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  • A white guy playing blues on a Les Paul other than Joe Bonamassa

    Snowy White. Remembered the name from his stint in Thin Lizzy , enjoy....



  • #2
    Snowy brings it!

    This feller used to get a few notes out of a LP too...

    Don't hate the game - hate the player!

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    • #3
      Snowy's also notable for being Roger Waters' guitarist since Pink Floyd's Animals tour.



      He gets a nice chance to solo here.
      Originally Posted by jnurp


      hearing brokenhymen or whatever they are called makes me appreciate one single note from BB king that much more.









      Originally Posted by jrkirkish


      Obama: "The partisan divide is killing this country"
      Left side of the room: *Standing ovation*
      Right side of the room: *silence*
      Obama (later, alone and drinking): *facepalm*

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      • #4
        ... or THIS guy ...


        If you wanna skip the (admittedly very funny) preliminary studio screwing-around, come in at 10 ...

        (this is the raw take before they overdubbed the string section)

        Oh, by the way ... here's someone else who wasn't bad in his day ...
        http://charlesshaarmurray.com/







        Originally Posted by Spike


        He's got his crust all stiff and upper with that nancy-boy accent. You Englishmen are all so ... bloody hell ... sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks ... oh no, I'm ENGLISH!









        Originally Posted by Lucio


        everyone has different gear and stuff like this tends to be quite subjective.









        Originally Posted by Captain Jack Sparrow


        Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.



        Honorary Granddaughter: FerdinandStrat

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        • #5
          I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
          ~ John Lee Hooker

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          • #6
            ^^^

            Most of the lead on that is actually by Danny Kirwan (who also wrote and sang it) ... nevertheless, it's bluesy, it's played on a pair of Les Pauls and it ROCKS.

            Also watch for Kirwan's string-break around two minutes in ...
            http://charlesshaarmurray.com/







            Originally Posted by Spike


            He's got his crust all stiff and upper with that nancy-boy accent. You Englishmen are all so ... bloody hell ... sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks ... oh no, I'm ENGLISH!









            Originally Posted by Lucio


            everyone has different gear and stuff like this tends to be quite subjective.









            Originally Posted by Captain Jack Sparrow


            Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.



            Honorary Granddaughter: FerdinandStrat

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=csm;43222411]... or THIS guy ...

              I actually started looking up live versions of that on youtube, and they all had Peter Green playing a strat for that song. (Still my favorite by FWM, though!)
              I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
              ~ John Lee Hooker

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              • #8
                ^^^

                UK TV clips, probably from Top Of The Pops ... where he used a Strat to mime to a track recorded with THAT Les Paul ... the one he ended up selling to Gary Moore.
                http://charlesshaarmurray.com/







                Originally Posted by Spike


                He's got his crust all stiff and upper with that nancy-boy accent. You Englishmen are all so ... bloody hell ... sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks ... oh no, I'm ENGLISH!









                Originally Posted by Lucio


                everyone has different gear and stuff like this tends to be quite subjective.









                Originally Posted by Captain Jack Sparrow


                Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.



                Honorary Granddaughter: FerdinandStrat

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                • #9
                  ^^^

                  UK TV clips, probably from Top Of The Pops ... where he used a Strat to mime to a track recorded with THAT Les Paul ... the one he ended up selling to Gary Moore.

                  Is that the iconic one with the reverse-installed humbucker in the neck?
                  I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
                  ~ John Lee Hooker

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                  • #10
                    Couldn't find live footage for this song, but I know Bloomfield played a LP on most of his blues stuff:
                    I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
                    ~ John Lee Hooker

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                    • #11
                      ^^^

                      He played a Telecaster with Butterfield and on the Dylan stuff ... then a P90-loaded goldtop ... then a 'burst with 'buckers ... and Strats in his later years, by which time he was also plating a lot of acoustic.
                      http://charlesshaarmurray.com/







                      Originally Posted by Spike


                      He's got his crust all stiff and upper with that nancy-boy accent. You Englishmen are all so ... bloody hell ... sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks ... oh no, I'm ENGLISH!









                      Originally Posted by Lucio


                      everyone has different gear and stuff like this tends to be quite subjective.









                      Originally Posted by Captain Jack Sparrow


                      Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.



                      Honorary Granddaughter: FerdinandStrat

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                      • #12


                        Can't forget Mick Taylor, the third leg of Mayall's Triple Crown.

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                        • #13
                          ^^^

                          Most of the lead on that is actually by Danny Kirwan (who also wrote and sang it) ... nevertheless, it's bluesy, it's played on a pair of Les Pauls and it ROCKS.

                          Also watch for Kirwan's string-break around two minutes in ...


                          It's too bad Kirwan (who I hear was unpleasant when he was fired from the Mac) doesn't get the recognition he deserves. His songwriting and playing is on the same level as Bob Welch and Lindsay Buckingham (Peter Green is truly above all of them). The band still had so many bad feelings toward him that they wouldn't put his name as a member when inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame.

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                          • #14
                            I can't think of so many black guys that played blues on a les paul. But no doubt many will now be posted up here.
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                            • #15
                              Can't beat them British lads playing the blues. My choice is Mick Taylor playing what may be the greatest blues slide solo ever recorded on the greatest blues song ever written with the greatest rock & roll band in the world. Top that!

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCu7Qq1J-Jw

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