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Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 1, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Anybody else like a freaky slide guitar??
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:07am PT
Junior Brown. No contest.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:14am PT
I've been listening to Derek Trucks a lot lately. Slide solo at the end.


Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:16am PT
this guy wasn't a bad electric slide player


Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:17am PT
BTW No such thing as best.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:20am PT
I favor Jerry Douglas.

Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:21am PT
[youtube=junior brown voodoo child]

I hope this works.






Shhit, just read the format instructions. Shhit.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:29am PT
David Lindley
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:32am PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:36am PT
QITNL

climber
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:40am PT
Sol Hoopi



Benny Kalama (Kalama's Quartet):

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:12am PT
i dont know if hes the best,but hes good ,manhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf2k7WpkIxQ
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Elmore James There's "Something Inside Me" Slide guitar blues drenched in blood!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:24am PT
I been listening to Fahey's bottleneck sh#t so long, I got bottle ears.

He's the official slide guitar player in the court of heaven.

The angels weep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5RxriY7AGE

Steamboat comin'!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:42am PT
Does it have to be a guy?

How about Bonnie Raitt?

PRECISION slide never sounds like Hawaiian music.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jan 1, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Lowell George explains the magics 'Ja?'

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:00am PT
I agree with all the above mentioned artists.
To many variables involved with "THE BEST"
I'll throw out a couple not mentioned yet.
George Thorogood
Roy Rogers (the slide player not the singing cowboy)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:01am PT
how many guitar players have clapton play rhythm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MENVyieB8rY
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:35am PT
I like all of these mentions. Are there really any bad slide guitar players?

Tung Gwok

Mountain climber
South Bend, Indiana
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Here's a good one: Sonny Landreth


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf2k7WpkIxQ
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 1, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Yeah, there is no best.

I like David Gilmour, does a lap steel count?

http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=69

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:27am PT
sometimes we remember the first as the best




survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:29am PT
I also would throw down a Sonny Landreth vote.

But this here dude might have a little something to say about it!!
Especially near the end!

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Are there really any bad slide guitar players?

Probably millions, and you won't recognize any of their names,..
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:38am PT
As a longtime slide player myself I would agree there is no one best
player...my fav's are Jerry Douglas #1 hands down , love David Gilmour
and I gotta throw Johnny Winter in there ... Roy Rogers kicks it too.
the list goes on.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:42am PT
^^^^ Robert Randolph. Very good.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Does it have to be a guy?

How about Bonnie Raitt?

Caught the tail end of an interview with BB on the XM blues channel the other day..

The interviewer was asking him why he never played slide..

"I have stupid fingers and never could learn, but you know I think Bonnie Raitt is one of the best out there now"
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Jerry Douglas is great player, but technically he plays a dobro. That's different than a slide guitar
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Finally Donald makes a good post!!

Often it seems that Electric guitar is a lot more fun to play than it is to listen to. the accoustic is just so much better...
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Maybe not the best, but my Grandpop was a great guitar player, and he could rock a slide. He had a dobro at one time, and a pedal steel. I need to get those CD's of him playing from my cousins. He passed in '92.
So nice to grow up with great guitar as a background.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 1, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Ellen Macelwaine:


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:09pm PT



Bad ass - kind of bad - beer bottle blues
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
REALLY love all the offerings here folks, great stuff!! Probably should have called the thread "Favorite Slide Guitar Player", not Best. I'm listening to everything here and am having a great day off work with yummy coffee in a robe gettin' my slide on!
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:17pm PT




Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 1, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Are there really any bad slide guitar players?

Yes, one is typing right now :)

I am sure I am having more fun playing it than my family has listening to it.

My only hope is what Duane Allman said when he started playing slide.

''I heard Ry Cooder playing some time ago and I said, Man that's for me. And I got me a bottle and went in the house for about three weeks and I said 'Hey man, we've got to learn the songs-the blues to play on the stage. I love this. This is a gas'. So we started it and for a while it was everybody looking at me and thinking, 'Oh No! He's getting ready to do it again! Everybody just lowered their heads-start it off fast and get it over with. But then I got a little better at it, and improved it, but now everybody's blowing it all out of proportion. It's just fine for me as a relief from the other kind of playing"

Until I "get a little better" I have nicknamed my slide "Guantanamo"

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 1, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
I am having more fun playing

can't be bad then

It's been on the ST before, but here's a favorite of mine.



