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I am sure this has been done before, but the search does not seem to bring anything up - might be some fun anyway.

 

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Young  - I remember being at high school supposedly studying but spent too much time playing the Wall over and over - used to lie in the closest with speakers at either end and the doors shut playing comfortably numb  - the best guitar solo - period.     for me.

 

 

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Love this solo by Prince, love it when he gives Goerges son a cheeky grin then takes it to 11 and leaves everyone else on stage for dead      

I am sure this has been done before, but the search does not seem to bring anything up - might be some fun anyway.   Pink Floyd - Comfortably Young  - I remember being at high school suppose

Didn't think too long on it, but reckon Richard Thompson is one of the best guitarists out there, and this one came to mind:          

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Neil Young With Crazy Horse  - Down By the River.

 

I really did not know much Neil Young except for Harvest when I was young, so thought he was just country and I definitely did not realise he was such a good guitar player. I first really got into him with Trans - then went through his back catalog.    

  Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is such a superb album and the guitar solos in Down By the River are unlike anything Neil Young has really done before or since.    Love it.

 

 

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While my guitar gently weeps ( Eric Clapton ).  Beatles white album 

 

Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) - Jimi Hendrix Experience

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This guy's whole life has been a perpetual guitar solo, so how do you pick one? For those not into fusion style jazz he maybe difficult to listen to, but nobody can doubt his ability.

 

 

Here he is with a couple of friends. Johnny starts to shred at about 7.50 minutes, but Paco prior to that is well worth watching.

 

 

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Rick Beato's top 20 list:

 

20. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits 0:48

19. Brother to Brother - Gino Vanelli 1:43

18. Closer to the Heart - Rush 2:52

17. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:37

16. Back in Black by AC/DC 4:30

15. "25 Or 6 To 4" by Chicago 5:32

14. Peg by Steely Dan 6:06

13. More than a Feeling by Boston 6:53

12. Hotel California by Eagles 7:32

11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles 7:56

10. The End by The Beatles 8:55

09. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen 9:26

08. Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix 10:08

07. Ice Cream Man by Van Halen 11:00

06. Rosanna by Toto 11:35

05. Stone in Love by Journey 12:18

04. Lines on My Face by Peter Frampton 13:23

03. Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan 14:15

02. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin 15:26

01. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd 16:50

 

 

 

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Pink Floyd's David Gilmore is probably player of the prettiest sounding electric blues guitar, but how many of you know of the other David Gilmore? This one plays a pretty style of jazz guitar. For those who like good jazz, enjoy this ride. If you want to cut straight to the chase, David hits his straps at about 6.50 minutes in.

 

 

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1 hour ago, turnthetable said:

Atomic Swing - Stone Me into the Groove

 

 

It is a cracker but a tad deriviative of a certain famous guitarist 😉

 

Thanks for reminding of a fantastic gig of theirs at the Grosvenor in Perth back in the early 90s. 👍

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2 hours ago, LHC said:

Rick Beato's top 20 list:

 

20. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits 0:48

19. Brother to Brother - Gino Vanelli 1:43

18. Closer to the Heart - Rush 2:52

17. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd 3:37

16. Back in Black by AC/DC 4:30

15. "25 Or 6 To 4" by Chicago 5:32

14. Peg by Steely Dan 6:06

13. More than a Feeling by Boston 6:53

12. Hotel California by Eagles 7:32

11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles 7:56

10. The End by The Beatles 8:55

09. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen 9:26

08. Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix 10:08

07. Ice Cream Man by Van Halen 11:00

06. Rosanna by Toto 11:35

05. Stone in Love by Journey 12:18

04. Lines on My Face by Peter Frampton 13:23

03. Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan 14:15

02. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin 15:26

01. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd 16:50

 

 

 

Apparently music finished in, what... 1980? :D 

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Love this solo by Prince, love it when he gives Goerges son a cheeky grin then takes it to 11 and leaves everyone else on stage for dead

 

 

 

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Love how Walter Denny plays his guitar on this track at 2:40 and goes for about a minute. 

Edit: Solo guitar player on this track I mentioned is Denny Dias not Walter Becker who played bass.  :sorry:

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David Gilmour, Pink Floyd - “Comfortably Numb” - Pulse live version.

 

Eric Clapton, live version of “Little Wing”, with Sheryl Crow.

 

Mark Knofler, “Sultans of Swing” - “Alchemy”,  live version.

 

Nils Lofgren, “Some must dream” - from Acoustic Live.

 

Couldn’t choose just one............

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David Rawlings from Gillian Welsh - Revelator solo, although there is this B&W DVD concert available where he is just on fire, and amazingly just manages to pull off putting in some extra faster runs, that's the one you should find.https://www.sanity.com.au/products/1103584/Revelator-Collection

 

 

Then you have Derek Trucks, amazing slide guitarist who's solos can soar out of this world when he really gets into a groove.

A compilation of his solos in 6 video available below.

 

I always thought the whammy bar solo, although short, was great suit for Charlie Sextons 1985 hit Beats So Lonely, the 12" Single has a extended version.

That's the thing with solos, they don't have to be long or overly intricate, they just have to make the song.

 

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My favorite is at the very end of Aztec Cameras cover of Jump on the extended version.......never saw that coming.

 

 

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Didn't think too long on it, but reckon Richard Thompson is one of the best guitarists out there, and this one came to mind:

 

 

 

 

 

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This one is interesting, Jan Akkerman and Paco de Lucia, some time in the 70s. Apparently they had only just met a short time before this. Jan Akkerman looks a bit out of his comfort zone here, but does his best.

 

 

 

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Only just stumbled across this. Jeff Beck and Imelda May's tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford. Somewhat more than just a guitar solo, but very well done, and I just had to post it. Love it!

 

 

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A couple of adds to the already stellar list -

Electric:  Robert Fripp's understated but tormented solo on King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man

Acoustic:  the lovely little classical guitar solos on Cockney Rebel's Come up and See me (Make me Smile) and our own Go-Between's Streets of Your Town.

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Gees, where to start.

Obviously there are all the usual suspects, Hendrix, Clapton,Page, Beck, BB King, SRV,Green  etc etc..

I'll start with a few maybe less known.

Ween Johnny on the spot live. starts 1:12

Frank Zappa Dirt love, short and sweet.

 

Tom Waits make it rain featuring Judah Bauer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) Beautiful tone and control.

 

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3 hours ago, doogie44 said:

 

A masterly guitar solo that never dates

 

Is that Amos Garrett 

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3 hours ago, allthumbs said:

Anything, anywhere, anytime by Ry Cooder.

Add

Richard Thompson 

Doc Watson 

Tony Rice

and

Dave Rawlings

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4 minutes ago, ray4410 said:

sure is.

I saw her at that time in Brisbane i think

She was great 

great singer

Killer band

Amos Garrett was the guitarist 

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1 hour ago, rob said:

Gees, where to start.

Obviously there are all the usual suspects, Hendrix, Clapton,Page, Beck, BB King, SRV,Green  etc etc..

I'll start with a few maybe less known.

Ween Johnny on the spot live. starts 1:12

 

Always loved this one. Starts slow then really gets going

 

 

 

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