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Thread #29203   Message #368217
Posted By: ddw
03-Jan-01 - 11:42 PM
Thread Name: All-time favourite guitar lick
Subject: RE: All-time favourite guitar lick
A couple of people have mentioned Chet Atkins and it reminded me of something I haven't thought of in years, but was mightily impressed by when I was first learning a little guitar. It's his Yankee Doodle Dixie in which he plays both songs simultaneously. Never did figure out how he did that. Thought it might have been multitracking, but saw him perform it on television once and they showed closeups of his hands often enough to convince me he was really doing it.

Can't disagree with Rick's praise of Big Bill's licks, but I've just received all of the tracks Blind Blake ever recorded (so the company says, anyway) and there are some pretty fine passages in what I've listened to so far.

Also have to love a lot of the stuff Josh White did and I love Blind Boy Fuller's riffs and Sylvester Weaver's Bottleneck Blues.