I don't know which song has the best guitar solo, but I know who played it. This guitar player where mayby not the best guitar play from a technical point of view, but he went deeper into the music then any other guitar player I ever heard. Jerry Garcia. When Jerry had his bright moments, he had a few darks too, he played more music then any other.
There's a lot of good stuff out there, but the ones that stick with me are:
Dave Mason - "Look at Me, Look at You"
Led Zepplin - the last half of "Stairway to Heaven"
Eric Clapton - Too numerous to list
Johnny Winters - "Highway 61"
Jimmy Hendrix - "Machine Gun"
Ten Years After - "I'd Love to change the world"
In that order.
there was a time when i had to practise solving differential equations for a university math exam ... question of survival. I was alternatively spinning Hendrix' "machine gun" and J.S.Bach's "Fuga alla breve" from the 3rd violin sonata, c-minor BWV1005; played by Henryk Szeryng; this stuff launched my mind into the right mood for solving differential equations.
anything by Yngwie Malmsteen... he is about the fastest guitar player ever, and still manages to put such care into all of his songs... I like it. Also, Henry Paul Band- Grey Ghost has a good one... Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven
hi people. i was just looking at this thread and i want to put my two cents in!! i have been playing guitar for about 30 years and i love ALOT of players! but i can't believe you guys haven't said anything about carlos santana-lee ritenour-stevie ray vaughan-eddie van halen- and what about bassist stanley clarke???? to mention just a few!!!!i also read someone mentioned al dimeola and paco de lucia!! i have an album-friday night in san francisco-with al dimeola-john mclaughlin-paco de lucia-- in a word incredible!!! thanks for listening!!! greg