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Never as good as Hendrix, but worth a listen.

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I really like Kenny's version. There's an interview with Stevie Ray where he talked about it being taboo to cover Jimi, but you know Stevie did 3rd Stone, Voodoo and Little Wing and gave others the courage to give it a shot.

 

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    I really like Kenny's version. There's an interview with Stevie Ray where he talked about it being taboo to cover Jimi, but you know Stevie did 3rd Stone, Voodoo and Little Wing and gave others the courage to give it a shot.


    As good as Jimi was, I believe Stevie Ray's covers were better. It's just my personal opinion, nothing more.
     

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  • I really like Kenny's version. There's an interview with Stevie Ray where he talked about it being taboo to cover Jimi, but you know Stevie did 3rd Stone, Voodoo and Little Wing and gave others the courage to give it a shot.

    So much goin' on here. IMO.

    Kenny Wayne, I had hoped would replace SRV-he cannot. Just not there. IMO. Kenny is such a talented dude-no words. But not SRV. He clearly had other ideas.

    SRV and Jimi. The conundrum. LMAO.

    Jimi was beyond talented IMO. I discovered Jimi from his early days when I was born. At that time, Jimi, sounded like no one but Jimi. Bees knees.

    Half the blues guys hated him (seriously). Half were gob smacked like the rest of us.

    SRV entered much later as blues was dying in the 80s. IMO. And he ripped off enough for folks to understand, but never crossed the line like Jimi (psychedelic shit and rock with blues). Jimi was bashed by the black, blues community while SRV was seen as a "crossover" and royalties. Sad but true.

    SRV was also one to pay homage (clearly) to those he learned from. Never understood it fully, but SRV was accepted much more than Jimi in many ways with the blues players.

    SRV was (to me) a weird alien who could channel music and pay homage but not rip off so many, many before him. I suspect folks realized, that cat could just "stream" music out of his brain/paws. Like no one ever seen. To date IMO. Dude was a conductor of pure music. Blessed. IMO.

    I miss that guy like no body's business. SRV was the epitome to me. To others, dunno. For me, that is the truth.

    Not sure anyone could replace him IMO.
     

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    As good as Jimi was, I believe Stevie Ray's covers were better. It's just my personal opinion, nothing more.

    I'm still to close to it all to be able to be analytical about it. I expect Jimi would have given a standing ovation to Stevie's live 3rd Stone. Jimi's live and studio versions of Voodoo Child are pretty hard to touch. I was 13 when Electric Ladyland hit the shelves and I still remember spinning the vinyl for the first time on my dad's big system. (my dad was an accomplished loudspeaker designer and his big systems were capable of knocking paintings off the neighbor's walls without distortion. We didn't live in an apartment...)

    I guess I think of Stevie as being on his own tangent, fully respectful of Hendrix, but knowing that he couldn't just do an OK cover of Jimi. So he was balls-out, pedal to the metal. And that's fucking-A alright.


    Not a Sniper said: "So much goin' on here. IMO."

    Well stated. Thanks.
     

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  • I'm still to close to it all to be able to be analytical about it. I expect Jimi would have given a standing ovation to Stevie's live 3rd Stone. Jimi's live and studio versions of Voodoo Child are pretty hard to touch. I was 13 when Electric Ladyland hit the shelves and I still remember spinning the vinyl for the first time on my dad's big system. (my dad was an accomplished loudspeaker designer and his big systems were capable of knocking paintings off the neighbor's walls without distortion. We didn't live in an apartment...)

    I guess I think of Stevie as being on his own tangent, fully respectful of Hendrix, but knowing that he couldn't just do an OK cover of Jimi. So he was balls-out, pedal to the metal. And that's fucking-A alright.


    Not a Sniper said: "So much goin' on here. IMO."

    Well stated. Thanks.
    I am THAT guy. To me, SRV was pretty close to infallible. (Regardless of shit to the contrary)

    I know now his demons, IMO. Meh.

    For me, that guy was speaking in very clear language. I will never not miss SRV.

    Ridiculous, but true. That guy was music to me. Hard to replace. Just sayin'.

    Here we are. Needing to make music in this and other voids. I'm dry.

