List: famous black guitar players.

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#1 May 15, 2013
black axes – baddest african-american rock/funk guitarists

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bLACK Man

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#2 May 15, 2013
Two of links are dead! Michael Hampton wasn't even on any of those lists
I M WHITE

Lilburn, GA

#3 May 15, 2013
Guitar = white man invention. kneegrowz simply "aping" white man. You are welcome.
bLACK Man

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#4 May 15, 2013
I M WHITE wrote:
Guitar = white man invention. kneegrowz simply "aping" white man. You are welcome.
Nobody cares whitey, go jump off a cliff
Sister Mary Spike

Marina Del Rey, CA

#5 May 15, 2013
Here's a smokin' steel guitar player named Robert Randolph for your consideration.....

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#6 May 15, 2013
Michael Hampton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hampton - Similarto Michael Hampton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michael Hampton (born November 15, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a funk/rock guitarist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.[1]1997 with

Michael Hampton (born November 15, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a funk/rock guitarist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.[1]

Hampton started his professional career when he was recruited as a seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy by the band Funkadelic, which found itself in need of a lead guitarist after original guitarist Eddie Hazel left the band. Hampton impressed Funkadelic's George Clinton by performing a note-for-note rendition of Hazel's ten-minute solo "Maggot Brain". He made his debut with the band's album Let's Take It to the Stage in 1975, which is dominated by his guitar. Hampton's playing included fuzzy, Hendrix-inspired licks and wailing harmonics.[2] Due to his young age, Hampton was nicknamed 'Kidd Funkadelic'.

Hampton became a fixture in Funkadelic, and he continued his role as lead guitarist even during Hazel's sporadic returns to the band. Hampton's performances of "Maggot Brain" — which had become more improvised — became regular features of live Parliament-Funkadelic shows, and the song became his signature concert performance. The bonus-EP of Funkadelic's One Nation Under a Groove (1978) included a live version of the song featuring Hampton. The 12" single version of the title track was the first notable Funkadelic song to feature Mike Hampton on lead guitar. One of his most celebrated performances is the lead guitar solo on the Funkadelic hit single "(Not Just) Knee Deep" from 1979, as well the title track to the Brides Of Funkenstein's second album Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy.

In 1981 Clinton was forced to disband the P-Funk musical empire due to financial and legal difficulties. In 1993, he performed on the album Under the 6 with Slavemaster. Hampton performed on the albums released under Clinton's name, which featured many other P-Funk mainstays as well, and he became a member of the P-Funk All-Stars. In 1998, he released his first solo album entitled Heavy Metal Funkason through the P-Vine label in Japan. As of 2007, Hampton continues to perform with the All-Stars, and his performance of "Maggot Brain" remains a staple of their concerts.

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#8 May 15, 2013
Vernon Reid and Gary Miller aka Dr Know from Bad Brains
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#9 May 15, 2013
bLACK Man wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody cares whitey, go jump off a cliff
nahhh we'll just impregnate your women
African American 1972

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#10 May 15, 2013
Eddie Hazel Rocks Out (Smeeros Jam)
http://youtu.be/_yn-XQIQQzY

RL Burnside
Howling Wolf
Vernon Reid of Living Colour
Kendall Jones & John Bigham of Fishbone 1991
Some say Prince is a "Good-taurist" too.
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#11 May 15, 2013
African American 1972 wrote:
Eddie Hazel Rocks Out (Smeeros Jam)
http://youtu.be/_yn-XQIQQzY
RL Burnside
Howling Wolf
Vernon Reid of Living Colour
Kendall Jones & John Bigham of Fishbone 1991
Some say Prince is a "Good-taurist" too.
actually Prince is...considering he writes for all the instruments in his band, it wouldn't be a shock..listen to the Purple Rain soundtrack

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#12 May 16, 2013
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Reid - Similarto Vernon Reid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vernon Alphonsus Reid (born August 22, 1958) is an English-born American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named #66 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[1]

Critic Steve Huey writes, "[Reid's] rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from heavy metal and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well."[Reid is best known for leading Living Colour. Early versions of the group formed in New York City in 1983, but the personnel solidified in 1985-86, and Reid led the group for about another decade.

