The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

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The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 Jan 2020, 09:19

Ernie Isley, never bettered:

"That Lady" - Isley Brothers (1973)
Inspired by Santana, who in turn covered it in 1990.

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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby C » 05 Jan 2020, 11:37

I am not sure what 'slinky' and 'sinewy' mean in a musical context but this always comes to mind when thinking about special guitar solos










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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby soundchaser » 05 Jan 2020, 15:58

GoogaMooga wrote:Ernie Isley, never bettered:

"That Lady" - Isley Brothers (1973)
Inspired by Santana, who in turn covered it in 1990.



Yeah, it’s incredible, but I think I prefer the solo on Summer Breeze, also from the 3+3 album.

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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby Matt Wilson » 05 Jan 2020, 16:31

I thought of John Cipollina when I read the thread title, but I sure love the guitar in that Isley Bros song.

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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby trans-chigley express » 07 Jan 2020, 05:11

C wrote:I am not sure what 'slinky' and 'sinewy' mean in a musical context


I think I get what he means and the Isley Brothers track is a good example (and the Zappa one too). I'm sure I can think of others if I put my mind to it.

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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby never/ever » 07 Jan 2020, 08:59

Sinewy usually reminds me of Adrian Belew, also scrunchy and scratchy....

I'm also reminded of the solo in Talking Heads' Drugs....
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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby fange » 07 Jan 2020, 12:21

It is a magical song, and a magnificent solo by Ernie. His inspiration was more Hendrix though, as he has stated in the past, at least for a tune like this one.

Here, here's an interesting read about the man, the Isleys and that song...

https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars ... ady-632802
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Re: The slinkiest, most sinewy lead guitar solo I have ever heard

Postby Muskrat » 07 Jan 2020, 18:56

Surely, a runner-up.

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