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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Schmidlin View Post
    Scotty Moore once told me Elvis was the best rhythm he ever heard,
    Elvis shows off some chops, on Scotty’s guitar, in the ‘68 TV special during Jimmy Reed’s Baby What You Want Me To Do. The various takes of this are all good stuff. He could play, and IMO shoulda played more in the studio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Elvis shows off some chops, on Scotty’s guitar, in the ‘68 TV special during Jimmy Reed’s Baby What You Want Me To Do. The various takes of this are all good stuff. He could play, and IMO shoulda played more in the studio.

    -Dave-
    Yeah that's exactly what I thought of, that whole informal acoustic jam, when Rick posted that.
    It's where I first started to actually dig Elvis, like 20 years after the fact.
    Then seeing Kid Creole for the first time sealed the deal a few years later.

    As far as I can tell, that's a live take baby.
    A revelation to me. GI Blues had a couple of 'em too, IIRC.
    Pure ear candy after seeing so many of the later ones with nothing but lip-synching in 'em.
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    David Crosby.

    I find myself listening to his electric rhythm work and constantly saying, "What chord is THAT???"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjmalcyon View Post
    David Crosby.

    I find myself listening to his electric rhythm work and constantly saying, "What chord is THAT???"
    C coke minor.
    (Sorry couldn't resist. If I Could Only Remember My Name 's one of my all time faves )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Elvis shows off some chops, on Scotty’s guitar, in the ‘68 TV special during Jimmy Reed’s Baby What You Want Me To Do. The various takes of this are all good stuff. He could play, and IMO shoulda played more in the studio.

    -Dave-
    This was told to me when I was in a Nashville with Scotty and DJ doing a commentary on DVD for the 68 special.

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    Merle Travis anyone?
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    Dave Edmunds and a 335 in Rockpile, but I have to concede that Lennon was right about himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    C coke minor.
    (Sorry couldn't resist. If I Could Only Remember My Name 's one of my all time faves )
    "Laughing" is brilliant

    re his chords, a lot of that was just open tuning and barred all over the neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo View Post
    Dave Edmunds and a 335 in Rockpile, but I have to concede that Lennon was right about himself.
    And John's hero was Elvis, so I'm back full circle to John as #1, for breadth of style (s).
    Richie's a very close runner up losing out only for actually being a percussionist (I was only half joking, before):
    “I realized this is six strings, which could equal six guys in a doo-wop group. So now I’m the lead and this is my back-up. I laid it flat on my lap and put my thumb across it like a bar, and chunked along like a dulcimer. I am a frustrated drummer. I think that is really the sense of music, the drums. I am playing drums on guitar, that is what I do.”.
    That always stuck with me and I was reminded of it when I came across a corollary proposition in a book about the nascent avant garde jazz scene by Val Wilmer, As Serious As Your Life.
    In it she proposed that all musical instrument families trace their heritage back to a drum, the basic rhythm instrument.
    Some kind of resonating element transmitting vibration to a reflector of some type, even if it's simply the shell of a hollow log.
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    Speaking of Elvis, I used to have, on cassette, The Million Dollar Quartet. There is some solo Elvis playing guitar and singing on that album that really shows his rhythm skills.

    Speaking of Bob Weir, I saw Dead and Company last night in Hartford, CT. He was playing and singing really well though he screwed up a few words and missed his in cue a few times. The band was really good and the present configuration with Oteil Burbridge on bass, John Mayer on lead guitar and Jeff Chimenti is, IMO freaking great.

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