Quintessential Guitar

I’ve listened to a lot of music over the decades and I’ve decided; Stevie Ray Vaughn doing ‘Lovestruck Baby’ off the 1983 album Texas Flood, is perhaps the best bit of guitar playing I have ever heard. Absolutely flawless.

Hawk

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  1. hawk (Post author)

    Seriously 🙂

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  2. Chilly

    No one did it better than Stevie Ray. We lost him waaaaay too soon.

    “I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie [Ray Vaughan] missed on both counts, but I never noticed.” – B.B. King

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  3. hawk (Post author)

    Agreed, he left us far too soon. I can’t begin to imagine what he’d have acomplished by now if he hadn’t died.

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  4. Gregory

    Q: How many guitarists does it take to play an SRV lick?

    A: Apparently, all of them.

    While I dig SRV, and have been a fan long before he blew up, I must say that there are quite a few Blues guitarists that I feel are more than qualified to foot the “Best Blues Guitarist” tag. I also feel that his playing was better when he was using; much more edge and sweat. But not a patch on Peter Green, Paul Kossoff or Eric Clapton back in the Sixties… when he was pissing in his diddies.

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  5. Hawk (Post author)

    Ah, Greg, but that I wasn’t calling for the best all around blues guitarist I was speaking specifically of this one song as being perhaps one of the single most perfect recordings I’ve ever heard.

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