My eldest son sent me this clip probably just to show me that I wasn’t that great after all, just kidding.
The following are some of the most influential guitar players in my life. Unfortunately they are all dead. Musicians either die from drugs or transport accidents which is a down right shame for all of us. I hope you enjoy this cross section.
1. Jeff Healey
Jeff lost his vision to retinoblastoma and died from lung cancer in 2008. The guy was a guitar genius and here is a version of a popular song that highlights some of his skills.
Jeff Healey – Roadhouse Blues
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie was killed when his helicopter crashed and was probably at the height of his career. This song I have picked is my absolute favourite.
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride and Joy
3. Rory Gallagher
Wow, this guy had it. Whatever it is Rory just had IT. Died following complications from a liver transplant, shame on you Gordon.
Rory Gallagher – Messin with the Kid
4. Gary Moore
Gary captivated me by his smoothness on the guitar. I rate him with Carlos Santana and Larry Carlton. Yes, you may want to have heard Still Got the Blues but this version of Red House shows all of Gary’s skills. Died from a heart attack in his sleep aged 58.
Gary Moore – Red House
5. Roy Buchanan
Unbelievable player that didn’t get the commercial success he deserved. Committed suicide in 1988. This song is by Tyrone Davis and was a big hit in 1969.
Roy Buchanan – Can I Change My Mind
Allman Brother's Band, B52s, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Charlie Daniels Band, elvis presley, Kings of Leon, Little Feat, Lynrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, R.E.M., Steve Earle, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Top Petty, ZZ Top
Playlist by Algernon
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ramblin Man – The Allman Brothers Band
Losing my Religion – R.E.M.
You don’t know how it feels –Tom Petty
Love shack – B52s
Crossfire – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Who do you love – Bo Diddley
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Heartbreak hotel – Elvis Presley
Legs – ZZ Top
Dixie chicken – Little Feat
The devil went down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
Can’t you See – The Marshall Tucker Band
Copperhead Road – Stevie Earle
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
America – Sandman
Roy Buchannan – Can I Change My Mind (Cover)
Frank Zappa – Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow – Father O’Bilvion
Steely Dan – Reelin in the Years
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Superstitious
Ray Brown Trio – Blue Monk
Goanna – Every Passing Day
Tannhauser Overture-Wagner/Leibowitz/Part-1 of 2
Chick Corea – Spain
Yes – Roundabout
Christopher Cross and Mike MacDonald – Ride Like the Wind
Keywords: America, Roy Buchannan, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Brown Trio, Goanna, Wagner, Chick Corea, Yes, Christopher Cross
Greetings. Here is part 1 of Songs from The Dot
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Superstition
Seeker Lover Keeper – Light All My Lights
Glen Campbell – Where’s the Playground Susie
Glen Campbell – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture Part 1
Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture Part 2
Charles Jolly – The Laughing Policeman
XTC – Generals and Majors
Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Keywords: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Seeker Lover Keeper, Glen Campbell, Tchaikovsky, Charles Jolly, XTC, Van Morrison