Underrated Guitarists!

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    Wendy's dad is Mike Melvoin. Look him up.

    It runs in the family. ;)
     
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    Curtis Loew. The finest picker to ever play the blues.
     
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    Bruce Conte.

     
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    purely awesome
     
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    looks like a pandemic vid, but it's from march 2019..

     
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    Oh yes. :)
     
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    +1 for Prince. I think he was off most people's radar - especially non musicians - as a great guitarist I remember seeing him a few times in the revolution days and Wendy was doing most of the guitar work, so didn't realize at the time that he wailed on the guitar - among other instruments.
     
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    I see what you did there...And I like it. L.S. :whistling:
     
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    ‘Maybe they were confusing him with Steven Tyler?
     
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    Underrated? I think Aldo Nova is underrated.
     
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    Nigel Pulsford of Bush, original guitarist.


     
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    Still difficult for me to wrap my head around the notion of Prince being underrated. He was HUGE in the 80s, not only in terms of sales, but also as a critic's darling. Those two don't always go together, but then I have to remind myself that I was an early adopter. Even in the movie Purple Rain, which I say again, was enormous in terms of pop culture, the first shot is of Prince onstage with the Revolution playing guitar. Still, I constantly meet people or read internet postings from them expressing surprise to find out he played guitar. I know he also played bass, keyboards, and drums. He played almost all the instruments on his early albums. What he didn't play were horns, so what would have traditionally been the horn parts were played on synthesizer, which became something of an 80s trademark. Rick James repeatedly accused Prince of stealing his moves and ideas while they were on tour together, so James allegedly stole Prince's synths and used the programs on Street Songs. I remember even Earth, Wind, and Fire, which to me had always been a horn band, switched out the horns for synths on Electric Universe. I remember liking "Magnetic" and "Moonwalk" but it seemed strange to me for them to be synthing out. I don't know whether it was an artistic decision or they were being pressured to sound au courant.





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    That's a name I haven't heard in about 30 years. I remember seeing pictures in the music mags back in the day but don't remember the music.
     
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    "Fantasy" was enormous during the 80s. This song got very heavy rotation. If I'm remembering correctly, Aldo Nova was once in the stage show "Beatlemania".



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    Yeah, when you talk about guitarists that show up in the "top ten best ever" within their genre, they're not underrated. Come on. Maybe they're in an underrated genre, but within that genre they're rated just fine.

    Andres Segovia. Charlie Christian. Wes Montgomery. Joe Pass. Chet Atkins. Roy Clark. Tommy Emmanuel.

    Every one of them is regularly praised as one of the best players EVER, (and rightly so) within their genre.

    I'll name another--he's on my list of greatest guitarists of all time, and he hardly ever gets mentioned. Michael Hedges. That dude deserves to be mentioned somewhere between Gilmour and Clapton, what a phenomenal player.
     
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    The original post ( that nobody ever reads...they just see the title) had specificity. R&B.

    Teenie Hodges.





    Don't get me started on the Al Green stuff.
     
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