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YouTube: Johnny A Jimi Jam Video


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I think that most players have heard about Johnny A but few have heard him and even fewer have seen him. Or maybe this just applies to me!

 

Regardless, I came upon this video on U2B and thought it was great and worth sharing. Great tone... to say the least. (If this was already posted, sorry!)

 

Johnny A Jimi Jam Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MaPzWj-oq0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Spend all day doing nothing

But we sure do it well" - Huck Johns from 'Oh Yeah'

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LOL....Johnny A does Jimi!! It simply doesn't make sense, sorry!!

 

I have a couple of CD's from Johnny A. I actually like them. They are nice atmospheric, background, relaxing easy jazz sort of stuff. And, he does have great tone and feel.

 

To me, his tone and feel does not get on the edge enough, as to make it my preferred tone for which you'd want to deliver some Hendrix.

 

Also, is it me, or does he strike anyone else as a poser???

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

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Also, is it me, or does he strike anyone else as a poser???

 

Naw! That would be Jimmy Vaughn. At least Johnny A. is a competent player... yet it'll be ol' "deadhand" who'll be on the cover of GP next issue.

 

But I agree that he's really not doing the Jimi thing as well as I've heard others.

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You've gotta be on the edge to get Jimi right, not right behind it.

 

Jimmy V??? Oh boy.....He's REALLY gonna be on the cover?? If so, GP will simply have to start shipping their mag. UNDER BROWN PAPER COVER.

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=574296

 

http://www.myspace.com/imdrs

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My first impressions of Johnny A were that he was just an ok guitarist. I had his second album and wasn't completly sold. I didn't listen to it for several months but popped it in one day and just kind of changed my mind. Its hard to say he is unique but he has put together a string of tones and techniques that work well.

 

I finally got to see him at last years guitar show and was blown away. He just has so many great tones its hard to ignore. At the end of the show he played a jam similar to what was on YouTube. Maybe it was the Jimi Jam, not sure, but it really worked live. He had kind of built up the crowd over the set and closing with a balls out rock jam brought the crowd to a frenzy.

 

I don't see a problem with a guitarist playing jazzy R&B then going into a big rock thing. I think its because he has all the influences most of us have, why not bring them all. He wasn't posing in my opinion, he's just in love with all the different styles of guitar that he grew up with and does them all very well. Why pigeonhole him into a soft jazzy R&B style, that sounds like something a record company would do. If he wants to rock out live I am all for it.

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I think Gary Moore does the Jimi thing well:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYjEMTQRm0

 

I'm pretty sure that that's Pino Pallidino playing bass for him. Pino really gets around!!

Don

 

"There once was a note, Pure and Easy. Playing so free, like a breath rippling by."

 

 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=574296

 

http://www.myspace.com/imdrs

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Yeah, I think the whole point here is that he WANTS to do Jimi's material! Every time a artist does Jimi's material it's a tribute to Jimi's existance and legacy. More power to him, I think he's a very good player and entertainer.

 

He's definitely living the dream. :thu:

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Plus the man has his own Gibson signature guitar... not just a classic modified to his specs but more of a completely new design.

 

http://www.gibson.com/whatsnew/pressrelease/2003/images/johnnya_bigsby.jpg

 

 

I actually saw one of these at a music store I was at last week. They had more Gibsons than I've seen in a music store in a long time.

 

Anyway, I was trying out other stuff so I didn't play this but I will next time I'm there.

 

I wouldn't buy it as it's not my kind of guitar but I am curious.

 

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Al Franken plays guitar? :rawk: :grin:

http://image.com.com/tv/images/processed/thumb/a0/8e/84367.jpg

 

Hey, I couldn't play that good, but...Jimi had finese that was over flowing.

Johnny seemed to play that song with WAY too much attack and adding to many fillers in there.

 

Too me, the cool thing that Jimi did on that song, was his TOUCH.

He could get very light and then go crazy.

In either mode....he carried you along for the ride.

 

No offense, but that just wasn't my style.

 

I LOVE the guitar though!!

 

Randy

"Just play!"
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I have his album Get Inside, I like it. Must have sucked having that whole curvature of the spine thing from childhood. I think he is a good player.

 

Jimi is Jimi... a tough act to follow or copy...it takes balls IMO. The minute you go there you better have something to say.... because while they might not know you, they all know him!

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I've seen Johnny A. three times and he is an extremely good player. His influences seem to range from Les Paul, Chet Atkins, and Scotty Moore through George Harrison and Jimi.

 

If you saw this "Jimi Jam" in context at the end of the show it is a great counterpoint to the gorgeous, expressive playing that had come before it and the range of tones he coaxes out of Marshall rack system is amazing.

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