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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: Mark Zeger] #2985837 04/18/19 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mark Zeger



I was going to link this one too!


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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: DanL] #2985996 04/19/19 05:25 PM
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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: I-missRichardTee] #2986097 04/20/19 12:28 PM
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Not only does Aja have great keyboards, it also has arguably the greatest DRUM solo of all time (Steve Gadd).

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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: Pa Gherkin] #2986150 04/20/19 07:51 PM
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Wow, but I don't think I've seen anyone post this one yet: Roundabout by Yes.

Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: cassdad] #2986154 04/20/19 08:26 PM
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You ever have one of those moments where something else catches your attention for a minute, and when you look back at the screen you're not sure if you're looking at the "Great keyboard solos" thread or the "Songs that are too long" thread?

Ummm, yeah, me neither.

Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: Josh Paxton] #2986194 04/21/19 10:43 AM
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Prince has tons of great synth and piano solos on his or The Time records. He had a nice feel on monosynth.

Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: 16251] #2986236 04/21/19 08:24 PM
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Agree. The great Jorge Dalto
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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: Stefan011] #2986239 04/21/19 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stefan011
Prince has tons of great synth and piano solos on his or The Time records. He had a nice feel on monosynth.


Agreed, though Dr. Fink had some great ones on those records too. My favorite is "Head." I have a live bootleg of it where Prince introduces Fink after the solo, and says "If you can't play a synthesizer like that, don't play one!"

Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: zxcvbnm098] #2986656 04/24/19 10:44 PM
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Uncertain Smile - The The. Over three minutes of Piano soloing by Jools Holland.



This is the Day - The The. Wix Wickens of Paul McCartney's band takes a few Accordion solos.



Jeanette - English Beat. Jack Emblow who played on The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" gets in some hot Accordion licks.



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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: Shamanczarek] #2986703 04/25/19 11:44 AM
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Homebound Train - Bon Jovi. The overall groove, plus harmonica, organ tradeoff solos and guitar solo in this easily rank this song as one of the best the band has ever created IMO.


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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: MikeyP] #2986727 04/25/19 02:30 PM
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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: tucktronix] #2986736 04/25/19 03:12 PM
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Yacht rock icon and gigantic hit from 1980, Sailing - Christopher Cross. Micheal Omartian plays so much great piano on this album as well as his perfect arrangement and production. The piano break is awesome, cycling through an uncommon chordal sequence to bring it back to A major. A great pop tune. Also love his piano playing on all those old Steely Dan songs - Doctor Wu, Gold Teeth II, etc.



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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: DanL] #3008024 09/14/19 01:14 PM
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absolutely. she was gonna be the next female prince..shes genuis talented & funky.

Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: timwat] #3008027 09/14/19 01:20 PM
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My 2 favorite Rhodes solos are: Victor Feldman on SD's 'Black Cow' & Patrice Rushen's lead on 'Remind Me'.

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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: cassdad] #3008056 09/14/19 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cassdad
Wow, but I don't think I've seen anyone post this one yet: Roundabout by Yes.

I think we're purposefully staying away from Prog. If we included it, it would include half all the greatest solos, the other half would be jazz/blues. We're keeping it to "Pop" and by that we mean 4-minute, top-40 hits. I know Roundabout is a huge hit, but it's kind of an outlier. Same reason "Highway Star" hasn't come up, I think most of us consider Deep Purple to be prog.


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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: timwat] #3008057 09/14/19 09:41 PM
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Pop? These are all oldies. 😀


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Re: Great keyboard solos in pop tunes [Re: CEB] #3008066 09/15/19 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by CEB
Pop? These are all oldies. 😀



Shhhh..... It's like that movie "The Sixth Sense". These guys don't know that rock music is actually dead.


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