Jeff effin Healey

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  1. GuitarIV

    GuitarIV Well-Known Member

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    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...







     
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    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Healey was fucking amazing. C´mon he played guitar in the same nightclub patrick swayze was the bouncer
     
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    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

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    watch that roadhouse video.
     
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    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".:)
     
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    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.
     
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    Blew the doors off of SRV, IMO.
     
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    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.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Jeff Healey was a great, very inspirational guitar player. Glad you discovered him!
     
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    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!
     
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    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".
     
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    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
     
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    and the fact that he´s singing while doing that.
     
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    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.
     
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