Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sunday Music:

Featuring some guitarists masters of blues based phrasing. A little ago I posted Gary Moore's version of Roy Buchanan's The Messiah Will Come Again. Jeff Beck, one of my favorites, dedicated his masterful cover of the Stevie Wonder tune, Cause We've Ended As Lovers, to Roy Buchanan. He did so because, as you can hear, Buchanan's phrasing influence influenced Beck's playing. (You can also hear a plethora of other influences from the blues masters of old to the Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.) Here is a great version of Beck's tune:

And here is Buchanan doing The Messiah Will Come Again. See if you can hear Buchanan's influence on Beck's phrasing.

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