Who is Your Favorite Rockabilly Guitar Hero?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by drmilktruck, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. tmcq65

    tmcq65 Electromatic

    Nov 10, 2021
    Just last night I purchased an online course on Cliff Gallup/Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran - 10 songs - by Randy Richter and Darrel Higham. I'm finding the best place to start, for me at least, is the beginning!
  2. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
  3. r0de0

    r0de0 Synchromatic

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
  4. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    George Foreman has got to be my favorite rockabilly

  5. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    I too, am a tremendous fan of George Costanza.
  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I think that’s George Gobel.
  7. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    I'm terribly sorry, I should've recognized George Carlin when I first saw him.
  8. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Such a tough question, that’s like picking your favorite child! My OG favorites are Cliff Gallup, Paul Burlison, Scotty Moore, James Burton, and one that’s a little more under the radar… Grady Martin.

    Newer is Setzer and Darrel Higham.
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  9. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Going back through Randy’s Rockabilly for Beginner’s course. He’s a great teacher.
    Darrel is one of the best modern players in the genre in my opinion.
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  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN

    It doesn't get more rockabilly than this....

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  11. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Gotta agree. I am not a huge rockabilly fan and honestly most rockabilly guitarists I find repetitive after a few songs.

    Not Setzer, who is a virtuoso and brings new excitement, skills and vocabulary to the genre. And his tone is just amazing - I've been close enough to hear it from his bassman.

    His Nutcracker Suite is one of my favorite Xmas songs and instrumentals. I know it's not really rockabilly but I don't care.

  12. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Yeah, rockabilly is a "primitive" form of rock, but I don't know, some of it scratches the same kinda itch as punk. But that's probably why I love the Rev, it's insane, advanced, diverse and wild. Setzer I respect musically, and his skills are amazing, but I don't get the same kick. An amazing musician though, and I agree about his virtuosity compared to "original" rockabilly. Of course, I also give them the benefit of the doubt given they were coming up with this stuff and Brian had 2-3 decades of new stuff to work off of too.
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  13. rocker

    rocker Electromatic

    Sep 3, 2009
    Thanks for this, never heard of him. There's a lot of Glen Glenn in there, right?
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  14. If the shoes fit:
    Is he the country guy that did “If You’re Phone’s Not Ringing (That’s Me Not Calling You)?”

    Hey Baby. No No Baby. My Baby Done Gone Away.
    I detect a theme.
    His Rockabilly stuff seems to rely heavily on “ Baby” in the title.
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