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Best songs containing an extended lead guitar..


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..part.

The consensus from the era has to be "Stairway to Heaven" and "Freebird", both deserve the love they get.

But today this is for me the greatest of them all. The jamm starts at the 5 minute mark.

Wow:

 

 

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Here's another song with great guitar and piano.

The gorgeous piano coda was actually written by Rita Coolidge who was given no writing credit.  Her abusive boyfriend at the time was Jim Gordon, drummer for Derek & the Dominos, and he stole the credit for the coda.  (Jim Gordon was later incarcerated for the murder of his own mother.)

Manager Robert Stigwood told her that she was a dumb girl and didn't have the $ to fight it.

Bobby Whitlock was her witness, but nothing was ever done to correct the situation.

Anyway, here's that ode to the former Mrs. George Harrison, Miss Pattie Boyd.

 

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I can't let Do You Feel Like We Do go unmentioned. I've always been willing to listen to the first 11-1/2 minutes (there's plenty of guitar parts) just to hear the guitar piece at the end (starting at 11:45). A very gifted guitarist who seems to be uncool to list sometimes. Maybe because of his popularity and teen girl idol status that he had for a while.

 

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2 hours ago, susie b said:

Here's another song with great guitar and piano.

The gorgeous piano coda was actually written by Rita Coolidge who was given no writing credit.  Her abusive boyfriend at the time was Jim Gordon, drummer for Derek & the Dominos, and he stole the credit for the coda.  (Jim Gordon was later incarcerated for the murder of his own mother.)

Manager Robert Stigwood told her that she was a dumb girl and didn't have the $ to fight it.

Bobby Whitlock was her witness, but nothing was ever done to correct the situation.

Anyway, here's that ode to the former Mrs. George Harrison, Miss Pattie Boyd.

 

Yeah Susie, I know of that story since I've become a Rita Coolidge fan over the last couple years.

What's incredible to me is that though Rita is not reaĺly a songwriter per se, that coda she wrote is in the running for the greatest and most beautiful 3-ish minutes of music of the era. 

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1 hour ago, Craig Benfer said:

I can't let Do You Feel Like We Do go unmentioned. I've always been willing to listen to the first 11-1/2 minutes (there's plenty of guitar parts) just to hear the guitar piece at the end (starting at 11:45). A very gifted guitarist who seems to be uncool to list sometimes. Maybe because of his popularity and teen girl idol status that he had for a while.

 

Ditto. I like the first part of the song.....a lot, but it's that monster jam at the end that I'm waiting for.

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Rick Derringer is one of my favorite guitarists, and when you pair him with Edgar Winter, magic happens.

Both of these videos are LIVE performances. 

Rick is still active, in fact, just last night on the same stage with another favorite of mine, Neil Giraldo!

 

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