Among the highlights: a double platinum-selling debut album Vivid, released in 1988; its gold-certified successor, Time's Up, released 1990; two consecutive Grammy Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance; opening for the Rolling Stones' 1989 "Steel Wheels" tour; and appearing on the first Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991.

Living Colour broke up in 1995 but eventually reformed in 2000. Since then, they have released two more albums; Collideøscope in October 2003 on Sanctuary Records and The Chair in the Doorway in September 2009 on Megaforce Records.

Equipment

During the early years of Living Colour, Vernon used a multi-colored ESP Mirage with EMG pickups. In recent years, Vernon has used custom Hamer guitars, but he also has a relationship with Parker Guitars and has a signature guitar called the DF824VR, which is based on Parker's new Dragonfly model.

it has HSS EMG-X pickups, a Floyd Rose vibrato (It is the first Parker guitar to have one) a 5-way mag pickup switching system and a Roland MIDI pickup. For amplification, he uses Crate BV300H Blue Voodoo heads with Crate BV412ST 4x12 and Crate VFX5212 2x12 Cabinets and Fender Twin Combo amps.

Effects

His effects include a Roland VG-88 V Guitar System, Roland GR-20 Guitar Synth, DigiTech XP-300 Space Station, Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler, and Ernie Ball Volume Pedal. He uses Audix i-5 dynamic microphones to mike his guitar cabinets.[citation needed] He has recently switched to Bugera amplifiers, using 2 333XL heads.

Solo career

In addition to his work with Living Colour, Reid has been engaged in a number of other projects. He released Mistaken Identity, his first solo album, in 1996 and has collaborated with the choreographers Bill T. Jones on Still/Here and Donald Byrd on Jazztrain. He performed "Party 'Til The End of Time" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) with The Roots, an end of the 2000 millennium tribute featuring the music of Prince's album 1999. He also composed and performed "Bring Your Beats" a children's program for BAM.

Reid has also undertaken significant work as a record producer, including two Grammy-nominated albums: Papa (1999) by the African vocalist Salif Keita and Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions (2001) by guitarist James Blood Ulmer. Ulmer's subsequent albums, No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions (2003), Birthright (2005), and Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions (2007), were also produced by Reid...

In July 2008 Vernon Reid assembled a one-off solo band for his appearance at the G-TARanaki Guitar Festival in Taranaki, New Zealand, with keyboard player Jonathan Crayford, bassist Crete Haami and drummer Magesh Magesh. At the Puke Ariki "Midnight Session" concert, Vernon performed an all star jam with Uli Jon Roth, Gilby Clarke and Alex Skolnick. Vernon Reid and the rest of the living colour appeared on WM29 to sing CM Punk's theme song

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#13 May 16, 2013
Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and rock and roll pioneer. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton,[1] Elvis Presley,[2] and The Beatles,[3] among others.[4] He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple five-accent clave rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of rock and pop.[3][4][5] Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation[4][6] and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar

Early life and career [edit]

Born in McComb, Mississippi, as Ellas Otha Bates,[7] he was adopted and raised by his mother's cousin, Gussie McDaniel, whose surname he assumed, becoming Ellas McDaniel. In 1934, the McDaniel family moved to the largely black South Side area of Chicago, where the young man dropped the name Otha and became known as Ellas McDaniel, until his musical ambitions demanded that he take on a more catchy identity.

