The Best Guitarist You've (probably) Never Heard Of!

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#1
It's Popa Chubby! I've been a fan for years, but most people are not familiar with him.

Don't bother looking for a second guitarist, he's using electronics to loop his own riffs; unusual for him.
[video=youtube_share;MLA4NbV_2aI]https://youtu.be/MLA4NbV_2aI[/video]

[video=youtube_share;-RqJ7DmF-g4]https://youtu.be/-RqJ7DmF-g4[/video]

Please don't compare this to the "Hendrix original" like so many YouTube commenters; Hendrix didn't write "Hey Joe", nor was he first to record it; Jimi's cover is obviously the most well known, though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Joe
[video=youtube_share;UmkzXgkMKGA]https://youtu.be/UmkzXgkMKGA[/video]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popa_Chubby
 
#2
Yep, awesome dude!!
Played Blues on the Mall a few years back ...

[video=youtube;yRco7qvHHrg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRco7qvHHrg[/video]
 
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#4
I apologize for the switch but I just liked the studio version ... Here is some Anthony Gomes for your troubles ...

[video=youtube;vnligUgyc5c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnligUgyc5c[/video]
 
#9
Better. Check this out! One of Joe's best solos, IMO. Joe is a great guitarist.

[video=youtube_share;aIA-xlkWwoo]https://youtu.be/aIA-xlkWwoo[/video]
 
#10
Had I heard that solo (post #9) not knowing who it was, I would have guessed David Gilmour, one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Anyone else hear a strong Gilmour/Pink Floyd influence in that solo?
 
#12
This is nearly 16 minutes long; if you have a short attention span, I suggest starting at 10:20 for the best part of this video.

[video=youtube_share;SFAsHLLGTe8]https://youtu.be/SFAsHLLGTe8[/video]
 
#14
You guys have an awesome taste in music. I can't stand to listen to the modern sh!t.
I have eclectic taste in music. At 64, I'm a geezer. A lot of guys near my age listen only to the same music they listened to when they were young. I need more variety than that. I still like some of what I liked when I was young, and I still listen to it, but I also listen to new stuff. A lot of new stuff is crap, but not all of it; same as always. Hey, I've never liked the Beatles; what an oddball! I was listening to the Stones, Steppenwolf, and other more badass (than the Beatles) groups back then. While I usually prefer heavy guitar rock, I also listen to a variety of other genres. The older I've become, the more I've come to appreciate variety in music. Don't avoid something because it's new; check it out, you may be surprised, occasionally.
 
#15
My taste in music ranges from this...

[video=youtube_share;I4-9UQK2Yyo]https://youtu.be/I4-9UQK2Yyo[/video]

... to this! :laugh:

[video=youtube_share;b7i9NSGs5Xs]https://youtu.be/b7i9NSGs5Xs[/video]
 
#16
60 years ago...

April 1958: Link Wray's "Rumble" was released, giving birth to modern rock guitar. Distortion had been used prior to this, but not to such an extent. This may seem pretty mild, now, but it must have been somewhat shocking at the time. Despite being banned from radio play in some areas, it manged to reach #16 Billboard. Most people are not familiar with Link Wray, which I consider a shame. Link remained active, performing concerts up until his passing in 2005 at age 76. Link and "Rumble" had a major influence on rock guitar.

[video=youtube_share;jmWMI6BnzG8]https://youtu.be/jmWMI6BnzG8[/video]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumble_(instrumental)


"Rumble on the Docks" (1997); I like this track a lot.

[video=youtube_share;I4VyyerBTs0]https://youtu.be/I4VyyerBTs0[/video]
 
#18
1996; lead guitar: Peter Atanasoff (I think); rhythm guitar: Tito Larriva (ditto); brief but badass solo at 2:12

[video=youtube_share;YknlWO9Lqvc]https://youtu.be/YknlWO9Lqvc[/video]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito_&_Tarantula

Yeah, I've strayed away from Papa Chubby, but I figured I had posted enough videos for people to decide whether they like him, or not. I decided to post some other more-or-less obscure guitarists. It's difficult to impossible to find high quality live performance videos in many cases, thus the studio recordings.
 
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bruces

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#19
I have to agree that you guys have some awesome taste in music .I was a card carrying union sax player when I was in grade 8 at school ,I played in a big band at the time and whenever acts would come through town needing a player ,I would get the call and often tagged along for a few more dates .Because of this ,I played with dozens of acts ,some great ,some were just arseholes ,but it was a ton of fun for me .I have played with Bruce Cockburn ,Burton Cummings ,Randy Bachman ,Shania Twain (she lived here played several times with her ) ,Bobby Vinton ,The Stampeders ,Corey Hart ,and many many more ,but I really liked playing with Colin James the best because he was about my age at the time ( kids) and I stuck with him for 10 shows one summer .Anyways ,in the late 80’s ,I was in Montreal to see Colin who was playing with Stevie Ray Vaughn at the time .I met up with them and we jammed for several hours together .That guy can play ,yet he was very soft spoken .
I was offered two full ride scholarships for music ,including Berkeley in the states ,but my dad said I couldn’t go because music wasn’t a real job ( funny because I made $1500.00 for a 4 hour show very often in the early 80’s) so I did other things with my life and played only a handful of shows in the last 30 years .I have been missing playing and started practising again this winter ,hoping it will lead me on a few new adventures .
 
#20
I have to agree that you guys have some awesome taste in music .I was a card carrying union sax player when I was in grade 8 at school ,I played in a big band at the time and whenever acts would come through town needing a player ,I would get the call and often tagged along for a few more dates .Because of this ,I played with dozens of acts ,some great ,some were just arseholes ,but it was a ton of fun for me .I have played with Bruce Cockburn ,Burton Cummings ,Randy Bachman ,Shania Twain (she lived here played several times with her ) ,Bobby Vinton ,The Stampeders ,Corey Hart ,and many many more ,but I really liked playing with Colin James the best because he was about my age at the time ( kids) and I stuck with him for 10 shows one summer .Anyways ,in the late 80’s ,I was in Montreal to see Colin who was playing with Stevie Ray Vaughn at the time .I met up with them and we jammed for several hours together .That guy can play ,yet he was very soft spoken .
I was offered two full ride scholarships for music ,including Berkeley in the states ,but my dad said I couldn’t go because music wasn’t a real job ( funny because I made $1500.00 for a 4 hour show very often in the early 80’s) so I did other things with my life and played only a handful of shows in the last 30 years .I have been missing playing and started practising again this winter ,hoping it will lead me on a few new adventures .
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had some good times. When I was young, I was a pretty good artist (drawing); it was later on when I realized how good I had been (I had kept some of my drawings). Natural talents weren't encouraged back then; I got in trouble for drawing in school, and no art classes were offered. At home, I would be told to go outside and get some exercise, or to do something more productive. I eventually gave it up, so I am familiar with missed opportunities. Wow, offered two scholarships and having to turn them down... don't know what to say about that...
 

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