The top 10 Black guitarists of all time

Jun 15, 2012 Full story: OhNoTheyDidnt 60

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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“about 2 be a mini me”

Since: Apr 12

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#21 Jun 17, 2012
Style wrote:
This guy Vernon Reid is crazy. Creative but crazy nevertheless. LOL!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =MxlzYYSuPVsXX
sounds really good thanks :)
Style

London, UK

#22 Jun 17, 2012
When he played guitar for “The Time” Prince watched him, Prince watched him very closely and Prince took notes.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Style

London, UK

#23 Jun 18, 2012
Can I submit this?

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Tye Dye

Houston, TX

#24 Jun 18, 2012
Robert Cray,Muddy Waters but # 1 is Robert Johnson.

“Just Party”

Since: Feb 09

'til you die

#25 Jun 19, 2012
lovey26x wrote:
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.
I'm not really familiar with a lot of Black guitarists- but will check out some of the names I see here because I love music and guitarists. Of course I'm familiar with Hendrix and he was very innovative.

I thought Stevie Ray Vaughan was pretty talented in his own way.

“Instant karma”

Since: Jan 12

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#26 Jun 23, 2012
sONE wrote:
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I'm not really familiar with a lot of Black guitarists- but will check out some of the names I see here because I love music and guitarists. Of course I'm familiar with Hendrix and he was very innovative.
I thought Stevie Ray Vaughan was pretty talented in his own way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =oMk7MdjXq_AXX
Well, that's cool...as long as your open. They're worth checking out. It's the same music as any other.

Yeah, I love music too. Growing up, my mom encouraged me to be open minded toward different things. Guess that's where my love of different types of music comes from. Actually, I had never heard Hendrix play until I saw a PBS special. Lol. I was like "whoa". Haha.
Fed up Blk Man

Kenosha, WI

#27 Jun 23, 2012
What! No George benson? Me being a talented bassist in my own right this is my type of topic. Norman brown is one of the most slept on Blk guitarist of all time.
Fed up Blk Man

Kenosha, WI

#28 Jun 23, 2012
Jiveandjuke

Tokyo, Japan

#30 Jun 25, 2012
My opinion is based on my taste as follows;

Jimi
BB King
Lightnin' Hopkins
Chuck Berry
Buddy Guy
Otis Rush
Freddie King
Albert King
Albert Collins
Gatemouth Brown

See ya in Heaven, Guys !!

Cheers !

“Leading the Revolution”

Since: Oct 09

Alexandria, VA

#31 Jun 25, 2012
Love these lists

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#32 Jun 25, 2012
1. Wes Montgomery
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. George Benson
4. Freddie Green
deferstoexperts

Longwood, FL

#33 Jul 7, 2012
Ernie Isley. Listen to him on "Hope You Feel Better Love" one of the greats.
Style

London, UK

#34 Jul 7, 2012
There is more going on here than *just* notes...


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#35 Jul 7, 2012
Wow, I can't believe Nobody mentioned DRAC from the Old Funk Band SLAVE!

“about 2 be a mini me”

Since: Apr 12

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#36 Jul 7, 2012
Cuda-Bang wrote:
Wow, I can't believe Nobody mentioned DRAC from the Old Funk Band SLAVE!
who?
Fed up Blk Man

Kenosha, WI

#37 Jul 7, 2012
dirtydiamond wrote:
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who?
Way before your time baby girl.

“about 2 be a mini me”

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#38 Jul 7, 2012
Fed up Blk Man wrote:
<quoted text>Way before your time baby girl.
Lol ok
White Jesus aka Satan

Höst, Germany

#39 Jul 7, 2012
Oh my The Fear of HEAVY METAL.

What about:

Slash from Guns and Roses?

Well, it is not even Metal just hard rock.
Frank

Detroit, MI

#40 Jul 8, 2012
dirtydiamond wrote:
who?
Slave

Slide

“about 2 be a mini me”

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#41 Jul 8, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Slave
Slide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sQ_v6eIdkA4XX
what did i just listen to? Lol

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