I was at an antique store a couple years back digging through crates and just happened to pick a decent copy of this out of the bin as the owner came along. He was a crazy huge Willie Nelson fan. Told me a solid half-dozen stories about concerts he'd been to and a whole bunch of other stuff like his favourite songs and whatnot. Think he liked me and insisted I keep the record. _________________ The Strange, The Obscure, The Great (revised)
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I was at an antique store a couple years back digging through crates and just happened to pick a decent copy of this out of the bin as the owner came along. He was a crazy huge Willie Nelson fan. Told me a solid half-dozen stories about concert's he'd been to and a whole bunch of other stuff like his favourite songs and whatnot. Think he liked me and insisted I keep the record.
Also my wife has convinced me that Keith Urban is a decent guitarist.
I had a buddy say rascal flatts isn't country, it's pop. He was a pretty hardcore country boy. Thoughts?
Killer country guitarists:
So I've heard. Any recs?
Unfortunately, their best work is almost always live. They don't light it up on their albums knowing their vocals are what sell the albums, not guitar wizardry. Finding albums where you can really focus on their instrumental work can be a challenge
You'll hear plenty of guitar on "The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark"
And one I forgot to list earlier: Chet Atkins. For a good collection of his earliest work, check out "The Essential Chet Atkins" and for some later stuff, check out his "Neck and Neck" with Mark Knopfler, which maybe the greatest ever example of intricate but tastefully understated playing. Chet also has a couple excellent duet albums with the great Les Paul, "Chester and Lester," and "Guitar Monsters."
Another one I failed to mention is Danny Gatton. He played many styles. His best albums are "Unfinished Business" which is more country and "88 Elmira Street" which has quite a variety and is my personal favorite.
Amos Moses is either the best country song I've ever heard or the worst and I can't tell which, so I dig it... haha.
I can totally see how Glen Campbell is solid with those solos. Malaguena was what I think I was most impressed with though.
I'm really a country music hater for the most part... but I love Amos Moses. Not sure what that says about the song though. My wife, on the other hand, likes country music from that era, and she also loves Amos Moses... one of her favorites.
Crazy anecdote. I first heard Amos Moses in 1973. Toyota was just breaking into the American market, and they were giving away a promotional album that was a compilation with one side being rock and the other being jazz. Each side of the cover was printed to look like it was the main cover, one side saying rock and the other saying Dixie. My parents didn't want the album, so they gave it to me (I was 9). I played the death out of it on my cheap kids turntable. Amos Moses was included on the rock side along with the likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Guess Who. (I also played the jazz side a lot because I fell in love with Al Hirt's trumpet)
... and incidentally, we also came home with one of these.... thus doubling the gas mileage from the massive Pontiac Catalina that got traded in ('73 was the year of the great OPEC oil embargo).
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