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Old 12-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Most Talented Musician?

Ray Manzerek here.
How many people can play Bass Organ, Organ, backup singer and sometimes Lead singer all at the same time and not make a single mistake, Ray Manzerek of The Doors is your answer.

What's yours?
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ray Manzerek here.
How many people can play Bass Organ, Organ, backup singer and sometimes Lead singer all at the same time and not make a single mistake, Ray Manzerek of The Doors is your answer.

What's yours?
Ray Manzarek`s stand ins for Jim are well documented and despite being one of the greatest musicians of his era, the two Doors albums after Jim`s death that he featured on were very poor.

I can`t think of any other similiar situtation off hand, as the Doors situation was something that was forced upon Ray. Other very talented multi-instrumental players that quickly come to mind are Dave Grohl, Quorthon, Steve Wilson and Jason Pierce to name just a few.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Geddy Lee. He is one the best bass guitarists, sings brilliantly and even plays the keyboards.

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Old 12-20-2009, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Prince (knows how to play a large amount of instruments) more than two, produced, engineered, arranged, etc.

Steve Winwood - Very underrated guitar player, known mostly for Hammond B3, produced, recorded, and engineered "Arc of A Diver."

Todd Rundgren - Lots of various instruments, arrangements, producer, engineer, etc.
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Prince (knows how to play a large amount of instruments) more than two, produced, engineered, arranged, etc.

Steve Winwood - Very underrated guitar player, known mostly for Hammond B3, produced, recorded, and engineered "Arc of A Diver."

Todd Rundgren - Lots of various instruments, arrangements, producer, engineer, etc.
Certainly a good producer but tends to piss off most of the bands that he works with in the process though.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Prince is a living genius.

but a tie between Prince and Stevie Wonder.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ray Manzerek here.
How many people can play Bass Organ, Organ, backup singer and sometimes Lead singer all at the same time and not make a single mistake, Ray Manzerek of The Doors is your answer.

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Ray Manzerek is an absolute beast. He is the best organ player I've ever heard but I don't know if just that and a few back-up vocals makes him the most talented musician ever.

I have alot of respect for John Fogerty as a musician. He played, he sang, he composed, he wrote. Not only just didthose things but did them all exceptionally well. With that being said, I believe you could have swapped out every other band member in Creedence Clearwater and never known the difference as long as old Johnny boy was there. A very well rounded musician.
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How are we defining talent here? Is it how many instruments one plays? How well one plays them? There are other factors that I'd consider such as:
- how well the music is composed
- songwriting (lyrics and music)

We could also include other unconventional items:
- performance
- productivity

I'd probably have to say Phil Keaggy. His guitar playing is unmatched. Lyrics are beautiful and he's got a really cool voice. He is an incredible performer (doing everything live, using only his guitar...plus he's a really cool guy). And he's released over 50 albums and contributed to many more....with no end in sight. Also, he only has 9 and a half fingers.... just saying.
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Ah, someone already beat me to Stevie Wonder. I'll second it, though.
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Ray Manzerek here.
How many people can play Bass Organ, Organ, backup singer and sometimes Lead singer all at the same time and not make a single mistake, Ray Manzerek of The Doors is your answer.

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you mean using both you left (bass) 'and' right (treble) hands on piano type instruments 'and' singing. gee... that's pretty much anyone who's ever played stacked keyboards with a mic in their face.

if multi-tasking is your criteria for talent then consider the late Natasha Schneider from Eleven (and a boatload of session work including Chris Cornell and QOTSA). in Eleven she would play bass guitar with one hand, keyboards with the other, and sing with an operatic voice.
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