Get Ready… for a Scorching Gretsch Solo!!!

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by blueruins, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Wait for it…

    It’s there I promise!

    (if you don’t enjoy this you’re dead to me);)
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Good stuff
  3. He didn’t use the bigsby! The guy can play. Thats for sure. But he could also play a tin can with a wire attached to a broom handle and sound better than me. There must have been some sort if deal he made where he had to play every note on every fret. I dont think he misused any. I still have places on my necks that have zero fret ware.
  4. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    imho, he over-played what is supposed to be a sparsely played beautiful song.
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  5. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I agree but dang he overplayed well!
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  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    One of the most beautiful songs ever written. What an exhilarating piece of music. Everytime I hear that song it gives me goosebumps.
    Here is my favorite version from Jeff Beck featuring Rod Stewart:

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  7. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Just wow.
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  8. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey

    Eh, reminds me of alot of instruction vids, the 1st 5 minutes are some guy shredding like it's a Berklee audition.
  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Curtis Mayfield does that so well that it will always be my favorite version. That said, I liked Joe Robinson's version, although I agree that the solos got a little over played. I also would have put away the Strat in favor of the Gretsch's tone. With the Gretsch, the solo wasn't so "in your face," so it fit better with the acoustic guitar and the more mellow vocals. Just my 2 cents.
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  10. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I think of this as a YouTube performance which is a different animal than an album cut or a live performance.
    There’s a certain amount of firepower necessary to stand out.
    I totally agree tho…Joe overplays for the song.
    Also, the Gretsch does sound better for this song.
    I think this young man’s touch and phrasing are pretty amazing. There’s a lot more going on dynamically than most players ever achieve.
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Paid by the note? Piecework?

    Fast and furious, and he's highly talented. He blurred. Still, less is more.
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  12. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Yeah he kind of drifts back and forth between REALLY tasty phrasing and dangerously close to random noodling.

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  13. GretschPraise

    GretschPraise Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2017
    Tampa Bay
    Never heard of him before. I thought he was great. Period.
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  14. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    I am sorry, but this is Fantastic, I love it, and I think Curtis Mayfield would have loved it too. This is one of the best written songs ever, I think that is why it was covered so often, and had so many interpretations/covers.
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