Yep those two are great, and that bloke who played with Buddy Holly and gave his seat to the Big Bopper "lucky son of a gun yes sirrie bob"* Saw a Welsh bloke at the Cov rock,a,billy club last saturday who was pretty good but ild had a few and cant remember his name ....
Tommy Allsup was Buddy Holly's guitarist at the time of the crash, and it was Richie Valens who tossed a coin with Allsup to see who would get the seat on the Plane. The Big bopper took Waylon Jennings seat, who was playing Bass for Buddy.
The guy who played guitar on Billy Lee Riley's 'Flyin' Saucers Rock 'N' Roll' was pretty amazing. Concerning Buddy Holly, The Buddy Holly Memorial Collection CD that came out this year is a brilliant collection of his songs.
Post by istanbulrambler on Jan 16, 2010 18:57:47 GMT
from the 50's, the best one was Jerry Reed. I love early jerry reed songs, guitar works are awesome none of the rockabilly guitarist could play like him at that time. and he wrote lots of hits for big shots. gene vincent's "crazy legs" brenda lee's "that's all you gotta do" and elvis' "guitar man" are all jerry's songs.
James burton is a hell of a guitarist too. he played with ricky nelson and elvis.
gene vincent's guitarist Cliff Gallup has a characteristic playing.
nowadays, my favorite one is mr. heath from Reverend Horton Heat. I am glad that he's finally done with the pyschobilly thing. I saw them in San Francisco ones, he has really cool solos in spend a night in the box. and they played some songs from their new album which wasn't reliesed at the time. I Haven't listened the new album after the show. but it sounded like ragtimeish country with lots of travis pickin.
Labels are so unhelpful, I dont consider myself as any type of guitarist, when I was in several bands in the early 90s we always made the mistake of trying to emulate several bands, but what came out was totally different........I think the lesson there for me was be yourself, find your own style.........sadly mine is with a slight lack of finesse. Still im happy bashing away on the old axe. I need a new band..........