2011 6:13:39 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: mountaineer1997
And the player who made Jimi's jaw drop?

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
68 posted on 04/13/2011 6:14:11 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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To: Poser
This is a friend of mine.....Vicki Genfan. I think she's one of the best guitarists I've ever heard.
69 posted on 04/13/2011 6:15:00 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Miss ya' Ronnie .. and ALL you guys
70 posted on 04/13/2011 6:15:30 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: mountaineer1997
There's an excellent documentary about Hendrix available on Netflix.


71 posted on 04/13/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Good choice. Love that band. Absolutely another classic.


72 posted on 04/13/2011 6:15:46 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo
'Loved By You', off the Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush album 'What's Next'; will peel the paint right off of your walls. If that song ever turned up on 'Guitar Hero'; the wannabes would p*ss their pants. Turns up on YouTube now and then; but always gets pulled.

Too bad...amazing guitar.

73 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
No mention of Elliot Randall on Reeling in the Years?

No mention of Johnny Winter? Mike Bloomfield?

74 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: crazydad

Some of us wish Rog had cracked up instead of Syd.


75 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: InvisibleChurch
The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time

Stevie Ray Vaughan has so much to offer it's hard to pick one, but... the live version of Texas Flood has always left me in awe...

76 posted on 04/13/2011 6:16:44 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: wolf24

He made the list twice. “Eruption” I agree with. “Beat It” I don’t.


77 posted on 04/13/2011 6:17:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: fedupjohn

Amen...no Blackmore? Trower?


78 posted on 04/13/2011 6:17:41 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

My fav solos of all time...

David Gilmour - Time
Jimmy Page - Stairway to Heaven
Brian May - Brighton Rock
Steely Dan = Kid Charlemagne (Larry Carlton)


79 posted on 04/13/2011 6:18:12 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: DaiHuy

Two Rolling Stone....


80 posted on 04/13/2011 6:18:26 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

That’s very cool. + Andy Summers


81 posted on 04/13/2011 6:18:55 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (it is time to repent)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yep.


82 posted on 04/13/2011 6:21:11 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Try the “Abraxas” album


83 posted on 04/13/2011 6:21:11 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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no mention of Smoke on the Water off of Made in Japan?


84 posted on 04/13/2011 6:21:33 PM PDT by isom35
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To: InvisibleChurch

Oh man. Hard choices.

Mahavisnu Orchestra - John McLaughlin - Dance of the Maya circa 4:00

Wes Montgomery - West Coast Blues - an orchestral version from the otherwise odious CTI era which I can’t find

2 or 3 by Jimmy Page w/Led Zeppelin

Geo Benson - So What? (Miles Davis cover) & The Gentle Rain (corny tune, smokin’ solo) from Beyond the Blue Horizon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuLlC0HVyh8

McLaughlin & Paco de Lucia - amazing stuff

Plenty from McLaughlin “Thieves and Poets” (Great album!)

Jump - Van Halen (no question about it!)

Lots by Scott Henderson and Pat Metheny!

Plenty of good ones by Rush, Steve Vai


85 posted on 04/13/2011 6:21:58 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I call BS on this list....
Has the editor of “Guitarist” ever listened to anything on “Layla and Assorted Love Songs”, in my opinion the single best overall guitar album ever recorded. Anything on that album, excluding the last cut (sorry Mr. Whitlock), would put 80% of that list to shame. Or what about something from The Allman Brothers Band? Dwayne Allman? He REVOLUTIONIZED the art of playing rock guitar to a point exceeded only by Hendrix and Clapton.... and nary a mention.

If anyone in here has ever wondered into a Guitar Center on any given Saturday you can see the demographic that constitutes the majority of those who voted in this “poll”... The mid teen wannabe hipsters plunking out the latest bilge force fed to them by the music industry in sausage like fashion reminiscent of those hapless school children in The Wall. Or those twenty somethings on their lunch break from somewhere in the food court who feel like because they can play a few chords everyone in the store is obligated to stop what they are doing and focus their attention on their singing some drivel they “wrote” in their mom’s basement over the past weekend. Ya, Ive been in there and seen who voted in this poll first hand. Most have no real appreciation for music as a art and only see it as entertainment, a distinction made for the benefit of acceptance at the expense of the soul. Sorry for the rant...

The A.C.

P.s. Big Floyd head here as well... although I’m partial to the solo in “Time”....


86 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:13 PM PDT by AngryCapitalist (PUSH HAS NOW COME TO SHOVE!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Yeah...but how about without drugs involved?


87 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:13 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: Lazlo in PA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I


88 posted on 04/13/2011 6:22:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: fedupjohn

Ritchie and Ronnie James—Stargazer


89 posted on 04/13/2011 6:23:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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Rory Gallagher~ Shin Kicker
90 posted on 04/13/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Keith Urban did a Leonard Skynard duet with Leonard Skynard’s lead guitarist a few years ago on either an awards show or a tribute show - I don’t remember which - and he was awesome. I also like what he’s done to support young guitarists and musicians.


91 posted on 04/13/2011 6:24:30 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo
Try the “Abraxas” album

I'll second that...

92 posted on 04/13/2011 6:24:53 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AngryCapitalist

ok


93 posted on 04/13/2011 6:25:21 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (it is time to repent)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Santana

Open Invitation

94 posted on 04/13/2011 6:26:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: isom35
no mention of Smoke on the Water off of Made in Japan?

Greatest guitar solo, not Greatest air-guitar solo...

95 posted on 04/13/2011 6:26:31 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: crazydad

Maybe you can answer this question for me then. During the buildup in Echoes there is, what sounds like a computer enhanced voice, saying “one of these days...” and I never have been able to understand the rest. Do you know what he says?

I’m very partial to Echoes and Dark Side of the Moon myself. Absolutely brilliant...that album is still one of the best sellers of all time and is still selling well. The Wall is ok.

It’s a shame...it would be great if Floyd reunited but, probably will never happen.


96 posted on 04/13/2011 6:26:38 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: AngryCapitalist
I'm not into "hard rocking" guitar solos, so my tastes are a bit more on the mellow side.

I think Dickey Betts on the Allman Brothers classic "Blue Sky" is one of the best guitar solos I've ever heard.

97 posted on 04/13/2011 6:26:39 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: refermech

He is an American Icon


98 posted on 04/13/2011 6:28:02 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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He is an American Icon

We all miss Merle


99 posted on 04/13/2011 6:28:35 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: InvisibleChurch

That list blows. Not one mention of Steve Howe of Yes.

Nothing from Steve Hackett of Genesis like Firth of Fifth, Lamia and ten other solos. He was doing tapping way before Eddie Van Halen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW_7YyKawbw&feature=related

Martin Barre - very tasteful guitarist too. The early JT stuff had some nice bluesy stuff too. Fantastic track.

Like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0mxuJiOEaQ

Oh and no Dave Davies “You Really Got Me” which started it all! NO it was not session musician Jimmy Page who played on that ground breaking #1 by The Kinks. The song stunned The Beatles.


100 posted on 04/13/2011 6:29:19 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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