Posts Tagged ‘guitar’

Billie Jean

March 17, 2019

“Billie Jean,” written and originally recorded by Michael Jackson, performed by guitarist Alexandr Misko.

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Little Wing

June 16, 2018

Little Wing,” composed by Jimi Hendrix, performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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Greetings from Amarillo

November 26, 2017

“Greetings from Amarillo,” by guitarist Hayden Pedigo.

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Good Night

November 19, 2017

“Good Night,” by guitarist Hayden Pedigo. Video Directed by Chip Lord.

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Scotty Moore, 1931 – 2016

June 30, 2016

Scotty Moore, 1931 -- 2016

Guitarist Scotty Moore died Tuesday at the age of 84. In 1955, at tiny Sun Studio in Memphis, Mr. Moore played his Gibson ES-295 through an EchoSonic amp and, along with bass player Bill Black, backed up young Elvis Presley on an uptempo version of Junior Parker‘s song “Mystery Train.” It was the first Rock n’ Roll record many people ever heard.

You can hear the key role Scotty Moore’s finger-picked guitar played in propelling the tune on the Elvis recording and on the version he recorded in 1964 without a lead vocal:

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Miguel Rivera y Miguel Jackson

July 16, 2015

“Beat It,” written by Michael Jackson, performed by Spain’s Miguel Rivera.  Video by Federico Ryll.

“The thing that makes Rivera’s cover great is that he manages to use a rapid-fire combination of drumming, slapping, tapping, plucking, and strumming to play all the song elements at the same time: vocal melody, lead riff, and drum and bass lines.”

— Timothy McGrath, Global Post

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Johnny Winter, 1944 – 2014

July 18, 2014

Johnny Winter, 1944 – 2014

Blues guitarist, singer, and producer Johnny Winter (John Dawson Winter III) died Wednesday while on tour in Europe.

 More:

“The Lion in Johnny Winter: A Tribute to the Guitar Icon,” David Marchese, Rolling Stone

“Texas guitar great Johnny Winter dies,” Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle

“Johnny Winter, Virtuosic Blues Guitarist, Dies at 70,” Ben Sisario, New York Times

“Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70,” Bill Chappell, NPR

“Johnny Winter remembered: Blues guitarist struck a chord with rock fans,” Jim Farber, New York Daily News

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Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith, 1921 — 2014

April 10, 2014

Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith, 1921 -- 2014

Musician and songwriter Arthur Smith died on April third.  He composed or collaborated on hundreds of songs but is best known for two, “Guitar Boogie” and “Feuding Banjos.”

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“Arthur Smith, guitarist who wrote ‘Guitar Boogie’ and ‘Duelin’ Banjos,’ dies at 93,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Remembering the late great Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith,” David Menconi, Charlotte News & Observer

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Doc Watson, 1923 — 2012

May 30, 2012

Doc Watson, 1923 -- 2012

“Doc Watson, Blind Guitar Wizard Who Influenced Generations, Dies at 89,” William Grimes, New York Times

“Folk musician Doc Watson dies at 89,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer,” Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times

“Doc Watson, Folk Music Icon, Dies At 89,” Neda Ulaby, NPR blog

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