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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:10 PM

In the 45 years that I've been a fan, there is one main theme to the music I love - It's the guitar

There are exceptions of course, for instance I love Elton John and to a lesser degree Billy Joel banging on the piano.

I've been a fan of several saxophone players over the years as well. And of course no one can deny the power of the truly gifted vocalist (don't let Glamrock know I said that) to move us.

But the thread that ties my love of Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Country and Metal into a bundle is the guitar.

So I will play -loudly- Chet Atkins' "Country Gentleman" and St Vincent's "The Actor" while I search the net for Big Bill Broonzie 78s that I never heard before...

There are people here who have as deep and abiding passion about which ever aspect of music that they've nurtured in their hearts all these years - and they are willing to share

In the 5 years I've been here as either a member or lurker, I learned as much or more than the past 3 decades of reading magazines and participating in online music forums.

Folks on DU MA are willing to listen and willing to share their own hidden favorites without all the screeching disagreement and pissy judgement you find on so on many on line forums. So thanks people. All of you guys rock

Here is one last little secret - the digs I occasionally put out about Opera are fake, I don't hate it, the jokes are fossils I carried with me from a previous board - where I had arguments with a big Opera buff who was almost as much of an ass as I can be.

So, I won't try to name check all the people who I love (in a not only platonic, but ANONYMOUS way) because I'm getting old and there was a lot of heavy drinking in my past - so I am guaranteed to miss several

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Reply In the 45 years that I've been a fan, there is one main theme to the music I love - It's the guitar (Original post)
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #1
Docreed2003 Jan 11 #4
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #7
Glamrock Jan 12 #32
Docreed2003 Jan 12 #49
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #16
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #17
Glamrock Jan 12 #33
Glamrock Jan 12 #30
guillaumeb Jan 11 #2
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #3
guillaumeb Jan 11 #5
Xipe Totec Jan 11 #6
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #12
Mme. Defarge Jan 11 #8
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #23
Mme. Defarge Jan 11 #24
LunaSea Jan 11 #9
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #15
Heartstrings Jan 12 #27
Ohiogal Jan 11 #10
Docreed2003 Jan 11 #11
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #13
Ferrets are Cool Jan 11 #14
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #18
Ferrets are Cool Jan 12 #36
Ohiogal Jan 11 #22
Ferrets are Cool Jan 12 #37
The Polack MSgt Jan 12 #42
Heartstrings Jan 12 #44
Snotcicles Jan 11 #19
handmade34 Jan 11 #20
The Polack MSgt Jan 11 #21
Heartstrings Jan 12 #25
The Polack MSgt Jan 12 #38
Heartstrings Jan 12 #46
Heartstrings Jan 12 #26
The Polack MSgt Jan 12 #39
argyl Jan 12 #28
The Polack MSgt Jan 12 #43
argyl Jan 12 #47
NBachers Jan 12 #29
The Polack MSgt Jan 12 #40
Heartstrings Jan 12 #45
LakeArenal Jan 12 #31
NBachers Jan 12 #34
The Polack MSgt Jan 12 #41
Glamrock Jan 12 #35
Heartstrings Jan 12 #48

Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:13 PM

1. Anyone seen Glamrock?

Hopefully all's well.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

4. Was going to ask the same

Haven't seen him or heard from him since New Years

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:30 PM

7. Hmm. Thanks Docreed.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:12 AM

32. Awww!

Told Crutchez I just wanted to get a little less orange turd in my diet. And brother Doc? Shit man, cracked out on the new Read Dead Redemption. Which has been a welcome distraction from the ongoing saga of the Archie bunker dumpster fire.

Speaking of which, Willie's Xruel World is in it! I was all grins while it played lemme tell ya. Mrs Glam was all, "lookat your face! "

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:49 PM

49. Glad to see ya brotha!

Man, I understand the need to drop out every now and then!

Don't tempt me with RDR2 man....I already know I'd be hooked if I started playing!

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:13 PM

16. He's been on the road for his job before, but this time seems longer than usual

I don't have a way to connect IRL

Hope he's alright too

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

17. I sent DU mail.

But you guys probably know him better.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:14 AM

33. Lotta love on this here thread

about the guitar.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:05 AM

30. Aahhhhh

Fuck that guy! And his huge ego too!


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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:14 PM

2. Recommended.

And so many incredible guitarists.

I play guitar, and banjo. and mandolin, and uke, but the guitar is my favorite.


Do you like the Chet Atkins and Mark Knopffler collborations?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

3. I really think that his their performance in London for the Secret Policeman's Ball

Was Chet's best 80's work and up there with any of his performances on the Johnny Cash show in the 70 for instance


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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:27 PM

5. This is one of my most watched clips.

So much mutual respect.

Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives with Roger McGuinn are also favorites.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:29 PM

6. Here is Teresa Salgueiro (Madredeus) singing to the guitar


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:56 PM

12. That was fantastic - Thanks nt

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:33 PM

8. Kenny Burrell playing Blues in the Night

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:28 PM

23. Kenny has the chops - Thanks for the reply nt

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:48 PM

24. Avec plaisir, mon brave.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:37 PM

9. Got some Wes Montgomery?




Add some Chet Atkins to Wes Montgomery and you get this guy-

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Response to LunaSea (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

15. Both are giants

I'd never heard that Steve Howe tune - Thank you

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Response to LunaSea (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:48 AM

27. Steve Howe...so underrated.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:41 PM

10. I just LOVE good old rock n roll

And the guitar is the essence of rock n roll!

Although i’m with you Sgt. My #2 fave is the piano ... Nicky Hopkins on Who’s Next —. etc.

Freddie Mercury was a huge fan of opera .... recall he collaborated with Montserrat Caballe on the song “Barcelona” ...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:46 PM

11. Just because



Thanks for your contributions here!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:00 PM

13. The Classic Big Bill record - The song I choose if someone asks "who's Bill Broonzy?"

Thanks for your considerable contributions as well Doc

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:01 PM

14. So many great, great guitarists...

Too many to list...a few of my favorites, not in any particular order.

Pat Metheny
Frank Zappa
Guthrie Govan
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Buckethead
John McLaughlin
Al Di Miola
Paco de Lucía
Steve Howe
Robert Fripp

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:28 PM

18. Have you Heard "GO"?

Stomu Yamashta, Al Di Meola, Steve Winwood, Michael Scheieve and Klaus Shulze.

What if Hiroshima and Pink Floyd dropped an Album together?

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:15 AM

36. Thank you for the rec...I will listen to it tonite. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:01 PM

22. Eric Clapton!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:17 AM

37. I know this is blasphemy to most

But, I have always felt that EC was overrated by a LOT. Just thought this guitar was very generic. I know, shoot me.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:21 AM

42. Of course EC

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #42)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:48 AM

44. Well, yeah.....

Of course.....he is "God" after all, right?

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:40 PM

19. Great post. nt

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:42 PM

20. one of my favorites...

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:47 PM

21. He has all the tools - No doubt about it

Great player who is getting better, thanks for the reply

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:32 AM

25. Pretty fine guitar in this song....

I especially like the rhythm guitar...

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:35 AM

38. This is a favorite album of mine

I had this on 8-track vinyl cassette and CD

IMHO, The Captain and Me was the perfect "Tommy's Version" of the Doobies, and it remains on of the best road trip records ever made

Thanx so much for the reminder.


I always liked this groove:

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:03 AM

46. Doobie's can definitely groove!

Good to see Tom Johnston back with the group. Just wasn't the same with Michael Montgomery.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:47 AM

26. Wait for it....



A guitar can draw me into a song like no other instrument. It can also close the song’s story like no other instrument...imo.

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:39 AM

39. I don't understand why he is so ignored

The guitar is tasty and never too flashy the counter play of vocals and guitars is always fluid and seems natural...


I like this one a lot:

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:27 AM

28. I love guitars also.

Acoustics, electrics, flat top, arch top, and on and on.

Yep, I love guitars.

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Response to argyl (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:25 AM

43. 2 of the best pickers today recently joined up to redo an old classic

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #43)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

47. I can listen to a fingerpicked steel stringed acoustic all day long.

That is so sweet.

Thanks for this post and many others.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:58 AM

29. Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers - "Solid Ice" If you can sit through it, it'll change you . . .



and Wishbone Ash's Phoenix still grabs me

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Response to NBachers (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:07 AM

40. Both of these picks are great

Your Avatar was also a giant talent.

Thanks for the reply

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Response to NBachers (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

45. Saw Wishbone Ash in London Sept. of '72 at the Melody Makers Poll Awards Concert

Headliners were; Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Wishbone Ashe, Genesis, and Focus....brought Wishbone Ash and Focus albums back to the states, no one had heard of them before. Anyone who heard that album went out and bought it. Funny part is, I didn't get into Genesis (with Peter Gabriel at that time) until much later....too flashy I'm thinking....

Haven't heard this song in a long time, thanks for posting!

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:11 AM

31. Here's a couple I love






Goodnite and rock bless you night owls...

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:36 AM

34. Yup- Savoy Brown is always welcome- I love Savoy Brown Boogie, and Hellbound Train's great!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:12 AM

41. Good choices LakeArenal

Here is some more tasty Kim Simmonds guitar work:

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:39 AM

35. Great post, mon! Respect.

Couldn't have said it better or agree more. I think that's why I don't like hip hop and modern r & b (besides the autotune of course).

And speaking of guitar....
https://www.democraticunderground.com/103412469

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:51 AM

48. These two, though...

Playing off each other, with a little help from Derek Trucks!

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