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    Why was Prince not included on the Rolling Stone 100 greatest guitarists of all time.George Harrisons son Dhani on stage with Prince.

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    He throws his tele away at the end...but it just disappeared in mid air. He must surely be a god?! He’s funny, but I have a lot of respect for him as a musician.

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    When the Prince fans complained that he wasn’t on their original list, they changed the list .. saw him at 33

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    Prince is the best. Not necessarily at playing guitar but at a lot of other things!

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    He was not on the list because, in the opinion of Rolling Stone, at least a hundred guitarists were better than him. He is now on the list, because fans whined.

    Such is the tenor of our times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel_A View Post
    Prince is the best. Not necessarily at playing guitar but at a lot of other things!
    amongst many many other talents ....
    the best funk rhythm guitar player ever ever ?

    who’s funkier ?

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    I agree with ping. Guess I am a whiner.

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    The fact that anyone thinks Rolling Stone's opinion matters anymore is humorous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger9 View Post
    The fact that anyone thinks Rolling Stone's opinion matters anymore is humorous.
    That's putting it mildly. Any such list with Keith Richards at #4 and Johnny Ramone at #28, among many examples, must have been meant as a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    amongst many many other talents ....
    the best funk rhythm guitar player ever ever ?

    who’s funkier ?
    There's a challenge. Don't know his name but the guitarist that played for J. Brown was funky aswell! There are more, but they are a bit anonymous. A shame really!

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    That list was clearly more about rock influence and not ability.

    And ranking ability is stupid, anyway.

    That aside, Prince was an outstanding musician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    amongst many many other talents ....
    the best funk rhythm guitar player ever ever ?

    who’s funkier ?
    How 'bout Bootsy and GB????
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    Nah.

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    Bootsy, Hiriam, David . . . FUNK!



    Play live, play funky . . . Marinero

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    Here's Prince getting his funk on!



    Play live . . .Marinero

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post

    That aside, Prince was an outstanding musician.
    I love the guy, I think he was a genius in his field, and a fantastic guitar player. I don't think it's at all out-of-line to mention him in the company of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie van Halen, or whatever other superstar who has so heavily influenced other musicians.

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    That's in Vegas. Brilliant!

    I am more into this kinda funk from him. Sonny T plays bass on this one:
    Last edited by Marcel_A; 06-04-2021 at 11:49 AM.

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    Or this one:


    Man he was good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    amongst many many other talents ....
    the best funk rhythm guitar player ever ever ?

    who’s funkier ?
    Prince did the chicken grease thing as well as anyone since Jimmy Nolen. (And he picked his spots really well.)
    He was a fabulous funk rhythm guitarist. Way up there. Ahead of Nile Rodgers? Leo Nocentelli? Don't want to argue about that, but he belongs among those at the top of the heap.

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    Prince is right in there with Nile Rodgers and Leo Nocentelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel_A View Post
    There's a challenge. Don't know his name but the guitarist that played for J. Brown was funky aswell! There are more, but they are a bit anonymous. A shame really!
    Jimmy Nolen and Catfish Collins were with James Brown a good long time. Both heavyweights. Jimmy is associated with the term "chicken scratch" He did a lot of funky single-note lines that fit in with the rhythm parts. (His single note lines WERE rhythm parts...)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel_A View Post
    There's a challenge. Don't know his name but the guitarist that played for J. Brown was funky aswell! There are more, but they are a bit anonymous. A shame really!
    Jimmy Nolen, armed with an ES-175 and wicked chops. Simultaneously minimalist and insidiously infectious.

    ETA Replied before reading Mark's posts. Great minds....

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    The problem with Prince as a guitarist is that he was so many other things. If he had ONLY played guitar, he likely would have developed his style more individually, and he was have gotten more recognition as a guitarist.

    His guitar style is pretty recognizable, and he certainly can play in many different styles, but I have a hard time saying he has a more distinctive approach than say Eric Clapton with Cream or EVH. I don't think he revolutionized guitar playing in any way.

    I think you could make a better argument for Prince as a singer--there aren't many who can match him in that category. Or for dance moves.

    A similar situation is Todd Rundgren--GREAT guitarist, who can shred with the best of them, but he's more known as the guy who wrote Hello It's Me back 50 years ago.

    Of course the price of being a guitar god and nothing more can be high--look at Danny Gatton among others.

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    BTW speaking of Dhani I just saw a video ad featuring the Dhani Harrison signature uke by Fender. I gotta admit it looks pretty sweet. You could do a lot worse for a nice uke.

    Fender Dhani Harrison Uke - Turquoise | Sweetwater

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    In the 80s-90s I had a trio, guitar, piano, bass, that played often. The bassist's brother was Prince's sound man. He claimed that Prince was a badass bebop guitarist. You only heard this at sound checks and rehearsal when Prince would call Bird and Trane tunes. The band could handle it.