Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by timsmcm, Feb 15, 2015.
Great guitar player, great collector. Playing on Saturday night live tonight. Getting verklempt.
Very cool indeed. Watched him for many years on SNL, was nice to see him tonite.
I hoped he was going to be there. It sure brought back memories.
Just feels right, doesn't it? GE has such a great touch.
Enjoyed the show.
Epiphone Sheraton...classy guitar to use.
The first thing he played when they showed him was "Sloozy", a song he wrote and recorded with the SNL band.
I saw him on Friday night along with Danny Kortchmar and Jim Weider as the "Masters of the Telecaster". Great show all around. G.E. looked a bit gaunt but they all played like madmen.
I didn't see the show last night, but I had that old GE Smith & TSNLB disc. "Sloozy" was a regular for my old band in college as a 2nd set warmup. Great tune. A Tele into a smokin' Bassman can do that song some justice!
Thanks for sharing that! I always wondered what song that was. Great riff.
Good Grief....I would have LOVED to have been at that show!!!
KOOCH AND WEIDER WITH GE......YOU KIDDIN ME MAN?
How the hell was it?
Details man....details !!!!!
Posts deleted. Next time people want to call a decorated musician such as GE a douche, I suggest they take a long look in the mirror first.
I love watching and hearing G.E. Smith play. The guy always looks like he's having a great time on stage. Always smiling.
Wouldn't be the same without him there. I grew up wanting that job.
He was on the Water's Wall tour with them.
What do you get when you cross GE Smith with Joe Bonamassa ....
Love this video
I went in not knowing what to expect; I had heard/seen them all play, but wasn't sure what kind of material they'd use to fill out a 2-hour show. It was a mix of rock, blues and R&B style material, nicely varied with no boring dirges. I recognized maybe a half dozen songs, and I learned that Korchmar wrote Don Henley's song "All She Wants to Do is Dance", which was given a guitar-heavy treatment. There were also renditions of the Peter Gunn Theme and a few old R&B chestnuts. The sound was extremely good, with all three guitars coming through distinctly. Smith played a '50s-looking Tele, Korchmar played a modern-looking one with a fancy top and a humbucker in the neck, and Weider switched between a '50s-looking one and a dedicated slide Tele with open tuning, a Teisco-style gold-foil in the neck and a Valco string-through unit in the bridge.
The theater only held about 250 people and it was sold out, so they often spoke to the audience without the mics. A good time was had by all, including the musicians.