timmay9's Favorite Musicians

timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
edited March 2009 in History of Rock
I saw Gowie's list, so I was inspired to do my own. Again this is my favorite musicians, I'm not claiming any of these as the best.
I'll add more as I think of them.


Guitar
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
Andy Summers (Soft Machine, The Animals, The Police)
B.B. King (solo, Eric Clapton & B.B. King)
Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar)
Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)
Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)
Carlos Santana (Santana)
Danny Gatton (solo)
Django Reinhardt (solo)
Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic, Parliament)
The Edge (U2)
Eric Clapton (John Mayall, Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos, solo)
Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention, solo)
George Harrison (The Beatles, solo, Traveling Wilburys)
Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
James Marshall Hendrix (The Experience, Band of Gypsys)
Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Beck Bogert & Appice)
Jimmy Page (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm)
Joey Santiago (Pixies)
Joe Walsh (James Gang, solo, Eagles)
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival, solo)
John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
John Squire (The Stone Roses, The Seahorses)
Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine)
Lowell George (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat)
Michael Schenkar (Scorpions, UFO, MSG)
Neal Schon (Santana, Journey, etc.)
Nick Drake (solo)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
Paul Kossoff (Free)
Peter Frampton (The Herd, Humble Pie, solo)
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac, solo)
Richard Lloyd (Television, solo)
Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention, solo)
Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
Robbie Krieger (The Doors)
Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
Robin Trower (Procol Harum, solo)
Robert Johnson (solo)
Ron Asheton (The Stooges)
T-Bone Walker (solo)
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
Tom Verlaine (Television, solo)

Bass
Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Funkadelic, Parliament)
Gary "Mani" Mounfield (The Stone Roses, Primal Scream)
Jack Bruce (John Mayall, Graham Bond Organization, Cream, etc.)
John Deacon (Queen)
John Entwistle (The Who, solo)
Kim Deal (Pixies)
Roger Patterson (Atheist)
Tony Choy (Atheist)
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment)
Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)

Drums
Alan "Reni" Wren (The Stone Roses, The Rub)
Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, etc.)
Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra, solo)
Buddy Rich (solo)
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age
Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
Gene Krupa (solo)
Ginger Baker (John Mayall, Cream, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's Airforce, etc.)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
Keith Moon (The Who)
Michael Giles (King Crimson)
Michael Shrieve (Santana, HSAS)
Roger Taylor (Queen)
Steve Flynn (Atheist)
Steve Gadd (session)
Stewart Copeland (The Police, Oysterhead)
Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa)

Vocals
Aretha Franklin (solo)
Barry White (solo)
Bob Dylan (solo)
Bono (U2)
Curtis Mayfield (solo)
Don Van Vilet or Captain Beefheart (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band)
Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations)
Eddie Vedder (Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam)
Eric Burdon (The Animals, War, solo)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
Ian Brown (The Stone Roses, solo)
Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
James Brown (solo)
James Dewar (Robin Trower, Stone the Crows)
Janis Joplin (Big Brother and the Holding Company, solo)
Jim Morrison (The Doors)
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival, solo)
Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Levon Helm (The Band)
Lloyd Cole (The Commotions, solo)
Lou Reed (Velvet Underground, solo)
Marvin Gaye (solo)
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones, solo)
Morrissey (The Smiths, solo)
Nina Simone (solo)
Otis Redding (solo)
Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers)
Roger Daltrey (The Who)
Roy Orbison (solo, Traveling Wilburys)
Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention)
Sly Stone (Sly & the Family Stone)
Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith)

Keyboards/Piano
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band)
Gregg Rollie (Santana, Journey)
Herbie Hancock (solo)
Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra, solo)
Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
Nicky Hopkins (session)
Ray Charles (solo)
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
Rod Argent (The Zombies, Argent)
Sly Stone (Sly & the Family Stone)
Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith)


Other
Béla Fleck (banjo)(Béla Fleck and the Flecktones)
Charlie Parker (saxophone)
John Coltrane (Saxophone)(Miles Davis, solo)
Miles Davis (Trumpet)(solo)
Ravi Shankar (sitar)(teacher, solo)
Roky Erickson (harmonica) (13th Floor Elevators, solo)

Songwriters
Bob Dylan (solo)
David Bowie (solo)
David Byrne (Talking Heads, solo)
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention, solo)
George Harrison (The Beatles, solo, Traveling Wilburys
Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes)
Ian Brown (The Stone Roses, solo)
Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, solo)
Jim Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
John Lennon (The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, solo)
John Squire (The Stone Roses, The Seahorses)
Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground, solo)
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
Nick Drake (solo)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles, solo, Wings)
Paul Westerberg (The Replacements, solo)
Pete Townshend (The Who, solo)
Walter Becker (Steely Dan)
William Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain)

Comments

  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Welcome to the list club.
    Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar)
    - Since when do you listen to Hüsker Dü or Sugar?
    - Another nitpick but Santiago's first name is Joey, not Joe. Unless you are shortening it for some reason.

    Other than that your list is what I expected, nice uh.. preferences for what you like or something. Good meld of jazz/rock musicians of the 20th century. Needs more taste for 1980+ musicians.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Aw no Flute section ;)

    Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers)

    You forgot his solo as well and I agree he is also, one of my favorite vocalists :)
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2158848 said:
    Welcome to the list club.



    - Since when do you listen to Hüsker Dü or Sugar?
    - Another nitpick but Santiago's first name is Joey, not Joe. Unless you are shortening it for some reason.

    Other than that your list is what I expected, nice uh.. preferences for what you like or something. Good meld of jazz/rock musicians of the 20th century. Needs more taste for 1980+ musicians.
    I love Hüsker Dü. They're even on my profile wishlist. I own Zen Arcade and New Day Rising.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    timmay9;2158954 said:
    I love Hüsker Dü. They're even on my profile wishlist. I own Zen Arcade and New Day Rising.
    ...and you've heard Sugar, that's why you put it in parenthesis, right?

    +20 cred
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2158973 said:
    ...and you've heard Sugar, that's why you put it in parenthesis, right?

    +20 cred
    I love what I've heard from them. I'm trying to find Copper Blue on CD.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    timmay9;2159343 said:
    I love what I've heard from them. I'm trying to find Copper Blue on CD.
    Mould's solo work is great, too.
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2159352 said:
    Mould's solo work is great, too.
    I'm going to check some of it out.
    classicrockdude;2159829 said:
    thats a great list
    Thanks. I think it has obvious and not so obvious choices.
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
    timmay9;2163610 said:

    Thanks. I think it has obvious and not so obvious choices.
    thats what i like about it
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