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Guitarist that receive very little recognition.

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To be honest, I don't think Pat falls in this category. The man is a legend... understated... maybe. He falls in a different category IMHO.

 

 

True Story... the Drummer that I've been playing with since about 1992, grew up in the same town as me and we've been friends since like '74.

 

He was the one of the Crew Men for Pat Traverse band back in the 80s. (he was their Drum roadie)

 

Their drummer broke his arm playing soccer one afternoon, Pat called Dave and told him what had happened and said "so, tonight were on and you're up!".. Dave continued as the Pat Traverse Band drummer for about 3 months while this guy healed up and recovered well enough to resume. He was on the tour with the band when they were touring with Rainbow, he had one of Ritche's smashed strats. He threw it away, and then asked me "I bet you may have wanted that???" Ugh.. yes,... Dam..

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True Story... the Drummer that I've been playing with since about 1992, grew up in the same town as me and we've been friends since like '74.

 

He was the one of the Crew Men for Pat Traverse band back in the 80s. (he was their Drum roadie)

 

Their drummer broke his arm playing soccer one afternoon, Pat called Dave and told him what had happened and said "so, tonight were on and you're up!".. Dave continued as the Pat Traverse Band drummer for about 3 months while this guy healed up and recovered well enough to resume. He was on the tour with the band when they were touring with Rainbow, he had one of Ritche's smashed strats. He threw it away, and then asked me "I bet you may have wanted that???" Ugh.. yes,... Dam..

 

Did you give your buddy a knuckle thunk to the forehead?

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When this song was released we didn’t really know what to expect from them, they were short lived but the bassist/singer went on,The guitar solo was ....different..but the new thing was the heavy use of flanging, it isn’t as obvious in the live performance.

 

 

But on the studio cut

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Hiram Bullock was another guitar player who appeared in many collaborations, and many people didn't know. He was the "barefoot guitarist" in Letterman's (World's Most Dangerous) band in the late '70s/early '80s, appeared in bands and recordings with Jaco Pastorius, Sting, Billy Joel, etc., toured with David Sanborn, etc. Big in the NY jazz scene in the '70s and '80s. Bullock was friends with Jaco and Pat Metheny at the University of Miami, and they remained friends when each moved to NY.

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Davey Johnstone

played on a LOT of Elton John's albums and live tour performances. Guitar & mandolin & vocals.

 

 

Fantastic player.....[thumbup]

 

Playfully known as 'Shaggis'

 

Also featured in 70's acoustic folk band 'Magna Carta'

 

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You guys have named quite a few that first come to mind (Buck Dharma, Robbie Blunt, Lennon, et al).

 

But how about Pat Travers? Maybe Pat Thrall too ... but this entry is for Travers.

 

(Left: Travers; right: Thrall)

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I was lucky enough to see the Pat Travers Band back in the 70's, they were supporting The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. I bought Pat's first album but sadly they never made much of an impression here in the U.K. They were a good live band.

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Did you give your buddy a knuckle thunk to the forehead?

 

 

no but I did give him a good long "Stink Eye", message received.

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no but I did give him a good long "Stink Eye", message received.

 

Well Kid, you're a bigger man than I. I would have gotten violent in some form or fashion. msp_biggrin.gif

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Well Kid, you're a bigger man than I. I would have gotten violent in some form or fashion. msp_biggrin.gif

 

ha! It's not like it was a priceless artifact, well, for me it may be was.... it was just a hunk a wood to him Drummers,, meh... what ya gonna do??

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Jeff's work with Steely Dan was great; not to mention his fine playing with that little known group, The Eagles

 

And the Doobie Brothers

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There has been a few posts regarding a couple of guitarist that cycled through Jethro Tull, but no mention of the original guitarist and co-founder, Mick Abrahams who went on to form Blodwyn Pig.

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Another overlooked player and writer who gets no credit or recognition is Dr. Ross, For the younger members of the forum a bit of history is required.In the early 1960s The American Folk Blues Festival toured Great Britain and Europe. The artist included Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, and many other blues and folk artist who had very little commercial success in the US.In the audience were many young musicians who would later become successful and very famous, Clapton, Richards, Page, Beck, Jagger. Most seriously deranged rock fans know about the relationship the Stones had with Waters and Wolf, the one overlooked guy that was a member of the traveling festival was Dr. Ross. A one man band, and the writer composer and arranger of several songs that were recorded by bands such as Jethro Tull, Cream, Blodwyn Pig, and many others, here is a sample of his genius.

 

 

And his most copied song, Cats Squirrel, notice, he is playing all the instruments on this cut.

Mick Jagger’s harmonica style can be traced right to Dr. Ross

 

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Then there wast his guy, and to be sure even now, decades after his death at his own hands, Nashville keeps his sound alive,

 

 

Danny Gatton

 

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This is for our bud dem00n since he hasn’t been here in a while

 

Chuck Schuldiner - incredible guitarist and songwriter from the band Death

 

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okay, let me try this again ...

 

Jamie West-Oram of the Fixx. The Fixx were probably the best 'new wave' band to emerge from the 1980s, and are STILL making great music and touring. Also, the band has always been intact with all of its members (except the bass player). Great guitar work!

 

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And the Doobie Brothers

Yeah, I'm an idiot. I meant the Doobie Brothers...I don't think he did anything with the Eagles. Uh, buh!

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If he isn't all made up, in a nice dress, and well tucked I wouldn't know Big Bill if I fell over him.

 

rct

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Yeah, I'm an idiot. I meant the Doobie Brothers...I don't think he did anything with the Eagles. Uh, buh!

Besides Skunk Baxter, there was another studio musician I was going to mention ... right up until the point where I read today he was arrested for child porn. Yeah, he is better left unmentioned.

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Was he hanging out with Pete Townshend?

Pete was never even charged with anything. This dude was caught and found guilty -- not going to say his name.

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Saw The Dregs as they were called in '82. They dropped Dixie. Saw Steve for free in Downtown San Jose, in SF, and opening for Yes once. He good.

I am not sure Steve Morse qualifies for the "little recognition" category, but okay. You mentioned some Norcal stuff. Just curious, for the '82 Dregs show, were you at their Petaluma, CA gig?

 

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