Seeing as I’ve not got much on at the moment, I’m having a bit of a practice-a-thon. I’m learning all kinds of stuff; going over pieces I know, learning new things. Anyhow, I was having a nostalgic look at ‘Fire’ by the splendid Mr. Malmsteen, which led to musing about Ritchie Blackmore (Since You’ve Been Gone is an all time favourite solo). I had a GREAT Rainbow compilation that I got when I was 11 that I used to jam to relentlessly :) Here’s a pic of the sleeve. It’s not on Spotify, but here are the tracks.
Anyhow, here’s the point!, over at Ritchie’s site, there’s a nice bit about his favourite guitar solos, and they’re all fantastic. Here’s his list:
Believe What You Say – Ricky Nelson with James Burton on guitar
Stone Free – Jimi Hendrix
Shapes Of Things – Jeff Beck
I’m So Glad – Eric Clapton
I Feel Free – Eric Clapton
Blue Jean Bop – Cliff Gallop
Too Much – Elvis Presley with Scotty Moore on guitar
It’s So Easy – Buddy Holly
Bye Bye Blues -Les Paul
Arkansas Traveller – Jimmy Bryant
Owner of A Lonely Heart – Trevor Rabin
Big Jim Sullivan- on PJ Proby’s “Hold Me”, “Together”
The Ricky Nelson track led me to a compilation by Keith Richards, which is similarly splendid.