In Chicago, he was an active member of his local Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he studied the trombone and the violin, becoming proficient enough on the latter for the musical director to invite him to join the orchestra, with which he performed until the age of 18. He was more impressed, however, by the pulsating, rhythmic music he heard at a local Pentecostal Church, as well as an interest in the guitar.[8][9]

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Oral History, Bo Diddley shares early moments of his life story. interview date June 23, 2005, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History LibraryInspired by a concert where he saw John Lee Hooker perform,[10] he supplemented his work as a carpenter and mechanic with a developing career playing on street corners with friends, including Jerome Green (c. 1934–1973),[11] in a band called The Hipsters (later The Langley Avenue Jive Cats).

During the summer of 1943–44, he played for tips at the Maxwell Street market in a band with Earl Hooker.[12] By 1951 he was playing on the street with backing from Roosevelt Jackson (on washtub bass) and Jody Williams (whom he had taught to play the guitar).[13][14] Williams later played lead guitar on "Who Do You Love?" (1956).[13] In 1951 he landed a regular spot at the 708 Club on Chicago's South Side, with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters.

In late 1954, he teamed up with harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold, drummer Clifton James, and bass player Roosevelt Jackson, and recorded demos of "I'm A Man" and "Bo Diddley".

They re-recorded the songs at Chess Studios with a backing ensemble comprising Otis Spann (piano), Lester Davenport (harmonica), Frank Kirkland (drums), and Jerome Green (maracas). The record was released in March 1955, and the A-side, "Bo Diddley", became a No. 1 R&B hit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Diddley

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#14 May 17, 2013
As a child I was a Prince fan and I love his guitar skills. My father loved BB King. I am not a huge Guns N' Roses fan, but Slash has great guitar skills.

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#15 May 17, 2013
Halle Berry Sister wrote:
As a child I was a Prince fan and I love his guitar skills. My father loved BB King. I am not a huge Guns N' Roses fan, but Slash has great guitar skills.
I know BB King and Prince. But the others are new to me.

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#16 May 18, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
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I know BB King and Prince. But the others are new to me.
Yes BB King and Prince are music legends. Kenny Kravitz is also a great guitar player. Which music artists are new to you???

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Halle Berry Sister wrote:
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Yes BB King and Prince are music legends. Kenny Kravitz is also a great guitar player. Which music artists are new to you???
Although I myself once played professionally as a guitarist in a rock band, I gave it all up for religion. This caused me to lose contact with the new guitarists that were constantly arriving on
the scene. My tastes also shifted from rock to Flamenco and classical guitar. So my familiarity was with players in those genres and has remained more or less that way ever since. Do you play the guitar sugar babe?

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#18 May 18, 2013
Brainiac2 wrote:
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Although I myself once played professionally as a guitarist in a rock band, I gave it all up for religion. This caused me to lose contact with the new guitarists that were constantly arriving on
the scene. My tastes also shifted from rock to Flamenco and classical guitar. So my familiarity was with players in those genres and has remained more or less that way ever since. Do you play the guitar sugar babe?
I don't play any instruments, but I love music. I was a singer in my school's chorus (elementary school, junior high, and one year of high school). In high school I decided to focus more on sports. It was hard balancing school, chorus, and sports. Despite me not playing any instruments, I do like the Flamenco guitar. How was it like being in a rock band????

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#19 May 19, 2013
Halle Berry Sister wrote:
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I don't play any instruments, but I love music. I was a singer in my school's chorus (elementary school, junior high, and one year of high school). In high school I decided to focus more on sports. It was hard balancing school, chorus, and sports. Despite me not playing any instruments, I do like the Flamenco guitar. How was it like being in a rock band????
The playing and singing and doing gigs was fun. Learning chord combos and new lyrics every week was difficult. It wasn't easy.
But overall it was worth it.

What sport did you practice?
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#20 May 19, 2013
What a genius. He turned Jazz into Pop. He added quartal harmony to pop records and dominated the charts for almost a decade, from Chic to Bowie to Madonna.

Why isn't he on the list?

Here's a MASTERCLASS!



Here's the power of harmony - a solo utilising only chords.
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