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What´s your favorite James Burton Band Introduction Solo (´74 - ´77)

Chickin´Pickin´ solo (late 1974)
What´d I Say ~ Johnny B. Good
No votes
Delta Lady (only April 29th & 30th 1977)
Total votes : 4

Favorite James Burton band intro solo?

Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:46 pm

What´s your favorite James Burton band intro solo during the years 1974 - 1977. Mine is defenately Delta Lady. This solo is totally instrumental and gives Burton more justice than What´d I Say or Johnny B. Good. Such a shame James only played this solo twice (April 29th & 30th 1977).

What´s yours??

Kind regards,

Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:01 pm

I really like What I´d Say from March 1976 without the singing. :)

Suzie Q from 1970 or 1975 is also great.

Sincerely MB280E

Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:55 am

Not that i wanna knock James Burton....he's a first class guitar player.. but most of his live lead breaks are just standard rock and roll lead breaks...

I prefer his studio lead breaks, one that springs to mind is the lead break from Stranger In The Crowd...nice.

the squirrel

Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:08 pm


My favorite James Burton solo would be on the Las Vegas show (the infamous one) from September 2th, 1974 closing.
James does a terrific solo here, called "Shaft" by Elvis, because of the famous Shaft theme from those days.
Listen to it, it's the best!


Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:45 pm

And another great solo during the dinner show in Las Vegas, March 21st. 1975 too. Here he sounds almost like Hendrix/Walsh and it´s the best I´ve ever heard him improvise on stage with Elvis.

Sincerely MB280E