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Who laid down the best Elvis guitar riff?

Johnny B.Goode - James Burton
6
11%
Hound Dog - Scotty Moore
17
30%
Heartbreak Hotel - Scotty Moore
4
7%
Steamroller Blues - James Burton
2
4%
I'm Coming Home - Hank Garland
3
5%
Mystery Train / Tiger Man - James Burton
8
14%
Jailhouse Rock - Scotty Moore
3
5%
I Need Your Love Tonight - Hank Garland
0
No votes
Blue Suede Shoes - James Burton
2
4%
Mystery Train - Scotty Moore
12
21%
 
Total votes : 57

Greatest Elvis guitar riff!!

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:34 am

Who laid down the best guitar riff on an Elvis track? Apologies if your choice is not on the list these were the ten that sprung to mind! :D

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:46 am

There were others that were more pleasing to my ears, but I had to go with Scotty and Hound Dog.

It's a timeless classic that ages like fine wine.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:41 pm

Hey - that's not fair :!: :lol: :lol:

I thought you meant Elvis' greatest guitar riffs. :idea:

I would go for the bass guitar intro of Baby I Don't Care that he did and also the guitar intro Elvis played from the stand up show for Baby What You Want Me To Do - all 1 and a half minutes of it!

Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:46 pm

Yes, Hound Dog :)

Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:51 pm

BURTON...Johnny be goode.vegas 1969. (live riff)

HANK ...I"m coming home...when you hear the orig version,note for note (studio)

Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:57 pm

How about the dubbed solo on Merry Christmas, Baby?
rick

Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:27 pm

I´m Coming Home rocks and I´ve just listened to it yesterday. Boy this song rocks! Nice poll indeed.

Best Regards
Renan.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:42 pm

Got to be the bridge between Mystery Train and Tiger Man.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:54 pm

Hound Dog's guitar riff is exceptional, one of the best and most recognizable in Rock music history, but the "Ah's " in the middle by the Jordanaires kinda ruins it for me.

Being a guitarist myself, I chose the unbelievable, innovative, raw, first class grade A Rock medley of '69...

Mystery Train/Tiger Man!!!

The version found on the 1969 ELVIS IN PERSON Lp jus smokes...

Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:57 pm

Probably the greatest, Too Much, is missing, so I voted for Hound Dog.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:01 pm

How can you have possibly omitted Scotty Moore's "Blue Suede Shoes"?

Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:22 pm

minkahed wrote:Hound Dog's guitar riff is exceptional, one of the best and most recognizable in Rock music history, but the "Ah's " in the middle by the Jordanaires kinda ruins it for me.

Being a guitarist myself, I chose the unbelievable, innovative, raw, first class grade A Rock medley of '69...

Mystery Train/Tiger Man!!!

The version found on the 1969 ELVIS IN PERSON Lp jus smokes...


Wasn't 69 just incredible, everybody was jacked up from EP to his band.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:41 pm

[quote="minkahed"]Hound Dog's guitar riff is exceptional, one of the best and most recognizable in Rock music history, but the "Ah's " in the middle by the Jordanaires kinda ruins it for me... [quote]


Another bashing of the Jordanaires? Is this a trend, folks?
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"Hound Dog" is perfect. Hell, it took the guy 31 takes, grant him
that! :shock: :lol: I love how it goes on and on, too: there's that
sore of "comeback" part...! It leaves me breathless.

Great poll, by the way. I love all of these solos but voted
for the Dawg.
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Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:26 pm

Rob wrote:There were others that were more pleasing to my ears, but I had to go with Scotty and Hound Dog.

It's a timeless classic that ages like fine wine.


And quite possibly the first psychedlic guitar solo!

Axe

Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:30 pm

I've never heard it said that way, Axe. How so?

I do think it's pretty "out"...! :twisted:

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You know it's bad ass if even in 2005 it sounds
nasty. In '56, that might as well have been the opening
strains of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze some ten years later!

Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:30 pm

the opening to Suspicous Minds.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:44 pm

Good point! Do any of the '69 Memphis tapes show when that
riff was being worked out?

I'd love to hear the very first run-through
on it.

Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:20 pm

Little Sister

Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:48 pm

too much,, little sister.. suspicious minds(start)

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:25 pm

Johnny b Goode 69, but my no 1 would be Promised Land

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:51 pm

What about the solo in what'd I say Live 1969...Especially the editted version from the CD/LP Elvis greatest hits volume I ( in the UK it was released as The Sound Of your cry) Fantastic!

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Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:00 am

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:I've never heard it said that way, Axe. How so?

I do think it's pretty "out"...! :twisted:

You know it's bad ass if even in 2005 it sounds
nasty. In '56, that might as well have been the opening
strains of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze some ten years later!


Well, to me it sounds like the beginning of psychedelic guitar riff. Especially that second solo...the way it starts even...
Just blows my mind even today...

Axe

Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:24 am

What about "A Fool Such as I"?

Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:05 am

bray1977 wrote:What about "A Fool Such as I"?


That's a good one. I've loved the riff more than the song since I first heard it.

And let's not forget Baby Let's Play House...that was the song that made Jimmy Page pick up a guitar...

Axe

Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:54 am

Actually my favorite would probably be Scottys solo during Too Much.

JEFF d
Elvis fan