Guitarists similar to (P-Funk's) Eddie Hazel....

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  1. flatiron.putt.putt

    flatiron.putt.putt Member

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    Been on a real Eddie Hazel bender lately. Can you guys recommend anyone else like him, a la funk?

    some of my fave tracks of his:




    live noodling:
     
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    I'm looking forward to the responses to this thread! It's probably gonna be a very short list.

    I'll go first: Ernie Isely, then Moses Mo of Mother's Fiinest
     
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    Eddie Hazel was a force unto himself. Not many players were so well faceted
    in his era.

    R.I.P. :(
     
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    That is a good question.

    In terms of rhythm, I think of Jimmy Nolen and Catfish Collins. But those leads...Jimi is the primary precursor, of course, but it seems like only Vernon Reid has tried to walk that funk/rock line with much success. Maybe John Frusciante?

    Those are some tight tracks you posted, OP.
     
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    I need to find some specific examples but some guys that I can think of who came from a similar mold were Hiram Bullock and Roland Bautista ... guys who listen to plenty of Hendrix and plenty of funk. Tony Maiden in Rufus. And if you haven't heard Scott Henderson's blues your stuff, that's worth listening to for sure. Check out his Well to the Bone CD.
     
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    Not quite as flashy and incendiary as Eddie, but usually when I hear Maggot Brain I follow it up with something equally moody, like Cymande’s “Dove”

     
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    Kidd Funkadelic studied him closely as a kid-

    he was showing off his playing to P-Funk themselves backstage when
    he was asked to tour with them at 17 yrs old.
     
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    Yeah, Vernon was the first guy I thought of.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Another guy to listen to....Prince!
     
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    Stevie Salas, Bootsy Collins & Buddy Miles
     
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    Check out The Bar-Kay's LP 'Blackrock'



    And then check out Blood Ulmer's LP 'Blackrock'

     
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    A bit more caffeinated, Stevie Salas from '95, Born To Mack.
     
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    Jimi Hendrix
    Michael Hampton
    Paul Warren
    Robin Trower
    Gary Shider
    Blackbyrd McKnight
    Ernie Isley
     
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    In terms of rhythm, Tawl Ross is under-appreciated. Hazel gets all the attention (which he also deserves, don’t get me wrong), but what TR was doing was essential, too.

    Catfish more or less took his place when most of the original Funkadelic guys jumped ship, I believe. And he and Bootsy had of course played in the JB’s, before that.

    All those guys are on America Eats Its Young, iirc.
     
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    Pete Cosey from 70's era Miles Davis band
     
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    Man that's so awesome! Never heard of this band before but I'm a fan. I really love this kind of music, and they seemed to have done it so well. Great share.
     
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    Wild T & The Spirit put out some cool music in the 90s. Maybe more Hendrixy than Hazelly, but the sound is within the same school of funk rock in my opinion:


    Another guy who played cool funk-rock was Velvert Turner. He was actually a friend of Hendrix and even supposedly took some lessons from him. It's actually scary how similar their voices are. I really wish Velvert Turner put out more than one album:

    Again, he's more like Hendrix than Hazel, but usually fans of one are fans of the other ;)
     
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    + 1 for Mike Hampton!
     

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