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WHERE'S CLARENCE???

 
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MickeyV



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: WHERE'S CLARENCE??? Reply with quote

The LA Times recently published a piece on "the greatest guitar players of all time" (yawn), which they then turned over to readers for their input and came up with the list. On my list #0. would be Clarence, in a class by himself. But if you had to throw someone off the list, which "Rover would you move over to let Clarence take over?"

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Jimmy Page
3. Eric Clapton
4. Duane Allman
5. Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. Richard Thompson
7. Chet Atkins
8. Eddie Van Halen
9. Robert Fripp
10. David Gilmour
11. Jeff Beck
12. Frank Zappa
13. Merle Travis
14. Carlos Santana
15. Jack White
16. Randy Rhoads
17. Paco de Lucía
18. George Harrison
19. Johnny Marr
20. Les Paul
21. Andrés Segovia
22. Django Reinhardt
23. Leo Kottke
24. The Edge
25. Angus Young
26. Ritchie Blackmore
27. Wes Montgomery
28. Yngwie Malmsteen
29. John McLaughlin
30. Eddie Hazel
31. B.B. King
32. Joe Pass
33. Chuck Berry
34. Roy Clark
35. Buddy Guy
36. Tom Morello
37. Doc Watson
38. Keith Richards
39. Pete Townshend
40. Julian Bream
41. Dick Dale
42. Charlie Christian
43. Christopher Parkening
44. Albert King
45. Mike Bloomfield
46. Ry Cooder
47. John Fahey
48. Sharon Isbin
49. Paco Peña
50. T-Bone Walker
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teleduster



Joined: 11 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's gotta be a joke.

Must have interviewed a Hooters waitress...

1. CW
2. DW
3. TR
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MickeyV



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roy Clark, The Edge, Jack White, Johnny Marr?, Sharon Isbin and half a dozen blues guys could easily be lifted from the list to make room for Clarence, Mississippi John Hurt, Eddie Lang, Elmore James and other deserving players.
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teleduster



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are Jimmie Vaughan, Charlie Baty, Kid Ramos, Derek O'Brien, Brad Paisley, Eric Johnson and Freddie King?
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teleman3726



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knows, these lists are a little silly now, and they tend to reflect their readership's taste. I suspect if another publication were to ask the same question, the list would be different by far.
But IMHO, Jack White would be the first to go. There's others in that list that don't do anything for me.
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teleduster



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have at least thought Roy Buchanan would have been on it.
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Don Miller



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres more than 50 greatest guitar players.
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jimmydeluxe



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Location: Christchurch, Dorset, England

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No James Burton either! Clarence and Burton should both be on there... they'd be my number 1 and number 2.
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bakerbyrd



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Page made more mistakes in one song than Clarence made in his career. I cannot believe he is rated so high.
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Murr



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polls of "who best" have nothing to do with anything. They're a joke. And LA and NY Times won't even be around much longer.
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MickeyV



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since "best musician" polls have been around forever, (remember Down Beat's jazz polls) I think they interest people and do mean something. And I always wish that more people were aware of Clarence's incredible playing and believe he should be at the top of any list of "greatest guitar players". As for the LA and NY Times folding, don't hold your breath, Murr.
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Murr



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NY Times is struggling, its end of an era.
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