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How about Duane Allman's slide guitar on Derek & the Dominoes "Layla"? I saw the Allman Bro.s 3 times starting in summer of '69 and when they broke into "Dreams" I freaked. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" has a killer guitar too.
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Any Neil Young fans here?
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Yes, "Southern Man" brings back memories.
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More a style than a solo I love Stevie Ray Vaughan.
First solo I ever learned to play was Guns n Roses Knockin on heavens door the first solo Slash plays on the song. Not the best of all times but it brings back memories for me.
My favorite vote though has to go to BB King. Just the touch I like. Maybe I am just getting old cause if you asked me this question 5 or more years ago I would have said "anything by Eddie van Halen or Kirk Hammett." How things have changed.
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Awe man, where do I start?
The Master of Puppets solo/ duet by Metallica is so sweet.
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin solo at the end is memorable.
Sweet Child O' Mine solo by Guns n' Roses is an education. The intro aint bad either.
Hotel California is a given. Its the solo/ duet even non guitar players can hum.
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd is very soulful.
Steve Vai's solo ("played" by Ralph Macchio) from the movie Crossroads is inspiring.
Round and Round by Ratt is awesome. I sometimes fast forward the song just to hear the solo.
Epic by Faith No More. An example of how the right notes at the right time can hit the spot perfectly without flashy playing.
Let's Go Crazy by Prince. That solo at the end rules!
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Clapton.
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Jonathan, I fall just short of worshipping Neil Young. I've had the pleasure of seeing him acoustic once, and electric once. I was born in 1972, so I missed the early years obviously, but the man never stops. He truly is a fine wine that gets better with age.

What is genius about his acoustic playing, is that it is simple enough to be played by most players/fans, but still unique enough that when you hear it, you know it's a Neil song. On electric, I give him credit with originating grunge music before most teen angst'ers could find Seattle on a map. Yet, I don't think of too many "solos" when I think Neil. I think songs. But for solos, digging deep, I'd say Like a Hurricane, and Cortez the Killer. The most amazing cover of this song was done by the aforementioned Gov't Mule, and they did it more than justice.

Hearing Neil get feedback on an organ in concert, was more intense than any other guitar solo.
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Elmago, we need to have some beers together.

I thought I would be the only person in the world to put Prince and Floyd on the same list with Faith no More. That whole list is gold. I'm not so with you on the Ratt thing, but back in my headbanger days, I would have agreed. The GnR fan in me will never die though! Use Your Illusion I and II, epics. Simply epics.

Now here's the test for total eclectic coolness:

Living Color "Cult of Personality."

Vernon Reid was/is a visionary genius on the instrument. The song overall was powerful enough to hit the mainstream, but the modalities or scales he used in the solos on that song were unlike anything pop radio had ever played before.
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Django Reinhart was probaly the greatist jazz guirtist that ever lived.
His Hot clubof france was one of thel time best also sphanGrapelli was partof the group
and get this he only had three fingers.........
he was a violinist but had a accident a
He died at a very yourn age...
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The Outlaws: Stick Around for Rock & Roll (live version) recorded in 1978, I have yet to hear it's equal.

The Outlaws: Green Grass & High Tides (studio version) recorded in 1975, Close 2nd.
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I'd have too say Eddie Van Halen's Eruption is one of the best modern examples.
Steve Vai and yngwie j malmsteen have done some good work.

They say Django lost his fingers in a duel with the devil, Django won!
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Anything by Stevie Ray Vaughn. All the guitar work in In Memory of Elizebeth Reed by the Alman Brothers. Regards,
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I know we are not supposed to change our minds but it will be an injustice if I do not Django to my list.
What an extraordinary person and player. If anybody that is reading this have not heard any of his music do yourself a favor and buy it. Listen to it first before you consider that he lost some fingers in an accident. I didn't know this when I listened to it the first time and was even more amazed when I found out.
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I have to echo a few people here with Django, truly amazing. Also someone mentioned Eric Johnson (Cliffs of Dover) which is an absolute blinding tune. If you havent heard it get the Ah Via Musicom album. Stunning. Also on my list (I cant pick one)

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
For The Love Of God - Steve Vai
Summer Song - Joe Satriani
Hotel California - The Eagles
Get The Funk Out - Extreme
These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen

My list goes on and on and on, so I wont bore you with it

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On 2006-03-03 00:42, vinsmagic wrote:
Django Reinhart was probaly the greatist jazz guirtist that ever lived.
His Hot clubof france was one of thel time best also sphanGrapelli was partof the group
and get this he only had three fingers.........
he was a violinist but had a accident a
He died at a very yourn age...
the godfather


He had all his fingers, but two were seared in a fire. He devolped a style that was unique. He was the greatest guitarist of all time, IMHO.

Modern day, Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" still gives me chills.
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Lowell George "20 Million Things" The heighth of pathos.
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ZZ Top... many to choose from.

Anyone else hear ever heard of Phil Keaggy ?? One of the best in the world alive today!


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Best guitar solo:
kind of a solo but I would have to say "schism"by tool.
such a deep sadness to it.
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