Jeff effin Healey

Discussion in 'The Cellar' started by GuitarIV, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. GuitarIV

    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    How, just how did I only discover this guy now?

    Lost his sight due to cancer at one year of age, his parents bought him a guitar shortly after. Screw the fact that he was blind, the music he played... I think this is the best blues guitar I heard since Gary Moore...







     
  2. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2019
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    222
    Jeff Healey was fucking amazing. C´mon he played guitar in the same nightclub patrick swayze was the bouncer
     
  3. J Saw

    J Saw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    VA
  4. ricksconnected

    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    13,388
    Likes Received:
    6,613
    Location:
    everywhere you wanna be.
  5. ricksconnected

    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    13,388
    Likes Received:
    6,613
    Location:
    everywhere you wanna be.
    watch that roadhouse video.
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and 67Mopar like this.
  6. Gunner64

    Gunner64 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,641
    Likes Received:
    5,020
    Location:
    Midwest, USA
    Jeff was great. Great feel, amazingly overcame that obstacle in a unique fashion, I wish he was still around.

    But Never understood why they gave him the line in Roadhouse when he meets Dalton at the Double Deuce and says "good to see you".:)
     
  7. ricksconnected

    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    13,388
    Likes Received:
    6,613
    Location:
    everywhere you wanna be.
    jeff had skillz. every time i see him or another player with a handycap
    i realize there is no good excuse for my rusted up poor excuse for playing.
    he was gone before he got famous, sad.
    every so often ya see his name pop up just like in this case here. give me hope
    that his legacy will continue and that maybe one day a new school of players will rediscover him.
     
    GuitarIV and 67Mopar like this.
  8. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    Blew the doors off of SRV, IMO.
     
  9. lespaul339

    lespaul339 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    126
    Location:
    Iowa
    J Saw likes this.
  10. Lo-Tek

    Lo-Tek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,074
    Likes Received:
    3,057
    Location:
    Traverse City, Mi.
    I got to see Jeff at a small club “back in the day”. A great show and cool technique.

    Interesting. IMO, SRV was quite a bit more interesting.
     
  11. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    Interesting.
     
  12. Lo-Tek

    Lo-Tek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,074
    Likes Received:
    3,057
    Location:
    Traverse City, Mi.
    I suppose I'm surprised you think he "blew the doors" off Stevie. Not that it's a contest anyways but I thought SRV was kinda transcendent live and connected with audiences in a way not many musicians do. Imo he changed the direction of rock in a pretty significant way.
     
  13. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    I don't really consider SRV a rock player. He was great at what he did, but, I always felt he was/is overrated. If SRV did anything, he helped adjust the course of guitar driven music. Most of what was happening at the time, was formula pop garbage. SRV put us back on-track.

    I wasn't a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix, yet, when I first heard Rory Gallagher, I was hooked! A perfect hybrid of rock and blues that (IMO) remains unmatched. Gary Moore in his own right, but much of what Gary did sounds forced to me. He blended the styles of Roy Buchanan, Rory Gallagher, and Jeff Beck with expert precision. In contrast, the music seemed to just naturally flow from Rory. Same goes for Jimi Hendrix, and Jeff Healey. I'm not saying I'm right. I'm just saying, that's how it sounds to me.

    If it weren't for players like Maybelle Carter, Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Albert King, and Chuck Berry... we wouldn't be having this discussion.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
    jimmyjames likes this.
  14. tallcoolone

    tallcoolone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    771
    Jeff Healey was a great, very inspirational guitar player. Glad you discovered him!
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and GuitarIV like this.
  15. StratoMarshall

    StratoMarshall Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3,046
    Likes Received:
    1,831
    Location:
    Tidewater, Virginia
    Jeff Healey kicked butt on guitar, first time I saw him I was blown away at the way he held the guitar and his left hand technique!
    67Mopar...I agree about Gary Moore sounding a bit forced in his later years but, back in his Thin Lizzy days he was on top of his game!
     
    Mitchell Pearrow and 67Mopar like this.
  16. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    He sure was! I played Black Rose so much, I had to replace it. Same goes with Rory Gallagher "Irish Tour '74", and UFO "Strangers In The Night".
     
  17. Redders

    Redders Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    436
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Still baffles me that technique and being blind on top of it. I've tried to play like that a few times with vision and its so unorthodox
     
    GuitarIV and 67Mopar like this.
  18. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2019
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    222
    and the fact that he´s singing while doing that.
     
  19. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    2,372


     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2019
  20. tubes

    tubes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    6,869
    Likes Received:
    3,791
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I don't know much: I only know about 'While My Guitar':

    It's easy to jam all around with this: but it's not so easy to respect the original song, stay on course with the feeling in the song.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
    GuitarIV likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice