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Old 02-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ohmygod, I can't believe there isn't a thread for this dude.



One of the most prolific studio guitarists and session musicians in musical history. His playing style transcends genres from blues to jazz and psychedelia. He played with a legion of great bands, including Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart (), The Rolling Stones, Earl Hines, the Chieftains, and about fifteen others I'm forgetting.

Anyway, he was a great solo artist as well, with a few GREAT albums out:
Into the Purple Valley (1971)
Boomer's Story (1972)
Paradise and Lunch (1974)
Paris, Texas (1989)

Still producing music at over 60 years old, he was responsible for the success of Buena Vista Social Club as well.

Any other fans?
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He played with a legion of great bands, including Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart (), The Rolling Stones, Earl Hines, the Chieftains, and about fifteen others I'm forgetting.
EDIT: Forget I said anything <.<

I liked the movie score he did for Crossroads, but that's all I've heard.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No he definitely didn't. He was making music before Greg Ginn was able to pronounce "anarchy."

And I forgot to mention when I said "great guitarist" that I meant that he somehow managed to play more than three chords per song.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol. I haven't heard anything by Black Flag, but I remember the 100 Greatest Guitarists list from Rolling Stone saying he was in it. I've got a link right here:

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time : Rolling Stone

Right under his name.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Haha, that's hilarious.

I always knew that RS were dumbasses but I never expected them to confuse a blues legend for a shitty guitarist whose form of experimentation was playing more than four notes in a single song. Somehow he made the list, too.

Goddamn fucking piece of shit magazine...
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Ry Cooder is a great guitarist with a provocative name, similar to **** Van ****.
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I've got Buena Vista Social Club's album, which I love (Nick Gold is a genius producer). As for Cooder's own stuff, all I've got is his 2005 concept album Chavez Ravine. It's alright I suppose, hasn't exactly set my world alight since I got it though. Haven't got any of the albums you mentioned there though - I'll have to keep an eye peeled for those.
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<<<<< See here

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I liked the movie score he did for Crossroads, but that's all I've heard.
You should check out the movie score for Paris, Texas
(Wim Wenders dir ) I believe he did the entire soundtrack too for that. It's truly an amazing soundtrack. I love his music in the Captian Beefheart days I think the most though
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Paris, Texas (1989)


Yeah, I got into him through Beefheart, because I knew Don Vliet's skills on guitar were fairly limited and some of the stuff was pretty intricate. He really is a versatile guitarist.
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