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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Frank

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#42
Jul 8, 2012
 
dirtydiamond wrote:
what did i just listen to? Lol
LOL! That song was entitled, "Slide" by the group Slave!

:^)
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#43
Jul 8, 2012
 
dirtydiamond wrote:
what did i just listen to? Lol
That was the guitar player DRAC that Cuda-Bang was talking about in this post:
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Wow, I can't believe Nobody mentioned DRAC from the Old Funk Band SLAVE!

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<quoted text>That was the guitar player DRAC that Cuda-Bang was talking about in this post:
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can you post more songs? and is that called funk or something like that?

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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.
You did hear him, you just didn't realise.
He is a cultural icon, so you would have heard Hendrix in tv commercials/ads and in movies too.
You just didn't know it was his work....he is everywhere.
My friend Steven was able to get the rights from Hendrix's widow to create and distribute a CD of live hendrix music called Winterland.
That was a few years ago, Steven is a millionaire now.
But he's still careful with his money....yawn.

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Jul 8, 2012
 
Hendrix made my friend into a millionaire just from one CD.
But Steven knew exactly what he wanted on that CD....and he was able to make it for £5 and sell it for £45.
Steven also told me that Hendrix's son gets NOTHING from sales of his father's music...it all goes to the widow and her family ( which does not include the son).
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Jul 8, 2012
 
dirtydiamond wrote:
can you post more songs? and is that called funk or something like that?
Sure beautiful, and yes, that is called "funk".

The following songs were performed by the house band at Motown records called "The Funk Brothers".

They played on just about ALL of the big Motown hits:

The Funk Brothers

Bernadette



The Four Tops

Bernadette

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

Here is The Funk Brothers with Marvin Gaye performing their hit "What's Going On?"

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

James Jamerson & The Funk Brothers - FEVER IN THE FUNKHOUSE

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

Here is a taste of some 70's funk from the band rightfully called Funkadelic:

Funkadelic

I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing

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

And here is Funkadelic again with George Clinton and Parliament.

Parliament Funkadelic

One Nation under a Groove - 1978

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

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<quoted text>Sure beautiful, and yes, that is called "funk".
The following songs were performed by the house band at Motown records called "The Funk Brothers".
They played on just about ALL of the big Motown hits:
The Funk Brothers
Bernadette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =X-_cutDGKpMXX
The Four Tops
Bernadette
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Here is The Funk Brothers with Marvin Gaye performing their hit "What's Going On?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
James Jamerson & The Funk Brothers - FEVER IN THE FUNKHOUSE
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Here is a taste of some 70's funk from the band rightfully called Funkadelic:
Funkadelic
I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
And here is Funkadelic again with George Clinton and Parliament.
Parliament Funkadelic
One Nation under a Groove - 1978
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
thanks Frank :-)

the only older group i listen to a lot are The Isley Brothers

my 3 fav songs by them

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

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

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Jul 8, 2012
 
dirtydiamond wrote:
thanks Frank :-)
You're welcome!

Those Isley Brothers hits you posted are some of my favorite songs!

:^)

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Frank wrote:
<quoted text>You're welcome!
Those Isley Brothers hits you posted are some of my favorite songs!
:^)
who do you like?
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Jul 8, 2012
 
dirtydiamond wrote:
who do you like?
I like em' all! Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Grant Green, Ernie Isley, Earl Klugh, George Benson, Norman Brown, DRAC, Vernon Reid, Niles Rodgers, Hiram Bullock, B.B King, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Stanley Jordan, Little Milton, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Phil Upchurch, David T. Walker, Al McKay, Johnny Graham, Eddie Hazel, Wah Wah Watson, and Hazel Payne, who recorded "Boogie Oogie Oogie" with "A Taste of Honey"!

See, some black WOMEN can play guitar too!

:^ D

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<quoted text>I like em' all! Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Grant Green, Ernie Isley, Earl Klugh, George Benson, Norman Brown, DRAC, Vernon Reid, Niles Rodgers, Hiram Bullock, B.B King, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Stanley Jordan, Little Milton, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Phil Upchurch, David T. Walker, Al McKay, Johnny Graham, Eddie Hazel, Wah Wah Watson, and Hazel Payne, who recorded "Boogie Oogie Oogie" with "A Taste of Honey"!
See, some black WOMEN can play guitar too!
:^ D
:-) i like George Benson the most out of the bunch.. and Ernie Isley
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dirtydiamond wrote:
:-) i like George Benson the most out of the bunch.. and Ernie Isley
That's very interesting...

They are geniuses, indeed!

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Frank wrote:
<quoted text>That's very interesting...
They are geniuses, indeed!
:^)
do you like modern R&B?
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Jul 8, 2012
 
Go on, admit it. Jimmy Page doesn’t sound this good...


...nor the Beatles...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Jul 8, 2012
 
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do you like modern R&B?
Yes. Usher, Keyshia Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, and Maxwell are among my favorites in R&B.

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<quoted text>Yes. Usher, Keyshia Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, and Maxwell are among my favorites in R&B.
cool, mine too :-)
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Jul 8, 2012
 
Redefined wrote:
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.
yes, Earnie Isley is a living legend. Clapton, Beck and the white others can touch hime at all. If there was such a thing a a guitar play contest he would leave them weeping.
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#59
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What about Albert King? He was an awesome quitarist!

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My top ten guitarist of all time is....
Jimi Hendrix X 10
No one can touch him!
Earnie Isley and Jimmy Page are good too!
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#61
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Redefined wrote:
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.
Yeah. Eddie Hazel is by far one of the greatest if not the greatest guitarist of all time (imho). I agree Rock is not very popular amongst R&B/Hip-Hop fans.

Wow never knew about this "african american" forum.
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