Saturday, May 19, 2012
A certain person near and dear to our heart has a tough time with our contention that while Stevie Ray Vaughan is our favorite guitar player, we recognize Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitar player of all-time. It is indeed a distinction with a difference.
It is our opinion that over 40 years on, people are still trying to catch up to what Hendrix was doing. Where things were pretty much on a linear scale and black and white, he went 3-dimensional and full-blown technicolor with his guitar style.
And while we possibly confused Hendrix's free-wheeling style for being a little ragged around the edges, we always felt Stevie to be the more technically proficient player.
Since making this a covers competition would belittle the talents of both men and which would be an exercise in unsavoriness, you can find Jimi's "Voodoo Chile" very easily on Youtube. In the meantime, here is Stevie performing that song off his album Couldn't Stand the Weather:
Posted by Dean at 5/19/2012 07:48:00 AM