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Who are the musician's musicians?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by slideroni, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Finch Platte

    Finch Platte Hard of smelling

    The question is plural, you'll need at least one more.

  2. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    Doug Sahm
    Johnny Smith
    Les Paul
    Buddy Emmons
    Gabby Pahinui
  3. optoman

    optoman Forum Resident

    London. UK
    Robert Wyatt
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  4. Matheusms

    Matheusms Forum Resident

    Jeff Beck. Never heard anything bad about him, only praise. While Page and Clapton have their share of detractors, Beck seems to be unanimous.
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  5. Yannick

    Yannick Forum Resident

    Cologne, Germany
    Michael Landau
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  6. Frobozky

    Frobozky Forum Resident

    Kenny Aronoff - Drummer's drummer
  7. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    When it comes to a certain group of singers... Anne Briggs.
  8. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Flatt & Scruggs
    Stanley Brothers
    Jim & Jesse

    In short, Bluegrass is very much a musician's genre
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  9. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Beck had a bad reputation in the Yardbirds for throwing tantrums when his equipment didn't work correctly. I think he has improved since then.
  10. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Senior Member

    Joey Spampinato.
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  11. Linto

    Linto Mayor of Simpleton

    Speaking as a drummer Al Jackson Jr and Billy Ficca

    As a guitarist, Tom Verlaine, Johnny Marr, Dave Gregory
  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Moogy Klingman didn't have much respect for M. Frog, claiming that he was just in the band because Todd liked having him around..

    My nominee would be Dave Stewart. Not the one who was in Eurythmics, but the one who was in National Health, Egg, Hatfield & The North and Bill Bruford's band. He was a columnist for Keyboard magazine for quite a while which published a Flexidisc of his song Henry & James that was much sought after by other players.
  13. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    Two late great tenor sax players:
    Michael Brecker and Frank Vicari
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  14. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Rare Earth maven

    Eastern Iowa
    Steve Gadd
    Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
    Bill Payne
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  15. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

    Niagara Falls
    He delved in styles that weren't exactly to my liking, but after having seen him perform, Stu Hamm would be the go-to guyou for metal bass playing.
  16. jwoverho

    jwoverho Senior Member

    Mobile, AL USA
    Mick Ronson. Guitarist, arranger and producer. One of rock music's true gentlemen and almost forgotten today to all but his fans.
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  17. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    Ringo Starr.

    People tell me how lucky he was to play in The Beatles, "he was not even the best drummer in The Beatles." Then I read an interview with some drummer and he say that Ringo Starr is the reason he play drums.
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  18. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    Fred Below
    Richard Innes

    Has anyboby mentioned Carol Kaye
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  19. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    I mentioned Carol Kaye near the beginning of the thread.
  20. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    It won't hurt mentioning her twice. She has played on thousands of tracks hundreds of hits
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  21. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

  22. tremspeed

    tremspeed Well-Known Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    I think I read once that some of the band members resented him messing with their sound.
  23. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Robert Fripp.

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  24. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Between his work as a session player and touring guitarist, Gerry McGee has worked with a variety of artists including Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Sandy Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Jerry Reed, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Patti Page, Booker T, Joe South, John Mayall and Delaney and Bonnie and of course, The Ventures.
    Gerry has also done acting and stunt work, including a film with Gary Busey and Kristofferson where he slaps the backside of Barbara Streisand.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
  25. byrdman

    byrdman Active Member

    New Jersey
    Definitely Dave Stewart. Not the guy who plays keyboards with Barbara Gaskin or Bruford but the erstwhile guitarist for Longdancer, The Tourist/ Eurythmics. Highly respected for his musicality by the towering giants: Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Leonard Cohen and many others.
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