    Every day is a search for me to find what makes me juice up on something.

    Folks here have been great-I'm digging what they are digging. Step one.

    To make me perk up and do something different? THAT is what I am loooking for here. Just saying. We all hit the walls, I think.
     

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    So much goin' on here. IMO.

    Kenny Wayne, I had hoped would replace SRV-he cannot. Just not there. IMO. Kenny is such a talented dude-no words. But not SRV. He clearly had other ideas.

    SRV and Jimi. The conundrum. LMAO.

    Jimi was beyond talented IMO. I discovered Jimi from his early days when I was born. At that time, Jimi, sounded like no one but Jimi. Bees knees.

    Half the blues guys hated him (seriously). Half were gob smacked like the rest of us.

    SRV entered much later as blues was dying in the 80s. IMO. And he ripped off enough for folks to understand, but never crossed the line like Jimi (psychedelic shit and rock with blues). Jimi was bashed by the black, blues community while SRV was seen as a "crossover" and royalties. Sad but true.

    SRV was also one to pay homage (clearly) to those he learned from. Never understood it fully, but SRV was accepted much more than Jimi in many ways with the blues players.

    SRV was (to me) a weird alien who could channel music and pay homage but not rip off so many, many before him. I suspect folks realized, that cat could just "stream" music out of his brain/paws. Like no one ever seen. To date IMO. Dude was a conductor of pure music. Blessed. IMO.

    I miss that guy like no body's business. SRV was the epitome to me. To others, dunno. For me, that is the truth.

    Not sure anyone could replace him IMO.

    I can still remember where I was when I heard of his (SRV) death. Somethings you just don't forget.
     
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  • I can still remember where I was when I heard of his (SRV) death. Somethings you just don't forget.
    Bathtub in Europe.

    Spent the night there. My wife thought I lost my shit. LOL

    Stayed there till next morning. Live very near that crash sight now. Go figure.

    Actually odd circumstantial. Been there once-don't wanna see that anymore. Just sucks.

    Truth.
     

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  • So, here is the shit that makes me perk up.

    Someone said check this kid out with his Kashmir cover and I am in the rabbit hole now (cannot find the full version).

    Ridiculous Polish Homie. I cannot tell at this point if he is dead or alive. Just know his style is very unusual and am eyeballing what is really going on here. I assume these are not nylon strings (associated with classical accoustics), and he has some weird slap/tap/hand movement thing going on with his guitar body. That all said. Fuckin' kid is beyond talented in a weird Polish homie way. :D

    Anyhoo:

    Just to keep you watching, here he is with a Metallica song:


    Here he is doing shit Yngwie Malmsteen did for a violinist (Paganini):


    Here is a tiny bit of him doing Kashmir (Zeppelin):


    I really just stumbled into this today, but the kid may have been on AGT or some such. And may be dead. I am just gob smacked at what he is doing.

    Oh shit, here he is doing Queen Innuendo:


    Seriously-how do we miss shit like this? I guess by "we" I mean "me". :oops:
     
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  • Okay, okay....

    There is booze involved here. I went back and re-read all of the posts. You fuckers rock! (Just sayin')

    Roy Clark is not understood enough (and is hard to find outside of HeeHaw! -for the old folks).

    He was awesome.

    Here is a couple from my youth:


    Branson was new? LOL?!


    With Johnny being silly?! Yeah....


    This dude could play anything with strings before it was cool. ANYthing.

    Just saying. I do dig this thread-thanks for playing boys.
     
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    Being a guitarist for many years, this guitarist always blows me away; Buckethead. Think he played for Guns N' Roses for a little while before going solo. Quite an odd character; who most likely suffers from social anxiety or something like that, but damn....He's a such a good player!

     

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    Being a guitarist for many years, this guitarist always blows me away; Buckethead. Think he played for Guns N' Roses for a little while before going solo. Quite an odd character; who most likely suffers from social anxiety or something like that, but damn....He's a such a good player!


    He's actually been a solo artist since the late 80s/90s and has recorded well over 300 albums. Definitely an odd fella. Seen something recently that he's been suffering with some heart related health issues. Hopefully he gets it all figured out and continues making music
     
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