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    It seems like more and more bands for the big "mainstream" acts (jay z, kanye west, justin bieber) get some cats with great gospel and r&b chops.

    Does anyone know some great gospel session players I can check out?

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    Have you checked out Phil Keaggy?

    Home - Phil Keaggy

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    Nice! Thanks man.

    Do you guys know Jairus Mozee? This is kind of the style I'm talking about:

    or Rick Wattford?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cap rad View Post
    Nice! Thanks man.

    Do you guys know Jairus Mozee? This is kind of the style I'm talking about:

    or Rick Wattford?
    Crap. Wish my messing around was half that good. That guy is great.

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    If you're looking for great guitar playing on a gospel album, I'd check out John Scofield on Piety Street. His playing on that is really tasteful, and he gets back to his bluesier roots. Really demonstrates his range.

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    Not intending to hijack this thread, but any learning resources (books, vids, online) for Gospel stuff?

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    Also wanted to post this. Charlie Hunter taking a shot at "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" Classic gospel tune with an incredible super- funky arrangement. He really gets the tune cooking at around the 50 second mark. One of my favorite youtube clips!


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    Google either:

    Eric Walls or jonathan dubose both great R&B/Gospel guitarists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subfeeder View Post
    Not intending to hijack this thread, but any learning resources (books, vids, online) for Gospel stuff?
    I know there is this guy named Jermaine Griggs who has a website called "hear and play" and he has two instructional DVD's one is for beginners and one is for more advanced players it's called Gospel 301 or something like that, and Jairus Mozee is the teacher on there.

    He teaches a lot of cool stuff, I actally have it myself, got it like a year ago and i'm still learning stuff from it!

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    anyone here have the Grant Green spiritual album? It's a bit of a hijack (apologies) but it's really a great take on a lot of Black spiritual songs

    called 'feelin' the spirit' i believe. Check it out!
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    Hey Cap,
    Rob Bacon is the name of the cat that plays with Saadiq. Love how they can go from slick modern R&B like the vid I posted above to old school Motown!


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    Quote Originally Posted by thenoviceguitarist View Post
    Also wanted to post this. Charlie Hunter taking a shot at "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" Classic gospel tune with an incredible super- funky arrangement. He really gets the tune cooking at around the 50 second mark. One of my favorite youtube clips!


    Love it. That Novax is so cool. I have a bunch of stuff by him that just blows me away.
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    Black Gospel Music Piano, Organ, Guitar and Bass Guitar Lessons for Gospel Musicians

    Lots of Piano type stuff but there is a specific guitar section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzpunk View Post
    Hey Cap,
    Rob Bacon is the name of the cat that plays with Saadiq. Love how they can go from slick modern R&B like the vid I posted above to old school Motown!

    JP- Thanks for the heads up.... this is about as cool as music needs to get, IMHO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzFanatik View Post
    I know there is this guy named Jermaine Griggs who has a website called "hear and play" and he has two instructional DVD's one is for beginners and one is for more advanced players it's called Gospel 301 or something like that, and Jairus Mozee is the teacher on there.

    He teaches a lot of cool stuff, I actally have it myself, got it like a year ago and i'm still learning stuff from it!
    Man this thread is getting hip yall! Thanks for the great suggestions!

    Fanatik: I was think about getting that DVD actually. You would recommend it?
    I've been playing in church and getting my butt kicked!

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    Yes, I would HIGHLY recommend it...I learned so many concepts and chops from that video that I use all the time ESPECIALLY in church. I play at a southern gospel church, and trust me i know that feeling of getting my butt kicked, but this helped me out a lot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzFanatik View Post
    Yes, I would HIGHLY recommend it...I learned so many concepts and chops from that video that I use all the time ESPECIALLY in church. I play at a southern gospel church, and trust me i know that feeling of getting my butt kicked, but this helped me out a lot...
    Haha, right on. Thanks man, I will be picking these up! I play outside Detroit, so I feel you on that butt kicking! Cats are heavy.

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    Wow, just found this thread.
    Have been looking for the gospel cats myself as they are virtually unknown here in europe.

    You have to check out Spanky Alford (he seems to be like the godfather of gospel guitar )!!


    Some names, like Jairuz were already mentioned. So let's see...
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    - Erick Walls (
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    - Kevin Wilson (YouTube - ‪Kanaal van kwilson27278‬‏)
    Took a youtube lessons from him. Nice guy has some cool Licks & chords.
    - Paul Jackson Jr. (Famous studio cat)

    There's a ton of others whose names won't come to me right now.

    Oh, and I got the Jairuz Video (the advanced one). Cool licks, killer groove, that guy.

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    Here are some more names to check out:

    Rick Watford
    Jairus Mozee
    Curt Chambers
    Agape Jerry
    Jonanthan Dubose
    John Eley
    Timothy Mole
    Isaiah Sharkey
    Vindell Smith
    Ede Wright
    Chalmers "Spanky" Alford (RIP)
    Mark Strowbridge
    John "Jubu" Smith
    Charlie Bereal
    Jeremy Most


    This should get you started, but there are a lot more. Jairus' "Hear & Play" tutorials are worth the money as well.

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    Hey everyone, I just bought both of the hear and play guitar dvds and I found A GREAT COUPON. You can get 40% off with the coupon code: takeoff40

    Total of $48 for both. Not too shabby!

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    yeah that's pretty sweet dude. let me know how you like it. if you don't learn anything ill be shocked. it's a lot of great stuff in there.

