The top 10 Black guitarists of all time

Jun 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: OhNoTheyDidnt

In honor of Black Music History Month, theGrio has compiled this list of the most incredible African-American guitar players ever.

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Jun 16, 2012
 
Cool list.:)

Hendrix ftw. No one can touch him...ever...even Prince and Clapton who are both bad ass...not that I'm an authority.

For me, the intro to "One" is my fave because it's so haunting, the vid sucks and is beyond sad. It's just beautiful and one of the few solos that I instantly recognize.

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I will add Slash Of Guns & Roses.
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Oh please.

Let's start at the beginning of rock. I am interested in people who created innovation, not just technical expertise. I mean George Benson is technically good but he didn't really have much influence.

So:

Ike Turner---despite his character flaws, some believe that he made the first real rock'n'roll record

Chuck Berry---must I explain this?

Bo Diddley---ditto

John Lee Hooker---guitar MADMAN!!!

Now let's work forward from there.

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Ernie Isley from The Isley Brothers is Underrated IMO. Plus Funkadelic had an excellent Guitar player as well. His name is Eddie Hazel I believe. Since Rock is not always popular among R&B/Hip-Hop fans, many Black Guitarists are often overlooked.
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Yeah Jimi #1

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Ernie Isley from The Isley Brothers is Underrated IMO. Plus Funkadelic had an excellent Guitar player as well. His name is Eddie Hazel I believe. Since Rock is not always popular among R&B/Hip-Hop fans, many Black Guitarists are often overlooked.
i think Ernie Isley learned from Jimi Hendrix, at least thats what i read somewhere

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Muddy Waters

Chuck Berry

Jimmi Hendrix

Slash

Prince

Ernie Isley

B.B. King

Clarence Carter

Bootsy Collins

Bob Marley

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i think Ernie Isley learned from Jimi Hendrix, at least thats what i read somewhere
I'm sure he may have been influenced by Jimi.

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vampiYAH stabB wrote:
Muddy Waters
Chuck Berry
Jimmi Hendrix
Slash
Prince
Ernie Isley
B.B. King
Clarence Carter
Bootsy Collins
Bob Marley
&fe ature=related

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Redefined wrote:
I'm sure he may have been influenced by Jimi.
Not only was he "influenced"...he was TAUGHT by Jimi!

Picture of Hendrix with the Isley Brothers (1964-66)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EUq-KmVMUZo/TC4VUcr...

http://apologo11.blogspot.com/2010/05/genius-...
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dirtydiamond wrote:
i think Ernie Isley learned from Jimi Hendrix, at least thats what i read somewhere
You are correct!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =MOm17yw__6UXX&feature=rel ated
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This is amazing, babygirl. Thanks for this. Its definately going on my playlist.

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vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>This is amazing, babygirl. Thanks for this. Its definately going on my playlist.
you're welcome <3

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dirtydiamond wrote:
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you're welcome <3
ALSO...I love that particular Psalm that you have in your avi. The irony is that this is a thread paying homage to Black guitarists and the first 3 verses of Psalm 92 reads:

"1. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the L-RD, and to sing praises unto YOUR name, O MOST HIGH:

2. To shew forth YOUR lovingkindness in the morning, and YOUR faithfulness every night,

3. Upon an INSTRUMENT OF ten STRINGS, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound."

Wow...did you catch that? David said, an "INSTRUMENT OF ten STRINGS"...

...just a thought.

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well obviously hendrix. he literally invested the hard rock genre. no one played like that before he exploded onto the scene.

i like this hendrix tribute by some of the legends:

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vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>ALSO...I love that particular Psalm that you have in your avi. The irony is that this is a thread paying homage to Black guitarists and the first 3 verses of Psalm 92 reads:
"1. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the L-RD, and to sing praises unto YOUR name, O MOST HIGH:
2. To shew forth YOUR lovingkindness in the morning, and YOUR faithfulness every night,
3. Upon an INSTRUMENT OF ten STRINGS, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound."
Wow...did you catch that? David said, an "INSTRUMENT OF ten STRINGS"...
...just a thought.
:{)
i didn't lol, nice catch :)

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<quoted text>Not only was he "influenced"...he was TAUGHT by Jimi!
Picture of Hendrix with the Isley Brothers (1964-66)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EUq-KmVMUZo/TC4VUcr...
http://apologo11.blogspot.com/2010/05/genius-...
Thanks.

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You can hear some Jimi, BB King, Chuck Berry, et al, in this canít you? Well this is who they ripped off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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This guy Vernon Reid is crazy. Creative but crazy nevertheless. LOL!

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