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Offline Johnm

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The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« on: March 05, 2021, 09:44:18 AM »
Hi all,
Here is a place to list players who specialized and were notably accomplished and original in their approach to playing in Spanish tuning, whether conventionally fretting or using a slide. Once again, I'll start with two such players, and if you limit yourself to two players per post, more people can contribute:

Here are some guitar stylists in Spanish tuning:
   * Blind Roosevelt Graves
   * Peg Leg Howell

Any more out there?

All best,
Johnm

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 12:16:49 PM »
I'll chip in with just the one. One of my favourite players,

Buddy Boy Hawkins

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 02:43:45 PM »
Absolutely Buddy Boy Hawkins, I agree, wonderful player, as is Clifford Gibson.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 02:56:44 PM »
Barbecue Bob

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 08:41:21 PM »
Furry Lewis

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2021, 05:44:12 AM »
Two kind of major ones here:
   * Charlie Patton
   * Big Joe Williams
All best,
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2021, 06:42:50 AM »
Son House
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 07:49:37 AM »
Rev. Edward Clayborn

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2021, 10:00:20 AM »
Kokomo Arnold

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 11:54:59 AM »
Memphis Minnie, a major stylist in Spanish tuning

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 11:40:33 PM »
You beat me to it, it Johnm. One tuning with so much differentiation between the songs.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 04:38:47 PM »
Robert Johnson of course.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Spanish Tuning
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2021, 06:16:16 AM »
Hi all,
A couple more:
   * Marshall Owens, only two titles released but both in Spanish and  both terrific
   * Barefoot Bill, a slew of titles

All best,
Johnm

 


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