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RIP Peter Green, British Blues/Rock guitarist
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dougharps
2151 posts
Jul 25, 2020
10:06 AM
Reportedly he passed in his sleep, today.
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ted burke
881 posts
Jul 25, 2020
10:11 AM
Founder of Fleetwood Mac, writer of their hits Black Magic Woman and Oh Well, Peter Green was the classiest of the first generation of British blues guitarists from that turbulent time. Not flashy like comrades Clapton, Beck or Page, his guitar work was about touch, tone and feeling; he could make his solos cry and sob and seem to whisper deep secrets as well make the instrument stomp, holler and exclaim in the next phrase. His playing had an intuitive lyricism that his often brilliant Brit fretsters lacked. He filled the solo space with spare, rich haikus of blues. Green was also one of the best white blues singers of all time--a low register, a crooning rasp, a sound in the middle of his range that made you feel the ache of the lyric. Something of a genius.



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Last Edited by ted burke on Jul 25, 2020 10:13 AM
dougharps
2152 posts
Jul 25, 2020
11:25 AM
He played harp, too...


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wolfkristiansen
452 posts
Jul 25, 2020
12:34 PM


A lesson in SUSTAIN for all guitarists. How did he sustain his notes in this way? He sang with his voice, he sang with his guitar.

Last Edited by wolfkristiansen on Jul 25, 2020 2:01 PM
ted burke
883 posts
Jul 25, 2020
6:11 PM
Peter Green and Paul Butterfield


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Grey Owl
1059 posts
Jul 26, 2020
3:39 AM
I had the great pleasure of seeing Peter Green playing with the original Fleetwood Mac in a small and intimate setting in the late 60's.

BB King described his playing as one of the sweetest tones he ever heard and was the only player to give him the cold sweats!

Check out the beautiful tone and feeling on this solo.





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Martin
1662 posts
Jul 26, 2020
6:53 AM
That, Grey Owl, is one of the most fabulous blues guitar solos ever recorded. I play it every once in a while to reind myself how it can sound. Those New Orleans hippies in the audience probably didn´t know what hit them.
On the complete recording you can hear Green prefacing this song by saying something along the he identifies with the lyrics.
He´s got some feedback, the sound isn´t perfect and so on -- but Jesus, what intensity!
Gnarly
2858 posts
Jul 27, 2020
10:00 PM
Peter Green had a huge influence on me--I bought Then Play On before they put Oh Well on it, and had the first two albums as well.
But I was struck recently by how much of what I thought was Greenie was Kirwan . . . they were a good match.


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