Monday, February 27, 2017

My 5 Favorite Black Guitarists

Back in August I did a list of my favorite five guitarists. You can read that post here. I'm sure I could exchange a few names on that list at anytime depending on my musical taste at the time. Since, it is Black History Month I thought it would be fun to list my 5 favorite Black guitarists. Some of them were on my 5 favorite guitarist list.

Here it goes...

1) Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was at the top of my other list two.

2) Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is incredible he was number three on my other list but he moves up to number two on this list.

3) Prince

He is one of the guys I can't believe I left out of my first list. He could be the very best at guitar when he wanted to be, but he was such an artist and musician that he didn't always stick with the guitar.

4) Hubert Sumlin

He was a sideman, the guitarist for Waters and the Wolf.

5) Wes Montgomery

Ending the list is so hard. Should I include one of the King's? Albert Collins? Maybe Slash? The influential Chuck Berry? Oh well I went with jazz

Who would you have added into the list? Well I will see you soon with a new ost


John Holton said...

Let's see, Hiram Bullock (session man with a few solo albums), Ernie Isley (of the Isley Brothers), Luther Johnson Jr. (Muddy Waters), Robert Cray, Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Stanley Jordan, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Hound Dog Taylor, a guy named Johnny "Funky" Twist I knew from Chicago who played with Koko Taylor, Louis Myers, Magic Slim, Elmore James, and a few bass players, such as Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, and Stanley Clarke.

Arlee Bird said...

Wes Montgomery is probably my favorite of these. I also like the smooth sounds of Grant Green.

Arlee Bird
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