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The_Fifth_Beatle
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Can anyone point me in the direction of some slide guitar artists/cd's...something in the same vein as Ry Cooders Paris Texas album?

thanks!

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dogbite
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well, you could look at some of Cooders other albums.
Paradise and Lunch is awesome. tasty acoutic and electric slide on there.

David Lindley is a must have for any one interested in slide. he rules.

check out his web site. I lost the link but search on google. he has great stuff.

Jerry Douglas and Mike Auldridge are master slide guitarists. more in the country bluegrass vein tho.

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dogbite
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forgot to mention Sonny Landreth.
although not like the stuff on Paris Texas...he's an awesome slide player.

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dsparling
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forgot to mention Sonny Landreth.
although not like the stuff on Paris Texas...he's an awesome slide player.

Oh yeah, he's great. Saw him several years ago. The late Lowell George (Little Feat) is another thought.

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I'm not sure exactly what quality about "Paris, Texas" you are seeking to find more of. If it is the otherworldly, chill up your spine aspect of it (rather than the "alternative" genre appeal) I would recommend Johnny Shines' "Too Wet Too Plow," Louisana Red's "Dead Stray Dog," and definitely anything by Blind Willie Johnson.

Willie Johnson will send the cats up the walls, and he uses a pocket knife for a slide!

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Johnny Winter!!!!!!!


   
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Johnny Winter!!!!!!!

One of the greats 8) 8) 8)

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The main thing most people remember from "Paris, Texas" is Cooder's variations on Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground." Two other versions of that that I especially enjoy are the first one I ever heard, by Catfish Keith on his CD "Fistful of Riffs." He did it on his National Baritone Tricone. Awesome! Hunt around here, and you can find it and several other great CDs he's done: http://catfishkeith.com/

Another favorite of mine is by Rollie Tussing III, accompanied by the singing/moaning of Jo Serrapere. It's on his terrific CD "Blow Whistle Blow." To me that's a must-have CD, but it went out of print. I think all of the songs on it are available online on his website. http://rollietussing.com/

Neither of these guys is what you'd call famous, but they're musicians' musicians. Very talented!

Inspired by them (though lacking in the talent department), I tried my hand at my own version of "Dark Was The Night" a couple of years ago: Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

When I first heard Catfish Keith's version, knowing the title, it immediately put me in mind of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, and it's always made me think of that. I played my version in church at a night service before Easter a couple of years ago. There's a story out on the Web that Blind Willie Johnson's original was based on a late 1700s hymn named "Gethsemane," which fits with that, but the versions I've heard of the hymn don't sound much like Blind Willie's or any of the later versions of DWTNCWTG I've heard. Blind Willie was a street preacher, and most of the stuff he played was religious themed. He moaned along with his guitar on this one, no lyrics other than something like "Oh Lord" a time or two. It was put on the Voyager record that's flown out of our solar system on the spacecraft to represent our world to any aliens who might happen to find it and figure out how to play it with the attached sapphire stylus.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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