February 11, 2010, - 9:14 pm

Music I Like – Video of the Day: Best. Guitarist. Ever.

By Debbie Schlussel

This guy, “Satch,” is the best guitarist ever.  It’s no contest.  And, in my view, this is his best work.  A very dear friend of mine gave me a CD of this song several years ago, and I could listen to it over and over and over and over.  Never gets old.  Although I listen to the studio version, this live one is the best (though the meat of the actual song doesn’t begin until about 1:58). I love working out to this song, too–whether it’s running or weights. Would love to see him in concert. Have you seen Satriani live? What was it like? If you disagree with me, who’s your fave guitarist or pick for the best?

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62 Responses

I saw the Satch in concert back in ’90. He was shy, sweet, and humble. I’ll never forget it!

jl on February 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

Chet Atkins plays solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsePsTEgiqU

no_clubs on December 20, 2010 at 1:13 am

Is it OK if the guitarist plays his guitar in a horizontal position, and uses both feet and his knees to “bend” the notes?
If yes, see [the first 2.5 minutes of] Buddy Emmons at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htmf8MkuHhE

no_clubs on December 20, 2010 at 1:33 am

Saw him in 89 when he was playing clubs. Stood about 10 feet away, looking over the heads of the short people. It was AMAZING. His bass player was faster than a lot of guitarists.

Bill M on July 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

“Bridge of Sighs,” Robin Trower, ” Cliffs of Dover,” Eric Johnson, “Crazy Train,” Randy Rhodes (Ozzy Osbourne), “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” Jimi Hendrix (and Stevie Ray Vaughn AND Orianthi.

Also, but acoustic, “Embryonic Journey,” Jorma Kaukonen

gmartinz on August 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Fightin’ the good fight with all your might AND awesome taste in music… Debbie I have such a crush on you :)

Moe Winters on May 21, 2014 at 2:06 am

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