Just learned that one of my favorite guitarists . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-14:33
. . . passed away last December. 

Saw him perform twice; got his autograph the second time, March 31st, 1987.

JC never got the acclaim he deserved.  Right up there with Hank Marvin, Dick Dale (also recently deceased), Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, and the other Gods of a bygone era.

Hasta luego, James.


Sad news Art..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2019-14:36
One of the greats, sadly they are getting fewer and fewer. 

He was one of the most underrated . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-14:53
. . . and unappreciated axemen.  Lovely tone, lilting technique. 

Gone but not forgotten . . .

Working with Chris Isaak is a good reference [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2019-14:57
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They worked together??? [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-14:57
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Yes, lead guitarist with Chris [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2019-15:00
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One thing I learned tonight. Thanks! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-15:00
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He was Chris Isaak's first guitarist. The story is he got tired . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:01
. . . of Isaak's stage antics, and left the band in its heyday.


Thanks for the precision, Art. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-22:49
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That sounds like a western movie soundtrack. Very cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-14:37
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His moniker was 'King of Slow'. No mistaking . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:00
. . . his playing - he had a highly characteristic style.


Clearly! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-15:00
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Makes me want to go listen to some Chris Isaak. RIP JCW [nt]

 By: NickO : September 10th, 2019-14:38
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I had Blue Hotel in mind!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-14:38
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. . . or, . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:03
. . . Wicked Game, perhaps?


Another of James' masterpieces . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:08
. . . Waiting for the Rain to Fall.

Virtually crying,


Great a [nt]

 By: marcD : September 10th, 2019-20:44
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Great album Art...

 By: marcD : September 10th, 2019-20:47
I will never forget hearing that LP at you place in the early 90’s.

Wasn't that one of the best sounding albums we played . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-22:09
. . . on my system?  Along with Sigi Schwab and the Moody Blues . . . 

Yes, those were awesome...

 By: marcD : September 12th, 2019-07:51
In my book number 1 has to be Sigi Schwab. 

Also! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-22:50
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 By: Echi : September 11th, 2019-19:44
This song brings back a lot of memories from when I was working in the US in the early 90s. MTV was still a thing. First reality show debuted on that channel as well. The guitars on Wicked Game perfectly captured my overall mood back then. Thanks for sharing, Art. Glad to know who the guitarist was behind this song.


 By: Weems@8 : September 11th, 2019-11:10
Eric Clapton is one of the best.
But i can also enjoy Walter Trout and Joe Bonnamasa.

Jimmy Hendrix, Yngwy Malmsteam, Phil Campbel.

Add Steve Stevens. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2019-11:23
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All the guys on your list are well known to music fans . . .

 By: Dr No : September 12th, 2019-11:18
. . . while Wilsey labored in obscurity his entire career.  Being in Silvertone (Isaak's band) must've been a bit like being in Elvis' touring band, TCB.  They created the sound Elvis was famous for on stage, but no one knew their names. 

James Calvin Wilsey truly deserved more recognition than he received.