Podcast #053 – New Slide Guitar ‘Masters’

For my second podcast, I decided to go with a slide guitar theme, piecing together a few live tracks featuring some of my favorite players of fretless slide guitars like the lap steel, Weissenborn, and straight-up 6-string electric guitar. Enjoy!

Total running time: 40:43

Sidenote:
By the way, if you like the theme of this podcast, but are disappointed that your favorite guitarist didn’t make the cut, it is likely that I just don’t have a good quality recording, don’t know about them, or didn’t want it to be too long. If that’s the case, feel free to make a suggestion. Just be sure to send me a link or a copy, and I’ll do my best to include it on a version II of the same theme.

Tracklisting after the jump…


Tracklisting – Podcast #053:

1) “Meatman” – by David Lindley and Wally Ingram
(feat. David Lindly on Weissenborn)

2) “Why Can’t We All Just Samba” (aka Samba) – by KVHW (Kimock, Vega, Hurtz, and White)
(feat. Steve Kimock on lap steel)

3) “Sahib Teri Bandi / Maki Madni” – Derek Trucks Band
(feat. Derek Trucks on Gibson SG, electric slide)

4) “Forgiven” – Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
(feat. Ben Harper on Weissenborn)

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Nice job for a first podcast (on LMB anyways, correct?). I’ve been listening to this a lot the last few days, looking forward towards No. 2. Perhaps some NRPS? I’m told the entire formation of the band was for Jerry to mess around with slide guitar…

  • http://www.burningoak.com Kane from BurningOak

    Nice job for a first podcast (on LMB anyways, correct?). I’ve been listening to this a lot the last few days, looking forward towards No. 2. Perhaps some NRPS? I’m told the entire formation of the band was for Jerry to mess around with slide guitar…

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com WHITperson

    thanks Kane! I appreciate the comment/compliment. technically speaking, it’s actually my second podcast, but it IS the first one I put together all by lonesome.

    And yes, NRPS is definitely on the list for a possible version II, but I’ve been having a tough time with audio quality and choosing the right tune. You may be right about Jerry being the impetus for NRPS coming together. He definitely played pedal steel with them, but I think it was only sporadically over a few years. that said, the other pedal players I’ve heard with them are great too.

    I’m hoping to find some better recordings of Robert Randolph, Sneaky Pete (Flying Burrito Bros), Leo Kotke, and Jerry Douglas (famous bluegrass dobro guy who’s amazing!). If I stick with the bluesy stuff, I’ll have to at least represent with some Duane Allman. Lots to choose from!

    And an FYI: it’ll probably at least be a few weeks until I re-visit this theme, unless people go nuts and start begging for it!?! We’ll see.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com WHITperson

    thanks Kane! I appreciate the comment/compliment. technically speaking, it’s actually my second podcast, but it IS the first one I put together all by lonesome.

    And yes, NRPS is definitely on the list for a possible version II, but I’ve been having a tough time with audio quality and choosing the right tune. You may be right about Jerry being the impetus for NRPS coming together. He definitely played pedal steel with them, but I think it was only sporadically over a few years. that said, the other pedal players I’ve heard with them are great too.

    I’m hoping to find some better recordings of Robert Randolph, Sneaky Pete (Flying Burrito Bros), Leo Kotke, and Jerry Douglas (famous bluegrass dobro guy who’s amazing!). If I stick with the bluesy stuff, I’ll have to at least represent with some Duane Allman. Lots to choose from!

    And an FYI: it’ll probably at least be a few weeks until I re-visit this theme, unless people go nuts and start begging for it!?! We’ll see.

  • Mike K

    Very nice, thanks. Duane Allman in the next one is a no-brainer. Also, check out some of Brock Butler’s playing, either solo or in Pgroove. He only plays lap steel on maybe a third of the songs, but he builds some phenomenal loops with it. AIM, Occam’s Blazer, As Far As I Go all jump to mind as examples.

  • Mike K

    Very nice, thanks. Duane Allman in the next one is a no-brainer. Also, check out some of Brock Butler’s playing, either solo or in Pgroove. He only plays lap steel on maybe a third of the songs, but he builds some phenomenal loops with it. AIM, Occam’s Blazer, As Far As I Go all jump to mind as examples.