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    Pops Staples


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    Oh no ... I finally just checked this thread out... I have to split , have two gigs today and tonight... miles apart... I cover this music a lot, I'll post some of my versions. You will not be able to stay in your seat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Oh no ... I finally just checked this thread out... I have to split , have two gigs today and tonight... miles apart... I cover this music a lot, I'll post some of my versions. You will not be able to stay in your seat...
    Looking forward to it Reg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Oh no ... I finally just checked this thread out... I have to split , have two gigs today and tonight... miles apart... I cover this music a lot, I'll post some of my versions. You will not be able to stay in your seat...

    yesssssss!!!another Reg lesson. Please dont' forget Reg!!!!!!!!!! Hope this means another Reg video, that would be tiiiiight.

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    Come on Reg, dont forget about that R&B video dnt forget about us brotha! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzFanatik View Post
    Come on Reg, dont forget about that R&B video dnt forget about us brotha! LOL
    +1

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    Ok... sorry man... Today's my day off, I have some stuff to run... but I'll post some cool grooves later today... Reg
    I played gig with the church Bros last night... no one read a lick, but yea the ears were happening.
    Last edited by Reg; 06-06-2011 at 10:51 AM.

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    OK so I made a few videos of gospel feels, the 1st one is Simple I , IV vamp for feel. The second on is "OH Happy Day" and the third one is "When the Saint's Go Marching... pretty simple but you can get the feel I use and harmonically how I approach.... sorry The 3rd vid won't load... I'll post later... Reg


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    Okay cool, thanks dude i know you're super busy, just whenever you can dude would be cool. really respect your playin bro can't wait to learn somethin from you.

    later
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    That young feller that plays for Israel Houghton pretty much smokes. I forget his name.
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    Reg, i'm still hangin on the edge of my seat for those videos man!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzFanatik View Post
    Reg, i'm still hangin on the edge of my seat for those videos man!!!!!
    Hey man I'm sorry, what did I say I would record, or give me some direction as to what to cover... Reg

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    Just some R&B chord progressions/licks would be cool

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    Tim Stewart @ 2:44 or so



    Steve Wyreman


    Kevin Wilson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    OK so I made a few videos of gospel feels, the 1st one is Simple I , IV vamp for feel. The second on is "OH Happy Day" and the third one is "When the Saint's Go Marching... pretty simple but you can get the feel I use and harmonically how I approach.... sorry The 3rd vid won't load... I'll post later... Reg


    Uuuum yea...i'm pretty sure I just peed on myself.....Dude your chops are fricken RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just gave me like 4 months worth of material to practice....thank you SO SO SO SO much Reg, can't thank you enough bro. Youre a monster dude....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzFanatik View Post
    Uuuum yea...i'm pretty sure I just peed on myself.....Dude your chops are fricken RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You just gave me like 4 months worth of material to practice....thank you SO SO SO SO much Reg, can't thank you enough bro. Youre a monster dude....
    oooh yeah, me pee pee me too!!!!!!!! all over the place, greasy!!!!! thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

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    thanks for this list, i'm familiar with half of these guys & I got to check out some ot the others. great players man. that quartet stuff is a whole other feel/approach/sound i'm trying to wrap my self around.
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    Here are some more names to check out:

    Rick Watford
    Jairus Mozee
    Curt Chambers
    Agape Jerry
    Jonanthan Dubose
    John Eley
    Timothy Mole
    Isaiah Sharkey
    Vindell Smith
    Ede Wright
    Chalmers "Spanky" Alford (RIP)
    Mark Strowbridge
    John "Jubu" Smith
    Charlie Bereal
    Jeremy Most


    This should get you started, but there are a lot more. Jairus' "Hear & Play" tutorials are worth the money as well.[/QUOTE]

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    I know Ede Wright, he is great.

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    Eric Krasno/Soulive

    Robert Randolph.. lap steel but still




    I also enjoy playing in this style



    Met Jairus the other day, sounded great and nice dude.

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    Sweet! where did you meet Jairus at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzFanatik View Post
    Sweet! where did you meet Jairus at?
    He sat in at a soul/funk gig in Hollywood that goes on every Monday.. lots of great players frequent that spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    He sat in at a soul/funk gig in Hollywood that goes on every Monday.. lots of great players frequent that spot.
    oh that's what's up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    He sat in at a soul/funk gig in Hollywood that goes on every Monday.. lots of great players frequent that spot.
    Where at? I'm in the LA area.

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    Historically and in terms of lasting influence extending well beyond gospel music, you've got to check out Sister Rosetta Tharpe.



    2013 PBS American Masters bio of Tharpe is well-worth watching.

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    There was a guy named Robert "Sugar" Hightower who played with The Supreme Angels. They were together from the 50s on so I'm not sure about the dates, etc. but I had a couple of their albums, on Nashboro, from the earlier era and was very impressed with his feel and taste. I've heard that there was another guitarist named Alonso Dent that played with them. Anyway, here's a good example.


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    Nice Grooves Reg !

    Love to hear " Jazz Guys " playing R&B and more aggressive Rhythmic Styles.
    They never realize how good they sound when they do it...lol.

    Benson often does it playing Jazz though...

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    Here's Williams M Ervin guitarist for the Mighty Clouds of Joy.

    https://www.facebook.com/1672347190/...type=2&theater
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Oh no ... I finally just checked this thread out... I have to split , have two gigs today and tonight... miles apart... I cover this music a lot, I'll post some of my versions. You will not be able to stay in your seat...
    That's one of the best ,coolest , most uplifting thing to do to and for an Audience -you must have a lot of great smiling Gigs - to use your wide knowledge ...but still kill them with the Grooves.

    Would be inspiring to hear you do that with a Rhythm Section..