SLIDE GUITAR

When I think about slide (or bottleneck) guitar I always think back Charlie Patton's "High Sheriff Blues" but there are some later main slide guitar guys that stand out in my mind. This is for some of you guys that are starting out digging or playing slide guitar.Here's a few of the slide guitar boys: 1.) Roy (chops not chaps) Rogers.(check out his "That's Right," as an example) 2.) Sonny Landreth ("Congo Square," "True Blue" and "Creole Angel") 3.) Elvin Bishop would surprise you ("She Puts Me in the Mood") 4.) The late Johnny Winter ("Dallas," and "Back Door Friend" are good authentic blues examples) 5.) The late Rory Gallagher was a slide guitar cat who turned me on to blues mandolin. 6.) Eric Sardinas 7.) Jeremy Spencer (and check out his Fleetwood Mac cuts) What happened was I went on this tour with Delaney and Bonnie.They had a record out, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, and Dave Mason had played slide guitar on the record. So Delaney said, "Here's the slide and you play the Dave Mason part," and I said, "Oh, I don't play the slide. But after that I thought, "Well, maybe I'll try." So I started playing slide. -George Harrison

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