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And the award for outstanding guitar contributions in the field of soul records goes to ... in third place; Nolan Frederick Porter, for If I could only be sure .... Second place, Mr Freddie Chavez for They'll never know why ... And in first place ... (drumroll) ... Mr Willie Mitchell - The Champion. :huh:

Anymore for anymore? Top 10 / top 20 maybe ... ?

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And the award for outstanding guitar contributions in the field of soul records goes to ... in third place; Nolan Frederick Porter, for If I could only be sure .... Second place, Mr Freddie Chavez for They'll never know why ... And in first place ... (drumroll) ... Mr Willie Mitchell - The Champion. :huh:

Anymore for anymore? Top 10 / top 20 maybe ... ?

James Jameson for everything Motown did with a bass guitar in it.

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very underrated instrument soul wise, what with all the violins and brass going off everywhere.

 

i like this laid back mid-tempo number from brenton wood, two-time loser. just brenton, a rhythm section, a guitar and a doris in the background :huh::lol::lol:

 

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My fave guitar lick? The two guitars that make up the sublime intro to the Spinners, It's A Shame.

No idea who played, but would love to find out. It's one of my top ten records of all time.

Yes, it was a massive hit, yes you've heard it a zillion times, but try and hear it once with fresh ears; the whole thing is a masterpiece - and those jangly guitars playing that unforgettable riff set it up sooooo nicely :huh:

We don't associate lead or rhythm guitar with soul too much. Funny really, coz I'm hard pushed to think of a soul record without a guitar in there somewhere. The Impressions 60's stuff always had some very tasteful playing; possibly Curtis himself. Gypsey Woman springs to mind. So old, so charming, never get tired of it.

Colin

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Look ahead Gordon Kieth on Calumet.

More for the stamina of keeping up the raw lead guitar throughout, but also the way it fits with the horn section and Gordon's Vocal and - note for note when he sings "but it don't make sense to even hesitate"

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My Northern Air Guitar Anthems:

Don't it make you feel funky - Joe Hicks

There was a Time - Gene Chandler

You just don't know - Chubby Checker

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Woss the story with this one Ken?

Take a look at "identify the stompa",in look at your box,its on about page 6 or 7,the one with 4,400 reads,and 1,100+ downloads for this,is that a lot?.

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Take a look at "identify the stompa",in look at your box,its on about page 6 or 7,the one with 4,400 reads,and 1,100+ downloads for this,is that a lot?.

:wicked:

Yep :sweatingbullets: And who was the artist?

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er sorry ......its Curtis Mayfield again..(he had a strange chord tuning..F sharp....which is why you struggle to copy his guitar licks if you dont know).......Billy Butler....who learnt his guitar style from CM....also..Gerald Sims.....super rhythm guitar ..

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Yep :sweatingbullets: And who was the artist?
Johnny Kitchen on one side,Jimmy Kitchen on t`other......so dont know :wicked: one or t`other though :yes:

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And the award for outstanding guitar contributions in the field of soul records goes to ... in third place; Nolan Frederick Porter, for If I could only be sure .... Second place, Mr Freddie Chavez for They'll never know why ... And in first place ... (drumroll) ... Mr Willie Mitchell - The Champion. :ohmy:

Anymore for anymore? Top 10 / top 20 maybe ... ?

In a similar vein, is it just me or has anyone noticed the ruining of records by a man with a twangy guitar?

You buy something blind; put it on the decks; great intro, fantastic vocal then in comes the man with the twangy guitar !

First example that comes to mind is "Two Sided Thing - Johnny Mae Mathews"

http://www.funk45.com/rm/mathews,_johnny_m...sided_thing.ram

Maybe it is just me? :wicked:

Are they all the same guy?

Cheers

Paul

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5. Ain't Nothin you can do - Joe Matthews

4. I'm So Glad - Joe Cato

3. This is the Thanks I get - Barbara Lynn (genius singer/writer/guitarist, any BL come to that)

2. You're gonna wreck my life - Guitar Ray

and by no means least...

1. The Boy needs a girl - Junior McCants - sublime

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I'd add from a 70s perspective:

Ann Sexton "Gone too long" - great rhythm guitar and for headbanging.......7th Wonder "Captain of my ship" and the top air guitar 70s sound anthem King Moses "I got the feeling" still nestling high on my wants list. :wicked:

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Montclairs-Hey You!

Masqueraders-How

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There's fantastic guitar work on Dorothy Morrison - "I Can't Go Without You" (Brown Door) but it's pretty hidden in the mix - If you listen through headphones you're in for a treat.

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Little Tommy's mental r&b guitar all the way through....awesome!

And the guitar break in Sam & Kitty.....

And the guitar out of Keni Lewis ' Not The Marrying Kind'.....phwoar.

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Guitarplayer in William Cummings - Make my love a hurting thing is abs ace :yes:

some guitarperformings I like

Charles Mintz - Running back

Pearls - shooting high

Pat & the blenders- perfect solo ao

and one accoustic for Summer bbq´s Agents - Troubles

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Not necessarily an outstanding guitar contribution as such, but 'Your love make me lonely' - by the Chandlers, would be nothing without that distinctive guitar riff.

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The guitar in I Just Can't Help It by the Volumes is sublime. Together with the harmonies and melody it makes for an excellent dancing track imo.

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Not necessarily an outstanding guitar contribution as such, but 'Your love make me lonely' - by the Chandlers, would be nothing without that distinctive guitar riff.

have to say the same about the exits, got to have money (if not already mentioned)

v distinctive riff

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