Friday, June 19, 2015

If You Like Guitar Medleys, Tommy Has a Brother

That's 12th Street Rag around the 13:10 mark



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  1. A (very) few of my ideas of great guitar (and lute) playing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnFtLjQ_rr8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBOqnSvVlI8


    TRY 'EM, you might LIKE 'em. ;-) They're all very different from each other.

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    1. Yea, those guys are pretty good, Look up some Ramon Montoya..

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  2. Your friends Tommy and Phil are great players. High energy!

    Personally, I'd prefer less amplification, but they sure know their way around their instruments.

    Do they ever play anything quiet, thoughtful and moody?

    Just asking. ;-)

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    1. FT, This is Tommy

      If he comes to your locale, he puts on a wonderful show. I think you'd enjoy it.

      http://tommyemmanuel.com/tours/

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    2. YES. Terrific! I've become a fan overnight, and have already bookmarked several of the YouTube videos for future enjoyment. It's been a long time since I felt the urge to add anyone new to my (very long) list of musical favorites. Thaks for all of this, Kid.

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    3. FT, You're welcome. Most of what we have we get from someone right? True in my case for sure. Enjoy.

      Try Endless Road, Angelina, Mombasa, Fields of Gold, Day Tripper, Son of a Gun, Tall Fiddler, Mona Lisa...
      Center Stage which is a collection of live performances picked by Tommy.

      If you find a great one, let me know.

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  3. Some critics say Phil is even better than Tommy. I don't think anybody could say....
    but they SURE CAN play guitar!

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    1. Z, They both started playing about 4. At 6 they were in the family band - Midget Safari, touring Australia. Phil is a great player. I guess I'd pick Tommy for diversity, then again, he only plays acoustic for a while now in concerts. Ok, we'll call it even.

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  4. OKAY, Kid, I am now a FAN. The guy is an authentic genius and has everything imaginable going for him.

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    1. FT, I'd say he is the best now.

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    2. FT, One more. Gameshow rag

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  5. When I first read the title of your post, my immediate thought was Tommy Bolin has a brother. Where? I guess I'm dating myself. I'm not familiar with Tommy Emmanuel, but the video shows he and his brother are both very talented guitar players.

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    1. Hi Cube, Check out the one I left for FT Tons of stuff on youtube too. He's been playing 50 + years. Doesn't even bother with CD's anymore just does 300 concerts a year. He mostly plays alone.

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  6. A couple by Tony Mottola


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7jg8cdYT0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTDUGCre-gY

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  7. And one by Chet Atkins –- one of Tommy's heroes and later colleague

    The Poor People of Paris again with a much different treatment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX13Uk-BzRg

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    1. FT, Thanks. I've been listening to Tony and Chet since about 11. I own probably just about everything Chet recorded and a lot of youtube stuff downloaded from live performances.

      Chet was a guitar player's guitar player. Anyone and Everyone who was interested in guitar in the 50's, 60's 70's for sure either got interested because of him or certainly knew who he was. George Harrison for example played a Gretsch because that what Chet was playing at the time.

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    2. FT, Here is Chet playing it. Notice how much richer and crisp it is.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrDmiQWtDUQ

      And Chet was also incredible at accompaniment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bDhOwzwF2s

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