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Old 04-01-2008, 06:08 PM
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Good point Mrpeabody, I'd like to take "British" out of my above quote too!

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Old 04-02-2008, 12:34 AM
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I would also stay away from make an ethnic label statement - and even ones comparing him to his peers. When I listen to Peter I think of him in terms of being a good player. What color he happens to be doesn't occur to me.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:13 AM
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Good point Mrpeabody, I'd like to take "British" out of my above quote too!

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No problem for a guy from my old hometown...
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:10 PM
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Two titles that came to me

one was that peter played two versions of leaving town blues at the beginning and the end of fleetwood mac

both haunting


""Blues, don't follow me"



and more simply

The green manalishi



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Old 04-12-2008, 07:54 AM
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Peter Green - the real genious (diamond) in the guitar world !

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Old 04-24-2008, 11:36 AM
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I'm thinking that it might be good to stay away from and "genius" type words. Peter grew very uncomfortable with that kind of thing, and the very idea that he was not worthy of even trying to do what the "original" blues men did.

Not that the blues wouldn't be a huge part of this project I'm sure. But it's also a chance for people to see the Peter beyond the blues stuff.

How about...."The Blues...and Beyond"
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:55 PM
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"Green --- the palette of music wouldn't be complete without him!"
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:35 PM
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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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