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Thread #142762 Message #3292961
Posted By: pdq
19-Jan-12 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Best female guitar players?
Subject: RE: Best female guitar players?
I can find only one record by Glenda Faye and that is on Flying Fish Records, 1987. She is a seriously good flatpicker who credits Doc Watson for inspiring her to take up the guitar.
As to the ol' "hound dog geetar"... both Sally Van Meter and Cyndi Cashdollar are probably on the Top 10 list of modern Dobro players.
Both Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie played big jazz-style f-hole guitars and were both very good players. Memphis Minnie on the secular side and Rosetta Tharpe in gospel. However, not all the guitar work on Memphis Minnie records is her. All three of her husband were guitar-playing accompaniests for her, plus a young George Barnes worked on some of her recording sessions.
Aurora "Rory" Block is a darn good player and a fine Blues singer.
In Flamenco and Classical, the "Coochie Coochie Girl" herself, Charo, is a fine player on nylon string guitars and studied under some masters in her native Spain.