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Old 03-07-2008, 09:15 AM
Holly73 Holly73 is offline
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Hi again,

I'm thinking along the lines of something like this, only less generic:

"The best blues guitarist the UK has ever seen"

It needs to make a bold statement like this, but also be tailored to Peter's playing. BB's 'sweetest tone' quote is good, but not dramatic enough for this.

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Old 03-07-2008, 09:32 AM
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The ONLY white guitarist who could REALLY play the blues.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:20 PM
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i think it should be ... the legend lives on
following this thread one thing that is interesting to think about here is why bb king has paid peter so many compliments about his playing, his tone and why peter was the only one of any number of more famous blues revialists that bbk seemed to look to for inspiration (or perspiration).

the obvious thing is pete's ability as a blues guitarist which was unique amongst his peers. the greatest white blues guitarist we've ever known. some may disagree with that as it is a matter of taste. but there are other things to consider. pete was a great singer, far better than any of the guitarists of his generation most of whom didn't sing at all (jimmy page, jeff beck) and even if they could hold tune weren't the lead singer in their own band (e.g., eric in cream). had he not been the player, pete could have been a professional blues or rock singer. but not only that, he was a writer as good or better than any of his peers (better than clapton, better than beck, as good or better than jimmy page). looking at the whole of peter's talent it is more clear why bb king held him in high regard above the rest. pete was the only one who had some of what bb had (has), a great player, a great singer and a great writer. i guess jimi hendrix had a range of talents similar to pete. but jimi wasn't as true a bluesman as peter. and of course jimi's heritage was closer to what you'd expect a great bluesman to be, not a charming jewish kid from london.

i don't know that i'm helping come up with a definitive quote for holly, but i do think that joe is onto something. the quote should imply something about the present and the future as much as it does about the past. peter is as much an influence now as he was in the 60's, he's very much still with us, and speaking for myself, always in our (my) hearts.

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Old 03-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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You just hit the nail right on the head, Mzero! One of the best pieces I have ever read on Peter Green and his true impact as musician, artist and human being.

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Old 03-08-2008, 12:18 PM
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Hi again,

I'm thinking along the lines of something like this, only less generic:

"The best blues guitarist the UK has ever seen"

It needs to make a bold statement like this, but also be tailored to Peter's playing. BB's 'sweetest tone' quote is good, but not dramatic enough for this.

Holly
"Less Is More For The Master Of British Blues".

...off the top of my head.

John
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:40 PM
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I think Holly73 is only missing the word "Still" at the beginning of her quote...
OR
Still the purest blues guitarist the UK has ever seen....
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:33 PM
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"Peter was the one, it sounded more like a voice than all the others"

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:10 PM
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Most histories of British Blues speak of Clapton, Beck and Page...
Those histories are incomplete...
hear the full story - the music of Peter Green
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:26 PM
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Timing, Touch, Tone. Simply the best white blues guitarist ever.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:25 PM
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Timing, Touch, Tone. Simply the best white blues guitarist ever.
Timing, Touch, Tone. Simply the best (white) blues guitarist ever.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:46 PM
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Many played the blues - Peter Green felt the blues.

Gifted - brilliant - strong - troubled - sensitive - wonderful - Greenie!
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:25 PM
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Many played the blues - Peter Green felt the blues.

Gifted - brilliant - strong - troubled - sensitive - wonderful - Greenie!
Damn, you all have some great lines!
Load the box with some unreleased tracks,
and choose any of those slogans .
If unreleased CBS stuff is unavailable for contractual reasons, PVK (70s-80s) sessions would do fine.
Come to think of it, the CBS outtakes on recent compilations were on another label...weird.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:58 AM
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Yes, and I rememeber Peter once said that he liked the demo version of Splinter Group's "Man Of The World" instrumental better than the one released as bonus track on "Destiny Road". He said someting like "it had lots of beautiful guitars..." But then maybe it is a bit tricky with those Splinter Group demos because of ... well, you know................

And about the two intrumentals ("In The Skies" and "Slabo Day") from Snowy White's "Goldtop: Groups and Sessions" album ... I bet Snowy must have more recordings from the "In The Skies" sessions, because he writes in the sleeve notes that he chose "a couple of things where Pete's playing rhythm guitar and I'm playing lead - because it's my album! In fact these particular tracks are from the original jams that we did on the first day, down at the Who's studio in Shepperton."
Why not make a call to Snowy?

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Old 03-16-2008, 07:13 PM
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Most histories of British Blues speak of Clapton, Beck and Page...
Those histories are incomplete...
hear the full story - the music of Peter Green
This would make an exellent Multi CD set title
We still don't know the contents but there is such a wealth of super Greenie stuff out there that they could make a really great anthology. We are wishing them all the luck in the world

unless of course they pack with all the outtakes of the KOLORS sessions
and even then I would still buy it. I always wanted to know where the suitcase went?
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:59 PM
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I'm loving the idea of the box set, and many of the quotes here are great, but I have to take exception to the whole "Best white blues guitarist" thing. Unfortunately, it's a common thing to say when talking about people like Green, Clapton, Bloomfield, etc. It's really not a compliment. It's a qualifier. And a pointless one at that. I would hate to see that used to sell a box set.

It's the same as saying, "Yeah, he's pretty fly for a white guy... BUT he's really not AS good as any black player". So why go to the trouble of having a box set for a musician who's good, but doesn't QUITE measure up because he's white? BB King never mentions color or race when he compliments Green or Clapton. Why should we?

I'm really not interested in turning this into a "Can a white guy really play the blues?" argument because that's equally stupid. So you want a quote?

Peter Green is one of the greatest guitarists in blues -- black, white or Green.


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