Johnny & Elmore 2011

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Yeah Winter and Cooder are both great.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
with yummy coffee in a robe gettin' my slide on!

Not sure if we should ask for pics or say TMI. lol :) Happy Nude Year Hank.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#281711
How 'bout this guy.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
I think we're just lucky to have such a stong tradition and background in this American folk instrument.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 1, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
so long as we count hawai'i as part of america.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1574240218/ref=sib_rdr_dp/102-5698024-2604956?_encoding=UTF8&no=283155&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER&st=books

my grandma played hawai'ian steel back in the twenties when the instruments were really popular in the states.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 1, 2013 - 05:00pm PT


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 1, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
Nobody put up Warren Haynes yet? WTF?

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 1, 2013 - 05:16pm PT


locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 1, 2013 - 05:18pm PT


TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 1, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Buddy Cage with New Riders. Saw him with them in Angels Camp theater in 1980. As good a concert as I've ever been to.

NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 1, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
I like many slide players, but I LOVE Duane Allman. One of the few guitar players to ever make the hair on the back of my neck stand up!


Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Saw Duane Allman play a bunch of times, including closing down the Fillmore East (after which a young Toker Villain climbed onto the stage, shook hands with and thanked Bill Graham, and lit up a number with Dicky Betts).

Duane absolutely tore it up on One Way Out.


But I thought this was about still living artists (Duane was the best though. And do people even realize how many times they heard him as a Mussel Shoals backup musician!)
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
I never tire of hearing statesboro blues .
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 1, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:23am PT
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Sneaky Pete!!!!!!!!
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 2, 2013 - 03:04am PT
ms55401, I was going to put up *Sneaky Pete yesterday... good to see someone else appreciating him.

So many great slide players on this list that i love.......heres a couple more to add to the list.

Harry Manx..


Kelly joe Phelps...Goodnight Irene.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU0QYT6oR3Y&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BvXjrYBE3bxF16vkZNdR5H

so many other fine slide players....sleep calls....

Edit, NigelSSI, I've seen.. Mr Manx play live many times and he always puts on a excellent show... This video doesn't the depth of his playing. but... Love his music!.......
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 2, 2013 - 04:27am PT
I've known Harry for years, and it's crazy for me to see him mentioned!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:47am PT
on, Teach your Children, by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young...



"...Jerry Garcia plays the pedal steel (slide) guitar on this '70 pop anthem, making it the most widely recognized piece of music he may likely ever - nearly anonymously - be part of. Garcia's bright melodic riffs are the song's fourth voice, providing a lyrical counterpoint to Nash's soothing harmonized homilies that spanned a hit-radio bridge over the much-hyped generation gap.

When Garcia recorded the track, he'd been playing the pedal steel for all of two weeks."

-Dave Shenk / Steve Silberman
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jan 2, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Several of my favorites: Son House, Robert Johnson, Elmore James and John Hammond, Jr.

Son House ≈ Preachin' The Blues


Robert Johnson ≈ Ramblin' On My Mind


Elmore James ≈ Done Somebody Wrong


John Hammond Jr. ≈ It Hurts Me Too


Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Saw John Hammond Jr several times.

His dad did a lot to bring some great music to us, a visionary.





But if you want to talk about pedal steel and Jerry Garcia then give a listen to Garden Of Eden on the New Riders Of The Purple Sage album.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
^Been meaning to ask tVillain, have you actually ever been one toke over the line?

I saw John Hammand at McCabes's, Golden Bear, Ash Grove, Four Muses, and Belly-Up over the course of about 45 years. He's always good. Favorite show was probably at Four Muses - very small and intiimate setting till about 2:00AM, but now, my mama don't allow me to stay out all night long.

Nohting like a slide on a dobro.

Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Ya'll ever see/hear Bob Weir playing slide?

