Battle of the Underrated Guitarists: #17 (Round 2): Hughie Thomasson vs Peter Green

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited September 2008 in History of Rock
[CENTER]HUGHIE THOMASSON[/CENTER]
wikipedia=Hugh "Hughie" Edward Thomasson Jr. (August 1952 – September 9, 2007) was a guitarist and singer best known for his work with Southern rock band The Outlaws.

He wrote most of the songs for The Outlaws including their three biggest hits, "Hurry Sundown", "There Goes Another Love Song," and "Green Grass and High Tides." After The Outlaws disbanded in the early 1990s, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd as a third guitarist from 1996 until 2005. He left Lynyrd Skynyrd to reform The Outlaws.

Thomasson died from a heart attack on September 9, 2007 at his home in Brooksville, Florida, aged 55.[1 said:
[2]
Hurry Sundown:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c6Vog7niS4

Waterhole:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClteTvJWJMc&feature=related

There Goes Another Love Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ptavYnUBM

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[CENTER]PETER GREEN[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac.

A figurehead in the British blues movement, Green inspired B. B. King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Green's playing was marked with a distinctive vibrato and economy of style, as well as a unique tone from his 1959 Gibson Les Paul.[1] - a result of the guitar's neck pickup magnet being reversed to produce an 'out of phase' sound. He used a Fender Stratocaster on the track "Albatross", and used a National resonator guitar on "Oh Well Part I".
Albatross:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSZHT2XvoLM

Black Magic Woman: (yes, he is the original artist)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-ELydnDgKY

Shake Your Moneymaker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UIRXKDwN0k&feature=related

PLEASE LISTEN BEFORE YOU VOTE!

Comments

  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    I saw this edition of Fleetwood Mac several times -- I actually couldn't get into the Lindsey Buckingham edition for such a long time because Peter's group was so fresh in my mind.

    Peter Green is a treasure.

    But, dude -- two of the links won't work (Video no longer available message).
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited September 2008
    OldFogey;1196703 said:
    I saw this edition of Fleetwood Mac several times -- I actually couldn't get into the Lindsey Buckingham edition for such a long time because Peter's group was so fresh in my mind.

    Peter Green is a treasure.

    But, dude -- two of the links won't work (Video no longer available message).
    ah damn, sorry, ill fix them later, bout to go out...

    thanks for the heads up man!
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited September 2008
    tomorrow is the end of this one!
  • sg327sg327 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Think I'll go with Hughie Thomasson on this one. (There's a certain song in the game......on expert solo tour........it's the only one I have left.......now that I think about it, I may change my vote to Peter Green out of spite :p).
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    sg327;1209776 said:
    Think I'll go with Hughie Thomasson on this one. (There's a certain song in the game......on expert solo tour........it's the only one I have left.......now that I think about it, I may change my vote to Peter Green out of spite :p).
    Actually the Hughie parts in that song aren't bad to play -- and they're far more musical and tasty. His solo is always the first one.

    It's the othe guy who just hammers cliches into the ground.

    Still, I voted for Peter.
  • sg327sg327 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    OldFogey;1210482 said:
    Actually the Hughie parts in that song aren't bad to play -- and they're far more musical and tasty. His solo is always the first one.

    It's the othe guy who just hammers cliches into the ground.

    Still, I voted for Peter.
    Must be Billy Jones (I had to go look). The first part of the song is fine...it's the last 10% of the song that drives me nuts :p).
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    sg327;1210584 said:
    Must be Billy Jones (I had to go look). The first part of the song is fine...it's the last 10% of the song that drives me nuts :p).
    Billy Jones -- that sounds right.

    Hughie didn't play a lot of cliches. That's one thing that drives me nuts. The Skynyrd guys drive me up a wall. Even Clapton at times.
  • sg327sg327 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    OldFogey;1210656 said:
    Billy Jones -- that sounds right.

    Hughie didn't play a lot of cliches. That's one thing that drives me nuts. The Skynyrd guys drive me up a wall. Even Clapton at times.
    I was watching videos earlier and I ran across a Joe Bonamassa clip that talks about solos and technique. (I don't play but it was interesting to watch. It's more blues related so I think I'll post it in the blues thread).
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited September 2008
    and OldFogey, I should put on there the URLs need to be cut and pasted to watch the Peter Green vids, their embedding is disabled....
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    Not only is Hughie Tomasson an underrated guitarist, he is in a very underrated band. Contrary to popular belief, they did have more than one song :p
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited September 2008
    instantdeath999;1212087 said:
    Not only is Hughie Tomasson an underrated guitarist, he is in a very underrated band. Contrary to popular belief, they did have more than one song :p
    in fact, they had many hits but get overshadowed by their brother, skynyrd...
  • EaglediveofsexEaglediveofsex Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Peter Green

    This commercial said forget everything you know about slip covers, so I did, it was a load off my mind. Then it tried to sell me slip covers but I didnt know what the f*ck they were! ~Mitch Hedberg's "new" album!!!!!!!!!!!!
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