Battle of the Underrated Guitarists: #6 Sonny Landreth vs Roy Buchanan

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited August 2008 in History of Rock
[CENTER]SONNY LANDRETH[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Sonny Landreth (born February 1, 1951) is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is especially known as a slide guitar player. He was born in Canton, Mississippi, but soon after, his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, before settling in Lafayette, Louisiana. When he is not touring and performing, he resides in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
Uberesso:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oNFRWXDSA8

A World Away:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGKI5oHl3GU

Next To Kindred Spirit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxzk46iToo4

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[CENTER]ROY BUCHANAN[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 - August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician. He is noted for his use of note bending, volume swells, staccato runs, and pinch harmonics. Buchanan was a pioneer of the Telecaster sound.
Sweet Dreams:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOptDDU3rOo

The Messiah Will Come Again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On5372UztI0&feature=related

Fly...Night Bird:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe-bRk76xIM

PLEASE LISTEN BEFORE YOU VOTE!

Comments

  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited August 2008
    one day down, 2 to go...
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Sonny is one of the most inventive guitarists of all time. The stuff he does with a slide guitar is mind boggling. Roy was very influential -- his heavy use of pinch harmonics and clean tone set a standard that Clapton and Beck in particular picked up on immediately. But you know what -- that tone that Clapton had on Derek and the Dominoes is my least favorite tone of all the ones he's played with over the years. So for me, this is clear cut: Sonny is one of the very best slide players of all time. He gets my vote.
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited August 2008
    God! If you're going to do a battle, have more than two people in the poll. It takes up so much forum space and I have tons of trouble finding the threads that I want to read!
  • next jimmy pagenext jimmy page Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    That Sonny Landreth stuff is pretty amazing, but I have to go with Roy Buchanan. I've listened to him for years, and he really blows my mind. But Sonny, wow. That is some sick slide.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited August 2008
    WhiffleBallTony;1006893 said:
    God! If you're going to do a battle, have more than two people in the poll. It takes up so much forum space and I have tons of trouble finding the threads that I want to read!
    its a tourney, there are 2 battles up every 3 days, these 2 are this one and the gallagher vs bolin one
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