Atrocious. So yeah, plenty of bad slide players, even ones you recognize.

Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes are the best I've seen live.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 2, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
rare slide player, none other than Bob Dylan -

Rolling Thunder - Shelter from the Storm

Comes and goes on YouTube





Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 2, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
A reporter once asked Jimi Hendrix what it felt like to be the best guitar player in the world. Jimi's response was "I don't know. You'd have to ask Rory."

And Rory could play slide as well as anyone.


Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Mick Taylor is certainly no slouch at this game:

Mick Taylor ≈ You Shook Me


Mick Taylor with the Rolling Stoned ≈ Love In Vain


Ronnie Wood's turn:
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Well, Well, Well

Saul Goode

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
i dig it Gilroy.

i'm almost sure i've heard that one before, but if i'm wrong i owe you one
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 3, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
Robert Randolph isn't too bad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F8PLsV2dVk&list=AL94UKMTqg-9AYceN9ECgosO8l9BD9TJi1
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Lotta cool stuff so far.



Mr Zoot Horn Rollo, hit that long rullo note........and let it float..............


Ah Feel Like Ahcid


and sometimes you need to make a joyful noise


sometimes you gotta make it talk..
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 4, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
good ones TTR

just remembered this one. now i gotta remember where i put it


available on Amazon

this is on it - Son House - Pearline



this too, Robert Johnson - Traveling Riverside

nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Arlen Roth is good


Check his solo starting at 2:22



I think Ry Cooder did the slide work in this movie:


I liked this one from the same movie:
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
And some random dude on youtube who cranks out some lovely melodic slide work:

nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
David Lindley is definitely one of the greats:


wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 4, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
haynes and trucks,somebody mentioned earlier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UauECrCIYl8
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 5, 2013 - 02:44pm PT


and since I made two posts in a row I will now go bump the boobs thread
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
not slide but a interesting conversation about playing guitar.

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar

Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:40am PT
Let's go back to the start: Alvino Rey


And The Blind Owl needs a mention:
Chris Brent

Trad climber
San Francisco
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
This guy. Matt Walker, he's Australian so don't hold that against him. Amazing the sounds the two of them get. He's the master of the drone.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:56pm PT






Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Feb 9, 2013 - 08:20am PT
I cannot believe (in the O.P.) that Ben Harper dedicates the song Voodoo Chile to Stevie Ray Vaughn.

WTF?

Do these young guys not know where that song originated?

Here's my vote:

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 9, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
High energy slide

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 9, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Xavier Rudd.

John Morton

climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Scanning these postings, I'd say the acoustic slide players are underappreciated and probably unknown. There are a few modern folks who play in the hapa haole style of the masters of the Jazz Age like Sol Hoopii and Benny Nawahi. One is Mike Neer, who plays an old National squareneck:
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Feb 10, 2013 - 09:09am PT
Lindley and Manx - Two masters together...understated and sublime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34EVekoD8pA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3T2WPpPPRk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cb5SajtwdU
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Feb 12, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Slide guitara obscura:

http://sidelingerguitars.com

The Shiftless Rounders
cowpoke

climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
There just can't be enough of Derek. No one. Ever. Has been better on slide. No one....ever.
cowpoke

climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
pulls out the slide bout 5:05
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 12, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
How can we forget what is probably the best known slide guitar lick EVER!!
(plus I was at this show!!!)

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 15, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
David Bromberg - Come on into my Kitchen

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine
Feb 15, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Sometimes I accidentally do half a slide riff with my wedding band. I'm clearly not the best slide guitar player. That should narrow it down ;).
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 10, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Sterling work by Sonny Landreth as part of John Hiatt's old backing band The Goners

Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2014 - 08:09am PT
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jul 5, 2014 - 09:32am PT
Maybe not the best, but not half bad and I didn't see this one here yet:
smith curry

climber
nashville,TN
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:35am PT
I'm surprised no one has gone back to the source---Robert Johnson and Charley Patton.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:09am PT
Well.......that not really where it start. Check out this interview with Son House. There's some playing too at the begining.

khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 6, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
Can't believe nobody has mentioned Bob Brozman.

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