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    Is Ry Cooder the best slide player ever?

    So I have this IPOD full of stuff, it overheats, and doesn't like Alexa. The weird, drug-soaked Stones deal played through it the other night. Ry Cooder is a multi-faceted guitar afficianado. We all know this. He can deal with anything from high profile british blues rockers, to South Pacific nuances. Hearing this, I thought to myself :"Self, is Ry Cooder one of the best slide guitar players of all time....I wonder if He'd smash Duane Allman in the face with a ridiculously high intonated guitar"? I think he might be one of the best slide players of all time, but he wouldn't smash the ghost of Duane Allman in the face with anything.
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    He's an amazing slider, that's for sure.
    I have his "Bop till you drop"album and the original soundtrack from the "Paris, Texas" movie, like both, the former above all, but don't play them often.

    The way he plays in the Stones' "Memo from Turner" is overwhelming. I don't know the rest of his - long - career, I'll have to listen to "Jammin' with Edward".

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    He's no J. Geils
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    Mick Taylor

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Mick Taylor
    Hippie.

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    No, the "hippie" response would have been Jerry Garcia... but he didn't play a lot of slide guitar.

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    Duane might be better than all of them.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jérôme Frenchise View Post
    He's an amazing slider, that's for sure.
    I have his "Bop till you drop"album and the original soundtrack from the "Paris, Texas" movie, like both, the former above all, but don't play them often.

    The way he plays in the Stones' "Memo from Turner" is overwhelming. I don't know the rest of his - long - career, I'll have to listen to "Jammin' with Edward".

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    I think he played the slide on "Midnight Rambler"....... Let It Bleed baby

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    I don't imagine he ever used a guitar effect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rustoffa View Post
    I think he played the slide on "Midnight Rambler"....... Let It Bleed baby
    Actually Keef played all the guitars on that track. He played most of the guitars on the record actually. Mick Taylor's only slide guitar appearance on that record was "Country Honk" and his only other guitar at all was "Live With Me". Brian Jones didn't play any guitar at all, but he played congas on one track & autoharp on another.

    Ry Cooder was on the album version of "Love In Vain", but he didn't play the slide guitar, that was Keef. Ry played the mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustoffa View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post

    Ry Cooder was on the album version of "Love In Vain", but he didn't play the slide guitar, that was Keef.
    Brian Jones, you artard.

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    Brian Jones didn't play a single guitar chord (slide or otherwise) on the Let It Bleed album. He made only two appearances on the record at all, playing congas on "Midnight Rambler" & autoharp on "You Got The Silver". He was nowhere near the studio when they recorded "Love In Vain".

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    Mick Taylor is a great slide player too.
    I saw him on stage once in 1999 , and he played a lot of slide (with a plexi bottleneck).
    But what a dull guy, really... I could go backstage in the end, he didn't say a single word. Fortunately his sidemen could speak.
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