To honest I’m not the biggest fan of best of lists!

Everybody has their own opinion – some you will agree with, some you won’t!

In the words of Joe Satriani on being left out of the Rolling Stone List of best guitar players of all time:

“Everyone knows that Rolling Stone is shit. That list was made to be provocative, to get attention. And to Rolling Stone’s credit, the list has gotten that attention.”

Ironically Joe is not on my list here (I’m sure he wont be too worried!!!) but stick with me while I explain the theory behind this…..

Hmmm …there is actually no rhyme or reason…..

The A – Z of Guitar Gods came into my mind and I kinda started it so I had to finish it!

It’s not a definitive list by any stretch of the imagination!!!

It was just my guitar nerdish mind matching the letters of the Alphabet with great guitar players!

It also matched up perfectly with my discovery of an unbelievably simple and cheap backing track solution for guitar players (or any musician by the way!)

I recently wrote about how you can use these tracks as killer live band rehearsal tool for better practices.

I have played in many duo acts were backing tracks have been required and I have found this solution to be unbeatable – great quality, quick, easy to use and cheap!

So i organised a list of the tracks in this format – I hope you enjoy!!!

So dive into my A – Z  of Guitar Gods – I would love to hear who yours are!

A Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins – Mr Guitar – is credited with being responsible for what has become known as the “Nashville Sound”. Chet revolutionised country guitar playing with his playing style combining thumbpick and fingers.

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The Next Time i m in town

I ll see you in my dreams

Poor boy blues

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B Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry was one of the rock and roll pioneers. Ripping guitar solos and pure showmanship paved the way for many rock guitar players coming after Chuck!

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Johnny B Goode

You never can tell

Roll over Beethoven

C Eric Clapton

For many Eric Clapton is God! This was spray painted on the wall of a Tube station in London while played with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Clapton was part of the power trio Cream.

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Sunshine of your Love

Layla

Cocaine

D Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag was the guitarist in Pantera

Pantera for me redefined heavy metal music. Furious sounds and energy with some superb guitar playing!

Dime’s live was cruelly cut short when he was gunned down at a live show by a “fan”.

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Walk

Cowboys from hell

Mouth for war

 

E The Edge

The Edge from u2 loved fellow Irish guitarist Rory Gallgher when growing up. Unable to play like the legendary Rory, The Edge set about using his guitar to craft sonic shapes within his songs. The Edge likes…loves delay!!!

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With or without you

Angel of harlem

Mysterious ways

F John Frusciante

Higher Ground

Californication

Give it away

G David Gilmour

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Comfortably Numb Live Pulse

Us and Them

Another Brick in the Wall

 

H Jimi Hendrix

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Little Wing

The wind cries Mary

Foxy Lady

I Tony Iommi

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Heaven and Hell

War Pigs

Paranoid

J Joan Jett

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I love rock n roll

Bad Reputation

I hate myself for loving you

K BB King

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The thrill is gone

Hold on I m comin

Let the good times roll

L Steve Lukather

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Hold The Line

Africa

Rosanna

M Brian May

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Queen Medley part 2

We are the champions

I want to break free

N Dave Navarro

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Jane Says

Just Because

O Orianthi

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According to You

Beat It

 

P Prince

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Purple Rain

Raspberry Beret

The most beautiful girl in the world

Q Robert Quine

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Perfect Day

R Keith Richards

Brown Sugar

Honky Tonk Woman

Paint It Black

S Richie Sambora

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Livin on a prayer

Wanted dead or alive

It s my life

T Rob “Bumblefoot” Thal

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Sweet child o mine

November Rain

Nighttrain

U Midge Ure

Thin Lizzy had an emergency on their hands when guitarist Gary Moore walked out of the group in the middle of an American Tour. They called Midge Ure who learned the set on the plane from England to hook up with the band in the US

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Waiting for an alibi

 

V Eddie Van Halen

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Jump

You really got me

Panama

W Joe Walsh

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Hotel California

Life in the fast lane

Take it Easy

X Phil X

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You give love a bad name

Y Angus Young

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Highway To Hell

You shook me all night long

Touch Too Much

Z Frank Zappa

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Dancing Fool