Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time (on Spotify)

An inconvenient truth: I can't play guitar. In fifteen years of lazy training I just learned some chords, some easy old grunge riffs, the Come As You Are (unplugged in New York) solo and little more. Instead, here you'll find a Spotify playlist of guys who do know how to play the six-strings lady. It's based on the recent Top 50 Guitarists of All Time chart, it's almost complete (just three masters - Frank, Angus & John - painfully missing) and for each artist I tried to choose a song with a strong guitar aura (if you have better suggestions, please, you're welcome!). Enjoy. original links: Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 50-41 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 40-31 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 30-21 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 20-11 Top 50 Guitarists of All Time - 10-1

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The Playlist
(47 out of 50, 94%, about 3 hours)

49. (tie) Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water)
49. (tie) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit)
47. (tie) Robert Fripp (David Bowie – Heroes)
47. (tie) Andres Segovia (Recuerdos De La Alhambra)
42. (tie) Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf – Spoonful)
42. (tie) Clarence White (The Byrds – Nashville West (live))

42. (tie) Rory Gallagher (What's Going On)
42. (tie) John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground)
42. (tie) Richard Thompson (Persuasion)
41. David Gilmour (Comfortably Numb (live In Gdansk))
40. Steve Jones (Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen)

39. Frank Zappa (missing!)
38. Lou Reed (Dirty Blvd.)
36. (tie) Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Jammin' Me)
36. (tie) Charlie Christian (Wholly Cats)
35. Buddy Guy (First Time I Met The Blues)
34. Slash (Guns N' Roses – Sweet Child O' Mine)
33. Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock)
32. Ry Cooder (Paris, Texas)
31. Bo Diddley (Who Do You Love?)
30. Roy Buchanan (Sweet Dreams)
29. Duane Allman (Derek & The Dominos – Little Wing)
28. Ed O'Brien & Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead – Just)
27. Danny Gatton (Pretty Blue)
26. Neil Young (Cinnamon Girl) 

25. Angus Young (missing!)
24. Ron Asheton (The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog)
23. The Edge (U2 – The Fly)
22. Les Paul (Caravan)
21. Johnny Marr (The Smiths – This Charming Man)
20. Django Reinhardt (Minor Swing)
19. Mick Ronson (David Bowie – Moonage Daydream)
18. Wes Montgomery (Four On Six)
17. B.B. King (The Thrill Is Gone)
16. Mike Bloomfield (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West)
15. Steve Cropper (Otis Redding – [Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay)
14. Prince (When Doves Cry)
13. Jack White (The White Stripes – The Hardest Button To Button)
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Pride and Joy)

11. George Harrison (missing!)
10. Peter Townshend (The Who – My Generation)

9. Robert Johnson (Love In Vain)
8. Chet Atkins (Yakety Axe)
7. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen – Eruption)
6. Jeff Beck (Beck's Bolero)
5. Chuck Berry (Johnny B. Goode)
4. Eric Clapton (Layla)
3. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar)
2. Jimmy Page (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - Since I've Been Loving You)
1. Jimi Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Experience – Star Spangled Banner (live At Woodstock))

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0177)

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