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Thread started 01/21/18 10:18pm

khill95

BLACK GUITARISTS

Gimme some names of great black guitarists that are out now. I don't mean strumming an acoustic singing folk, I mean SHREDDING. Nobody who's name rhymes with Blenny Brabitz tho thank uuuuuuu. I'm digging P's guitar styles at the moment and I want to help keep his spirit alive supporting new talent.

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Reply #1 posted 01/22/18 6:48am

peedub

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benjamin booker

gary clark jr.

blood orange dude plays a mean rhythm guitar

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Reply #2 posted 01/22/18 11:32am

Empress

Ernie Isley
Vernon Reid
Lenny Kravitz (your loss if you can't embrace his talent)
cool
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Reply #3 posted 01/22/18 11:45am

khill95

Empress said:

Ernie Isley Vernon Reid Lenny Kravitz (your loss if you can't embrace his talent) cool

LOL it's just I feel he's the shoe in answer for Black Guitarists around today. Plus he's been around for almost 30 years I'm here to support the kids.

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Reply #4 posted 01/22/18 12:16pm

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peedub said:

benjamin booker

gary clark jr.

blood orange dude plays a mean rhythm guitar

The only one I could think of.

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Reply #5 posted 01/22/18 2:01pm

ShaggyDog

If we are including biracial guitarists then I'm bringing up the trinity of 90's rock, Slash, Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine), and Blenny Brabitz.

I haven't listened to him so much myself but Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots seems to be very highly regarded, and you've also got guys like Dr Know from Bad Brains, I don't really listen to much contemporary rock or alternative these days so I'm not too sure about younger guys coming through.



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Reply #6 posted 01/22/18 3:49pm

khill95

ShaggyDog said:

If we are including biracial guitarists then I'm bringing up the trinity of 90's rock, Slash, Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine), and Blenny Brabitz.

I haven't listened to him so much myself but Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots seems to be very highly regarded, and you've also got guys like Dr Know from Bad Brains, I don't really listen to much contemporary rock or alternative these days so I'm not too sure about younger guys coming through.








Lol you’re talking to a mixed drummer so it’s cool 😂 i guess just in general, i don’t see many guitarists who are people of color. But of course that’s just through my eyes
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Reply #7 posted 01/22/18 4:41pm

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Wyclef Jean

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Reply #8 posted 01/22/18 4:42pm

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Isn't Kirk Hammett biracial?
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Reply #9 posted 01/22/18 4:50pm

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Bibi McGill

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Reply #10 posted 01/22/18 5:02pm

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Radkey (Dee Radke on lead vocals and guitar)

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Reply #11 posted 01/22/18 5:59pm

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Selwyn Birchwood

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Reply #12 posted 01/22/18 8:09pm

Graycap23

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Homer Odell
Vernon Reid
Ernie Isley
Jesse Johnson
Slash
Jimi hazel
Yes....I'm in a Cult. We brainwash people into THINKING ............4 Themselves.
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Reply #13 posted 01/22/18 8:48pm

UncleGrandpa

Here's an up and coming group that is gaining a lot of attention and their guitar/lead man is...Tosin Abasi.

thumbs up!

Jeux sans frontieres
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Reply #14 posted 01/23/18 3:23am

jazzz

Tony MacAlpine
Dee Dee (Da Krash, Bootsy)
Michael Hampton (p funk)
Blackbird McKnight (p funk)
Ernie Isley
Eddie Hazel
Jimi
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Reply #15 posted 01/23/18 3:24am

jazzz

Stanley Jordan! jazz shreder...
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Reply #16 posted 01/23/18 6:29am

SPYZFAN1

Spacey T (Sound Barrier)....Dr. Know (Bad Brains)...Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies/Fishbone)...Ricky Rouse (P-Funk)......Kirk Hammett is Hispanic.

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Reply #17 posted 01/23/18 8:36am

namepeace

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Stanley Jordan! jazz shreder...

Indeed.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #18 posted 01/23/18 3:21pm

bobzilla77

Here in LA there is a shred guy named Eric McFadden who is well regarded. You might want to check him out.

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Fred "Freak" Smith from Beefeater and Blaxmyth just passed away a few months ago, RIP, but was a big deal in the DC punk scene.

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I saw Kat Dyson with Sheila E a while ago, she's still fantastic.

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As far as young guys just coming up, I kind of enjoyed the stuff I heard by Unlocking The Truth. Their debut had the whiiff of "novelty", as it was preteen black kids playing metal very skillfully, "how cute!" But now we'll see if they can stand up on their own musical strengths.

[Edited 1/23/18 15:23pm]

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Reply #19 posted 01/23/18 3:37pm

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bobzilla77 said:

Here in LA there is a shred guy named Eric McFadden who is well regarded. You might want to check him out.




He's from northern Kentucky. We used to have a couple mutual friends. I didn't know he was out that way...last I'd heard, he was with George Clinton.

Adrian Younge fer sure plays...I don't know how much he shreds...

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Reply #20 posted 01/23/18 4:08pm

bobzilla77

peedub said:

bobzilla77 said:

Here in LA there is a shred guy named Eric McFadden who is well regarded. You might want to check him out.

He's from northern Kentucky. We used to have a couple mutual friends. I didn't know he was out that way...last I'd heard, he was with George Clinton. Adrian Younge fer sure plays...I don't know how much he shreds...

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Well the last time I saw Nels Cline in LA he had flown out to play a show with McFadden, so I guess he has serious credibility among heavy musicians. It looks he's playing the Mint tomorrow night and next Weednesday as well. His guests tomorrow include Doug Wimbish, Norwood Fisher, Blackbyrd McKnight and Lonnie Marshall. Damn.

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Reply #21 posted 01/23/18 5:25pm

Dasein

My brother, Nick Brewer:




(yes, he's my biological brother)

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Reply #22 posted 01/23/18 5:49pm

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bobzilla77 said:



peedub said:


bobzilla77 said:

Here in LA there is a shred guy named Eric McFadden who is well regarded. You might want to check him out.



He's from northern Kentucky. We used to have a couple mutual friends. I didn't know he was out that way...last I'd heard, he was with George Clinton. Adrian Younge fer sure plays...I don't know how much he shreds...



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Well the last time I saw Nels Cline in LA he had flown out to play a show with McFadden, so I guess he has serious credibility among heavy musicians. It looks he's playing the Mint tomorrow night and next Weednesday as well. His guests tomorrow include Doug Wimbish, Norwood Fisher, Blackbyrd McKnight and Lonnie Marshall. Damn.



Wait...now that I've looked him up, I don't think Eric McFadden is who I'm thinking of. Unless he was here for only a brief spell in the early 2000s and didn't have dreads...now I'm bugged who I'm remembering...
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Reply #23 posted 01/23/18 5:53pm

SPYZFAN1

Charlie Singleton (Cameo)...dude can blaze.....Vic Johnson (Bus Boys/Sammy Hagar)..ripping guitarist...Sonny Sharrock..Coltrane on guitar.

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Reply #24 posted 01/23/18 8:13pm

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Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo (Gym Class Heroes)

☳ The Rich Man and Lazarus.
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Reply #25 posted 01/23/18 8:46pm

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peedub said:

Isn't Kirk Hammett biracial?

I believe that he is half Asian

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Reply #26 posted 01/24/18 9:17am

namepeace

Graycap23 said:

Ernie Isley

Man, he's legendary.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #27 posted 01/24/18 1:59pm

ShaggyDog

jjhunsecker said:

peedub said:

Isn't Kirk Hammett biracial?

I believe that he is half Asian

Yes, according to Wikipedia his mother is of Filipino ancestry.

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Reply #28 posted 01/25/18 7:14am

RJOrion

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Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo (Gym Class Heroes)





yes
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Reply #29 posted 01/25/18 4:37pm

luvsexy4all

if anyone mentions d'angelo ...ill puke

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